Venice: An Ancient Stroll around Venetian Canals

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Walk through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice through the millennium of the life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city.

Highlights

  • Have a stroll around the most fascinating city in the world
  • Board a gondola for a tour along the Grand Canal and minor canals
  • Admire the golden treasures of St. Mark's Basilica

Description

Walk through the most characteristic and important places of the history of Venice through the millennium of the life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm on an essential tour to understand Venice. Visit Piazza San Marco and learn about its origins, history, and the description of the main monuments such as Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower, and Procuratie. Explore Santa Maria Formosa Square and hear about the history related to this characteristic square. Then, head to Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the 'Doge’s Pantheon,' the Great School of Charity, the Captains of Fortune, and Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre. See how the past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco Square through the Mercerie, a vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.  Board a gondola for a tour along the Grand Canal and minor canals followed by a guided tour of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, passing by Teatro la Fenice, Scala del Bovolo, Rialto Bridge to get to St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world. Enjoy a visit to this masterpiece of Byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy. Have the pleasure to savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays on the floors, while the guide shows you the represented biblical scenes, the history, and the particularities of this ancient basilica.

Includes

Skip-the-line ticket for the basilica Audio receiver devices 1.5-hour walking tour (9 - 10:30 AM) 1-hour St. Mark's Basilica guided tour (10:45 - 11:45 AM) 30-minute shared gondola tour (3 - 3:30 AM)

Important Information

  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Proper clothing (no shorts or tank tops) is required while visiting the basilica
  • For security reasons, backpacks are not allowed
  • This tour does not operate on Sundays and other religious holidays
  • The tour will not be guaranteed in adverse weather conditions

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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