Venice: City Highlights Tour with St Mark's and Gondola Ride

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Learn about the history of Venice on a walking tour, passing famous monuments like St. Mark’s Basilica. Enjoy a gondola ride down some of the enchanting canals of the city center.

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Highlights

  • Row down the hidden canals of Venice on an unforgettable gondola ride
  • Explore at the Rialto Market and learn about Venice's culinary traditions
  • Pause to admire St. Mark’s Basilica (from the outside).
  • Uncover the architectural secrets and storied history of the Rialto Bridge
  • Discover the house where Marco Polo lived.

Description

Discover the magic of Venice on foot and by water on a combined walking tour and gondola ride. Explore the city center with a local guide, marvel at the Basilica from St. Mark's Square, and then take a ride down the canals on the city’s famous mode of transport. Meet near the Rialto Bridge and learn why it was initially considered a very bad idea to build it. Take a quick look at the Rialto Fish Market to learn about the long fishing history of the city and its famous cuisine. Get a couple of restaurant recommendations from your local guide. Continue to the sestiere (district) of Cannaregio, home to some of the city’s hidden gems. Discover the house where Marco Polo once lived, and admire the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli. See a remarkable statue by Verocchio on the Campo San Giovanni and Paolo, where you will also see a variety of typical Venetian architectural styles. Meander through hidden alleyways, and hear tales of the city’s past. Learn what it is like to live on the island today as you walk to St. Mark’s Square and gaze up at the city's famous Basilica. You'll be captivated as your guide explains how Venice built a mercantile empire that once spanned the entire Mediterranean. Your guide will then leave you to enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride with a professional gondolier. Limited to only 5 people per gondola, this experience will be both intimate and relaxing. Punt through the quieter canals of Venice as you relax and enjoy the city at its best.

Includes

Local English-speaking guide Gondola ride Expertly guided walking tour Headset

Important Information

  • Participants should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty
  • Unfortunately, due to the nature of the tour, it is not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • During times of high tides, flooding, or heavy rain, the gondola ride may be substituted for another experience
  • The Rialto Fish Market is closed on Sundays
  • Walks / Devour complies with all local government regulations. Please refer to local government guidelines for the most up-to-date information.

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