Venice Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

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Discover the most important monuments, palaces, churches and world heritage sites in Venice's Old Town with a Private Guide. Extended options: Contarini del Bovolo Palace and the Doge's Palace.

Highlights

  • Explore Venice's Old Town with a 5-Star Licensed Guide
  • See the iconic St. Mark's Basilica and other highlights of St. Mark's Square
  • Visit the Church of San Zaccaria & cross the Rialto Bridge (3. 4 and 6-hour)
  • Climb up the the multi-arch staircase of the Contarini del Bovolo Palace(4 & 6H)
  • Discover the treasures of the Doge's Palace with skip-the-line tickets ( 6-hour)

Description

Discover the heart and soul of Venice on the best walking tour of San Marco (the Old Town). Discover the highlights of Venetian architecture, history, culture, Renaissance art, food and wine with a passionate Local Guide, and immerse yourself in amazing stories about Marco Polo, da Vinci, Vivaldi, Tintoretto, Casanova, and more! Experience Venice and its top sights at yout own pace! Book a 2-hour tour to discover the best things to do in Venice, from famous bridges, to majestic palaces, to awe-inspiring churches. Explore the famous Piazza San Marco, the central square of St. Mark. Do you know how often the Basilica of St. Mark is flooded by the tide? Or who is the only person who escaped from the prison of the Doge's Palace? Or how does the Astrological Clock of Torre dell'Orologio work? Don't worry as your Expert-Guide will tell you all about this and more interesting facts about the Republic of Venice, the Venice Carnival, and more. You will admire the views of the Grand Canal and San Giorgio Maggiore, then head deep into the maze of Venice's narrow streets to discover top sights such as Teatro La Fenice, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio, and Campo Santo Stefano. The final stop will be Ponte dell'Accademia, a popular spot for photographers and lovers. Book a 3-hour tour to learn more about Venice and visit San Zaccaria, a hidden gem of San Marco. It is one of the most decorated churches in town,with many beautiful Gothic and Renaissance sacred artworks. Another highlight will be crossing the iconic Rialto Bridge, an ornate footbridge which offers picturesque views of the Grand Canal with its beautiful Venetian architecture and romantic gondolas. It is one of the busiest places in town, connecting San Marco to San Polo and the famous Rialto Market. On the other side you will see San Giacomo di Rialto, the city’s oldest churches. Book an extended 4-hour tour to also visit one of Venice’s top-rated attraction, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. We provide skip-the-line tickets to help you beat the crowds. This 15th century palace is known as a film location for Orson Welles' Othello, featuring an iconic spiral staircase. Climb up the stairs ''of the snail'' to an arcade to enjoy an impressive view of the city rooftops. It’s a great place to take in the handmade beauty and complexity of Venice’s unusual landscape. Book a 6-hour tour to also visit the Doge’s Palace, one of Italy’s most luxurious palaces! With reserved entrance tickets you will skip the line at the ticket time so you can spend more time inside, exploring the charming inner courtyard and discover the treasures of the Doge’s Apartments, where over 120 Doges of Venice lived over the centuries. The palace houses works by Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Vittoria and Tiepolo. Another highlight will be the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the palace to its prison, where the famous lover Casanova was imprisoned. With so many stories to tell, the Doge’s Palace is a must-see in Venice!

Includes

Private Walking Tour of Venice's Highlights such as as St. Mark's Square, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and Doge's Palace (number of attractions depends on the selected option) 5-Star Licensed Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice Free entry to the Church of San Zaccaria and crossing the Rialto Bridge (3, 4 and 6-hour options only) Skip-the-line tickets to the Contarini del Bovolo Palace (4 and 6-hour options only) Skip-the-line tickets to the Doge's Palace (6-hour option only) Pickup from accommodation in the Old Town

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour for important information. . Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Admission to churches during mass and scheduled events is restricted. The Church of San Zaccaria is open every day 10 AM - 12 PM; 4PM - 6PM. Tickets to the chapels and crypts cost 1.5 EUR. . Skip-the-line tickets to Contarini del Bovolo Palace and the Doge’s Palace include a pre-booked slot for the time of entry. You can skip the line at the ticket office but not at the entrance and security checks. Whispers will be provided for groups larger than 10 inside the Doge’s Palace. For the best experience, we will limit your group size to 1-25 guests per guide. We can arrange additional guides for larger groups. Pickup service is available only for accommodations / hotels located in Venice’s Old Town, no more than 1,5 km away from the meeting point at Hotel Savoia & Jolanda, Riva degli Schiavoni, 4187, 30122 Venice.

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