Walking Tour to Uncover the Hidden Venice

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Venice is a fascinating maze of narrow streets, elegant palaces, and imposing churches: we make sure you don't miss a thing during an enlightening walking tour led by our professional guides.

Highlights

  • Explore Venice as you’ve never seen before and marvel at amazing panoramic views
  • Stroll down the narrow alleys of Venice and encounter enchanting squares
  • Receive that local touch with the professional guide
  • Discover the main highlights of Venice

Description

The tour will begin at the Column of San Marco. This square is known to be the world’s most beautiful drawing room. The guide will give a brief historical introduction to the most powerful maritime empire of the Mediterranean Sea. In this square, there are some of the most famous buildings that the guide will point out to you as you continue the tour. In this square, you’ll be introduced to St Mark’s Basilica, the cathedral church of Venice, the symbol of the city with its Byzantine-style cupolas with its golden mosaics and priceless bronze and golden horses coming from Costantinopoli. The guide will explain the church’s exterior design in the severe form of Gothic. Next, you’ll continue to see the Doge’s Palace which is a few meters away from the Cathedral. Here the guide will reveal to you the story of this beautiful palace the fire that took place, the structure, and the architectural style of this magnificent building. And then walk to see the tallest building in Venice, The Campanile (Bell Tower) which once used to be a lighthouse for the sailors. You’ll also walk over the famous Bridge of Sighs and continue your journey in discovering and learning of the must-see architectural gems and you’ll continue to tour Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, where the largest church of Venice is located, the Pantheon of Venice. The guide will take you around the church’s exterior, which is designed by marvelous sculptures. Just near the church, you can admire the most prominent and most beautifully decorated building in Venice known as the Scuola Grande di San Marco (“Great School of Charity”). As you stroll the streets and pretty alleys crossing across small bridges of Venice, you’ll uncover hidden gems along the way, like Marco Polo’s house a great traveler and writer, the guide will tell you the historical significance of this place, and the contribution made to the world by the man who once lived within these four walls, it is hard not to feel a certain sense of awe. You’ll not stop there; the guide will walk you to the hustling and bustling of the most famous shopping street of Venice known as Mercerie. This historic heart of commercial life in the city is situated between the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square. Passing the Rialto bridge, walk along the grand canal to the most famous and renowned Italian theatre known as the Teatro La Fenice. Here you will discover the story of a mythical phoenix that's been told by the locals in Venice. Later visit the gothic spiral staircase, Scala Contarini del Bovolo externally along your way back to St. Mark’s Square. After a pleasant walk for two hours without being tired and overwhelmed, your walking tour will stop here, as you have discovered the priceless artistic heritage, a perfect balance between art, architecture, and history, and the perfect introduction to a city whose words cannot even begin to capture your walking tour ends.

Includes

Official certified guide Radio system to hear the guide

Important Information

  • This tour does not include entrance to the main sites and will completely take place outside (only external commentary of the various sites will be provided)
  • Unfortunately, wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour. All customers must be able to autonomously walk, climb, and get off the steps
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
  • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
  • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements; in this event, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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