Explore the beauty of Venice city on land and in the water on a 2-hour tour. Take an exhilarating gondola ride through the city's quiet canals. Enjoy a picturesque view of prominent buildings at St Mark's Campanile square as your guide makes important historical commentaries. Visit the beautifully decorated Scuola Grande di San Marco, and learn its essence to the locals.
Stop At: San Marco 801, Veneto
The tour will begin at St Mark's Campanile, mostly known as the very heart of the city. This square is known to be the world’s most beautiful drawing room, which you’ll see for yourself once you visit it.
The guide will give a brief historical introduction to one of the most powerful maritime empires of the Mediterranean Sea.
In this square, you’ll be introduced to the St Mark’s Basilica, the cathedral church of Venice, the symbol of the city with its Byzantine-style cupolas, golden mosaics, and priceless bronze and golden horses coming from Costantinopoli. The guide will explain the church’s exterior designed in the severe form of gothic.
Next, you’ll continue to see Doge’s Palace which is a few meters away from the Cathedral, yet another monument suited in the St. Mark’s square. Here the guide will reveal you the story of this beautiful palace and the fire that took place, and the structure and the architectural style of this magnificent building.
After the discovering and learning about the at must-see architectural gems like a stunning basilica and more, you’ll continue on to Campo SS. The guide will take you around the church’s exterior, which is surrounded by marvelous sculptures.
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.
You’ll not stop there; the guide will walk you to the husting and bustling streets of Venice, also known as Mercerie. This historic heart of commercial life in the city is situated between the Rialto bridge and San Marco square.
After a pleasant walk for one and a half hours without being tired and overwhelmed, the guide will escort you to the docks where you’ll climb aboard on a gondola for a 30-minute ride on your own punt along the canals of Venice.
This almost two-and-a-half-hour tour will end again at the docks of Grand Canal.