This is the perfect private tour for first-time visitors in Venice
The tour combines some unmissable Venetian’s landmarks, a off-the-beaten paths walk and a tour by boat.
This tour includes:
- the Doge’s Palace – once the seat of the Venetian Republic and of its chief, the Doge – with its magnificent halls decorated by the best masters of the Renaissance such as Tintoretto and Veronese, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. The price of the entrance ticket is not included.
- Saint Mark’s Basilica to admire the unique gilded Byzantine mosaics and extraordinary marble walls and floor. Before leaving Saint Mark’s Square, you’ll see the two towers, the Clock Tower with the life sized statues of the “Mori” on the roof and the Campanile, the tallest structure in the whole of Venice; the Marciana Library and the Procuratie, all of which are important remnants of the old Republic of Venice.
During the second part of the tour, you will follow hidden alleys and pass through typical Venetian “campos” (squares) in the Rialto area, and your guide will tell you about the city, her architecture and lifestyle, before arriving at the finishing point, Rialto Bridge itself, where you’ll hear about the history of the celebrated bridge, as well as the nearby historical Rialto food market.
A tour by boat (private water taxi) along part of the Gran Canal and minor typical canals. A unique experience, as Venice seen by the canals seems so different. During this one-hour tour the guide will point you out many things concerning past and present Venice, such as the Grand Canal as the main “road” in Venice, Venice as an old trade center, palaces and current environmental.