This 2.5-hour small group walking tour is a great introduction to the many marvels of Venice, from St. Mark's Square through the streets and canals to the lively market beside the Rialto Bridge.
Venice's layers of history and mazes of calle can seem like a big undertaking to first-time visitors, but with a little guidance and the proper introduction, the city becomes yours to discover. This tour gives you a complete introduction to Venice, from its foundation, to its historical significance to the city today, covering the must-see sites and more!
The tour begins in St. Mark's Square, where your guide will debrief you with a short history of the city, followed by an explanation of the square's importance as the religious and political center of Venice. This section of the tour includes an introduction to the architectural wonders of the square, such as the ornate Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica, the majestic Doge's Palace, Sansovino's Library, and the Bell Tower.
From this stunning piazza, your guide will help you orient yourself to the city, introducing you to present-day Venice and its people. You'll navigate Venice like the locals do, crossing bridges and snaking through the interconnected streets and canals. The tour ends with a visit to the commercial center of Rialto whose stunning views, outdoor market, and rows of shops have been captivating visitors for centuries.
|# of People||Price|
|1 - 9 people||$318.00 per group|
|$3.00 per person|
|Small Group Tour|
|Price||$83.00 per person|
Please note that this tour is available both as a Private Tour and as a Small Group Tour; you will be asked to select the tour type when checking out.
For the small group tour, participants are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients. Maximum number no. of participants is 8.
PLEASE NOTE: Almost all the buildings, with the exception of St. Mark's Basilica, will be viewed from the exterior only. Entrance tickets to the Basilica are included in the total price.
You will not be allowed to enter St. Mark's Basilica without proper attire - no shorts or miniskirts; sleeveless shirts or bare shoulders should be covered with a scarf.
Sites Included: St. Mark's square (exteriors only, with the exception of St. Mark's Basilica); walk through the streets and canals of Venice to the Rialto market area.
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