You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
While this is a walking tour, there are no hills, so it is pretty smooth walking.
You'll begin your best of Venice in a Day tour as you meet our guide in possibly the most iconic square in all of Italy - St Mark's Square.
The square itself has stories to tell and so doe the impressive St Mark's Basilica. Our guide will let you in on all the secrets as you tour both St Mark's square & St Mark's Basilica.
Our guides are local to Venice and know all the best shortcuts to get between the highlights of Venice. You'll navigate your way across the island with our trusted guide.
You may have seen it in the films, or on postcards across the city. Now it's time to see it up close and learn all about the picturesque white Rialto bridge.
Rialto is not just the name of the bridge, but also the adjoining neighborhood. Our guide will introduce you to this lively place and tell you the best places to visit for pre-dinner "cicchetti".
As you wind your way along the side streets of Venice's most beautiful canals, you'll stop at The Roman Guy's favorite Venetian hidden gems.
A visit to Venice isn't complete without a gondola ride. A 30 minute ride is included in your tour, just before a break for lunch
You'll have a short break after your gondola ride to grab a quick lunch. Panino, pizza, wine or cicchetti? So much choice, might as well have it all! When in...Venice!
The pink Palace in Venice is where you'll spend the remainder of your Venice in a day tour. But this isn't a regular tour, this is a "behind the scenes" tour of the Doge's Palace!
You'll access secret rooms of the Doge's Palace with our guide to explore a darker side to Venice.
As part of this tour, you'll visit prison cells, important offices, torture chambers and even the prison cell Casanova escaped from when he was held insideDoge's Palace!
This bridge is eye catching for photographs, but holds a very sad story. You'll get to walk across the bridge as regular visitors to Venice take pictures from the outside.
If you want to make sure you cover the highlights of Venice, this full day tour is your best choice. If you’re only spending a few days in Venice, covering the best attractions in a single day is a smart idea. That way, you can spend the remainder of your time in Venice sipping Prosecco by the canals. This tour includes stops at St Mark’s Basilica and Square, the Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace (including Casanova’s prison cell), a half hour gondola ride and plenty of hidden gems along the way. A lunch break is scheduled into the tour - we would never let you go hungry in Italy!
Note: Secret Itineraries are close in July & August. The tour will still run and cover other amazing galleries!
Meet in St. Mark's Square
Kick off your Venice in a Day Tour in one of the most famous piazzas in all of Italy - St. Mark's Square. After meeting your guide, learn what the history of the iconic piazza. Dominating the square is St Mark's Basilica, also known as the “Church of Gold”. Learn all about the importance of this place of worship, when it was built and the impressive historical events the basilica witnessed.
After visiting St Mark's, follow your local tour guide through the? back streets that line some of Venice's most romantic canals towards your next tour stop, the iconic Rialto Bridge. Learn about the stories behind the gorgeous and historic bridge before crossing it and entering one of the best neighborhoods in Venice - the Rialto District. The Rialto district is the first one in Venice, and one of the most lively. Remember to ask your friendly guide where the best wine bars and restaurants are for later.
While visiting the best attractions is Venice is important, so is getting away from the crowds and experiencing the lesser-known hidden gems. Instead of taking well-trodden routes for tourists, our guides know how to navigate the smaller back streets. Tucked away in these streets are secret places you’d never think to look for, or simply pass by without noticing. This is the authentic side of Venice.
One thing you must do in the romantic city of Venice is ride a gondola boat. So, of course we included one on this tour. As the first section of your tour ends, your friendly English-speaking guide leaves you with a trusted gondolier for a scenic cruise down the famed canals of Venice. The gondola ride lasts for 30 minutes and is included in the price of the tour. After checking off a romantic gondola ride from your bucket list, it’s time to break for lunch.
At the end of your gondola trip, you will exit near St Mark's Square, right by where you started out. From here, grab a panino, a slice of pizza or enjoy some typical Venetian cicchetti with a glass of delicious vino. After lunch, wait for your guide at the original meeting spot in preparation for one of Venice’s most sought-after experiences - Doge’s Palace.
This is not a regular tour of the Doge's Palace. It includes special access to areas of the palace restricted to the general public. Skip the line and go behind the scenes to experience the darker side of Venice. Inside the Palace, visit prison cells, historical offices and chambers, Casanova's prison cell and walk the bridge of sighs.
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--- If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Venice Private Boat Tour.
Between the two big columns in St. Mark’s Square - located on the side of St. Mark's Square facing the canal. Your guide will be there holding a sign that says “The Roman Guy”. After the lunch break, reconvene at the same meeting point.
Where to Meet
What to Bring
Student (18-25 w/ I.D.)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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