Venice Discovery Private Tour

Private Skip the Line Venice Tour

This private three hour tour includes a skip the line visit of St. Mark's Basilica. Then, explore St. Mark's Square and the surrounding side streets. The crown of the tour is a boat ride along the Grand Canal. This is how Venice was meant to be seen!

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We will spend part of the tour cruising along the Grand Canal and a part walking around the city center.

3 h
custom size
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1 St. Mark's Square
2 St. Mark's Basilica
3 The "Church of Gold"
4 Ancient Horses
5 The Best View of Venice
6 Venice by Private Boat
7 Canal Cruising
8 Rialto Bridge
9 Gondola Workshop
10 Gondola Workshop

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

St Mark's Basilica
Often known as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice never ceases to dazzle newcomers and seasoned travelers alike. With its winding backstreets and network of dazzling canals, the best way to explore this city is by foot and by boat. And so, explore the highlights of Venice with us on a private walking and boat tour. This 3-hour tour includes the following:
  • - Skip the line tour of St. Mark’s Basilica
  • - Private boat ride on the Grand Canal
  • - Private and professional English-speaking guide
  • - Custom group size
Skip the line VIP access is included for St. Mark's Basilica with our local guide from April-October. If you are traveling to Venice between November-March, skip-the-line is not included as the Basilica does not offer this privilege to any operators during these slower months. As it is winter, the crowds are generally fewer and lines are a lot smaller and faster.

Enter the Church of Gold

The moment you enter St. Mark's Basilica, it's clear why the iconic church earned it's nickname as the "Church of Gold". After a brief explanation, your guide will bring you to a restricted area above the main church. Here, you'll see the Horses of St. Mark. These four life-size horses are exquisite artefacts, with quite the stories to tell. Originally, they sat on the front façade of the church, but now reside indoors to aid in their preservation. From here, your guide will escort you to the rooftop terrace to take in one of the most incredible views that Venice has to offer.

A Cruise on the Grand Canal

The winding loops of Venetian canals not only entice travelers to explore Venice by boat, but also make it extremely practical to do so. On this tour, cruise through the side canals on a private boat reserved especially for your group. This is a great chance to see the wonders of Venice in style.
 
Explore the breathtaking palaces that line the Grand Canal and even catch a glimpse of one of the last standing gondola workshops in Venice. Here, you may even be able to catch a glimpse of one of these beautiful boats being crafted by hand. Step off the boat to learn more about the rich city of Venice, and allow your guide’s stories of the Venetian people to aid your discovery.

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