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We will spend part of the tour cruising along the Grand Canal and a part walking around the city center.
In Venice, they simply call it the "Piazza"! Your local guide will explain why this is the political, religious and social center of this amazing city!
In Venice's main Square you'll admire the outstanding 11th-century St Mark's Basilica or "Church of Gold" from the exterior, before our guide takes you inside this iconic Venetian church.
Once inside, our local guide will show you everything from the Pala D’Oro to the Byzantine golden altar. Not a bad way to start your discovering Venice walking tour of Venice.
Our guide will take you to see Venice's famous four bronze horses. Once a symbol of the city's power, these horses are supposedly the oldest in the world, dating as far back as the 2nd-century B.C.
You will then ascend to a rarely visited area of the Basilica - the rooftop. Here you can take in some of the most incredible views of the city’s 118 islands from above it’s terracotta rooftops!
Experience Venice on the water! Time to relax and see Venice from a whole new perspective as you cruise down it’s beautiful Grand Canal.
Our local Venice guide will point out famous landmarks along the way as they seem to emerge from the water. See Rialto Bridge, St. John and St. Paul Church & the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute.
The most famous bridge over the Grand Canal! Learn for yourself why it has been featured in famous literature such as Shakespeare's “The Merchant of Venice”.
There are only two gondola workshops left in Venice where they still make the boats by hand! Your guide will explain how the famous boats are crafted as we pass by one of Venice's hidden gems.
Transportation by Boat is Included
Passionate English-Speaking Local Guide
Skip the Line St. Mark's Basilica Tickets
Venice, the most romantic city in the world, never ceases to dazzle newcomers and seasoned veterans alike. Visiting all the best sightseeing in Venice on a single tour is a smart move, especially if you only have a day or two to enjoy the Floating City. That way, you still get plenty of time to wander the wander aimlessly around Venice for a relaxing and wonderful experience. This Venice tour lasts three hours and includes skip the line St. Mark's Basilica tickets so you don’t have to wait in long lines. The best way to see Venice is from the canals, so the last hour of this Venice tour continues by boat. St. Mark’s Basilica and boat tickets are are included in the tour price.
A massive and iconic piazza, St. Mark’s Square is also the most famous in Venice. Dominating the piazza is St. Mark's Basilica, also known as the “Church of Gold”. Learn all about the importance of the church, when it was built and the impressive historical events that occurred there. After a brief explanation, visit a restricted area above the main church to see Venice's famous four bronze horses. Considered the oldest in the world, the horses date back to the 4th century B.C. Next visit the rarely visited rooftop terrace to take in one of the best views in Venice, Italy.
After the walking portion, hit the water and begin the next section of your Venice tour. The best way to appreciate the singular beauty of a city built on water is by boat. Gliding through Venice's minor canals and Grand Canal, become acquainted with the city’s splendid palaces, exquisite bridges and the gorgeous Venetian architecture that lines Venice’s watery streets. See the Rialto Bridge, The Chiesa di San Polo and the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute. The boat even passes by one of the last gondola workshops in Venice!
While visiting the best attractions in Venice is important, so is getting away from the crowds and experiencing the city’s lesser-known hidden gems. As you disembark from our boat, follow your local guide through the labyrinth of Venetian streets. Tucked away on these streets are secret places you’d never think to look for, or that you’d simply pass by on your own. Learn about local life and the history of Venice. If you don’t fall in love Venice after this walking and boat tour we will eat a gondolier’s hat! And remember before you say Arrivederci, remember to ask your local guide where to eat in Venice. We love to share our love for all things Italy.
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** Since we are entering a church, make sure that your shoulders and knees are covered. Refrain from bringing big backpacks or bags - they are not always allowed inside.** Skip the line access to St Mark's is offered during busier months. During November through March, St Mark's Basilica does not offer skip the line entry to tour groups. This is because the lines are generally non-existent. If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Private Venice Tour.
Between the two big columns in St Mark’s Square located on the side that faces the canal. Your guide will be there holding a sign that says “The Roman Guy".
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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.
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Great tour of the basilica, and fascinating boat tour. Our guide (Claire?) could not have been better. Great way to get your bearings in Venice!
Margaret S Kubiszyn
We did the Walking tour of Venice with the boat tour and St Marks Basilica. What a great informative tour. Showed us all the sights from land and thenWe did the Walking tour of Venice with the boat tour and St Marks Basilica. What a great informative tour. Showed us all the sights from land and then from the boat. great photo to be taken. I loved the St Marks Basilica tour beautiful church and lots of history..more
I took a trip to Florence, Venice & Rome when I was in Italy this year. I loved this tour of Venice! We only had 2 days in the city so to have this toI took a trip to Florence, Venice & Rome when I was in Italy this year. I loved this tour of Venice! We only had 2 days in the city so to have this tour in our first day really made us feel like we'd made the most of our time in Venice. It was worth seeing the city on a walking tour AND a boat tour. ..more
The Roman Guy took us on an amazing day of discovery in Venice, from the Grand Canal to the Bridge of Sighs, it was a really unforgettable experience.The Roman Guy took us on an amazing day of discovery in Venice, from the Grand Canal to the Bridge of Sighs, it was a really unforgettable experience. Particularly enjoyed the gondola ride!..more