BEST OF VENICE WALKING TOUR: SAINT MARK'S BASILICA, GRAND CANAL & GONDOLA RIDE

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Save time coming with us and join our Monolingual group tour to discover the secrets of Venice. Cruising along the Grand Canal while admiring the Rialto Bridge, we will arrive by Vaporetto in the heart of the lagoon where you will see San Marco Square and its Basilica and many other highlights of Venice before enjoying the gondola experience.
• Monolingual Small group tour max 25 pax • Hear about the history, culture, and important characters of Venice • Take Vaporetto on the Gran Canal to admire Rialto Bridge. • Gondola ride included • Mark’s Basilica and its mosaicThis excursion will lead you into the heart of Venice and its unique beauties. First, meet your guide at the meeting point and board the Vaporetto, the typical public transportation boat, an authentically Venetian experien-ce that will take you along the Grand Canal, and admire the Rialto Bridge as well as the sumptuous palaces, once home of the most powerful Venetian families throughout the Centuries. Arriving directly at San Marco Square you will start the walking tour that will show you the fascinating history of Venice as you wander throu-gh this romantic maze rich in secrets and will tell you about characters like Casanova or Titian. Get stunned by the impressive S. Mark’ s Square and Basilica and admire its golden mosaics that feature a typical Venetian style influenced by the Oriental architecture. At the end of the walking tour you will have time at leisure (1 h) before enjoying a 30 minutes gondola ride (not guided), the most iconic and unforgettable experience in Venice. IMPORTANT: S. Mark’s Basilica is not open on Sundays and Jan 1/6, Easter and Easter Monday, April 25, August 15, Nov 1st, Dec 8/25/26 - Please mind that extra closing times may occur without notice.

What’s included

  • Walking tour of Venice-
  • S. Mark’s Basilica included
  • 30” Gondola ride
  • Expert Guide
  • Audio headsets if needed so you can hear your guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
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