Venice: a private walking tour through the main highlights

Private & Custom Tours in Italy

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Enjoy your first time tour in Venice on a 3-hour walking tour with an experienced guide, getting to know its fascinating history and its most famous monuments. Discover the the little-known side streets of this ancient and mysterious city, you'll have an in-depth insight into this charming city and an understanding of the incredible longevity of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, how it's been called for ages. Sightsee its iconic monuments: the Basilica of Saint Mark where the Apostle Mark's body has been kept for a thousand years, and the Doge's Palace, the main seat of the local government: we'll discover all secrets of the most ancient republic in the world, admiring the main masterpieces of venetian Renaissance painters! Have a look at the Rialto bridge from the top a beautiful gothic palace, from where you'll have a glance of the Gran Canal, with its elegant and precious aristocratic palaces.
Starting in St. Mark's square in front of the Doge's palace- Sightsee from St. Mark's square: the Doge's palace, the basilica of St. Mark, the ancient cafés and the islands of the lagoon- Entrance to the Basilica of St. Mark and visit to the remarkable golden mosaics (not possible on Sundays morning)- Walking tour around the hidden side streets of Venice, where the real venetians live- Access to a palace from the Renaissance dated from the XVIth century and sky view from its roof terrace- Stroll through a lively outdoor market to purchase local food, aperitives or souvenirsEnding at the Rialto bridge

What’s included

  • Private tour
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines (security controls cannot be skipped)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Entrance fee to the Doge's palace (on request as an additional option, to be added as an extra hour to the standard tour)
  • Food and drinks