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Piazza San Marco: walking tour & charming gondola ride

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  • 2 hr

Start the tour with a visit to Piazza San Marco and Venice historical center with a expert guide: you will see the main highlights as Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, the marvelous Basilica of San Giovanni & Paolo and many other fascinating places. The walking tour ends at Rialto with its imposing bridge and the traditional local markets. On the square, after the bridge, you’ll see San Giacometto of Rialto: the oldest church of Venice, built in the 1200. Listen to the incredible tales regarding Rialto that was the trade center of Europe in the last centuries. Later, you will get on the gondola to float the Grand Canal: the gondolier will escort you along hidden and romantic corners reachable only by gondola. During the route you’ll see Mozart’s house, Peggy Guggenheim collection, San Giorgio’s island and you’ll enjoy the stunning overview on Piazza San Marco. The guide will explain secrets and stories about the marvelous Palaces around you durting the ride.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Piazza San Marco

An amazing walking tour to discover historical heart of Venice! The professional guide will explain you the main attractions of Piazza San Marco as Palazzo Ducale, the Basilica, Clock Tower and much more!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Ponte di Rialto

After having seen the house of the legendary Marco Polo you will arrive to the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market! Once the merchants from all over the world came here to trade their exotic goods.

Pass By: Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

You will learn history and legends of the venetian picturesque squares like Santa Maria Formosa or S. Giovanni and Paolo.

Stop At: Canal Grande

The tour proceeds with a wonderful promenade by gondola on the Grand Canal: the richest waterway of the world! During your romantic ride, you will admire Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

When you reach the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of S. Giorgio’s Island, Saint Mark’s with its Belltower and Doge’s Palace. The only gondola ride with commentary: comfortably seated you wil enjoy 10 description of the main highlights along the itinerary!

Stop At: Vecchia Murano

At the end you will have the opportunity to visit a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark’s Square, where you can see a Glass Craftsman at work. This is a free of charge option for approximately 20 minutes.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Venice

Later, enjoy the Audio guide with digital map to discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 200 points of interest!