Venice Walking Tour -Two hour group walking tour in Venice to get to know this fascinating unique city on water. An absolute must for first time visitors to Venice, a great way to discover the city. St. Mark’s Square and its famous landmarks, Interior of St Mark’s Basilica, Marco Polo’s House & Legend, Pantheon of Venice, Merchants Warehouse, Architecture of Venice, and a journey through the labyrinth of the Hidden Venice.
Tour ends at the Rialto Bridge. Includes reservations for St. Mark’s Basilica so you avoid the queues which can be very long in high season.
Visit St. Mark’s square and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks; the Basilica and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge’s Palace and its adjoining prisons, that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world.
Then, leave the square and crowds behind to discover the “real Venice”, enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways and alleys where an enchanting city of meandering canals punctuated by delicate bridges awaits you. Explore the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its outstanding Gothic Palaces and a the Scuola di San Marco learn about the famous trade schools of Venice that provided the foundations of the great mercantile empire.
Learn how illustrious Venetians, the likes of Marco Polo, and more common citizens made this city of stone a vibrant and magical place. See Marco Polo’s House and enjoy tales of this legendary globe-trotting Venetian.
Admire the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo “the Pantheon of Venice”, enter an old merchants warehouse and see the most beautiful well-head in Venice before finishing the tour near the Rialto bridge. And, of course, discover how Venice is today and how it is to live in the most unique city in the World, though not the most practical.
The tour finishes at the Rialto Bridge.
*Sometimes the Basilica is closed to the public because of festivities or high water. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Duration: 2 hrs
Max. No.: 20-25 Pax
Tour Runs: Every Day except Italian national holidays