Canals, squares and splendid views
- Discover Venice and see the main sights of the city by walk under the guidance of a professional guide.
On request upon availability
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (other languages available on request with supplement) - Please specify the selected language upon reservation
Sumptuous palaces and bewitching atmospheres, mysterious cobble-paved alleys and glimpses of eternity…Venice is pure enchantment! Imagine a city of marble palaces, rich arcades and domes built on, in, a lagoon… an enchanting network of tiny islands connected by land and water. It sounds simply impossible! Virtually without wheeled traffic, with “main streets” made of water Venice is, as Mary Shelley wrote many years ago “so different … from any other place in the world, that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to enter an enchanted garden”. Learn your way around, see the treasures and breathe in the exotic atmosphere of one of the most romantic and amazing cities in the world! Our enlightening half day orientation visit allows you to discover the city’s main historic center and major landmarks and get acquainted with Venice’s one-of-a-kind way of life escorted by your dedicated guide. Walk along the canals lined by gorgeous ancient palaces and through airy squares embellished by statues and fountains, learn about the city’s eventful history, catch unexpected views. Marvel at the grandeur of St Mark’s Square, a showpiece which beautifully represents the splendor of Venice's past. Flanked by the arcaded Procuratie building and Correr Museum the square is crowned by the Venetian-Byzantine domes of the grandiose St Mark’s Basilica. Founded in the 9th century to house the remnants of St Mark the church burned down in 976 and was rebuilt as we see it today: polychrome domes, a Greek cross layout and walls clad in marbles from Syria, Egypt and Palestine. Admire the gothic architecture of the Doge's Palace, once seat of the government, Palace of Justice and prison, as well as home of the Doge, and the famous and hauntingly lovely Bridge of Sighs. Sumptuous palaces and bewitching atmospheres, mysterious cobble-paved alleys and glimpses of eternity…Venice is pure enchantment!
• Private professional licensed guide for 2 hours
St. Mark's Square: under the column with the lion on the top, in front of the Doge's Palace.
This tour is suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility. Kindly specify it on the notes.
This tour runs rain or shine.