Hidden Venice Express Tour With Saint Mark's Basilica, Rialto And Gondola

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 am
  • Departure Details :
    Between the two big columns in St. Mark’s Square - located on the side of St. Mark's Square facing the canal
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Is your time in Venice limited? Would you rather spend your days in Venice eating, drinking, shopping and relaxing? Many visit Venice for just a day or two, meaning time is restricted if you're wanting to squeeze in the main sights. Experience the best of Venice in 2.5 hours, leaving you ample time to wander down romantic canal sidestreets and enjoy yourself without any need to rush. This 2.5 hour tour includes: St. Mark's Square and St. Mark's Basilica Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal An English-speaking professional guide A gondola ride

Know More about this tour

Begin your tour of Venice in St. Mark's Square. Home to the magnificent St. Marks Basilica, Bell Tower and Doges Palace, this is the biggest square in Venice. Then, skip the line and enter St. Mark's Basilica. The church dominates the square with its impressive facade, butthe inside is even more stunning. You'll soon understand why this church is nicknamed "the Church of Gold", as your guide explains the jaw-dropping interior decor. The basilica is one of the most-visted sites in Venice, and it has a fascinating history. For example, did you know that In 828, merchants from Venice stole the remains of St. Mark the Evangelist from Alexandria, Egypt? Find out how they accomplished this and more. 

*Since St. Mark's is a sacred place, both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders. Otherwise, you may be refused entry to a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Venice are hot - a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary. 

Rialto Bridge and Neighborhood

Just a few minutes away from St. Marks Square is the Rialto Bridge, as much a symbol of Venice as St. Mark's Basilica. Initially built from old boats, the unstable bridge was rebuilt in 1500. On one side of the bridge is the Rialto Market, a place thats been whetting appetites for seven centuries. The best view of the Grand Canal is from the center of Rialto Bridge. The scene of boats traveling down the canal is so dreamlike, you might have to pinch yourself to make sure you aren't dreaming. The area around Rialto Market is famous for its fish marketcicchetti bars and mask shops. If you're interested in returning to spend more time here, to either go out at night or watch the fishermen unload their boats in the morning, ask your Venice tour guide for tips. 

A Gondola Ride in Venice

At the conclusion of your tour of Venice's highlights and hidden gems, your local guide will leave you with a trusted gondolier. For the next half an hour, sit back, relax and see Venice from a whole different angle - from the water. If you're lucky, as you you cruise through the blue canals, your gondolier might sing to you - just ask! The gondola ride is included in the cost of the tour. When your gondola ride ends, you'll be dropped off a few minutes walk from St. Mark's Square, where you met your guide.

Inclusions

  • Tickets to St Mark's Basilica are included
  • canal boat ride
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small-group size to ensure personal experience

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Since we will be entering a church, please make sure that your shoulders and knees are covered. Also, please refrain from bringing big back packs or bags, because they are not always allowed inside.

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