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Venice cruise ship shore excursion featuring private excursions with an expert licensed guide & private boat tour
Our Private Venice in 1 Day cruise ship shore excursions combine a three-hour guided walking tour of the Venice with a one-hour guided boat tour of the Grand Canal & minor canals of Venice with an expert Venice Tour Guide. Ideal for families, small groups and individual travellers who desire a more thorough and intimate introduction to the city of Venice.
Enjoy a fascinating and informative private tour of the Grand canal on board of a luxurious motor- launch. Learn about the many prestigious palaces, warehouses, churches, gardens that line the banks of the most unique street of the world, the Grand Canal. The first part of these Venice shore excursions will end in St. Mark's square.
Here after receiving an introduction to the city, enter the magnificent San Mark's Basilica (guaranteed no lines). On these Venice shore excursions we can also include on request the visit of the Doges Palace. And after leaving St. Mark's square, discover the real Venice while walking though the back and quiet streets of Venice. A journey though the hidden Venice is a must if you want to try and capture the soul of Venice.
ABOUT THE ITINERARY:
Our local expert tour guides can design Venice shore excursions to suit your exact needs on the actual day of the tour. Typical guest itineraries vary from a introductory tour of the city's major sites, to itineraries through the "Hidden Venice" to discover the less frequented parts of Venice and the treasures that are awaiting to be discovered in the labyrinth of back-streets and alleyways.
N.B. Due to Lent religious observance St Mark’s Basilica will remain closed and no visiting will be permitted on all Saturdays and Sundays from now on until Easter included. These decisions are taken by the local authorities and are therefore beyond our control.
All tours including the Basilica will operate as scheduled – our guides will provide a detailed explanation of Basilica’s history, architecture and its treasures from the outside and wherever possible will bring visual aids (either books or pictures or Ipad) to allow the customers to view the interior of the church.
Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter Catholic churches - Moreover large bags are not allowed into San Mark's Basilica. Private Venice in 1 Day Shore excursions, departing directly from your cruise ship at the port of Venice are ideal for first-time visitors to Venice. Our Private Venice in 1 Day shore excursions features a private boat tour of the Grand Canal by luxurious motor-launch followed by a walking tour of the Highlights of the Venice that includes skip the line tickets for St. Mark's Basilica and a fascinating stroll through the Hidden Venice. In the company of one of our expert Venice tour guides cover the history of Venice from its beginnings to the current day as well as seeing all the must-see sights of the city.
This private Venice Shore Excursion departs from the port of Venice