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This Private Tour of Venice combines a walking tour with a private boat excursion on the Grand Canal & minor canals
Private Venice Day Tours focusing on the must-see sites of the city for the first-time visitor. Enjoy an in-depth Tour of St. Mark's Basilica, a highlights tour of the Doges Palace which will include crossing the Bridge of Sighs, and as a grand finale cruise along the main street of Venice, The Grand Canal, to enjoy a detailed discussion of the important structures that line its route through the heart of Venice as you enjoy these classic city sightseeing tours of Venice.
The Classic Venice in 1 day tours that begin with a tour of St. Marks Basilica. In the company of one of our licensed expert guides, you'll learn the history of the Basilica, discuss the incredible mosaics, and tour behind the altar to admire the Pala D'Oro and the Treasury that contains most of the booty from Venice's notorious raid on Constantinople back in 1204.
The tour of St. Mark's Basilica continues upstairs where you'll visit the Loggia dei Cavalli, to see the famous guided bronze horses and to enjoy the best view of St. Mark's square. And here, overlooking the square, your guide will discuss the famous elections of the Doges where the whole population of Venice would be summoned to choose their next leader.
The next part of these Venice Day Tours is a Tour of the Doge's Palace. A one-hour of the highlights of the Doge's Palace that will include crossing the Bridge of Sighs, visiting the old prisons, discussing the fabulous works of Art housed within the sumptuously decorated chambers of the Palace. You'll learn about the Doge, the infamous Council of Ten, and how Venice became one of the most enlightened states in Europe. A Republic that lasted longer than any other in history.
Our Classic Venice Day Tours itinerary finishes with a Boat Tour of the Grand Canal, when you'll escape the crowds of St. Marks to explore the main street of Venice on a private one-hour boat tour of Venice covering the Grand Canal and minor canals of the city to provide you with a fully rounded introduction to the most unique city in the world.
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.
Your English speaking guide will come and meet you in the lobby of your Hotel if it's centrally located or in a central location in Venice. We will advise you at the time of booking