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This tour combines our Original Venice Walking Tour with a Venice Gondola Ride to give you the best value!
This Venice Day Tours itinerary features our popular Original Venice Walk & small group Venice Gondola Ride. When booking both these tours together you receive a discounted price.
Morning (times varies depending on the season) - ORIGINAL VENICE WALKING TOUR - 2 HOURS
Our Original Venice Walking Tours covers the highlights of Venice. As part of this Venice day tours package visit St. Mark's square and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks, St Mark's Basilica (with Skip the line tickets) and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge's Palace (exterior) 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 crowds of St. Mark's square to discover the enchanting & Hidden Venice. Following a monumental route, learn the history of Venice from its origins to the modern-day. You'll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters, the likes of Marco Polo and Casanova to enjoy a thorough introduction to the city on foot.
AFTERNOON TOUR (departure time depending on the season) - SHARED GONDOLA RIDE - 35 MINUTES
Our Venice day tours package continues with a small group Gondola Ride. An absolute must for first-time visitors to Venice, you'll travel in a traditional Venetian Gondola limited to a maximum of six people. Glide through the narrow back canals of St. Mark's district to enjoy an intimate experience of another Venice, where time has stood still for centuries.
The 35-minute ride in a traditional Venetian Gondola features - La Fenice Opera House, Guggenheim Museum & Peggy Guggenheim's Home, the beautiful San Moise Church, Mozart's Home in Venice, the ill-fated Ca' Dario Palace and the magnificent Salute Church built to celebrate the end of Venice's worst plague to name a few of the points of interest featured as part of this Venice day tours package.
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.
Both tours featured on this Venice Day Tour combo, the Venice Gondola Tour & Avventure Bellissime Original Venice Walk, start from the entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Marks Square.
Directions: from St. Marks facing the Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after a 100 metres you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it