Venice Must-see and Must-do: an all-round tour of Venice!
The tour starts with Saint Mark’s Square, the heart of Venice, framed by outstanding architecture spanning from the 11th to the 19th century.
First of all, your guide will tell you about the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prison of the Venetian Republic. You will also hear about the sophisticated mechanism of the Clock tower and the Campanile. In addition, you will go inside the Basilica of Saint Mark to admire its walls covered with glittering mosaics.
Next you will take a relaxing gondola tour. While riding through a maze of narrow canals, you will admire the city in a different way. You’ll see also the Grand Canal, Venice’s high street, which sweeps through the heart of Venice dividing the city in half. The parade of palaces bordering the winding waterway presents some of the finest buildings of the city.
The tour will continue strolling through the backstreets, to finally reach the famous Rialto bridge and the market place. This is one of the liveliest spots in the city where locals buy fruits, vegetables and fish. Most of all, this is where the best osterie (taverns) are found, so you will taste the typical Venetian Cicchetti (tapas) with a glass of Prosecco wine. Your taste buds will dance and sing!
Venice Must-see and Must-do tour will continue with a boat tour to see the Venetian Lagoon, the peculiar environment that surrounds Venice with a surface area of about 212 square miles (550 square kms).
Last, but not least will be the visit to Murano island, the famous glass making centre. Here you will admire the amazing skills of glass masters, who can turn a blob of molten paste into a vase, a sculpture, a goblet or other work of art. You will then return back to Venice with your private boat.
DURATION: 6 hours
THE PRICE OF VENICE MUST-SEE AND MUST-DO INCLUDES:
- The service of a qualified guide for 6 hours
- Skip-the-line admissions to the Basilica of St. Mark
- Private gondola ride
- Food and wine tasting (or other drinks)
- Private boat ride (1 hour)
- stop in Murano to visit a glass factory and return to Venice