Venice at a glance private guided tour features all the famous sights of Venice.
Venice at a glance begins with an introduction to the city of Venice and the most important aspects of its History and Art. Your qualified Venice tour guide will explain in details the origins of Venice and it’s evolution. You will discover how a swamp was transformed into a beautiful city and how Venice became the trading crossway between Europe and the Middle East.
Your guide will explain about the Doge’s Palace, the Prison, the famous Bridge of Sighs as well as the Clock Tower and all the important buildings surrounding the Square of Saint Mark. You will visit the magnificent Basilica of Saint Mark, known as the Golden Basilica, with its 89,000 square feet of mosaics and the extraordinary Pala d’Oro (Golden Screen). You will skip the line to access the Basilica so you won’t waste time.
After the visit to the basilica, Venice at a glance tour continue with a walk through the narrow alleys of Venice to reach the Rialto Bridge.
From the bridge you will enjoy an outstanding view of the Grand Canal flanked with beautiful palaces, once the homes of the rich merchants of Venice. You will then stroll around the colorful and picturesque Rialto Market, where you will see many fruit, vegetable and fish stalls. Your guide will give you all suggestions to enjoy a typical delicious Venetian lunch, and before saying goodbye will offer you a glass of wine at one of the local taverns in the area.
DURATION: 1h30 mins
THE PRICE OF VENICE AT A GLANCE TOUR INCLUDES:
- the service of a certified tour guide
- skip-the-line admission to the Basilica of St Mark
- admission to the Pala d’Oro (Golden Screen)
- a glass of wine (or other drinks)