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Venice Must-See Sights: Private Guided Tour

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Activity provider: GuideVenise

Venice Must-See Sights: Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: GuideVenise

From US$ 152.74 per group up to 3

Soak up the atmosphere of St. Mark's Square and visit some of Italy's beloved sights on this private guided tour of Venice. Admire the beautiful Palazzo Contarini, take in views over the Grand Canal, and snap a picture at the iconic Rialto Bridge.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore all of Venice's most famous sights with a private guide
  • Take a walking tour through the San Marco district
  • Snap a photo from the Rialto Bridge and admire the Palazzo Contarini
Full description
After meeting your private licensed guide, start with a tour of Venice's famous St. Mark's Square, at the very heart of the city and directly in front of the impressive Basilica of San Marco. Step inside the Basilica to admire its beautiful mosaics, as well as the famous Pala d'Oro altarpiece, decorated with 300 sapphires, 300 emeralds, 15 rubies, 1,300 pearls, and hundreds of other precious stones. Then stop by the nearby Campanile and Clock Tower before continuing on to the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), an impressive Gothic palace dating back to the 14th century which was transformed into a museum in 1923. From there, take a moment to admire the famous Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace to the New Prison. During this private guided walk, you'll also see the beautiful spiral staircase of the Palazzo Contarini, along with plenty of the city's charming squares and wonderful views over the Grand Canal. Stop by the Fenice Theatre, the famous Venetian opera house which was destroyed twice by fire and reconstructed both times. The tour ends at the Rialto Bridge, another of the city's most famous landmarks and the perfect spot to take a picture of the iconic scenery.
  • Licensed local guide
  • Tickets to visit Pala d'Oro (the Golden Pall)

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    Meeting point

    Saint Marc Square, between the two columns at the entrance of the square

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    Thank you for this wonderful walk in Venice where we were pampered by Argentina who is a well of knowledge about her city but not only. She is kind, gentle and caring. What a pleasure to visit Venice in these conditions. To do again with her on our next visit to Venice. A word of advice: do not book at the last moment (at least 48 hours before). We highly recommend this experience.

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    March 22, 2022


    Argentina is the best guide ever !!!

    August 31, 2016

    Simply perfect !

    Argentina is a sensitive and intelligent guide, who loves to share her knowledge. Listening to our expectations, we received a suitable visit from him. The "unmissable" places in Venice are not necessarily the most touristic and without it, we would have missed out!

    August 16, 2015

    Product ID: 32977