Kick off your Venice in a Day Tour in one of the most famous piazzas in all of Italy - St. Mark's Square. After meeting your guide, learn what the history of the iconic piazza. Dominating the square is St Mark's Basilica, also known as the “Church of Gold”. Learn all about the importance of this place of worship, when it was built and the impressive historical events the basilica witnessed.
St. Mark's is a sacred place - both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders. Otherwise, you may be refused entry to a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Venice are hot - a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.
Walk to Rialto Bridge
After visiting St Mark's, follow your local tour guide through the? back streets that line some of Venice's most romantic canals towards your next tour stop, the iconic Rialto Bridge. Learn about the stories behind the gorgeous and historic bridge before crossing it and entering one of the best neighborhoods in Venice - the Rialto District. The Rialto district is the first one in Venice, and one of the most lively.
A Romantic Gondola Ride
One thing you must do in the romantic city of Venice is ride a gondola boat. So, of course we included one on this tour. As the first section of your tour ends, your friendly English-speaking guide leaves you with a trusted gondolier for a scenic cruise down the famed canals of Venice. The gondola ride lasts for 30 minutes and is included in the price of the tour.
Free Time for Lunch
At the end of your gondola trip, you will exit near St. Mark's Square, right by where you started out. From here, grab a panino, a slice of pizza or enjoy some typical Venetian cicchetti with a glass of delicious vino (cost of lunch is not included in tour) After lunch, wait for your guide at the original meeting spot in preparation for one of Venice’s most sought-after experiences - Doge’s Palace.
Doge's Palace Tour
This is not a regular tour of the Doge's Palace. Skip the line and go behind the scenes to experience the darker side of Venice. Inside the Palace, visit historical offices and chambers.