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  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Venice: Half-Day Best of Venice Walking Tour

Product ID: 342471
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Discover Venice in a day with a fully tailored walking tour. Covering three major districts of Venice - San Marco, San Polo, and Cannaregio, you will be well introduced to the city and see the city through the eyes of a local.
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Duration: 4 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the highlights and hidden gems of Venice in half a day
  • Get adventurous and hop on the Traghetto boat like a local
  • Listen to intriguing stories written in the city’s streets and canals
Full description
After meeting your guide, start your tour of Venice at the historic heart of the city – Saint Mark's Square. From the square admire the architecture of the St. Mark’s Basilica and next to it, the Doge’s Palace, seat of the Republic’s elected rulers called Dogi.

Then, head over to the Bridge of Sighs that connects the palace to the Prigioni, the historic former prisons for Venice’s top criminals. Stroll through the streets of San Marco and marvel at the baroque church of Santa Maria de Giglio. A little surprise waits by the waterside where you'll cross the Grand Canal in a Traghetto (gondola) like a real Venetian.

Next is the San Polo district on the left bank offering a picturesque Venice with its narrow alleys, little canals, and colorful houses. Arrive at the bustling Rialto Bridge to take an iconic photo, and follow the steps down the other side to the Rialto market filled with the freshest local fruit and seafood.

Finish your tour in the less touristic, but very authentic Cannaregio, the Jewish Ghetto. Learn about the fascinating history behind the landmarks and narrow alleys of the Ghetto. Take a coffee break in the peaceful neighborhood of Campo and then board your Traghetto like a local one last time before the tour ends.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Coffee break
  • Traghetto tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to monuments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide beneath the winged lion column (Colonne di San Marco), at the crossing of Piazza San Marco and the Riva degli Schiavoni, just next to the Doge’s Palace. Your guide will be wearing a special badge with the local partner's logo – you can’t miss it.

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From US$ 444.23 Per group up to 1

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Product ID: 342471