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  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Venice Must-See Sights: Private Guided Tour

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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.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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From US$ 201.29 Per group up to 3

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Product ID: 32977