Daily except Sunday 13 Mar - 31 Oct
Entrance to the Royal Gardens on the waterfront of St. Marks Square. From St. Marks facing the Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after a 100 metres, you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with Original Venice Walk wrote on it.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.
This tour provides the perfect introduction to Venice. Accompanied by a guide you will set out on your walking tour which introduces many of the most exciting sights of Venice.
Explore the two sides of Venice starting with St Mark's Square, the large piazza which is the heart of Venice. The first stop for most is Piazza San Marco which is at the heart of the city and home to the famous Basilica di San Marco followed by the distinctive pink and white Doge's Palace. Enjoy a guided tour of the interior of St. Mark's Basilica with fast track access to the monument. This grand building dominates St Mark's Square and is one of the most iconic structures in Venice.
Next, explore the back streets of Venice, the narrow alleyways are home to beautiful canals, churches and piazzas which enthral visitors. One of those you will be visiting was the place where Marco Polo lived. These labyrinth of passageways make up the hidden side of Venice which many tourists never see. Feast your eyes on the postcard images that abound in every direction, as your guide will discuss Venetian Architecture, Venetian Mercantile Empire.
The tour will continue to the Cannaregio district, where you will admire the most beautiful well-head in Venice and the Pantheon of Venice (only exterior) where many important Venetians were laid to rest.
About the Supplier: Avventure Bellisme literally translates to ‘Beautiful Adventures’ and offers an unforgettable experience in Italy. They are known for their passionate guides and handcrafted tours and activities. They have been around in Italy since 1999.
Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)
Group Size: Mon.8, Max. 25
Dress Code: Shoulders and knees must be covered.
Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed.
Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.
Knowledgeable guide who spent the 1st hr of a 2 hr walking tour of Venice retelling the history of St Mark and St Mark's Basillica. This meant little time to explore anything other than the route between St Mark's square and Rialto bridge.
Very well organised and instructions of where to meet were good. Tour guide very knowledgeable and it was great being able to skip the line. Excellent!!
Great tour despite the rain, the guide Christina (blonde one!) was so refreshing, knowledgeable and passionate about the history and Venice itself, we learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed the trip, thank you Christina
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