Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride

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Location: Venice
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - Learn the secrets of the architectural marvel that is the Rialto Bridge.
- See the world-famous Rialto Fish Market and learn about the famous cuisine of Venice.
- Admire 4,000 square meters of mosaics in St. Mark’s while you hear the improbable story of its construction and how it came to house all its treasures.
- Explore a maze of charming alleyways, bridges and palaces, with stops at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, the house of Marco Polo, the campo San Giovanni e Paolo, the Scuola Grande di San Marco (Venice’s main hospital), the Bronze equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni by Verrocchio, the Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the Arch of Paradise, the Church of Miracles and the Church of San Zulian.
- Cruise through the canals on a relaxing, all-inclusive gondola ride.
- Enjoy a small group of no more than 18 people lead by an expert, local Venetian tour guide.
Summary
If you’ve always wanted to explore enchanting Venice on foot and from the water, our Venice Walking Tour & Gondola Ride is the perfect introduction to this magical city. You’ll enjoy Venice’s finest sights and hidden gems with a local insider, and to top it off you’ll take a relaxing, all-inclusive gondola ride through Venice’s gorgeous canals.
Description
Your tour starts at the lovely Campo San Giacomo di Rialto where you’ll meet your expert tour guide (always a local Venetian) and head to the world-famous Rialto Bridge. Find out why it was initially considered a very bad idea to build and how it has proved its naysayers wrong. Near the bridge you’ll peek into the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the long fishing history of the city its famous cuisine (with a restaurant recommendation or two). 

Next you’ll dive into the sestiere of Cannaregio, one of the loveliest, most authentic neighborhoods in Venice and home to some of the city’s finest hidden gems.
 
You’ll continue through Venice on foot. Stop to admire the House of Marco Polo, the unique treasure-box design of the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and the Campo  San Giovanni and Paolo, home to an incredible statue by Verocchio. You’ll even have time to stop at Campo Santo Maria Formosa, home to a variety of typical Venetian architectural styles and an amusing grotesque!
 
As you wind through Venice’s hidden alleyways, your local expert will regale you with tales of the city’s past—and with what it’s like to live on the island today. From real estate prices to how to get around when the city floods, you can ask your guide almost anything in your small group of no more than 18 fellow travelers. 

Next it is off to the world-famous St. Mark’s Square, taking a moment to appreciate the space before diving into St. Mark’s Cathedral. Here you will get a deep look at the way that Venice built a mercantile empire that once spanned the entire Mediterranean. As you gape at the mosaics and other treasures inside, your expert Venetian guide will explain how the city begged, borrowed, and yes, stole, almost all of them as it grew from a tiny island to one of the biggest powers in the Medieval world. 
 
The highlight of the tour comes at the end with an all-inclusive half hour gondola ride with a professional gondolier. With only 6 people maximum per gondola, your experience will be intimate and relaxing, as you punt through the quieter hidden canals of Venice. This is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy the city at its best!


Commentary English: Guide
Included Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide
Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
Headsets
Small groups of 18 or fewer
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Guide (during gondola ride)
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Please note that on Sundays the Rialto Market is closed.
St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
This tour runs rain or shine. However, occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. In these cases we endeavor to contact customers as soon as possible to arrange a suitable alternative.
After your 2-hour exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.
This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.
Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica
Photography is not permitted inside St Marks Baslica
Additional Information
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Dress Code: Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-15
Product End Date 2021-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 18 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 8:30 AM Departure - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat (except: 01 Apr 2021, 05 Apr 2021)

Locations

Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 45.4341549, 12.3375331
Address: St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venezia, Venice, 30124, IT
Notes:
End Location Address St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venezia, Venice, 30124, IT
Start Location Notes Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto)., Venice, 30125, IT
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 45.4383726, 12.3354335
Address: Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto)., Venice, 30125, IT
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/San+Giacomo+di+Rialto/@45.4383726,12.3354335,19z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xb52f17f104c859bf
Notes: Campo San Giacomo di Rialto is located just to the west of the Rialto Bridge, towards the Rialto Market. The closest vaporetto stop is the "Rialto Mercato" stop.
End Location Address St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venezia, Venice, 30124, IT
Start Location Notes Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto)., Venice, 30125, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020/2021 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €69.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €64.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name 2020/2021 Pricing
Option Description 2020/2021 Pricing

Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

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