Every day at 9am and 3pm
Campo San Giacometto
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Discover the real Venice both by foot and by gondola! Enjoy beautiful squares, romantic bridges and hidden alleyways and learn about Venice’s captivating history...
Your Venice private tour commences from
Campo San Giacometto, a small square just a few steps from the famous Ponte Rialto and the Gran Canal. The Church of the campo is known to be the most antique Church of Venice built in 421 A.C. by a carpenter, who had intended to devote himself to San Giacomo, to save the city from a deadly fire. The neighborhood is a bustling shopping quarter where the locals buy their fresh vegetables and fish from the daily market located on the side of the Grand Canal.
We continue by foot and around the corner we reach Ponte Rialto. Admire the unique architecture and soak in the stories of this grand and imposing bridge. You will also have the chance to . Taking its name from the near-by market, the bridge was initially take romantic pictures of the breathtaking view built in 1250 completely in wood. The peculiar shape allows for the passing of tall boats. This is especially necessary next to the market for cargo boats to bring in the daily produce, meats and cheeses.
“Our guide Francesca was extremely knowledgeable. She showed us around in Venice and made the entire tour interesting and fun. The last part of the walking tour was in a private gondola. It was very romantic to slide between the building on the narrow canals. So glad we took this tour, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!” – Beth, Philadelphia
Your Venice private tour continues with a stop to admire the small
Church of San Giovanni Crisostomo. Marvel at its beautiful altar built by the Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini. Not many people know that Venice was also a center of Renaissance art, which played an important role in the city’s history.
General Bartolomeo Colleoni contributed a lot to the expansion of Venice in its golden years of the 15th century, and in his honor the artist Verricchio made a sculptor of him on his horse on Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo where we will pass and get to know more about this important era. We proceed through the maze of Venice’s before we reach probably one of Venice’s most fascinating squares: small alleyways Campo Santa Maria Formosa. Here, you will admire eleven bridges and at least . Among these is Palazzo Querini Stampalia, house of the glorious Querini family and now home to the Querini Museum. 7 architectural Venetian masterpieces
Finally, we arrive in the breathtaking St. Mark’s Square. Admire the exterior of the Doge’s Palace and get ready to enter St. Mark’s Basilica. Your Venice private tour would not be complete without entering this magnificent church. Make sure you look up, down, and around at the sparkling gold mosaics, imposing bronze horse statues and marble-laden floors. The interior lights are so impressive that we have designed the tour to enter St. Mark’s Basilica during the hour that they are switched on. For one hour each day, the interior of the church is illuminated, allowing you to closely observe even more magnificent details. Finally, you reach the top terrace from which you can enjoy a stunning panorama of St. Mark’s interior and the beautiful square below.
What would Venice be without a gondola ride? Your Venice private tour includes a pre-arranged ride in the world famous boat. Be prepared for romance as you wave goodbye to your tour guide and enter your own private gondola. As you enjoy a 30 minute cruise through the Venetian canals, you can fondly remember the history of this stunning city on water.
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*During low season (November 3-March 30) it is not possible to reserve tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica. Due to the low number of visitors there are normally no lines during this period.
up to 2 adults all inclusive
Prices include all tour fees as well as administration costs to all sites on your chosen itinerary.
Each Additional Participant
with valid Student ID
With the transfer option a private chaffeur will pick you up directly from your hotel's lobby and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guarantee stress-free. One way only.
up at central hotel