Private Venice in a Day Tour

Private Venice in a Day Tour

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Private Venice in a Day tour combines a walking tour of Venice featuring St Mark's square, St Mark's basilica, Doge's palace (exterior with possibility of visiting also interior upon request), Rialto bridge, secret Venice, Rialto Market with a boat tour of the Grand Canal & minor canals

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4 hours

Private Venice in a Day Tour

From: 103.00

Duration: 4 hours

Highlights & Includes Highlights & Includes
  • A three-hour private walking tour of Venice with one of our local expert guides
  • A one-hour private boat tour of the Grand Canal & Minor Canals with a local expert guide
  • Skip the line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Private motor-launch for the boat tour of the Grand Canal & Minor Canals
Tour Overview Tour Overview

Our Private Venice in 1-Day Tours are perfect for families, small groups, and individual travelers seeking a more comprehensive and intimate introduction to the enchanting city of Venice. Immerse yourself in the rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture as a local guide as you experience the best of Venice within a concise 4-hour time frame. Cover all the must-see sights, hidden gems, and local secrets that make this city truly unique. Our walking tours are unrivaled in Venice!

St. Mark's Walking Tour & Basilica Exploration
Begin your unforgettable journey with a captivating one-hour guided walk of St. Mark's Square, the heart of Venice. As you stroll through this iconic space otherwise known as piazza San Marco, your expert guide will share stories and insights into the fascinating history of the surrounding buildings, the palaces, monuments, and sculptures.
Next, venture inside the breathtaking St. Mark's Basilica for two private tours and an in-depth exploration of its magnificent interior. Delve into the history of this architectural marvel, marvel at the intricate mosaics, ornate decorations, and gilded ceilings, and learn about the sacred relics housed within its walls. Your guide will also point out the basilica's most notable features, including the world famous Pala d'Oro altar screen and the priceless bronze Horses of St. Mark.

Luxurious Private Boat Tour
Following the guided walk, board a luxurious motor-launch for a private one-hour boat tour along the Grand Canal, Venice's main waterway, and the picturesque minor canals that crisscross the city.
You may think that a private gondola ride is the way to go, but let me assure you that on our private tours in Venice – a typical Venetian motorboat is far more apt for getting around and escaping the crowds!
Experience the splendor of Venice's waterways as you glide past elegant palazzos, historic bridges, churches, and bustling markets. Your knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the history and significance of the landmarks you encounter along the way.

Hidden Venice Walking Tour
After the private boat tour, set off on a two-hour stroll through the Hidden Venice, exploring lesser-known areas that showcase the city's authentic charm. Wander through a labyrinth of back alleys, quiet squares, and meandering canals, with a great guide to help you discover the real Venice that tourists rarely experience. Your guide will share stories of local traditions, customs, and legends, as well as give walking tours, pointing out hidden architectural gems and notable sites along the way.

Tailored Itinerary
While the suggested itinerary above is ideal for first-time visitors, our knowledgeable guides are happy to modify the tour to include other locations or experiences, such as the Jewish Ghetto, Marco Polo's House, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, or other areas in Venice, according to your preferences and interests. Let us know your desires, and our friendly local guide guides will craft a unique and memorable tour tailored to your needs.

Important Information
For the best experience, we recommend taking this private Venice tour in the afternoon when the Grand Canal is less congested with commercial traffic and the monuments are less crowded. Pick-up at your centrally located hotel is included at no additional fee.
However, an additional €35 fee will apply if the hotel is located outside the San Mark's district, or you may choose to meet your guide directly in San Mark's Square at no extra charge. Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate attire are recommended, as this tour involves a significant amount of walking and some outdoor exploration.

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  • Eventual entrance fees are not included

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To ensure a seamless and personalized experience, your English-speaking guide will conveniently meet you in the lobby of your hotel in Venice.
From there, you'll embark on your unforgettable private tour, exploring the captivating sights and hidden gems of this enchanting city

Information Symbol Other Information
  • At times St Mark’s basilica is closed due to high water or religious ceremonies. During high water the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions. On those occasions when St Mark’s Basilica is open with high water, skip the line tickets will not be accepted as all visitors have only 1 door open to get in the church.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica are available only from April to October (St Mark’s Basilica does not offer a fast entry service to anyone in other periods, considered off peak season).
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Marks basilica. Large bags are not allowed inside the basilica.
  • This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
  • Pick up at your hotel is included in the cost of the tour (if the hotel is located in St. Mark's area), tour will conclude in Venice city center.

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Mrs Carmen Delgado-Allmond
May 22 2023

Perfect tour when you want to get the most out of your day in Venice. The guide was local so she provided great insight and information that only a local could. The boat ride was outstanding. It is well worth the money to visit the sites with a knowledgeable person that can point out things you may not notice and provide thorough descriptions and context.

Oct 19 2019

The tour guide, whose name sounds like Georgia, was absolutely fantastic. Whatever she was getting paid, she deserves more. Extremely knowledgeable i every aspect of Venice and its history. She covered a lot of ground in the short time for the tour, and she filled every moment with interesting perspective.

Oct 14 2019

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