Classical Walking Tour: Saint Mark's square and Rialto
This is the most classic walking tour.
The tour includes:
- Saint Mark's Square where your private tourist guide will tell you about the famous Doge's Palace and its beautiful architecture without going into the palace itself.
- Saint Mark's Basilica (with skip-the-line door) to admire the unique gilded Byzantine mosaics and extraordinary marble walls and floor. Before leaving Saint Mark's Square, you'll see the two towers, the Clock Tower with the life sized statues of the "Mori" on the roof and the Campanile, the tallest structure in the whole of Venice; the Marciana Library and the Procuratie, all of which are important remnants of the old Republic of Venice.
During the second part of the tour, you will follow hidden alleys and pass through typical Venetian "campos" (squares) in the Rialto area, and your guide will tell you about the city, her architecture and lifestyle, before arriving at the finishing point, Rialto Bridge itself , where you'll hear about the history of the celebrated market bridge, as well as the nearby historical Rialto market place.
* Please note that with "high water" we cannot guarantee the skip-the-line entry. Basilica dress-code: you are requested to cover your knees and shoulders - On Sundays and religious festivities the church opens 2pm - 4:30pm. From 1 March to 31 October
Price: from €150Duration: 2h
Museums & Churches:
Saint Mark's Basilica: skip-the-line entry €2.00. On Sunadys and religious festivities the basilica opens 2pm - 4:30pm.
* Prices might be subject to change. Please visit the official website(s).