Private tour

Venice: Private City Tour

4.4 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Venice Boat Experience

Venice: Private City Tour

Activity provider: Venice Boat Experience

From US$ 229.12 per person

Enjoy the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic by taking an enchanting panoramic tour through the history of St. Mark’s Square and its main monuments.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic
  • Enjoy an enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments
  • Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge's Palace
Full description

Enjoy the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic by taking an enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments.

Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and marvel at the richness of its beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of its floors. Visit the Doge’s Palace, a 14th-century building from where the ancient Venetian republic exerted control over the city.

In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a republic with a thousand-year-long history.

Be surprised by the details of the gold staircase and the realism of the scenes depicted. Pass through the famous Bridge of Sighs to reach the Prisons Palace.

Includes
  • Private licensed guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace
  • Gondola ride (if option selected)
  • Tips
  • Entrance tickets to St. Mark's Basilica ( available on request)
  • Entrance ticket to the Pala D'oro
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • The tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
  • Options for the private tour plus a gondola ride are available
  • On September 18, it is not possible to visit the basilica as it will be closed for religious reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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September 25, 2022

Very good experience, the guide is a genius, kind, cheerful and with a lot of knowledge. He made the excursion a fantastic history lesson.

April 30, 2022

It was easy to book, the organization worked really well. There weren't any queues. We had a very accomplished educated guide with perfect German. The 3 hours were anything but lengthy or wavy. Any time!

March 16, 2022

Product ID: 134202