3. Venice Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour
Discover the heart and soul of Venice on the best walking tour of San Marco (the Old Town). Discover the highlights of Venetian architecture, history, culture, Renaissance art, food and wine with a passionate Local Guide, and immerse yourself in amazing stories about Marco Polo, da Vinci, Vivaldi, Tintoretto, Casanova, and more! Experience Venice and its top sights at yout own pace! Book a 2-hour tour to discover the best things to do in Venice, from famous bridges, to majestic palaces, to awe-inspiring churches. Explore the famous Piazza San Marco, the central square of St. Mark. Do you know how often the Basilica of St. Mark is flooded by the tide? Or who is the only person who escaped from the prison of the Doge's Palace? Or how does the Astrological Clock of Torre dell'Orologio work? Don't worry as your Expert-Guide will tell you all about this and more interesting facts about the Republic of Venice, the Venice Carnival, and more. You will admire the views of the Grand Canal and San Giorgio Maggiore, then head deep into the maze of Venice's narrow streets to discover top sights such as Teatro La Fenice, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio, and Campo Santo Stefano. The final stop will be Ponte dell'Accademia, a popular spot for photographers and lovers. Book a 3-hour tour to learn more about Venice and visit San Zaccaria, a hidden gem of San Marco. It is one of the most decorated churches in town,with many beautiful Gothic and Renaissance sacred artworks. Another highlight will be crossing the iconic Rialto Bridge, an ornate footbridge which offers picturesque views of the Grand Canal with its beautiful Venetian architecture and romantic gondolas. It is one of the busiest places in town, connecting San Marco to San Polo and the famous Rialto Market. On the other side you will see San Giacomo di Rialto, the city’s oldest churches. Book an extended 4-hour tour to also visit one of Venice’s top-rated attraction, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. We provide skip-the-line tickets to help you beat the crowds. This 15th century palace is known as a film location for Orson Welles' Othello, featuring an iconic spiral staircase. Climb up the stairs ""of the snail"" to an arcade to enjoy an impressive view of the city rooftops. It’s a great place to take in the handmade beauty and complexity of Venice’s unusual landscape. Book a 6-hour tour to also visit the Doge’s Palace, one of Italy’s most luxurious palaces! With reserved entrance tickets you will skip the line at the ticket time so you can spend more time inside, exploring the charming inner courtyard and discover the treasures of the Doge’s Apartments, where over 120 Doges of Venice lived over the centuries. The palace houses works by Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Vittoria and Tiepolo. Another highlight will be the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the palace to its prison, where the famous lover Casanova was imprisoned. With so many stories to tell, the Doge’s Palace is a must-see in Venice!