This Venice day tour itinerary features two different tours: original Venice walking tour and Venice gondola ride in small groups.
Morning tour (times vary depending on the season)
Your original Venice 2-hour walking tour will cover the best highlights of Venice. Visit St. Mark's Square and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks. Skip the line to St Mark's Basilica and browse its Byzantine heritage, admire the Doge's Palace (exterior) and its adjoining prisons, that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city, built on swamps, became one of the most enlightened cities in the Western world. Then, leave the crowds of St. Mark's Square to discover the enchanting Hidden Venice. Following a monumental route, learn the history of Venice from its origins to the modern-day. You'll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters, the likes of Marco Polo and Casanova to enjoy a thorough introduction to the city on foot.
Afternoon tour (times vary depending on the season)
In this second part of the tour, you'll travel on a traditional Venetian gondola for 30 minutes (max 6 people). Glide through the narrow back canals of St. Mark's district to enjoy an intimate experience of another Venice, where time has stood still for centuries. The ride features La Fenice Opera House, Guggenheim Museum and Peggy Guggenheim's Home, the beautiful San Moise Church, Mozart's Home in Venice, the ill-fated Ca' Dario Palace and the magnificent Salute church, built to celebrate the end of Venice's worst plague.