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Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

1. Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Explore the best of Venice on a walking city tour with an expert guide. See impressive monuments, marvel at iconic buildings, and travel through the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Discover the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Stroll through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Walk past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Wander through small alleys and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.

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Venice Art and Architecture Private Walking Tour

2. Venice Art and Architecture Private Walking Tour

Explore the incomparable art and architecture of Venice on a private walking tour that gets off the well-trodden paths. Departing from Campo San Bartolomeo (in front of the statue of Goldoni), head off after a brief introduction and discover of some of the most beautiful architecture Venice has to offer. You will keep away from St Mark's Square and the main sights, concentrating on less known treasures that reveal the evolution of a broad range of artistic images and architecture in “La Serenissima.” With your own private guide you will get answers to questions about sites, such as the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, known as the known as “Pantheon of Venice,” and the burial site of Venetian doges after the 15th century. Admire the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the most beautiful squares in Venice, and see the sublime Corte del Milion, named after Marco Polo’s account of his travels in the Far East.

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Private Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

3. Private Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Meet your guide in St. Mark's square for a brief  historical introduction of the most powerful maritime empire of the Mediterranean Sea. The Doge's Palace, the Basilica and the square are highlights that must be visited for their beauty and historical importance by anyone who comes to Venice. From here walk passing by San Moisè church to reach the world famous Teatro La Fenice. The theater, totally restored, except the external walls, still has the charm and elegance of ancient times, when nobles and courtesans enjoyed classical music and operas here. Continue to Campo Manin with the impressive statue of the last Doge, Daniele Manin. Continue along a very tiny street, reach Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, with its external original marbled staircase. A real architectural gem characterized by a mix of different styles (Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine). The staircase is called 'del Bovolo' (snail shell) for obvious reasons. Continue the tour through Campo San Luca, where a flag pole indicates the geographical center of Venice, the small Ponte del Ovo and Campo San Salvador before getting to Rialto bridge, where the tour ends letting you enjoy the area with typical bars, local shops and good restaurants. At the end of the walking tour enjoy a 30 minute gondola ride through the enchanting maze of canals.

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What people are saying about San Salvador, Venice

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Great tour! Very knowledgeable guide able to convey the rich history in a very nice manner. Our walk started on our request from the different starting point and we adjusted the tour with ease as the guide was very flexible and adjusted everything based on our interest and architectural/historical knowledge of Venice. I would always prefer an individual tour over a group tour due to the assumed flexibility, which entirely paid off as we enjoyed every single minute of our tour!

Great Venice, with Andrea

Andrea, Venetian, knows every inch of her city. And it is super fun to chat and walk learning with him, the curious traditions and architecture of Venice. Surely we come back. Thanks for joining us.

Excellent introduction to the architectural styles in Venice.

It was a great walking tour, with wonderful examples of architecture.