Private Walking Tour of St. Marks and the Rialto

Private Walking Tour of St. Marks and the Rialto

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      Venice, Italy
      3 Hours
      Moderate
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
      From (USD)
      $ 469
      • St. Mark's Square: Stroll along the heart of Venice and see the Doge's Palace, the Basilica of St. Mark. the Bell Tower, the St. Mark and St. Theodore columns in the Piazzetta, the Library of St. Mark, the Procuratie Vecchi, and more.
      • Basilica of St. Mark: It was built as the private church of the Doge when Viennese merchants stole the relics of St. Mark and brought them back to Venice. The abundance of gold mosaics and multi-colored marble was meant to signify power.
      • The Rialto: Walk along the centuries-old commercial heart of Venice, and enjoy buildings like Corte del Milion, reportedly the ancestral home of Marco Polo, and the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, used as a trading center for visiting merchants.
      • Rialto Bridge: Steep steps and arches highlight this famous 16th century bridge over the Grand Canal. Stone reliefs decorate the base at each end, with St. Mark and St. Theodore on one side, and the Annunciation  on the other.
      • Expert guide: Enjoy an informative and enlightening discussion of the artistic  influence of the East on Venice's art and architecture, with your expert Venice historian guide.
      • Small group = more personal: Share your experience with only the people you know; enjoy the luxury of deeper interaction with your guide and a more flexible itinerary.

      Meeting point

      Please meet your guide in front of Bar Al Todaro, which is located at Piazzetta San Marco 3, on the corner of the Biblioteca Marciana, by the column topped by the statue of St. Theodore. The bar has a few entrances; please congregate next to this column.

      Helpful hints

      During checkout, you'll be asked to pay for your advance tickets to enter St Mark's Basilica, Museum of St Mark's, and Golden Pall.

      Photography is not allowed inside Basilica San Marco.

      All bags (including purses, handbags, shoulder bags, pocket books, satchels, backpacks, rucksacks, etc.), umbrellas and any sharp objects are not allowed inside the basilica, and must be deposited at the Ateneo San Basso in Piazzetta dei Leoncini. The service is free of charge. We suggest you remove wallets and anything of value before leaving the bags in the depository.

      Please note that if you are traveling between November and March, there is a chance you will experience Venice's famous acqua alta. You might prepare yourself by bringing along rubber boots or purchasing some upon arrival to Venice.

      Getting around

      Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. This itinerary can be modified for your private group to accommodate wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Let us know ahead of time at Hello@GoBe.com.

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Cultural, Scenic, Family Friendly, Private Tour

      Transportation used

      Public transportation may be used from time to time. Have local currency available for tickets. Your tour may involve walking only.

      Included amenities

      Ph.D. or MA-level scholar guide
      Entrance fees, meals, and/or transportation are not included.

      Tour ID

      PP-EUR-ITA-VENI-EN-2005

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      If you use a folding wheelchair, we'll do our best to accommodate you with at least 7 days advanced notice, providing you have someone along to assist you. Email us at Hello@GoBe.com. Accessibility at all venues cannot be guaranteed.

      Special comments

      Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Venice, Italy
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring photo ID
      Bring money
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat

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