Get the best of Venice with this Venice Highlights Small Group Tour! Meet your expert guide and rest of your small group (maximum 16 people) in between the two columns of St Mark’s Square.
After a brief introduction you will be ready to embark on a fascinating 2 hour exploration of the key sites of Venice. You will get to grips with Venice’s intriguing history and learn about how its past has shaped the city’s culture today. Begin your tour with an overview of Venice’s central square, the world famous St Mark’s Square. Besides being the home to St Mark’s Basilica (and an impressive number of pigeons!), St Mark’s Square is full of elegant bars and restaurants that have long played an important role in Venice’s social history and continue to do so today.
Your passionate local guide will lead your group to the Doge’s Palace, an edifice that was once the political centre of Venice. As the name suggests, the Doge’s Palace was the home of the Doges, the rulers the Republic of Venice, your guide will tell you everything about the period in which the city was one of the main maritime powers in the world. Inside the Doge’s Palace, listen to everything about how the Doges lived and ruled.
From the Doge’s Palace continue your tour by heading to the religious heart of Venice, St Mark’s Basilica. Enter with skip the line tickets your guide will provide. The stunning golden mosaics that adorn the walls will take your breath away! A truly opulent Basilica, it will be easy to see the central role religion, Catholicism in particular, has played in Venetian culture and history.
With this 2 hours tour you will have the chance to really learn about Venice, whilst visiting some of its most iconic monuments accompanied by an expert guide!