Classic Guided Tours, Venice*Veneto

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  • 3 hours, € 270

This tour is a wonderful introduction to Venice and complements well an in-depth historical tour. This tour is completely customized for you, starting from your hotel and ending back there or at a fabulous lunch, dinner, or aperitivo spot. Your guide is a master at sharing the secrets of your neighborhood and bringing the culture of Venice to life. Find the hidden gems of your sestiere, like the precious local bookstores (even one with a boat inside!), historic bars and cafes with traditional classics or a focus on biodynamic foods and wines, jewel-like gardens, spots with the best views, and historically important locations dotting the labyrinth of calles away from the main touristic spots. Dive into Venice like a true local, walk the back streets, and learn more about the people and culture that make Venice so special – including Venice’s fabulous food and wine.

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  • 4 hours, € 360 for the guide and € 200 for the private water taxi
  • Tickets to the Basilica of San Marco: € 12 per person

Today you will explore the top highlights of Venice, the richest part of a city absolutely full of riches. This tour is just for you and completely customizable. A nice flow is to start at Piazza San Marco, where the Basilica of San Marco makes a stunning golden architectural reliquary for the body of Saint Mark the Evangelist. We can arrange a skip-the-line entrance to the basilica - not to be missed. Next door is the Doge's Palace, the seat of power of the Venetian Republic for centuries – and also where prisoners like Casanova were kept in dark cells. Next walk the back streets of Marco Polo's neighborhood to the Rialto Bridge area, where Venice was first established in the 7th century. Pop into the Fondaco dei Tesdechi which overlooks the Grand Canal, once a combination of palace, warehouse, and market for German merchants in the 16th century and...

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  • 3 hours, € 270

The Doge's Palace was the seat of the Venetian government for centuries and is a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture. Unique architectural details abound - this was, afterall, one of Ruskin's favorite buildings. Works started in 1340 and continued for centuries, so one can find Renaissance and Mannerist elements, too. The opulent interior was decorated by the most important artists working in Venice, such as Carpaccio, Vivarini, Giorgione, Giovanni Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese and Titian.

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