THE HEART OF VENICE - PRIVATE WALKING TOUR IN VENICE

FROM THE DOGI PALACE TO SAINT MARK'S SQUARE AND ST MARK'S BASILICA

Duration: 3 Hours
Pick up & drop off (hotel)
Religious place

Description

Your guide will take a great walk through all the most important and historical sites of the city, including Saint Mark’s square, Dogi’s  Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica. Not only history, but also art, traditions and curiosities on this private walking tour of Venice. Your guide will be available for suggestions  for your free time at the end of your trip. You will get to love Venice.

Activity details

MEETING TIME 09.00 am or 10.00 am

SAINT MARK’S SQUARE also known as Piazza San Marco in Italian, is the principal public square of Venice. While it is unarguably one of the most visited sights in the city, it boasts of a history that dates all the way back to the 9th century.

SAINT MARK’ BASILICA was begun in its original form in 829 (consecrated in 832) as an ecclesiastical structure to house and honour the remains of St. Mark that had been brought from Alexandria.

DOGE’S PALACE A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions.

You will take a water taxi back to your hotel once the tour is over or simply walk back

PRICING:
From 1 to 4 passengers: 260€ 
From 5 to 8 passengers: 300€ 

The costs above are for 1 english speaking guide for the duration of the tour.
They don’t include entrance tickets, lunk, drinks nor gratuities
Prices van vary according to the month and availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY
RomePrivateExcursions offers a very flexible cancellation policy, in case of arrival problems due to COVID, we are willing to offer a 100% refund.

• Visit the most important sites of central Venice

• English Speaking walking guide

• Your guide will meet your at your accommodation and you will start the tour from there. Likely public transportation to and from the sites included in the tour will be on you.

• Skip the line tickets available but not included in the final cost

Your guide will meet your at your accommodation in town and together you will start the tour. If public transportation is required, the cost will be on you!

No deposit required!

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents. We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – No American Express) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer. Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euros. If the payment is made with a credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign an one time payment authorization form, provided by us. If payment is made with a wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %. If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. The Total will be indicated in your final contract.

If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents
Tickets to the Vatican and the Colosseum can be pre-purchased through us and the day of the tour your driver will hand them to you for a better and more efficient service.

Please note that the Colosseum tickets and the Vatican tickets are not refundable, beyond the terms stated, not even in case of the cancellation of your trip.

On these tours you will be on foot only with a walking guide and not with a private driver, who will meet your at your accommodation and will spend 3 hours with your guide

Not included:

• Gratuities (recommended)

• TICKETS: 25 euro for  the Dogi’s Palace each (13 euro for kids up to 14 years old);  entrance to the Basilica is 3 EURO PER PERSON, as optional the entrance to the terrace is 7 euro each. TICKETS MUST BE PAID ON SITE TO YOUR GUIDE IN CASH

• BAGPACKS: guards at the entrance might require to leave the bags in the secure wardrobe at the entrance (THERE IS NOT A PRECISE RULE about size or if they ever do – but please note that if they do there is mught be a fee to pay on site)

• You will be entering religious places so knees and shoulders must be covered

• Walking: intense – 3 hours on foot