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Venice Must-See Sights: Small Groups Tours

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Activity provider: GuideVenise

Venice Must-See Sights: Small Groups Tours

Activity provider: GuideVenise
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From £29.59 per person

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Soak up the atmosphere of St. Mark's Square and visit some of Venice's beloved sights on this small group guided tour of Venice. Admire the beautiful Palazzo Contarini, take in views over the Grand Canal, and snap a picture at the iconic Rialto Bridge.

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Duration 2 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience Venice by a small group tour
  • See the top sights
  • Explore St Mark's Square and the Basilica
  • Admire the Campanile and Clock Tower
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Explore all of Venice's most famous sights with a licensed guide in a small group tour! After meeting your private licensed guide, start with a tour of Venice's famous St. Mark's Square, at the very heart of the city, and directly in front of the impressive Basilica of San Marco. Step inside the Basilica to admire its beautiful mosaics, as well as the famous Pala d'Oro altarpiece, decorated with 300 sapphires, 300 emeralds, 15 rubies, 1,300 pearls and hundreds of other precious stones. Then stop by the nearby Campanile and Clock Tower before continuing on to the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), an impressive Gothic palace dating back to the 14th century which was transformed into a museum in 1923. From there, take a moment to admire the famous Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace to the New Prison. During this small group guided walk, you'll also see the beautiful spiral staircase of the Palazzo Contarini, along with plenty of the city's charming squares and wonderful views over the Grand Canal. Stop by the Fenice Theatre, the famous Venetian opera house which was destroyed twice by fire and reconstructed both times. The tour ends at the Rialto Bridge, another of the city's most famous landmarks and the perfect spot to take a picture of the iconic scenery.
  • Licensed local guide
  • Tickets to visit Pala d'Oro (the Golden Pall)

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    St. Mark's Square, between the two columns at the entrance of the square

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    First visit to Venice and really I don't regret taking a guided tour of the essential sites. Indeed the configuration of the city is such that it seems difficult to me to be able/know how to orient yourself only from a paper guide: a lot of small alleys (the smallest being 53cm wide!) and beautiful buildings and places in the background (compared to the central elements present in Saint Mark's Square). Argentina is extremely interesting and pleasant. I recommend without hesitation!

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    21 February 2022

    Very pleasant French-speaking guide, attentive. Visit off the beaten track.

    25 May 2022

    Super guide, explanations in perfect French. Rich in information on the sites visited. Thanks

    24 May 2022

    Product ID: 62574