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  • Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    1. Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    Explore the best of Venice on a walking city tour with an expert guide. See impressive monuments, marvel at iconic buildings, and travel through the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Discover the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Stroll through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Walk past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Wander through small alleys and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.

  • Venice: 2-Hour Tour with Gondola Ride

    2. Venice: 2-Hour Tour with Gondola Ride

    Experience the majestic beauty of Venice by land and water on a combined walking tour and gondola ride. Discover the heart of the city from unusual points of view. First, take a stroll around some of the city’s fabled streets. Discover hidden gems and famous sites, such as the legendary Teatro La Fenice. Marvel at a hidden masterpiece of architecture at the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, a multi-arch spiral staircase on the outside of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Wander down some of the tiny “calle” (alleys) often missed by many tourists. Experience the hustle and bustle of everyday life around the Rialto Bridge, once the center of commercial life in the city. Go to some of the quieter sestiere (districts) before climbing aboard a gondola. Experience the city by its traditional mode of transport as you glide down canals that the larger boats can’t reach. See miraculous pala...

    Tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about Venice. Two hours isn't enough to take in everything but its a great start. The only thing that would have been appreciated is if the Gondola driver could have offered some information but was just silent the entire ride.

  • Venice: Private Overview Walking Tour

    3. Venice: Private Overview Walking Tour

    Enjoy a relaxing 2-hour guided walk away from the main tourist sites and crowds. Make your way through the labyrinth of alleyways towards the famous opera house La Fenice which burned down and has now been rebuilt to its original glory, then a quiet walk towards Palazzo Fortuny once known as Palace of the Orpheans. See the ornate Bovolo spiral staircase (known as ‘of the snail’) tucked away in a tiny courtyard, then onto a view of the Rialto Bridge and Grand Canal, Marco Polo’s house and much more. Take advantage of your expert guides and learn about the Venetian dialect. Hear the history of this enchanting city from your local guides. Discover the extraordinary architectural masterpieces and why they were built that way, learn how Venice lost out on the trade routes when the New World was discovered, leaving Venice medieval forever. Strolling along the narrow streets, “calle” to encou...

  • Venice: Hidden Venice 75-Minute Walking Tour

    4. Venice: Hidden Venice 75-Minute Walking Tour

    Enjoy a guided tour of Venice to experience a more authentic side of the extraordinary city. Follow an unusual itinerary to discover some of the city’s most beautiful sights not normally included on regular tours. Meander through the historical heart to see the exteriors of famous architectural masterpieces, such as La Fenice Opera House and the Rialto Bridge. Your experienced guide will provide valuable information and curious anecdotes from the city’s long history. Continue to Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo to discover a fine example of Gothic architecture in a city that often seems dominated by the Byzantine. See the original multi-arch, external staircase of the palace, chosen by Orson Welles as one of the main locations for his 1952 adaptation of Shakespeare's “Othello.”

    This was a wonderful tour that was paced perfectly. Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy to follow. It was a joy to navigate the streets without all the crowds and the earpieces worked very well for easy hearing.

  • Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

    5. Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

    Benefit from skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View its impressive artworks, admire magnificent interiors, and afterward explore the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages as you explore the seat of a 1,000-year republic. Marvel at the vast collection of masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. See the rich details of the golden staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace. Learn the history of the dukes of Venice as you wander around the lavish halls and corridors at your own pace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. After your visit, enjoy a complimentary admission ticket to the Correr Museum, the National A...

  • Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with City Walking Tour

    6. Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with City Walking Tour

    Discover the best of Venice on a walking tour with skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace. See impressive monuments, marvel at magnificent interiors, and explore the fascinating history of the floating city alongside an expert guide. Meet your expert guide and enjoy priority access to Doge’s Palace, the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Immerse yourself in the European Middle Ages and see masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. See the rich details of the golden staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace. Learn abouty of the dukes of Venice that ruled the city as you wander around the lavish halls and corridors. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. Admire the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, a...

  • 2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

    7. 2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

    On the first day, depart from the Roma Termini Train Station at 6:50 AM. In three and a half hours you will reach the Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station, where you will meet your guide. Upon arrival in Venice, you will check in at the hotel. Your unforgettable journey will start from here. Walking along the Grand Canal and crossing the historic center of Cannaregio with its delightful little streets, you will head towards to San Marco Square where you can admire the most famous monuments of Venice, such as the 700-year-old basilica of San Marco and its museum as well as the San Marco Campanile. Also see the Clock Tower of the first Renaissance building, the Ducal Palace in Venetian Gothic style and the Bridge of Sighs, where you can take romantic and unforgettable photos. After lunch, you will head for the magnificent Rialto Bridge, where you can admire the splendid view of the Grand Cana...

  • Venice: Rialto Neighborhood Tour and Gondola Ride

    8. Venice: Rialto Neighborhood Tour and Gondola Ride

    Discover the Doge's Palace, one of the most important symbols of Venice and for centuries, the historical seat of the most important political powers of the Serene Venetian Republic. Meet your professional guide in Saint Mark's Square, who will then escort you into this magnificent palace to visit the halls of power and immerse yourself in medieval Europe among hundreds of masterpieces. Dominating Saint Mark's Square, the heart of Venice, the Doge's Palace stands out for its size and its extraordinary structure, where Byzantine, European and Oriental architecture collide. Immediately entering the palace, you will pass through the great courtyard and admire the wealth of details on the famous Golden Staircase. Once inside the palace, you will visit the halls where the Duke (Doge) and his council controlled the fate of the Serene Republic, whilst surrounded by hundreds of artistic masterpi...

  • Private Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    9. Private Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    Meet your guide in St. Mark's square for a brief  historical introduction of the most powerful maritime empire of the Mediterranean Sea. The Doge's Palace, the Basilica and the square are highlights that must be visited for their beauty and historical importance by anyone who comes to Venice. From here walk passing by San Moisè church to reach the world famous Teatro La Fenice. The theater, totally restored, except the external walls, still has the charm and elegance of ancient times, when nobles and courtesans enjoyed classical music and operas here. Continue to Campo Manin with the impressive statue of the last Doge, Daniele Manin. Continue along a very tiny street, reach Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, with its external original marbled staircase. A real architectural gem characterized by a mix of different styles (Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine). The staircase is called 'del Bovol...

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What people are saying about Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

Tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about Venice. Two hours isn't enough to take in everything but its a great start. The only thing that would have been appreciated is if the Gondola driver could have offered some information but was just silent the entire ride.

We had a very lively and informative walk, which was crowned by a great view from the roof of the former German trading company. Many thanks to the tour manager who booked this for us in advance.

The gondola ride was excellent! The driver was super talented. He didnt talk to us but the give instructions, but great ride overall!!

Nice walk to get to know Venice from the inside through someone who lives and loves that city.

Great tour, not really hidden spots, but the guide told some great stories