Combo tour: walking tour of Venice with skip-the-line Grand Canal ride

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An essential tour for the understanding of Venice with a relaxing 30-minute gondola ride through the Grand Canal! Enjoy a walking tour (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice.
A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the history of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm.Start from Piazza San Marco and discover its origins, history and description of the main monuments, such as the Basilica San Marco, the Doge's Palace Palazzo Ducale, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower and the Procuratie.Then admire Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the so-called "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice.You will finally return to San Marco through the Mercerie, crucial connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.At the end of the walking tour, you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride approx. 30 minutes ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area).At the end of your activity, you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman Demonstration visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour).

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  • The visit is monolingual
  • On the gondola ride, there is no commentary
  • Bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in the case of groups over 10 people
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested
  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
  • Each gondola can guest a maximum of 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guests weight
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