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).