THE GRAND TOUR OF VENICE: ON FOOT & BY BOAT

Tuesday  20 August  2019  9:30 AM    Tuesday  20 August  2019 11:59 PM
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THE "GRAND TOUR" OF VENICE:  SHORE EXCURSION  ON FOOT AND BY BOAT  St Mark's Square with priority entrance to the Basilica - private water-taxi navigation along Grand Canal to Murano - visit to top glass factory - back streets stroll in Venice - Rialto Bridge & market                                                               This small group tour is designed to be a complete introduction to Venice in just 3 & 1/2 hours. The Grand Tour of Venice begins in  St Mark's Square and the interior of the  Basilica  (which cannot be visited if there is "acqua alta", high water, or religious celebration days), with an overview of all the  celebrated monuments here. This part of the tour will allow our guides to provide a well-articulated historical introduction to the city: its genesis, apogee and decline, through the course of time, spanning from the 9th to the 19th century ! We will then board a private launch to navigate the Grand Canal on our way to Murano. From this waterway, which is still the main thoroughfare here, we will admire the homes of the rich and powerful in past and present Venice,  with their particular styles and stories.     Your guide will also stress the accent on today's problems about the preservation of this most unique cultural heritage which is Venice.   We continue up to the Northern Lagoon to visit the island of Murano, a major center  of glassblowing for 800 years. On Mondays through Fridays you will see an actual production line at one of the top glass factories.   After returning to Venice from Murano we will have enough time to explore the back streets, where the Venetians live, to savor the everyday life  in an intricate maze of ancient narrow alleyways,  large and lively squares with magnificent buildings, meandering canals,coming finally to Rialto, the bustling "heart" of Venice. The tour operates:   TUESDAYS  and FRIDAYS  from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm   (1st May - 31st October)                                    Meeting point :      St. Mark's Square, by Porta della Carta.     the exit of the Doge's Palace (see picture on the left)      Price:   Euro 135 per person    Number of participants : maximum 8 people    Duration : 3 & 1/2  hrs    If you are a single traveler, please contact us at info@walksinsidevenice.com    we'll try to accomodate you! Note: As official city guides we can access St Mark's Basilica through priority entrance  Boat transportation is included in the price of the tour Late arrivals won't be accepted, sorry. Dress code : no shorts (knee high is fine) , no sleeveless (short sleeves ok)   IMPORTANT : If your party consists of 5 or more people we warmly advise to book one of our private tours - it's cheaper!   see here our private VENICE GRAND TOUR                    OUR VENICE SMALL GROUP TOURS Our small group tours are designed for those who would like to share ourVenice walks with some other travelers.Tours will operate weekly from May 1st, until October 31st All tours are conducted in English by professional, expert guide-lecturersTours will run with a minimum of four and a maximum of eight participants .   send us a request at info@walksinsidevenice.com We will be pleased to provide any further information or help.      Daniela mobile: +39 333 8324589      Sara mobile +39 335 5229714      Roberta mobile +39 347 2530560                         

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Exit of the Doge's Palace, Porta della Carta
St Mark's Square, St Mark's Square, 30100, Italy, Veneto
Exit of the Doge's Palace, Porta della Carta
St Mark's Square, St Mark's Square, 30100, Italy, Veneto
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