- Book the ENTDO option before Sept 30 and travel any time until Oct 31, 2015 to save 10% off our previously offered price!
Keen to see more? Upgrade to include a two-hour tour of Doge's Palace, where you'll see the palace's magnificent public rooms, as well as the Piombi attic prison, which offers rare and limited access to the public.
- Small-group Venice sightseeing tour by land and water
- See top Venice sights along the Grand Canal on a 1-hour water taxi ride
- Take a 2-hour walking tour, which includes Piazza San Marco and the Goldoni Theatre
- Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica di San Marco
- Upgrade to include a 2-hour Doge's Palace tour, and see the Piombi attic prison (usually closed to the public)
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What You Can Expect
Next, disembark your water taxi for your small-group walking tour of top Venice attractions and hidden gems. See the external Bovolo staircase, in all its spiral glory, and pass the former home of Marco Polo, Venice's famous patron. Hear tales of his seafaring adventures in far-flung lands, and stroll through the lively Campo San Luca and Campo SS Giovanni Paolo squares.
Then it’s on to the beautiful Goldoni Theatre, Venice's lesser-known but much-loved opera house, before you reach Rialto Bridge. This must-see landmark is adored by all who visit it, and you'll be awe-struck by its sleek marble lines that produce dazzling reflections in the water beneath.
You'll skip the line outside the Basilica di San Marco, and head straight in for a tour of the basilica and its second level terrace.
Upgrade to include a tour of Doge's Palace:
If the tales of Doge's Palace aren't enough to satisfy your curiosity, then upgrade! You can include a unique two-hour Doge's Palace tour in the morning, allowing you to see both the magnificent public rooms and the rarely seen Piombi attic prison. Learn about the dark deeds of the Venetian doges, and see the attic prison where Giancomo Casanova was once held captive.
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. We included the upgrade for the secret itinerary tour of the Doge's Palace. Elena, our tour guide for the Doge's Palace was amazing. She was not only informative and knowledgeable, she was animated and made the history come to life. In addition to the tour, we enjoyed the free time to explore the remaining parts of the Doge's Palace. For the afternoon component, our tour guide Paola was also excellent. Having only 8 of us in the group allowed Paola to tailor the tour to our wants. Overall, we really enjoyed this tour!
Moise, our tour guide, was spectacular! He made Venice even more magical for us!!! The combination of the water taxi ride and the walking tour is an excellent way to understand the history and present day life of this fantastic city.
The tour was thorough and interesting. Our guide was excellent was knowledgeable.
Great tour, excellent organization, the guide was very kind and well informed.
Guide's are fantastic. Tour is really worth the money.
Wonderful way to see Venice for first time. Tour guide was superb. He sorry I could not remember his name showed us the popular sites as well as neighborhoods of the locals.
Benefits of a small group tour meant that the whole experience felt a lot more personal and there were lots more opportunities to ask the tour guide questions. The guide was knowledgeable and I really enjoyed what I learnt about Venice. Water taxi ride is a great way to tour Venice!
Our tour guide was wonderful, it ended up only being 4 people in our group. She was a native and told us all the wonderful information about this fantastic city.
I would highly recommend this tour. The guide we had, the places we saw, the boat trip through the canals and the time set aside to do it was excellent. We didn't do the Doge's palace part of the trip so I'm not sure if we missed anything there but all in all we had a great afternoon out. The only issue we had was actually finding the guide near the bridge. As it's very busy maybe the guide should somehow be more prominent
The best guide I have ever met. Fantastic tour made so much better with our guide. Informative, incredibly knowledgeable, and a very friendly genuine personality. Excellent value for money. I hope that Aviator can pass this review on to our guide. Book this and enjoy.