Your private tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll be picked up from your hotel. Enjoy a private and comfortable 2.5-hour ride to Venice, hearing a fascinating introduction to the city on route. Then step out at Piazzale Roma to meet your local guide.
Walk the water-lined streets, exploring the San Polo and Santa Croce neighborhoods. Head for the Rialto district, the first area to be settled. Pass the colorful Rialto market and view the exterior of the Church of San Giacomo.
Wander to St. Mark's Square, pausing to admire the architecture of the Ducal Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and the Clock Tower. Then cross the famed Bridge of Sighs, named for the sighs of the condemned prisoners who crossed it to their cells. Continue with a leisurely stroll along the narrow streets of the city, as your guide provides fascinating background about Venetian history and culture.
Opt for lunch at an elegant restaurant near St. Mark's Square at your own expense before enjoying some time to explore the city independently. After a full day of sightseeing, you will be driven back to your hotel in the Florence in the evening.