Land and water. A private boat tour of Venice

A 3 hour guided tour, including the highlights: St.Mark’s Square and its buildings: the Doge’s Palace (exterior only) St.Mark’s Church (interior) with the skip the line service, followed by a 1 hour private water boat tour of the magnificent Grand Canal and minor canals.

A city of masks, it’s no surprise that Venice is itself a city of many faces. Our Venice boat walking tour explore two distinct worlds existing side by side in this ancient space: a network of passages and alleyways for those on foot, and a network of canals for those traversing the ancient city by boat.

In this tour we’ll combine these two modes of transportation to allow you to experience the ancient city from all sides. This tour gives you the chance to experience the watery nature of Venice and at the same time savour a walk through the main historical sites of the city, with some secret corners too. It  includes one hour by private water taxi and two walking: three hours guided tour in total.

Venice is a unique city, an entangled urban texture crossed by canals and located at the center of a huge expanse of shallow water. Venice has a double transit network as you can walk or take a boat with two different ways of perceiving the city, her amazing architecture and daily life.

Experience our city to the fullest with a combination of land and water.
We’ll start with a walk through the world famous locations of San Marco square and the Rialto bridge and market area if this is your first time in Venice. If not, there is much more to see and explore through lesser known but equally beautiful and charming areas.

To continue later on board a boat we’ll provide an overview of Venice by water including major canals and main water areas as your guide describes the magnificent palaces unfolding to your view and tells you all about the present life as you see it.

Your attention will be drawn continuously by the many events taking place in the water, just a few meters from you as the boat glides down the canals.

If you have been previously to Venice, our boat walking tour can skip the San Marco and Rialto areas and include other districts.

Highlights: St. Mark square, exterior of Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Prisons and Basilica of St. Mark, one hour water tour Grand Canal and minor canals


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