SHORE EXCURSION: WALKING TOURS OF DORSODURO & SAN MARCO: 9 Hours
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WALKING TOURS OF DORSODURO AND SAN MARCO – VENICE SHORE EXCURSIONS FROM SAN BASILIO OR MARITTIMA
Venice Shore Trips Includes: Round trip transportation to and from the Venice ports, entrance tickets to Naval museum, services of private tour guide, free time to explore on your own.
Not Included: Entrance tickets to sites you decide to enter during your tour of Dorsoduro Disctrict.
This invigorating Venice walking tours will take you through San Marco and Dorsoduro, on the south side of Venice. In Dorsoduro, there are many possible walks, all including historically important places as well as more contemporary sights. The usual tour starts from the Santa Margherita campo (square), one of the liveliest areas in Venice, as it is near the University. From here you will walk to the Church of San Sebastiano, where Paolo Veronese painted some of his finest masterpieces. Then you will continue through calli and campielli (narrow streets) to reach the shipyard of San Trovaso, where the famous gondolas of Venice are made. From here you will go to the Zattere, where the tour ends with the visit to the church of the Gesuati, frescoed by Giambattista Tiepolo.
Note that you can also have your private guide take you along the inner canals of the Dorsoduro to the Baroque Church of Maria della Salute, or you can stop for a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Modern Art Collection, housed in her mansion complete with a sculpture garden and terrace facing the grand canal. Be mindful of your time as there are so many things to see in Venice. Be sure to consult with your guide at all times.
Lunch and free time before proceeding with your exploration of San Marco district with your tour guide. On this private tour of Venice, you will also see three of the city’s most important sights. Your licensed tour guide will pick you up at the dock and take you to Venice, in St. Mark’s Square. You will see many of its historical and artistic treasures dating from antiquity: the Cathedral with its precious mosaics; the Doge’s Palace with its well-known Bridge of Sighs; the Procuratie palaces and the Napoleonic Wing; and the Clock Tower, the Campanile and the Marciana National Library.
NOTE: All our private shore excursions in Venice can be fully customized to meet your touring goals and desired activities.
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