SHORE EXCURSION: WALKING TOURS OF SAN POLO AND SAN MARCO: 9 Hours
PRIVATE TOURS OF SAN POLO AND SAN MARCO – VENICE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Private Venice Shore Excursions Includes: Round trip transportation to and from the dock, entrance tickets to Doge’s palace in St. Mark’s Square, services of private tour guide.
Not Included: Other entrance tickets to sites you decide to enter en route.
You will enjoy this private walking tour of lively San Polo, located in Rialto, the commercial center of the Republic of Venice. Your tour guide will tell you about the foreign merchants that came here from far and wide to sell precious products like fabrics and spices. Today, you can still visit the outdoor fish and produce markets. The guided tour continues through the narrow, winding back streets to reach San Polo Square and its ancient palaces. From here, you will reach the Frari campo (square) with its magnificent church, where you can admire masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Titian and other artists.
Lunch and free time before proceeding with your exploration of San Marco district with your tour guide. This private walking tour of Venice continues at Riva degli Schiavoni, along the waterfront at St. Mark’s Square. You will visit the Gothic Bragora Church, where you can see Cima da Conegliano’s masterpiece, St. John the Baptist. Next, you will pass San Martino Church to reach the imposing entrance of the Arsenal, the former military shipyard of the Republic of Venice. Afterwards, you walk along Garibaldi Street, a very popular residential area, to end up at the island of San Pietro in Castello, the seat of the Bishop of Venice.
NOTE: All our private shore excursions in Venice can be fully customized to meet your touring goals and desired activities.