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3 hours Highlights of Venice Tour with Rialto Borough

Our best-selling private tour of Venice, you will see all of the must-sees of the city in 3 hours with the help of an entertaining, expert private guide! Be sure to skip the lines to St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace!

3 hours Highlights of Venice Tour with Rialto Borough
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Tour description

Are you looking for a private tour of Venice? Is your goal to cover all of the highlights of Venice? Learn all about the city's art and history from an engaging private guide, instead of just reading boring facts from a guidebook! You're sure to want to skip the lines to enter the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica. This is our bestseller tour in Venice for friends and couples. In just 3 hours you will be able to cover all of Venice's must-sees, accompanied by a fully licensed expert private guide!

You will meet our local private guide in St. Mark’s Square where our 3 hour Highlights of Venice Tour begins. Home to one of Italy’s most famous basilicas, you will enter the iconic St. Mark’s Basilica with skip the line tickets to avoid the queue. Inside you will admire the stunning mosaic works and you will see the Golden Pall with over 2000 precious gems. Your private guide will be able to explain to you the history of St Mark’s Basilica, as well as the architects and artists who contributed to its striking beauty.

Next, during your private tour of Venice, you will visit the political heart of the ‘floating city’ with the Doge’s Palace, once belonging to the rulers of Venice. With your private guide, you will again enter with skip the line tickets, visiting the different rooms of the Doge’s Palace, such as the apartments of the Doge, the hall of the council and of course….the prisons! You will admire the world-famous Bridge of Sighs and find out about its sinister history.

Your highlights of Venice adventure will continue to the Rialto Bridge. With your dedicated guide you will discover hidden corners and have the chance to visit the picturesque district of Rialto with its colorful market.

The tour wil include also the free glass blowig demonstration in a traditional glass factory, in Venice city centre.

In order to complete your experience, we can book you a private gondola ride to discover Venice from its waters. It will be the cherry on top of your stay in Venice!

With our 3 hours highlights of Venice tour, you will be able to cover all of the main sites of the city and go into relative depth about the art and history of Venice. Do you want to customize a private tour of Venice to include other sites that are of interest to you? No problem! We can suggest to you ways to arrange an exclusive itinerary designed to perfectly suit your interests.

Languages: English

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Dress code: Comfortable walking shoes. To enter churches and places of worship shoulders and knees must be covered.

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Meeting point:

Meet your guide between the two white columns in St. Mark's Square. The guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name


  • St. Mark’s Square;
St. Mark’s Square;
  • St Mark’s Basilica
St Mark’s Basilica
  • Doge Palace;
Doge Palace;
  • Bridge of Sighs;
Bridge of Sighs;
  • Contarini Palace with its spiral staircase (outdoor);
Contarini Palace with its spiral staircase (outdoor);
  • Rialto Bridge; Rialto Bridge;

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DRESS CODE: in order to enter religious sites, such as Churches, shoulders and knees must be covered

We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.

Please note: orders of the sites visited may change.



  • 3 hours private guide
3 hours private guide
  • skip the line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, skip the line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace,

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