The History of Venice: San Marco Highlights Private Tour

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From $256.18

15 reviews   (4.33)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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It’s the history that made the city today. During this private tour, it’s time to discover Venice through San Marco Highlights.
Embark on a storytelling journey that will keep you entertained while at the same time giving you insights you can’t find in a history book.

Delve deep into the subject with highlights and landmarks like Doge’s Palace, Basilica di San Marco and San Marco Square. Connect their relevance to this historical event and the effects it had from past to present in Venice. Thanks to your local guide, it will be as if you just took a trip back in time!

Withlocals History City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

What's Included

CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset

Private guide

What's Not Included

Entrance tickets to landmarks are not included

Gondola Ride - Guests must pay upfront to the host

Hotel pick-up & drop off

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Doge's Palace
Palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Piazza San Marco
The lowest point of Venice and the city's main square where most famous buildings are located.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di San Marco
Blending the architectural styles of East and West, Venice's magnificent basilica was consecrated in 832 AD as an ecclesiastical building to house the remains of St. Mark.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Depending on your host and their chosen route for the tour, this stop might also be included in your route.

• Admission Ticket Free


Customized intro to Venice
Brandon_T, 28-03-2022
When the sites we planned to see were not exactly what we wanted, our guide Nicolleta pivoted with us and did an amazing job of giving us an overview of the city, drilling into interesting details about the palace, Venice history, and St. Mark's. She showed us local things you won't find in the tour books as well as gave us the right level of interesting information on the major landmarks. This was the perfect way to see Venice! I'd recommend doing this at the beginning of your stay.
San Marco Tour
Angelica_O, 21-02-2022
Nicoletta was a great guide for our tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. She is very knowledgeable and has a deep passion for all things Venetian.
A tour to remember!
Mike_H, 22-10-2021
Getting to tour Venice with Mattia was like seeing your favorite relative and having them show you the best parts of town. He took us off the beaten path and showed us a Venice we never would have ever seen. It was the highlight of our two week tour of Europe and was something we will never forget!
Wonderful tour of Venice
johnnyq384, 19-09-2021
We had a wonderful tour with Lucrezia in Venice. She has the perfect combination of knowledge, experience and most of all patience. She easily adjusted the tour to suit our needs, her explanations were clear and easy to understand. We were amazed by her detailed knowledge of Gondolas. She found answers to all of our questions. Finally, she followed up the tour with additional information the next day. Highly recommend
Tour With Romy
Killordie10, 25-05-2021
My wife, infant son, and I booked a tour with Romy. Her incredible knowledge of Venice, both past and present, will give you so much more information and appreciation for the city than you could ever hope for on your own. With confidence and ease, she will expertly navigate you through the labyrinth of the confusing streets and keep you hanging on her every word while she brilliantly recounts rich Venetian history in vivid detail. It was shocking to see all the little details she pointed out that we would have certainly missed exploring on our own. Kind to listen to you intently and remarkably patient with all of your questions, Romy is far and away the single best guide we have ever had, in any country. When you part ways, you'll feel as if though you are saying goodbye to a dear friend. It's at that moment you'll suddenly realize, that among all of the awe inspiring beauty that surrounds you, truly the greatest hidden gem in all of Venice, is Romy.

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