Venture to the heart of Venice for a guided exploration around the iconic Piazza San Marco, taking in the elaborate buildings and bridges showcasing the grandeur of Venice’s medieval past. Also meet famous Venetian Marco Polo, who will recount his famous journeys. Your tour includes an unforgettable stroll through the St. Mark’s area, with its ornate 11th-century basilica. Admire the elegant Marciana Library, home to one of the greatest classical texts collections in the world. See the 500-year-old clock tower — perhaps you’ll have the chance to watch the two bronze figures on the terrace strike the bell on the hour. Nearby, behold the opulent Doges’ Palace, the former official residence of the rulers of Venice, or dogi. And amble along the narrow Venetian streets up to the Grand Canal for a superb view of the Rialto Bridge, the largest of the four bridges spanning this famous waterway. After, you’ll meet an actor portraying legendary Venetian Marco Polo, who will describe you his travels through Asia, Persia, China and Indonesia as well as his experiences at the court of Kublai Khan. Then you’ll have about an hour of free time for shopping or further exploration before making your way back to the pier.
• Guided walk: Stroll through the Piazza San Marco and the surrounding area; behold elaborate buildings representing Venice’s rich medieval past.
• Rialto Bridge: Enjoy a splendid view of the largest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal.
• Marco Polo: Meet one of Venice’s most famous sons; hear about his life and his epic journeys.
• THIS TOUR IS OPERATED BY A TOUR OPERATOR THAT HAS BEEN THIRD-PARTY VERIFIED TO AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD.
What To Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
What To Wear:
• Walking shoes
• Hat and sunglasses
• Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted.
• This tour involves extensive walking and therefore is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
• Guests will be required to embark and disembark a vessel that sits low in the water.
• The order of sights may be reversed.