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The Original & Best Tours

The Original & Best Venice Tour

from € 24.00

A marvelous introduction to St Mark's and the magnificence of Venice.

St Mark's Square was once the epicenter of the wealthiest and most powerful city in Europe, the crossroads to the medieval world's most fascinating places, a glorious homage to human ingenuity and faith in the merchant's skill - a game of chance.

Nothing compares with seeing St Mark's Basilica bathed in a golden afternoon light, embracing a millennium of glorious history as the sun glints off its domed sentinels and gleaming façades.

Juxtapose this with the poignant reminder that this is a city slowly disappearing beneath the luminous waters of the Adriatic Sea, a sea that once ferried unimagined riches and made "La Serenissima" the world's most mesmerizing and mysterious city.

Experience with our talented Venice tour guides what "La Serenissima" means, and has meant, to Venetians over the centuries. See the hauntingly beautiful and aptly named Bridge of Sighs, where the sighs and cries of the condemned echo over the centuries, chasing reflections through the colour-dappled surfaces of myriad canals.

This tour enters St. Mark's Basilica* and we have planned this tour when it is least crowded.

The finer details of the Original & Best Venice Tour:

Prices: Adults - 24 euro; Students (6-17 yrs) - 18 euro; Children (2-5 yrs) - free; Infants (0-1 yr) - free.

The Original Venice Tour Meeting Time and Dates: 3.45pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays from May-July and from September-October. 

Included in Tour Price: Quality guide, guaranteed small group, entrance to St. Mark's Basilica*, headphone audio systems when required.

Excluded From Tour Price:
Optional gratuities

Original & Best Venice Tour Meeting Point: Under the portico, at the foot of the stairs at the Correr Museum's entrance. This is just off St Mark's square between shops 77 and 78, under the arches on the opposite side of the square to that of the Basilica. See map below.

The Original & Best Venice Tour Ends:  Just by where our Doge's Palace Tour begins, so it is possible to do this guided tour of the Doge's Palace right after the Venice Tour.

Tour length: 45 minutes

Minimum participants: 4 persons

Maximum particpants: 18 persons

Weather: This tour runs rain or shine

Please Note: Knees and shoulders must be covered for church entry. No backpacks allowed. *At times, St Mark's Basilica is closed for religious ceremonies, on occasion without prior announcement. In these instances, the tour will proceed without entering into the Basilica. Public Venice Tours are not available in August but we do have great Private Venice Tours on offer all year round exclusively for you or your group. 

Save on this tour! See our
Venice in One Glorious Day Discount Tours Package!

FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS CALL OUR OFFICE NOW: ++39 0413 096 222 (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm) 

On rare occasions, our tours do not meet their minimums, however we have an alternate option and would be happy to run the tour just for you at our cost price to ensure that you do not miss it. Please click here for more details.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 55 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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On 2014/04/01
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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:

great

enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend

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On 2013/06/29
Studebaker Family said:

Perfect Morning in Tuscany was Truly Perfect

On our last day in Florence we wanted to go off the beaten path. This tour was perfect - hiking, history and beautiful scenery. We can't say enough about our tour guide Stefano - he was exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating and very personable. By the end of the tour, we felt like we'd spent the morning with a friend. The tour included a delicious lunch at a villa with gorgeous views and great company. We highly recommend requesting Stefano for your tour and lunch.

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On 2013/06/25
Jennifer said:

The Orginal Best of Tuscany

Went to Italy for first time for my 40th Birthday... We did the Best of Tuscany tour on our last day.Everything about the trip was amazing! When we first arrived, the ladies in the office were very friendly and helpful! We all met, on time with the minibus waiting for us.Our tour guide, Stephon, was great, knowledgeable and entertaining. The location stops were breathtaking and the tour/lunch of the winery exceeded my expectations. I would recommend tours from ArtViva to anyone!

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On 2013/06/10
vanessa said:

had a fabulous morning with Stephan leading us across the hill tops behind Florence. A great walk in some beautiful county which ended at a great villa. Definitely recommend it and Stephan is a great guide

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