Embark on “The Floating Picturesque,” a walking tour that captures the essence of Venice. Start at the stunning Saint Mark’s Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, and learn about its rich history and the relics it houses. Next, explore the Doge’s Palace, a symbol of Venice’s power and splendor throughout the ages. Walk across the iconic Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace with the new prisons, and then head to the bustling Rialto Bridge, the oldest of the bridges spanning the Grand Canal. Visit the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city’s largest churches, famed for its impressive Gothic structure. Admire the Equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni, a tribute to one of Venice’s great military leaders. Conclude your tour at Saint Marks Square, absorbing the festive atmosphere and the architectural beauty that surrounds you.

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  • Visit the majestic Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice's crown jewel.
  • Wander through the historic Doge's Palace and Saint Marks Square.
  • Cross the famed Bridge of Sighs and Rialto Bridge.


  • Professional tour guide services

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    The Saint Mark's Basilica

    Known for its opulent design and golden mosaics, this basilica stands as a testament to Venice's wealth and artistic mastery during the Byzantine period.

  • 2

    The Doge's palace

    Formerly the residence of the Doge of Venice, this gothic palace is now a museum showcasing art and artifacts from Venice's history as a maritime republic.

  • 3

    Saint Marks square;

    The principal public square of Venice, surrounded by some of the city's most important buildings, it remains a social, cultural, and religious symbol.

  • 4

    Bridge of Sighs;

    Named for the sighs of prisoners as they were led across it, this enclosed bridge is made of white limestone with windows barred with stone.

  • 5

    Rialto Bridge

    The oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal, this iconic structure is known for its architecture, shops, and bustling market.

  • 6

    Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

    A significant example of Italian Gothic architecture, this large church is the final resting place for many of Venice's doges.

  • 7

    Equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni

    An impressive bronze statue commemorating the famous condottiere who served the Republic of Venice, located in Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

Meeting Point

St. Mark's Square, in front of the Lion of Venice sculpture (Piazza San Marco, 30100 Venice)
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.