VENICE SHORE EXCURSION NO. 1
Venice Shore Excursion 1 will lead you on a pleasant walk, through narrow alleyways, meandering canals, and the peaceful squares of Santa Croce and San Polo, two of the six sestieri of Venice.
No cars, no scooters, no modern buildings…our excursion has the charm of a journey into the past…
Campo San Giacomo dell’ Orio, one of the oldest squares in Venice. will enchant you with its peaceful ambiance, its trees, its millenary bell tower, and intimate coffee shops.
Some of the best gelato places in Venice are to be found in this area!
Around this area a handful of interesting artisans will attract your eye with their jewels, glass beads, hats, masks and more.
Campo San Polo, one of the largest squares in Venice, will embrace you with its rounded shape and elegant Medieval and Renaissance homes.
Used once as an arena for bullfights during the Carnival, it is now one of the preferred playgrounds for Venetian children.
Venice Shore Excursion 1 will reach the bustling Rialto Bridge market area, the real heart of Venice and the former international business center.
We’ll cross the Grand Canal to the monumental Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square), political core of the glorious Venetian Republic. Along the way, we’ll include an explanation of all major sites of interest (Ducal Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Bell Tower, Marciana Library, etc.) and, whenever possible, if there are no religious services and “acqua alta” (high water) taking place, a visit to the Basilica.
- Campo San Polo
- Rialto bridge and Market
- St Mark’s Square and Basilica ( on reqiest, skipping the line)
- Stroll into peaceful Santa Croce & San Polo districts
SHORE EXCURSION 1
Arriving on a busy summer day in Venice on your cruise ship can be a challenging experience… There will be several other ships next to yours, and lots of people looking for boats and instructions on how to reach St Mark’s Square!
By using the “People Mover” monorail from the Maritime Station to Piazzale Roma you’ll reach downtown Venice in no time. For further instructions check: http://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/venice-people-mover.htm.
Your guide will wait for you at the Piazzale Roma “People Mover” Station to start exploring Venice on foot.
DRESS CODE AND ADVICE
- No shorts, no sleeveless shirts. Knee high skirts and short sleeves are ok!
- St. Mark’s Basilica is not accessible to visits on Sunday mornings (religious services)
- This tour lasts three hours and costs 295 euros up to 6 people (not per person), only private parties. For larger parties send us an email!
- Admission fees per person:
- St.Mark’s Basilica 7 euros
- Best time for this tour: morning, from 9.30 to 12.30 – Mondays through Saturdays