On LivTours Private Venice Tour, you will start by meeting your private guide in the picturesque St. Mark’s Square with a perfect view of the breathtaking St. Mark’s Basilica. Starting with LivTour’s privileged access you will spend your time admiring the ornate interior rather than waiting in line. Constructed in the 9th century, this basilica has been decorated with hundreds of thousands of golden mosaic tiles, giving it the rightly earned nickname. On your private tour, you will learn why it has played such a key role in the history of Venice and your guide will make sure you have plenty of time to explore the numerous treasures.
Up until the 19th century, this breathtaking Basilica was the Doge’s (Duke’s) private chapel and was connected by a covered walkway that still connects the two buildings. St. Mark’s Basilica holds Venice’s religious past (and present), the Doge’s Palace holds the fascinating, and sometimes dark, political past. As well as, Venice’s independent government offices, prisons and courts. Your guide will regale you with the secret stories of the Palace as you walk through the Doge’s private, luxurious apartments and impressive halls such as the Hall of the Great Council.
The next part of your private tour takes you to visit the prisons where your expert guide will share with you the scary, dark and gory stories of the past. Get your cameras ready, as a last stop, you will walk through the famous Bridge of Sighs and discover how it got its English name!
After exploring the religious and political centers of Venice, you will have a better understanding of this complicated beautiful city. Sigh and be amazed by the enchanting scenery, incredible stories and wonderful world that you have learned about during this exclusive Venice private tour.