A Walk through the Heart of Venice Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Venice, Italy
Approx. Duration: 4 hours
Adult Pricing: $59*
Child Pricing: $49*
*Prices vary by sail date.
Cultural/Educational:
  • 5.0/5
Cultural:
  • 5.0/5
Entertaining:
  • 5.0/5
Historical:
  • 5.0/5
Start with an orientation ride along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll meet your guide for a walking tour through the heart of the city and take in many of its famous landmarks. You'll see the impressive Doge's Palace, the Basiilica of St. Mark, the Rialto Bridge crossing the Grand Canal, and much more.
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A Walk through the Heart of Venice

Start with an orientation ride along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll meet your guide for a walking tour through the heart of the city and take in many of its famous landmarks. Learn a bit of the history of 'The Most Serene Republic of Venice' and see the impressive Doge’s Palace with its beautiful Gothic architecture of lacy white limestone and pink marble. Adjacent to the palace, the Basilica of St. Mark stands proud as the centerpiece of Piazza San Marco. One of the best examples of Byzantine Architecture, its exterior is magnificently adorned.


See the Bridge of Sighs, the bell tower, the clock tower and many other important buildings as your guide takes you through the narrow streets that lead up to the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. During your tour, you’ll stop at a glass factory showroom where you’ll see a demonstration on how the famed Murano glass is made, followed by some time for shopping or browsing. At the end of the tour, you’ll meet your escort at a designated time and place for the return to your ship.


Note: Venice is a city built on and encompassed by water. Most tours require a lot of walking and climbing of stairs over many bridges and therefore are not suggested for anyone with walking difficulties. This particular tour has 500 steps, uneven and cobblestone terrain, and approximately 2 kilometers of walking. This tour is offered on Norwegian Spirit sailings that start in Barcelona and end in Venice and on Norwegian Jade consecutive sailings where Venice is a port of call.
Activity Level
  • 4.0/5 Stars.
(2 Reviews)
Write a Review
Port: Venice, Italy
Approx. Duration: 4 hours
Adult Pricing: $59*
Child Pricing: $49*
*Prices vary by sail date.
Cultural/Educational:
  • 5.0/5
Cultural:
  • 5.0/5
Entertaining:
  • 5.0/5
Historical:
  • 5.0/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.