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From Trieste Port: Private Venice Shore Excursion & Gondola
2447 USD
Escape to the City of Water on a private day trip from Trieste Port to enchanting Venice. Imagine yourself gliding through the canals on a romantic gondola ride, taking in the breathtaking beauty of this unique city. Next, take a leisurely stroll around Piazzale Roma, a vibrant hub of Venetian life. Be awestruck by the exquisite Frari Chapel, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and marvel at the stunning Doge Palace, a symbol of Venetian grandeur. After a day of wonder and discovery, return to your cruise ship with unforgettable memories of La Serenissima.
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As you disembark from your cruise ship, you'll be warmly greeted at the port and escorted to a modern, comfortable, and air-conditioned vehicle. Your professional driver will then take the wheel, navigating you through the picturesque Italian countryside on a scenic 2.5-hour journey. Rest assured that each tour is carefully tailored to your cruise ship's schedule, ensuring you make the most of your time in port and don't miss your ship's departure. Upon arrival, you'll arrive at the last parking point accessible to cars on the outskirts of Venice, where you'll meet your private, certified Venetian guide. They'll be your expert companion throughout this unforgettable adventure in this enchanting city. From here, you'll be transferred to Piazzale Rome, where your adventure truly begins. As you stroll across the first bridge, you'll be captivated by the timeless charm of this unique island. Your guide will lead you through the historic old town, passing the San Rocco school and church, which houses the lesser-known Tintoretto Sistine Chapel. Next, you'll visit the iconic Campo San Polo, where the Venetians once organized bullfights during Carneval. Your journey will then take you to the vibrant Rialto market, a hub of activity where locals and tourists alike flock for fresh seafood and produce. Take this opportunity to browse Venetian delicacies, grab a snack or drink, and shop for souvenirs. You'll also marvel at the captivating Rialto Bridge, the first to be built on the Grand Canal. After a refreshing break, you'll cross the Rialto Bridge, gaining insight into the lives of traders who would return to their merchant vessels docked at the port after a successful day on shore. Finally, you'll arrive at the breathtaking San Marco Square, one of the most stunning squares in the world and the only "Square of Venice". Here, you'll have some free time to explore the Doge Palace or Basilica on your own (entry fees not included). Your guide will point out the intricate mosaics adorning the ancient Basilica and its clock tower, along with the Campinale (Bell Tower). You'll also catch a glimpse of the extraordinary Doge Palace, which served as the White House and Pentagon for over 1,000 years (inside visit not included). To top off this unforgettable experience, you'll enjoy a private, world-famous gondola ride, with each gondola accommodating up to 5 people. At the end of the tour, your guide will bid you farewell, and your driver will safely return you to your cruise ship.