Golden Mosaics, Winged Lions and the Floating City: Venice Virtual Tour

Virtually experience St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the city of Venice with our best local Guides

4.9 / 5 See All 45 Reviews · 1.0h · Venice, Italy

What is a Virtual Guided Tour? It is not virtual reality. It is a licensed guide led webinar packed with photos, videos, polls and a fully interactive chat function which makes this anything but a lecture video. There is also a live Q&A at the end satisfying all your questions about Venice and Italy. Whether you’ve never been abroad or spent every summer in Italy, enjoy this exciting, interactive experience from the comfort of your home.

Tour Details
  • Live from Venice!
  • Venice: Gondolas, Canals and so much more
  • Interactive Polls and Quizzes, Fun for All Ages
  • Live Chat with your Guide
  • Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic
  • The Doge's Palace
  • Rialto Bridge
  • St. Mark's Basilica

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Would you rather be in a gondola along the grand canal instead of stuck at home? Why is St. Mark’s Basilica referred to as the “Church of Gold”? Do you know the story of the masks Venice is famous for? Join us for an hour online in Venice including:

-An Expert Local Venice Guide

-60 minute interactive online experience

-Live Q&A with your guide

St. Mark’s Basilica

One of the world’s most opulent churches, it has earned its nickname, The Church of Gold. Known for its long lines and incredible gilded interiors, St. Mark’s is a symbol of historical Venetian power. With similarities in architecture to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Eastern influence of the Church is evident. Representing the trade connections as a world port, the Church is one of the most impressive in Italy. Learn about the Basilica’s history, see it’s grandeur and learn about the controversial acquisition of it’s relics.

Rialto Bridge

The oldest bridge in Venice, the original Rialto Bridge was built from broken gondolas in 1181. Rebuilt into its present stone edition in 1591 it connects the central Rialto neighborhood to Saint Mark’s. The wonderful bridge is normally overflowing with tourists, vendors and chaos but your guide will provide you with the bridge without the crowds.

Gondolas

It’s impossible to speak on Venice without talking about their famous boats. These wooden small vessels have been guiding Venetians through their hundreds of canals for centuries. Learn how these symbols of romance are built and why they are so popular.

Doge's Palace

Venice did not have kings and queens, for over 1,000 years the Venetian Republic was ruled by the Doge. Coming from the same latin root as Duke, the Doge ruled from the aptly named Doge’s Palace. This massive castle is located right next to St. Mark’s Basilica in St. Mark’s Square was the political and administrative capitol building of Venice from 1340 until 1797 when Napoleon took the city. The Palace though maybe most known for its use as a prison, especially its infamous cells “I Piombi” or “The leads” where prisoners including Casanova were kept. Casanova tells the tales of his stay and escape from the Doge’s Palace in his book Story of My Life.

Glass Blowing of Murano

A short boat ride from Venice are the seven small islands that make up Murano. Known for its famous glass making, the area has been creating glass marvels for centuries. Your guide will virtually bring you through the glass blowing experience and learn how the artisans of Murano stand apart from lesser glassmakers worldwide, creating the standard from Venice and beyond.

What you get with this tour
An Expert Local Venice Guide
60 minute interactive online experience
Live Q&A with your guide
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10/25/2020
great tour

Very engaging tour guide, lots of information. A lovely hour spent in good (virtual) company.

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Charles Gundersen
8/31/2020

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Reviewed by
Sarah Krepp
8/31/2020
Great Overview, Lots of Info

Wonderful and efficient tour of the highlights of the city and enough history to put things in context. I especially liked the mini tour of the Prado as well as the specific recommendations for cafes. Very knowledgeable and engaging guide! I've never been to Madrid and this convinced me that I need to go in person when I can.

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Janice Pena

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Online, exact directions will be sent upon booking

What to bring?

A strong internet connection and a good cup of coffee or cappuccino!

What age group will be best suited for this experience?

We welcome those of all ages, there will be certainly be nothing beyond PG in the experience

Do I need to download a separate program or anything?

No, we will send you the link to access the experience upon booking with all instructions

What are the minimum computer requirements?

All you need is access to the internet, laptop or ipad are recommended for screen size. Casting to a TV should work as well

Do I need a webcam / Microphone? Will other people be able to see me/hear me?

No, if you would like to interact you are welcome to but no one will see your camera or hear you speak unless you'd like to in the Q&A portion but that would be only audio. Your privacy is very important to us.

Where to meet?

Online, exact directions will be sent upon booking

Can my family join?

Absolutely! If you would like to huddle around the computer and watch we would love have them join! There will only be one login per booking though, therefore it cannot be accessed on multiple devices

Can I cancel?

Virtual Tours are nonrefundable, but are transferable with 1 hour advance notice

What to bring?

A strong internet connection and a good cup of coffee or cappuccino!

What to bring?

A strong internet connection and a good cup of coffee or cappuccino!

What age group will be best suited for this experience?

We welcome those of all ages, there will be certainly be nothing beyond PG in the experience

What are the minimum computer requirements?

All you need is access to the internet, laptop or ipad are recommended for screen size. Casting to a TV should work as well

Where to meet?

Online, exact directions will be sent upon booking

Do I need to download a separate program or anything?

No, we will send you the link to access the experience upon booking with all instructions

Do I need a webcam / Microphone? Will other people be able to see me/hear me?

No, if you would like to interact you are welcome to but no one will see your camera or hear you speak unless you'd like to in the Q&A portion but that would be only audio. Your privacy is very important to us.

Can my family join?

Absolutely! If you would like to huddle around the computer and watch we would love have them join! There will only be one login per booking though, therefore it cannot be accessed on multiple devices

Can I cancel?

Virtual Tours are nonrefundable, but are transferable with 1 hour advance notice

Where to meet?

Online, exact directions will be sent upon booking

What to bring?

A strong internet connection and a good cup of coffee or cappuccino!

Can my family join?

Absolutely! If you would like to huddle around the computer and watch we would love have them join! There will only be one login per booking though, therefore it cannot be accessed on multiple devices

Do I need a webcam / Microphone? Will other people be able to see me/hear me?

No, if you would like to interact you are welcome to but no one will see your camera or hear you speak unless you'd like to in the Q&A portion but that would be only audio. Your privacy is very important to us.

What are the minimum computer requirements?

All you need is access to the internet, laptop or ipad are recommended for screen size. Casting to a TV should work as well

Do I need to download a separate program or anything?

No, we will send you the link to access the experience upon booking with all instructions

What age group will be best suited for this experience?

We welcome those of all ages, there will be certainly be nothing beyond PG in the experience

Can I cancel?

Virtual Tours are nonrefundable, but are transferable with 1 hour advance notice

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