There is nothing quite like getting to know a city by traveling it on foot. This walking tour of Venice will have you intimately discovering the color and splendor of this captivating Italian city. With the company of a professional, art-loving guide, you'll be able to gain priceless knowledge and appreciation not just of the locations you'll visit, but also of the significance they have to the locals. The first stop is the Piazza San Marco, which has been captured all over the world in postcards and photographs as St. Mark's Square. Then you'll head for the world famous San Marco Basilica and marvel at its exquisite design and ornate edifices. Then it's off to the Palazzo Ducale, or “Doge's Palace”, a fabulous building done in Venetian gothic style. Your journey will then take you to the Bell Tower, that beckoning landmark that stands high above the Venetian landscape. The next stop is at the Procuratie, three interconnected buildings in Piazza San Marco, which are some of the most historic in all of Venice. After this stop is a visit to the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, one of largest churches in Venice, and you'll be dazzled by the artistry within it. The last stop takes you to the Mercerie, or the shopping street, where you can pick up some delightful items to take back home with you.