On this trip, you’ll head to the centre of Venice for a look at some of its most important monuments. Your guide will be waiting for you at the port, where you’ll board a boat and set off through the canals to Doge’s Palace. This 15th-century, Gothic bastion was built by the Doge of Venice – the head of state – and it used to be the official seat of the Venetian Republic. During your visit, you’ll learn about the city’s history, and walk across the 400-year-old Bridge of Sighs. It connects the palace to a prison, where you’ll pass the old cells and hear about Giacomo Casanova’s famous escape in 1756. After your visit, you’ll follow your guide to the Rialto Bridge – the oldest stone crossing in Venice. Snap some pictures of the pastel-coloured houses that line up along the canal here. When you’re done, you’ll walk to St Mark’s Square – the city’s biggest piazza – and catch a boat back to the port.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.