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Highlights of Padua
Venice Cruise Tours - Highlights of Padua


This 4.5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port in Venice
  • Round Trip Transport in Private Vehicle
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Padua Walking Tour
  • Included Interior Visit- Scrovegni Chapel
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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $490 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $338 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $290 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $240 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $206 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $194 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $174 Per Person (Private Tour)
9 People - $257 Per Person (Private Tour)
10 People - $234 Per Person (Private Tour)
11 People - $216 Per Person (Private Tour)
12 People - $202 Per Person (Private Tour)

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Venice Shore Excursion

This half day Venice shore trip provides the highlights of Padua including the most important Scrovegni Chapel, painted by Giotto in the early 14th century.

After meeting your licensed guide at the pier in Venice, you immediately depart for Padua, a University town of about 200,000 people, and according to records, one of the oldest Universities in the world. During your city tour, you see the 13th century Basilica of Saint Anthony, locally known as "Il Santo". The bones of the saint rest in one of the chapels which is richly ornamented with carved marble.

You will be in awe at The Palazzo della Ragione which is known for having the largest roof unsupported by columns in Europe. The great hall is almost 270 feet long and 90 feet wide and covered in frescos. Beneath is a local market which has been taking place for over 1000 years.

In addition to seeing many of the University buildings you also see several of Padua's famous squares (piazza) where markets often take place. At the end of the tour, you visit Padua's most famous sight, the Scrovegni Chapel.

The Scrovegni Chapel was painted by Giotto between 1303 and 1305 and is one of the greatest masterpieces of Europe. The frescos covering the walls tell the story of the Virgin Mary and Christ. Due to recent renovations, your visit includes spending 15 minutes prior to entrance in a climate-controlled, air locked vault, used to stabilize the temperature between the outside world and the inside of the chapel.

Special Note: The maximum number of people allowed in the chapel at one time is 24 so larger groups would be divided into smaller groups for the visit.

Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Venice tours and Venice Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Venice shore trip using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Meet guide and drive to Padua - 30 Minutes
  • Padua Walking tour- 2.5 Hours
  • Visit Scrovegni Chapel - 30-45 Minutes
  • Return to pier in Venice - 30 Minutes