Guided tour

Venice: Guided Walking Tour

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Venice: Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Venice Boat Experience

Get an introduction to the main monuments of Venice on a comprehensive 3-hour walking tour. Skip the long lines to St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, and enjoy an optional visit to a glass-blowing factory at the end of your tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Learn more about the history of Venice and its main monuments
  • See masterpieces of Byzantine and Renaissance art and architecture
  • Discover where the explorer Marco Polo lived
Full description
Learn the history of Venice on a guided walking tour and marvel at the monuments of St. Mark's Square, such as St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Walk to Campo Santa Maria Formosa and the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo to admire one of the city's largest churches. See the house where Marco Polo lived. Then, return to St. Mark's Square via the Mercerie connecting the Rialto and San Marco districts. Skip the long lines to look inside the Doge’s Palace and learn more about the historic seat of power. Discover masterpieces of art collected by the dukes of Venice and admire the rich details of the gold staircase and other features. Walk across the Bridge of Sighs from the inside to see the prison where Casanova was kept. Get fast track entry to St. Mark’s Basilica and explore a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. Look at the gold mosaics and marble inlays on the floor, admire the gemstones of the Pala d'Oro and get an amazing view of the treasury.
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Audio receiver device per person
  • Entrance fees
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet under the Clock Tower in Piazza San Marco. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Proper clothing is required to visit the basilica
  • For security reasons backpacks are not allowed
  • The tour is not guaranteed in the event of bad weather conditions
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Great overview ...

August 6, 2021

Elizabeth was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor

We did the walking tour, St Marks Cathedral and Doges Palace and all of it was with Elizabeth. She was extremely knowledgeable, really knew her stuff and gave us lots of little information bites along the way. Highly recommended

September 1, 2019

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August 12, 2019

Product ID: 129753