4.5 star rating: Recommended 308 Reviews

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  Standard Tour: approx. 2 hoursStandard Tour including Doge's Palace: approx. 3.5 hours

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour including Basilica di San Marco. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent really enjoyed it and our tour guidewas fantastic and kept us informed at every stage of teh trip. Really worth the money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Well this was superb,weather challenging but our first guide Monica made the Bert of it !
The guide Moses for the Basillica was excellent ,knowledgeable,interesting with a wonderful sense of humour on a day when the elements were against him.
A thoroughly professional service well worth the price!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

'very informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide was amazing... She had a phd in art history and taught at the university level during the school year. She had also lived in Venice for 20 years, so she knew her stuff. More than that, she was knowledgable, friendly, interesting - with neat stories to share. Her presence really deepened the experience of the neighborhood we walked through, the art we saw, the intrigue of the Doge's palace. It was definitely worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I think that this was a fantastic excursion and it really was worth paying the money to skip the line. Our tour guide was very helpful and informative. I would recommend to all

Carissa E
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

SO happy we did this tour! Coming to Venice for the first time, we started with the tour in the hope to gain some familiarity to a few areas.. It definitely made navigating easier in the days after! Our guide was fantastic, we learnt a lot about Venice just in these couple of hours. We added on the tour for the Doge's Palace after Basilica di San Marco and were so glad we did - would recommend. Skipping the loooooong queue line with a tour group is always a bonus. If you're coming to Venice for the first time, this tour cannot come highly recommended :-

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide was excellent. Very knowledgable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Very entertainig and keen guide, shame time in Basilica is limited but this is not the fault of the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Elena was an amazing tourguide! She was super informative, funny and accommodating. I really liked hearing her talk about all of the different spots including some of her opinions. Both funny and insightful.

Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide was very knowledeable and knew her stuff! My only recommendation would be to take your own headset/earphones. The ones furnished on the trip weren't great and were hard to hear on.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Exceptionally good guide who told us many interesting and fascinating facts and anecdotes. She was very friendly and very knowledgeable and answered all questions asked.
Highly recommeded

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour would recommend it to anyone and our guide marco was exellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Very good tour that gave us a good feel for the city. Guide was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent, tour guide was very professional and nice to deal with.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our tour guide was excellent and very informative, even bringing visual guides with diagrams in order to explain the more technically complex aspects of Venetian Art and Architectural history. The only catch is that I would prefer the instructions to state that visitors are not allowed LARGE umbrellas VS.small foldable umbrellas into the Dodge palace since it rained terribly on the day of the tour and it was clear that some visitors were unprepared for the heavy downpour. All in all though, it was an amazing experience - the guide was very professional in spite of the bad weather and I would highly recommend it to visitors - especially those who are on a short trip but wish to learn about Venetian history in a short span of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was great! The tourguide, she gave a lot of information about Venice history. Every our questions has a satisfied answer, such as: Masks, Theather, Gongoda,... It's worth money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Our guide was amazing! So glad we got the tour with Frederica . She gave us the local's view of life in Venice, plus a good historical perspective. We totally enjoyed the tour and went to several of her recommendations during our stay.

Susan S
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Elena was a terrific guide. I'd highly recommend the tour.

Susan S
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Elena was a terrific guide. I'd highly recommend the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Amazing! Highly recommended...Mirko was great! He explained all so well, perfect english. We love it.
We were no too crazy abut Venice, but Viator's tours were well organized! We love it.
And again thank you Mirko! ...you were wonderful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Great tour and excellent guide. We learned a lot about Venice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Absolutely positively value for money with this tour. Guided by an art historian, we skipped the line as promised and got as good a look at everything open to the public as possible with the crowds. Our guide had actually done part of her studies in the Vatican museums, and was able to give background to many of the pieces of art we saw. She even disbanded the tour inside the gates so if you wanted to go back and climb the dome you could. Loved it! Can't avoid the crowds though.

Isabele S
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour was fantastic. We had a very nice guide and she gave us great insights about Venice. Skipping the lines to the Duomo and to the Doge's palace was the best thing we did - the queue was about 2h wait.

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