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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)
Venice is like an open-air museum, and for first-time visitors this one-hour highlights walk of St. Mark's Square is a must. The tour focuses on grandeur of St. Mark's Square in Venice with external visits of the square, Doge's Palace, the Sansovino library, the Bell Tower, the incredible legends of the Clock Tower.


  • One-hour small group walking tour of St. Mark's Square
  • Enter the backwaters of Venice away from the crowds
  • Entry to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Personalized small group (maximum 25 people)
  • English-speaking guide

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: St Mark's Square Highlights Tour

Venice Past and Present Walking Tour

Enter St. Mark's Basilica to discover the awe-inspiring gold mosaics. Your talented guide will unlock its secrets as you walk through to one of the main highlights of the Basilica, the Pala D'Oro (golden altar) with masterpieces by generations of Venetian goldsmiths.

St. Mark's Basilica is free of charge to enter and we guarantee that you'll skip any long lines as part of this tour. Venice is subject to flash floods and occasionally the Basilica is closed to the public (without notice) because of high water or festivities.

You'll hear fascinating stories and learn anecdotes and this remarkable city and its historical characters, Casanova, Marco Polo to name two. Tours are conducted in small groups (maximum 25 people) with an English-speaking guide who can personally cater to you, ensuring your visit to Venice is a special and unforgettable experience.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very good tour. The tour guide was just excellent keeping in mind craziness of St Mark's square

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Very interesting and beat that queue.

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