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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
This 2-hour walking tour is an absolute must if you're a first-time visitor to Venice! You'll visit St Mark's Basilica in St Mark's Square alongside other famous highlights, and discover the 'real Venice' as you enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways and alleys. Plus, you'll skip the long lines at St Mark's Basilica; don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation!


  • Two-hour walking tour of Venice
  • See St Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco), Santa Maria Formosa, Marco Polo's House and Rialto Bridge
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica
  • Learn the history of the buildings you pass
  • Enter the backstreets to see little-visited parts of Venice

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

St. Mark's Square, Venice

Your comprehensive two-hour walking tour highlights all the important monuments, from St Mark's Square to Rialto Bridge. You'll learn the history behind the famous landmarks, plus visit the the famous St Mark's Basilica without having to stand in long queues.

Then, you'll discover the 'real Venice', a magical city of meandering canals crossed by delicate bridges. Through the sights and informative commentary provided by your guide, you'll learn how illustrious Venetians such as Marco Polo made Venice such a vibrant and influential power. You'll see Marco Polo's House and hear tales of this legendary globe-trotting Venetian.

You'll also discover the Venice of today, and hear what it is like to live in the most beautiful city in the world. The tour conveniently concludes at Rialto Bridge.

Skip the Line! Book your Venice walking tour ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue at St Marks Basilica. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation! Please note: Occasionally the basilica will be closed to the public (without notice) because of religious festivities or high water.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent guide and brilliant overview of Venice. A great way to start your visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

very informative and lovely guide! skipping the line is absolutely necessary! our family of 5 truly enjoyed this tour!

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