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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 September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fairly easy to locate the meeting point.. lots of tourists turned up and we were sorted into groups of 25 and allocated a guide. Frederica was our local guide. She was very informative and at times even entertaining! We were all given receivers linked to her microphone so we could hear her at all times. She enlightened us about the Venetian floods, the history of trade and construction, the pitfalls of daily life as well as guiding us briefly through St Mark's Basillica and giving us the run down on the Doge palace and the amazing clock in the square. She considerately timed our tour to coincide with the midday chiming of the bronze statues on the top of the clock and allowed us plenty of opportunities to take photos along the way. (She even told us the best gelati was from the Grom company and we agree they're delicious!)
Well worth taking the tour!

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