- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Fully narrated tour
- Includes skip-the-line free admission to top local attractions
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Start your tour under the famous Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square: here, you will find the expert guide who will accompany you on this interesting tour. After a fascinating walk through the lively areas of St. Mark's and Rialto districts, the tour will take you to the two main attractions of Venice: the Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, with skip-the-line access and guided visits.
The walking tour includes some of the main places to visit in Venice, such as St. Mark's Square - with the description of the major buildings that surround it - Campo of Santa Maria Formosa, Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo, the Malibran Theatre and the place where Marco Polo's house once stood. You will return to St. Mark's Square along the Mercerie, the famous shopping streets located between Rialto Bridge and San Marco.
The following visits will be the Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, two extraordinary monuments that represent the centre of spiritual and temporal power of the ancient Republic of Venice.
At the Doge’s Palace, you will see the extraordinary masterpieces, the historical treasures and the elegant furnishings adorning the rooms of this ancient palace. The tour also includes a visit to the Bridge of Sighs and to the New Prisons.
After the guided visit of the Doge’s Palace, you will be taken inside St. Mark's Basilica to discover the golden interiors of the magnificent cathedral of Venice.
During the guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica you will see the beautiful mosaics and the marble floors, learn about the long Basilica's history and admire the Golden Pall and the Treasury of the basilica.
- Guided walking tour
- Admission with priority access and guided visit to the Doge’s Palace
- Skip the line access and guided visit to St Mark’s Basilica
- Ticket to visit the Golden Pall
- Access to Treasure
- Gratuities (optional)
In cases of religious ceremonies, exceptionally high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted.
To visit St Mark's Basilica it is necessary to dress appropriately (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.
Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
This tour operates:
From November 1st 2016 to March 31st 2017: BILINGUAL TOUR (explanations during the walking tour are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed). English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday
From April 1st to October 31st 2016: English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: from Monday to Saturday; French: from Monday to Saturday; German: from Monday to Saturday; Italian: Saturday
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.