Guided Walking Tour of Venice & Saint Mark's Basilica – Priority-access ticket

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Highlights

  • Discover Byzantine art

  • Priority access to Saint Mark's Basilica

  • Admire the Pala d'Or

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 2hrs30 mins

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Starting time 9:00 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

After meeting your guide, you will go on a walking tour to take in some of Venice's top sites. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the main sites and monuments, including:

  • Saint Mark's Square
  • Saint Mark's Campanile
  • The Clock Tower
  • The Procuratie
  • Campo Santa Maria Formosa
  • Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo with the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo (known as the "Pantheon of Venice") and also the Scuola Grande della Carità
  • Marco Polo's House
  • The Malibran Theatre

After the walking tour you will enter Saint Mark's Basilica without waiting in line thanks to your fast-track ticket!

As soon as you step inside this landmark attraction you will be immersed in Byzantine art. Mosaics and frescos cover every inch of the interiors, including on the walls and domes.

You will have the chance to see the Pala d'Oro and the Treasury, and throughout your visit your guide will tell you all about the history and unique aspects of Saint Mark's Basilica.

At the end of your tour, your guide will accompany you out into Saint Mark's Square. Visitors may also opt to take a tour of an artisan glass blowing shop near Saint Mark's for free after the main tour has finished.

Options

The languages available vary depending on the day and period.

April to October

  • English, French, German and Spanish: every tour
  • Italian: Saturday
     

November to March

  • English: every tour
  • German: Monday and Friday
  • French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Spanish: Wednesday and Saturday

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Time: 9am
  • Duration: approx. 2 hrs 30 mins 
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish (depending on the day and season)
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • From april to october, the visit is only available in english
  • From november to march, it can be proposed in more than one language
  • The glass blowing workshop visit is a special offer, and can not be reimbursed should it be cancelled for any reason
  • Glassblowing tour lasts approximately 20 minutes
  • Guides will explain to visitors how to partake in the tour 
  • This activity is not accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • In order to respect the religious nature of the sites you will be visiting, please wear appropriate clothing
  • For security reasons suitcases, backpack or large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and Doge’s Palace, prior to your visit you must deposit them at Ateneo San Basso (St. Mark’s Square – Calle San Basso). The storage service is free of charge, but please allow sufficient time
  • During some days of high turnout or for reasons of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded)

From November to March the visit COULD be bilingual.

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Services of a tour guide
  • Tour of Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Guided walking tour of Venice
  • Audio receiver devices included in case of group over 10 people
  • Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square

Not included

  • Admission to the sites during the walking tour
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

Customer reviews

8 reviews
  • Très très bien pour la partie visite guidée avec une guide très impliquée et qui nous fait découvrir des endroits par lesquels nous ne serions certainement pas passés... par Contre la visite de la basilique commentée il faut s’accrocher car on ne visite pas on s’assoit au centre et une guide parle pendant une heure ...!!
    Nathalie S.
    May 8, 2019
  • Visite à pied excellent guide. Visite basilique moins interessante
    Bertrand C.
    Apr 18, 2019
  • Ideal, petit groupe de 5 personnes. Nombreuses explications sur la vie quotidienne des venissiens.
    NICOLAS P.
    May 21, 2018

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