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Venice Highlights 2-Hour Walking Tour

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Discover the secrets on how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities of the western world. Learn the legends of Casanova and Marco Polo. Visit Marco Polo's house, the Rialto Bridge, San Marco Square and more!

Description

With skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica, learn about the history that lies behind the walls that hold the secrets on how the city built on swamps became one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world.

From the square, enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways and alleys to discover the "real Venice." See the magical city of meandering canals punctuated by delicate bridges. Visit the Campo Santa Maria Formosa and join the discussion on Venetian architecture as you admire the Gothic palaces lining the square.

The tour continues to the Cannaregio district, location of the church of San Giovanni de Paolo where many important Venetians were laid to rest. You will also visit Marco Polo's house and hear all about tales of this globe-trotting Venetian.

Discover how the past meets the present through its architecture, delightful tales and the way of life in Venice today.

Itinerary/Activity Schedule

  • St. Mark's Square

  • St. Mark's Basilica

  • Campo Santa Maria Formosa

  • Cannaregio District

  • Marco Polo's House

Includes

  • Skip-the-line tickets to Saint Mark's Basilica

  • English-speaking guide

  • English audio guide
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Venice Highlights 2 Hour Walking Tour
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Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Skip-the-line tickets to Saint Mark's Basilica / English-speaking guide / English audio guide
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Schedule

Starting time: 10:00 - 14:00 (Show more)
  • 09:45

    Meet Your Guide at the Entrance to the Royal Gardens

  • 10:00

    St. Mark's Square

    Avoid the queues with your skip the line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica! Your expert guide will take you on a tour here and around the square to admire the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, Clock Tower, the Bridge of Sighs and other famous monuments.

  • Waking Tour of Hidden Venice

    Venice is an open-air museum in itself! Stroll along the canals, winding narrow passageways, over delicate bridges following your expert guide through Venice's most important monuments.

  • Venetian Architecture and the Mercantile Empire

    Discover Campo Santa Maria Formosa and the Cannaregio district on a lively walk through Venice's back streets. Admire the Pantheon and learn about illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo as well as more common citizens.

  • Past to Present

    Finally, learn what it's like to live in Venice today! Your guide will bring from past to the present as your tour is completed.

  • 12:00

    Tour Ends Near Rialto Bridge

  • 10:55

    Meet Your Guide at the Entrance to the Royal Gardens

  • 11:10

    St. Mark's Square

    Avoid the queues with your skip the line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica! Your expert guide will take you on a tour here and around the square to admire the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, Clock Tower, the Bridge of Sighs and other famous monuments.

  • Waking Tour of Hidden Venice

    Venice is an open-air museum in itself! Stroll along the canals, winding narrow passageways, over delicate bridges following your expert guide through Venice's most important monuments.

  • Venetian Architecture and the Mercantile Empire

    Discover Campo Santa Maria Formosa and the Cannaregio district on a lively walk through Venice's back streets. Admire the Pantheon and learn about illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo as well as more common citizens.

  • Past to Present

    Finally, learn what it's like to live in Venice today! Your guide will bring from past to the present as your tour is completed.

  • 13:10

    Tour Ends Near Rialto Bridge

  • 13:30

    Meet Your Guide at the Entrance to the Royal Gardens

  • 13:45

    St. Mark's Square

    Avoid the queues with your skip the line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica! Your expert guide will take you on a tour here and around the square to admire the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, Clock Tower, the Bridge of Sighs and other famous monuments.

  • Waking Tour of Hidden Venice

    Venice is an open-air museum in itself! Stroll along the canals, winding narrow passageways, over delicate bridges following your expert guide through Venice's most important monuments.

  • Venetian Architecture and the Mercantile Empire

    Discover Campo Santa Maria Formosa and the Cannaregio district on a lively walk through Venice's back streets. Admire the Pantheon and learn about illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo as well as more common citizens.

  • Past to Present

    Finally, learn what it's like to live in Venice today! Your guide will bring from past to the present as your tour is completed.

  • 15:45

    Tour Ends Near Rialto Bridge

  • 13:45

    Meet Your Guide at the Entrance to the Royal Gardens

  • 14:00

    St. Mark's Square

    Avoid the queues with your skip the line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica! Your expert guide will take you on a tour here and around the square to admire the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, Clock Tower, the Bridge of Sighs and other famous monuments.

  • Waking Tour of Hidden Venice

    Venice is an open-air museum in itself! Stroll along the canals, winding narrow passageways, over delicate bridges following your expert guide through Venice's most important monuments.

  • Venetian Architecture and the Mercantile Empire

    Discover Campo Santa Maria Formosa and the Cannaregio district on a lively walk through Venice's back streets. Admire the Pantheon and learn about illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo as well as more common citizens.

  • Past to Present

    Finally, learn what it's like to live in Venice today! Your guide will bring from past to the present as your tour is completed.

  • 16:00

    Tour Ends Near Rialto Bridge

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 09:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Near the Rialto Bridge (Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy) Time: 12:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 09:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Near the Rialto Bridge (Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy) Time: 12:00:00

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 10:55:00

  • (For Check-Out) Near the Rialto Bridge (Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:10:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 10:55:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Near the Rialto Bridge (Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:10:00

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Near the Rialto Bridge (Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy) Time: 15:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Near the Rialto Bridge (Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy) Time: 15:45:00

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Near the Rialto Bridge (Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy) Time: 16:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Near the Rialto Bridge (Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy) Time: 16:00:00

Price & Options

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • If less than 8 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Luggage and suitcases are not allowed

Additional Note(s)
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica is available only from April to October (St. Mark’s Basilica does not offer a fast entry service to anyone in other periods, considered off peak season).

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 25.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a dress code for St Mark's Basilica?

As this is a religious building, shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Marks basilica. For security measures, large bags are not allowed inside the basilica.

Is this tour suitable for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities?

This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to arrange alternative routes suitable for you!

Will the tour still take place during 'high water'?

During high water, the tour will still take place it will just be adapted for the weather conditions. On those occasions when St Mark’s Basilica is open with high water, skip the line tickets will not be accepted as all visitors have only 1 door open to get in the church.

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Reviews

We stood in line in the rain and the rising water for 2 hours! After a very quick look inside St. Mark's Basilica there was n...ot much time left for walking tour of Venice. Very disappointing! more

Marsha

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 7 business days (10:00:00 local time) to 3 business days (10:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 10:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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