• Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

A must-do tour for unlocking the essence of Venice! Embark on an outdoor stroll through the city's most historic and significant sites. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, delve into the millennium-long history of the Serenissima Republic, with a special focus on its Byzantine narrative.

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  • Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.
  • Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.
  • After a bit of leisure visit one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you'll have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors.

Enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries.

Visit the Basilica's Terrace with the copies of the famous horses, From this spectacular location admire the most beautiful view of heart of Venice: St Mark’s Square.

Discover St. Mark’s Museum where to admire objects of various kinds and origins belonging to the Basilica, including the quadriga of St. Mark’s, the famous horses, moved from its original in the terrace after the last restoration.

The price includes
  • Shared guided walking tour  by a qualified and experienced guide
  • “Skip the line” the Basilica and Pala D’Oro guided tour
  • Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • 1 hour inside the Basilica
The fee does not include
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Things to know before leaving
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • Between the walking tour and the Basilica tour there is a gap of 1 hour.
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of special religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded).
  • During some days of high turnout or for reason of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St.Mark's Balisica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
Meeting Point
  • at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
Cancellation policies
  • Bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service.
  • 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 to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).