Venice Walking tour & St Mark’s Basilica Skip the line Guided visit

Duration: approx. 4 hours (including a break) 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 Because it combines two different tours in a single itinerary that can be purchased online at a lower price than buying the individual visits
2 To admire Venice in the company of an expert guide who will share the history and some anecdotes about the areas that you are going to explore
3 For the completeness and duration of the visit (1 hour) inside the St Mark's Basilica: you will have the privilege of listening the explanations of your guide comfortably seated in the central nave and of skipping the long lines at the entrance of the church and at the presbytery where the precious Pala d'Oro is preserved.

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Important information


all year, except for 1 and 6 January, 25 April, 15 August, 1 November, 8 and 25 December.

Departure point:

under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.

Departure time

From Monday to Saturday
9.00 am

Languages available

From 1 April to 31 October
English: from Monday to Saturday
Spanish: from Monday to Saturday
French: from Monday to Saturday
German: from Monday to Saturday
Italian: Saturday

From 1 November to 31 March
English/Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday
English/French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
English/German: Monday, Friday
Italian: not available


From 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020
Full: €54.00
Children up to 5 years: free

From 1 April to 31 October 2020
Full: €56.00
Children up to 5 years: free

approx. 4 hours (including a break)
  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line access to St Mark’s Basilica
  • Ticket to visit the Golden Pall
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time. At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.

During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is BILINGUAL, because explanations will be provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

This is a combo tour including 2 single tours. Between the first and the second tour there is free time.

Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors with suitable attire (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.

The Procuratoria di San Marco reserves the right to PROHIBIT VISITS and access to the basilica at any time and without notice for reasons of force majeure (e.g. high water) and/or safety reasons. In cases of extra liturgical ceremonies, exceptional high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted and therefore the tour will not take place.

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.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

Please note: combined tour, composed by the two tours Walking tour of Venice and Guided Visit of St. Mark's Basilica. Please note that between the first and the second tour there will be a break.

The first part of the tour will be a fascinating walking tour of Venice Italy to admire the most important and characteristic locations of this unique city.

A walking itinerary between St Mark's Square and Rialto: you will walk in Venice, accompanied by an expert guide and admire some of its most famous buildings.

The tour begins at one of the landmarks of Venice: St Mark's Square. You will discover what is in St Mark's Square, its ancient buildings, famous prestigious monuments and historic cafes.

The tour will continue towards Santa Maria Formosa - where you will be told the story of the beautiful church and of the homonymous square in front of it, along with some curious anecdotes – and Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo.

The walking tour in Venice will then take you to one of its most charming corners, in which anecdotes and ancient history intertwine until they merge. Venice walks will visit the place where the house of Marco Polo once stood and see the exterior of the famous Teatro Malibran. 

Finally, this poetic Venice walk and tour will take you to the main shopping street: the Mercerie, a fascinating array of narrow streets where valuable goods brought to Venice from distant markets were once sold.

After a break you will meet the guide again to begin the guided tour of Saint Mark's Basilica.

One of the most complete and fascinating visits to St Mark's Basilica in Venice, a guided tour through time to admire the greatest treasure of Venice in all its glory.

Referred to as the ‘Golden Basilica' from the predominant colour of the mosaics and of the numerous precious objects kept inside, St Mark's Basilica combines faith and the pomp of the ancient Republic of Venice. With its five domes, the finely carved front with bas-reliefs, sculptures and mosaics, St Mark's church in Venice is a treasure of inestimable value.

The tour will lead you through the elaborate architectural structures and the precious relics preserved in St Mark's Venice interior, not to mention the extraordinary mosaics of which you will be illustrated the history and biblical scenes represented.

The guided tour will last about one hour, during which you can learn about the incredible history of the Golden Basilica and admire its beautiful golden mosaics from a very special area, closed to the public: the central nave. Here you can sit and listen to the explanations of your Venetian guide away from the tourists who daily crowd its interior.

Included in this special guided tour, is the visit to the Pala d'Oro: its preciousness and its beauty attracts every year millions of visitors who wait in line for a long time to admire it ... but thanks to Venetoinside you can skip the long queues and save valuable time!

Don't miss a unique opportunity to combine two must-do experiences in Venice and save on the final price, as the combo tour is cheaper than the sum of single tour prices!

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