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

Duration: approx. 4 hours (including a break) 

Location: Venice

Per person

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 Because you can admire the masterpieces preserved inside the Museum of St. Mark's Basilica and enjoy special access to the terrace overlooking the homonymous square

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Important information


All year

Departure point:

TURIVE kiosk, located on Calle larga de l'Ascension, near the St. Mark's Post Office, behind Correr Museum

Departure time

Monday to Saturday
9.00 am

Languages available

Until 2 November 2022
English: Monday to Saturday
Spanish: Monday to Saturday
French: Monday to Saturday
German: Monday to Saturday
Italian: not available

From 3 November to 25 December 2022 and from 9 January to 10 February 2023 and from 22 February to 24 March 2023
English: Monday to Saturday
Spanish: Wednesdays and Saturdays
French: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
German: Friday
Italian: not available

26 December 2022 to 8 January 2023 and 11 to 21 February 2023
English: Monday to Saturday
Spanish: Wednesday and Saturday
French: Monday to Saturday
German: Friday
Italian: not available


Full: 62.00
Children up to 5 years: free

approx. 4 hours (including a break)
  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line access to St Mark’s Basilica
  • Entrance ticket to St. Mark’s Museum and outdoor terrace
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:
  • After the confirmation of your booking, you can download a voucher, which will also be sent to you via email. Please remember that you will be requested to show it, either a paper copy or on mobile devices. Make sure you have it with you!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Unfortunately you cannot be refunded (neither totally nor partially) if you don’t show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on the voucher or if you leave before the end of the tour.Therefore we advise you to locate in advance the meeting point and how to get there in order to avoid being late or any inconveniences that would prevent you from being on time, especially in case of public transport strikes, great events or bad weather. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at our emergency contacts indicated on the voucher you will get at the end of the reservation.

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.


During the visit to St. Mark's Basilica you will have the opportunity to visit the Museum housed on the first floor of the church and you will also enjoy the special access to the outdoor terrace, from which you can admire the homonymous square from a privileged position.

In this fascinating journey, which winds along the matronea, the former Banquet Hall and the rooms above the narthex, your guide will tell you the story of this wonderful church and you can admire the magnificence of the mosaics and all those artistic masterpieces that constitute the great patrimony of the St Mark’s Basilica, including the famous Quadriga, a unique example of ancient statuary dating back to the Imperial Age.

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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