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  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

Venice: St. Mark's Basilica and Walking Tour Combo

Product ID: 53140
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Explore the Byzantine majesty of Venice on a 2.5-hour combined walking tour through the most Eastern-influenced areas of “La Serenissima,” then skip the lines to see the gilded interior of St. Mark's Basilica, including the rarely seen Palo d’Oro.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Delve into the 1000-year history of Venice and its close connections with Eastern culture
  • Stroll the lesser known streets between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge
  • See the gilded interior of one of the world's most iconic cathedrals
  • Admire the rarely seen Pala d’Oro
  • Enjoy a short break to stroll along the Riva degli Schiavoni
Full description
Meet your guide near St. Mark’s Basilica for a walking tour of some of the most Eastern-influenced areas of Venice, starting from St. Mark’s Square and heading to the Rialto Bridge.

Your guide will reveal the magic of Venice outside some its most famous buildings. Admire the Byzantine façade of St. Mark’s Basilica and the imposing edifice of the Doge’s Palace. Head towards Campo Santa Maria Formosa to learn the story of one of the most beautiful churches in Venice. See the former home of the explorer Marco Polo, and pass the Malibran Theatre, known for having the most extravagant stage in the city.

Then, head back to St. Mark's for an approximate 1.5 hours of free time before your skip-the-line tour of St. Mark’s Basilica.

Re-group outside St. Mark's, and learn the history of one of the world’s most iconic cathedrals. Once inside, get up-close to its gilded mosaics and the rarely seen Pala d’Oro (Golden Pall), one of the most accomplished works of Byzantine art.
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Headphones to hear your guide clearly
  • Entrance ticket to the Palo d'Oro (Golden Pall)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at ‘Yex’ Change Office, under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is a combo tour including 2 single tours. Between the first and the second tour there is approximately 2.5 hours free time
• During the winter period (November 1 - March 31) the Basilica guided tour is bilingual. Please note that from April 1 to October 31, English, Spanish, French and German tours run from Monday to Saturday, and Italian tours run on Saturdays. From November 1 to March 31 English tours are on Monday to Saturday, Spanish tours are on Wednesdays and Saturdays, French tours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and German tours are on Mondays and Fridays
• No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show
• This is a collective tour, so there might be other participants on the tour with you
• In cases of religious ceremonies or exceptionally high tides, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
• Wheelchair users may not be able to access the whole tour
• Basilica dress code: no shorts, sleeveless dresses or skimpy clothing. No large bags
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Product ID: 53140