Original Venice Walking Tour with Skip-the-line Entrance to St Mark’s Basilica
Venice's most popular walking tour...
This one of a kind Venice walking tour is the ideal starting point for the first time visitor. Explore St Marks Square, see exquisite Gothic palaces, visit Marco Polo’s House and enjoy fast track entrance to the stunning St Mark’s Basilica.
Our guide to Original Venice Walking Tour with Skip-the-line Entrance to St Mark’s Basilica
Tracing the history of Venice from its origins to modern times, this popular tour features the famous landmarks of St. Marks Square combined with skip the line tickets for St. Marks Basilica and a delightful stroll through the enchanting Hidden Venice.
The first part of this itinerary focuses on St. Mark's Square where you'll learn about Doge's Palace (exterior only), Bell Tower, Clock Tower and the famous Bridge of Sighs, as well as the square's other monuments while enjoying an introduction to the history of Venice.
Also included is a visit to St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line ticket - bypass the queues and spend some time exploring this Byzantine masterpiece's mesmeric interior.
For the second part of the tour, escape the crowds and head to Hidden Venice.
Enjoy a delightful stroll along narrow passageways, over delicate bridges and meandering canals following an route littered with important monuments and picture-postcard images that abound in every direction.
The tour continues through the back-streets to visit the Cannaregio district, where you'll admire the most beautiful well-head in Venice and the Pantheon of Venice (only exterior) where many important Venetians were laid to rest, before checking out the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa.
Throughout, your guide will continue to narrate the story of the most unique city in the world and, of course, modern day Venice and what it's like to live there. The itinerary ends near the Rialto Bridge.
- Gondola Ride & Original Venice Walking Tour
Combine your Walking Tour with a relaxing Gondola Ride along the Grand Canal and narrow back canals of San Marco by choosing our Gondola Ride & Original Venice Walking Tour ticket option. The route will take you to parts of the city that can only be experienced from the water.