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Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
The first part of the tour will leave near St. Mark’s Basilica, where you will meet your guide for a walking tour of some of the most Eastern-influenced areas of Venice, from St. Mark’s Square to the Rialto Bridge.
Your guide will focus on the unique history of Venice outside some its most famous sites. You will admire the Byzantine façade of St. Mark’s Basilica and the magnificent architecture of the Doge’s Palace. Then you will head towards Campo Santa Maria Formosa to learn the story of one of Venice most beautiful churches, you will see the former home of world-known explorer Marco Polo and finally pass the Malibran Theatre, known for having the most extravagant stage in Venice.
You will be led back to St. Mark's Square for an approximately 1.5-hour break before your skip-the-line tour of St. Mark’s Cathedral. Enjoy your free time strolling along the Riva degli Schiavoni or as you prefer and then meet your guide for the second part of the tour outside St. Mark's. Learn the history of one of the world’s most iconic cathedrals and, once inside, admire its gilded mosaics and the rarely seen Pala d’Oro (Golden Pall), one of the most accomplished works of Byzantine art.
Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark's Basilica
Headphones to hear your guide clearly
Entrance ticket to the Palo d'Oro (Golden Pall)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please note that this is a combo tour of 2 distinct itineraries: a 1.5-hour walking tour and a 1-hour guided visit to St. Mark's Basilica. Between the 1st and the 2nd tour, you will enjoy approximately 1.5 hours of free time
The tour will be suspended in case of bad weather
In cases of religious ceremonies or exceptionally high tides, access to St Mark s Basilica may not be permitted
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
From November 1st to March 31st: Bilingual Tour (explanations during the guided visit are provided in two languages if the audience is mixed). English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday
From April 1st to October 31st: English, Spanish, French and German: from Monday to Saturday; Italian: Saturday.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements