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

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

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Key Details
Duration
2 hours
Skip the Line
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Spanish, English, Italian

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What You'll Do
  • Skip the long lines to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Experience the bustling atmosphere of the oldest market in Venice
  • See the 11 bridges of the Campo Santa Maria Formosa
  • Learn how General Bartolomeo Colleoni oversaw the 15th century expansion of Venice
  • Admire the gold mosaics and gem encrusted Pala d'Oro in Saint Mark's
  • Get a unique view of Venice from the terraces of Saint Mark's
  • Wander down the maze of alleys that define Venice
Overview
Discover the most beautiful squares and churches in Venice on a 2-hour private tour, and skip the long lines to Saint Mark’s Basilica. Marvel at the magnificent décor of the Byzantine church, and revel in the atmosphere of St. Mark’s Square.
What to Expect
Explore Venice on a relaxing 2-hour walking tour, and stroll along some of the city’s small alleys and squares. See some of the major sights, such as the Rialto Bridge, Doge's Palace, and Piazza San Marco.

Meet your guide at the Campo San Giacometto, just a few steps from the Ponte di Rialto and Grand Canal. Admire the oldest church in Venice, built by a carpenter in 421 AC. Experience the bustling streets of the neighborhood shops as locals purchase their fresh vegetables and fish at the old market.

Continue to the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. Constructed between 1588 and 1591, the bridge is a superb example of Venetian engineering. Marvel at the beauty of the canals, and take romantic pictures of the breathtaking view.

At Campo San Bartolomeo, admire the small Church of San Giovanni Crisostomo with a beautiful altar by the Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini. See the sculpture of General Bartolomeo Colleoni at the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and learn about his contributions to the expansion of Venice during the 15th century.

Walk through a maze of small alleyways, before heading to one of the city's most fascinating squares; Campo Santa Maria Formosa. This square connects 11 bridges and hosts at least 7 architectural masterpieces, including the Palazzo Querini Stampalia..

A few more steps takes you to the heart of Venice at Saint Mark’s Square. Gaze at the Doge’s Palace from the outside, before skipping the lines to St. Mark’s Basilica. Once inside, you will get a comprehensive tour of a masterpiece of Byzantine art. Savor the beauty of the gold mosaics and marble floor inlays. Admire the precious stones of the Pala d'Oro, and discover the treasures of the Treasury.

End with a unique view of the inside of the church, and of Saint Mark’s Square from the terraces of Saint Mark’s Basilica.
What's Included
  • Skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Entrance fee to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Reservation and administration fees
Meeting Point

Meet your guide in front of the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo San Giacomo 1, Venice. They will be holding a "LivItaly" sign

Know Before You Go
Dress code: Cover knees and shoulders (Only necessary for Saint Mark's Basilica)

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