Explore the incomparable architecture of Venice on a walking tour of its main sights, such as the Basilica of San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale, and the Church of Santa Maria Formosa. Stroll through the Mercerie and follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo.
What to Expect
Explore the incomparable architecture of Venice on a 90-minute walking tour of its major highlights, and discover a few hidden gems along the way. Departing from the spectacular St. Mark’s Square, dominated by the Basilica of San Marco, head off after a brief introduction to admire some of the most beautiful architecture in Venice.
An experienced guide will escort you through the streets recalling the millennia of the Serenissima Republic as you walk from Piazza San Marco to Santa Maria Formosa and the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, referred to as the "Pantheon of Venice.”
Pass the charitable Scuole Grandi (Great Schools of Venice) and hear about the heroic deeds of the famed Captains of Fortune. Discover where Marco Polo lived and worked in Venice, and admire the Teatro Malibran, one of the city’s most historic opera houses, where ancient and modern history meet at a wonderful corner of Venice
Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, providing a vital connection between the Rialto and San Marco, and now the main shopping street in Venice, which you are free to explore at the end of your tour.
- Audio guide (for groups of more than 10 people)
Know Before You Go
• From November to March, tours may be bilingual
• Audio-receiver devices are provided for groups of 10 or more people
• During the winter season (November 1 to March 31) the tour is available as follows:
English - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
French - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
German - Monday and Friday
Spanish - Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday