Best of Venice Tour – Small Group Walking Tour with St.Mark's Basilica

Best of Venice Tour – Small Group Walking Tour with St.Mark's Basilica

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Indulge in the splendor of Venice with our Small Group Tour that showcases the best of this romantic city. Traverse the winding canals and discover the intricate architecture of St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace, and San Marco.
Be captivated by the alluring charm of this hidden Venice walking tour that exudes enchanting beauty. Our expert guides will regale you with fascinating tales of Venetian history, art, and culture, providing an intimate and unforgettable experience

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2 hours

Best of Venice Tour – Small Group Walking Tour with St.Mark's Basilica

From: 40.00

Duration: 2 hours

Highlights & Includes Highlights & Includes
  • Small groups of less than 20 people for an intimate experience
  • Skip-the-line tickets for St. Mark's Basilica
  • Elite English-speaking guides with expertise in Venice's art, history, and culture
  • Detailed stories and audio experiences with headphones for immersive insights
  • Visit the wonderful St. Mark's Square, Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Bell Tower, and Clock Tower
  • Uncover hidden Venice's quaint narrow streets, little bridges, and enchanting squares
  • Personalized attention from exceptional guides
Tour Overview Tour Overview

Visiting Venice: The Ultimate Experience

Venice is often described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it's easy to see why. With its winding canals, intricate architecture, and charming alleyways, the city is a masterpiece that has been captivating people for centuries.
Exploring Venice can be overwhelming, with so much to see and do that it's hard to know where to start. Our Best of Venice walking tour is designed to help you navigate the city's highlights and hidden gems. Our tour is expertly crafted to showcase the city's splendor in a comprehensive and enjoyable way, our tour promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you breathless.
Venice has a fascinating history that is intertwined with its unique culture and architecture. Our walking tour of Venice is the perfect way to discover the city's rich history and important landmarks. Our knowledgeable guides will take you through the most popular tourist spots, including St. Mark's Square, Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Bell Tower, and Clock Tower. Additionally, you'll get to explore some of the lesser-known areas of the city, which are often overlooked by tourists.
As you walk through Venice, you'll learn about venetian history, the city's origins and how it has evolved over the centuries. You'll hear about the Venetian Republic and the city's role in the Renaissance, and how it has contributed to art, architecture, and culture.
One of the highlights of our tour is the visit to St. Mark's Basilica, which is one of the most famous landmarks in Venice. With our skip-the-line tickets, you'll be able to avoid the crowds and enjoy an in-depth tour of the Basilica. You'll learn about the fabulous mosaics and the unique Byzantine architecture that make this Basilica one of the most beautiful in the world.
In addition to the famous landmarks, our tour also takes you to the lesser-known areas of the city, hidden Venice as we like to call it. This area is filled with narrow alleyways, meandering canals, and hidden architectural gems. As our Venice tour guides continue to narrate the history of Venice, you'll enjoy exploring another world of hidden beauty and fascinating stories about the Venetians who created this incredible city from nothing.

First Part of the Tour:
We'll start our tour at the entrance to the Royal Gardens on the waterfront of St. Mark's Square, where you'll meet our expert guides. Then we’ll visit St. Mark's Basilica, which is one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. With our skip-the-line tickets, you'll be able to avoid the crowds and enjoy an in-depth St. Mark's Basilica tour.

St. Mark's Basilica is a stunning example of Byzantine architecture, and it's considered one of the most important landmarks in Venice. Our guides will take you through the Basilica, pointing out the beautiful mosaics and the unique architecture. You'll learn about the history of the Basilica, and how it was built over a period of several centuries.

After the visit to St. Mark's Basilica, we'll continue our tour of Venice with a visit to other famous landmarks in the area. You'll see the former basilica and Doge's Palace here, which was the seat of power in Venice for centuries. You'll also see the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the basilica and doge's Palace to the prison.

This iconic bridge is renowned for being one of the most romantic spots in Venice!
Next, we'll visit the Bell Tower and the Clock Tower, two other iconic landmarks in the area. Our knowledgeable guides will narrate the history of these landmarks, making the tour both informative and interesting.

Second Part of the Tour:
After exploring the surrounding landmarks, we'll head towards Hidden Venice. This is where the tour really starts to get interesting, as you'll be able to discover and explore the lesser-known areas of Venice that are often overlooked by tourists.

As we explore the Hidden Venice, you'll be able to see some of the city's most beautiful canals and bridges. We'll visit the Rialto Bridge, which is one of the most iconic landmarks in Venice. You'll also be able to explore some of the city's hidden gems, such as the lesser-known squares and alleyways.

Our tour is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of Venice, from its most famous landmarks to its hidden gems. Our local guides will provide you with a local guide and a wealth of information about the city, its history, and its culture.

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Maps and Flags Meeting Point

Our meeting place for the tour is at the entrance to the Royal Gardens on the waterfront of St. Mark's Square. From St. Mark's Square facing the Basilica, turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water, turn right, and following the line of trees after a 100 meters, you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with Best of Venice walk written on it

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  • Visits to St. Mark's Basilica may be subject to restrictions, depending on the situation on the day of the trip and the tour. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. With our unparalleled commitment to excellence, we guarantee that your trip will be a seamless and luxurious experience.
  • Our tour is designed to be an intimate experience, with small groups of less than 20 people. This same group size allows us to provide a personalized experience, and gives you the opportunity to ask questions and interact with our expert tour guides.
  • We provide headphones for a better audio experience when necessary. This ensures that you can hear every word of your expert English-speaking Venice Tour Guide.
  • Please note that the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off. We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear as the tour involves a lot of walking..
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St. Mark's Basilica, and large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica. If you have any specific requirements, such as wheelchair accessibility, please let us know when you book the tour, and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • We operate our tours with a minimum of six fully paying participants, and a maximum of 20 people or fewer per tour guide. This allows us to provide a personalized experience and ensure that everyone has a wonderful time.
  • In addition to our walking tour of Venice's highlights, we also offer boat tours of the Venetian Lagoon and the Grand Canal. These tours are a great way to explore the city from a different perspective, and to see some of the most beautiful landmarks in Venice.
  • Our boat tours include a private boat, a knowledgeable guide, and the opportunity to make new friends and explore some of the lesser-known areas of the city. We also offer a wine and food tour too, which is a great way to explore the city's rich culinary tradition.
  • So, get ready to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of Venice on our best of Venice walking tour as our expert guides regale you with fascinating stories of the city's rich history, art, and culture. Discover the true essence of Italian charm with our unforgettable walking tour that will leave you spellbound.
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to the archaeological sites, museums and similar tourist venues, bars, restaurants etc will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate like the CDC vaccine card). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity.
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Based on 56 Reviews

Apr 22 2023

Excellent guide and itinerary.

Ms Liliana
Nov 25 2021

The tour was lead by a great guide who told us about the highlights of this storied city and former empire. She was engaging and gave us enough Info to remember some of the fascinating things about wonderful Venice

Jan 07 2020

The tour provides a basic understanding of Venice and it’s wonderful history.