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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. St. Mark's Campanile

Classical Venice: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 1911
On a 1.5-hour walking tour seeing the classical sights of Venice, immerse yourself in the beauty of St. Mark's Square and see the Basilica's golden domes. Then check out the Gothic grandeur of Doge Palace from outside, and learn about Venetian history.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the beautiful monuments of San Marco Square
  • Hear about the exploits of the Doge rulers of the Venetian Empire
  • Enjoy a tour of Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Get beautiful views of the Basin of San Marco and the loggiato of the Doge Palace
  • Admire the enchanting Campanile
Full description
Thanks to the elegance of its monuments, San Marco Square is rightly considered the great “Salotto,” or drawing room, of Venice. Explore the graceful heart of Venice on a 2-hour walking tour seeing San Marco’s beautiful buildings and Doge Palace from the outside. See the grand Old Law Courts and Clock Tower around St. Mark's Square, and learn all about the magnificent Basilica and Campanile.

Continue to the Venetian Gothic Ducal Palace, the former residence of the Doges of Venice. The exquisite palace took on its present form in the 15th-century. Admire the beautiful white marbles of the loggiato, and really get to know Venice along the way.

To be sure, this tour is the perfect way to get introduced to Venice's classical sights and learn the fascinating history of the City of Water.
  • Multilingual guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Basilica
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance ticket to the Doge Palace

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Meeting point

Campo San Luca in front of Bucintoro Viaggi.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please be ready at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the departure of the tour
• Please note that, depending on the number of people, the tour may be held by a bilingual tour guide.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    3.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.1 / 5
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It's okay

We would have had to wait on time until another group was added, only then were the vouchers collected and the devices with earphones distributed ... The German group was quite small, which was pleasant ... However, the tour only started at 9:15 The clock was going on ... The information was good, but partly not so easy to understand due to the dialect ... The volume was also not optimal. After the tour, vouchers for a free tour to Murano were distributed (was interesting, visit and demonstration of the glass factory ..... and also pleasant on a private boat) However, you noticed how you wanted to pull the money out of people's pockets. .. All in all- for the price .... Okay :)

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June 14, 2015

A lot of background information, nice views, could have taken longer.

Overall, I really liked the tour, the lady took a beautiful winding path from St. Mark's Square, which revealed many small streets, some churches and countless small stairs leading over the water. Not only has the architecture of Venice been explained very well, but also the everyday problems and peculiarities of the city (e.g. drinking water, garbage disposal). Unfortunately the tour only took 1.5 hours and at the tour guide's pace it was impossible to ask questions during the tour. Older tourists from mine After the tour, she took the time to ask questions. It was nice that the German-speaking group consisted of only 10 people and there was an extra tour guide only for the German-speaking tourists (so different from the description). The starting time at 9 a.m. is ideal as the alleys are not yet full at this time. Those who booked with an inside tour were then taken to the Mrkuskirche or the Doge's Palace.

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August 28, 2013

Lovely tour, really recommend it

Was great, lots of information, very nicely done. Well-priced. Definitely book a tour for 9 am, there aren't that many tourists out and about at that time. Thanks very much for the lovely tour.

October 3, 2012

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Bucintoro Viaggi

Product ID: 1911