1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Piazza San Marco

Venice: Morning Walking Tour

Product ID: 71430
See the sights of Venice on a walking tour of the narrow alleys and picturesque squares. Marvel at ancient churches from the outside, and discover some hidden gems along the way.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Stroll down the narrow alleys of Venice and encounter enchanting squares
  • Get off the usual tourist trail and discover some of the hidden gems of Venice
  • See the church where all the doges of Venice were buried after the 15th century
Full description
Explore Venice through its narrow calli (alleys) and encounter countless bridges and picturesque squares at the heart of the city's social scene. Follow a professional guide on an unforgettable journey through the history of the "Serenissima" and discover famous sites and hidden gems.

Get an animated description of majestic St. Mark’s Basilica in Piazza San Marco, and learn the function of the Doge's Palace. Hear about the ornate St. Mark's Clocktower and the 3 connected buildings of the Procuratie. Then, make your way to the Campo Santa Maria Formosa to see the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, where all of the city's doges were buried after the 15th century.

Go to the Scuola Grande di San Marco (“Great School of Charity”) to hear about the "Captains of Fortune," and then head back through the San Marco sestiere (district) to see the Teatro Malibran. Stroll down the famous Mercerie, the historic heart of commercial life in the city and now one of the main shopping streets of Venice between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. End back at St. Mark's Clocktower and continue with your day!

  • Guide
  • Personal headsets to hear the guide better
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to sites (only external explanations)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet under the arches beside St. Mark's Clocktower, Piazza San Marco.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour does not include entrance to the main sites and will completely take place outside (only external comments of the various sites will be provided)
• No refund will be provided for no-shows or late arrivals. The tour takes place rain or shine, but in the event of exceptionally high tides it may be cancelled and a refund will be provided
• Please note that the tour may be conducted by a multilingual guide in the winter season
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 308 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Our guide was great, we learned a lot about the city and the tour was just the right amount of time. Even little thingS you wouldn’t noticed at first become evident as the tour guide points them out to you.... super cool experience and highly recommended. We even had the tour while the high tie was in which was a good reflection of the tour company (not to cancel)

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4 December 2019

I can only recommend this tour to everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!

The tour was great. If you think you have been in all the alleys around St. Mark's Square ........... no, you can still discover new alleys, churches and squares etc. It is really worth it and if you take the tour at 9 a.m. in the morning, the streets are still pretty empty. :-)

27 August 2019

Very interesting and entertaining tour. Our guide, a very well-groomed and nice Venetian, showed us many beautiful, not so well-known places and also provided a lot of background information on various topics. I would have loved to listen to their stories much longer.

29 October 2019

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Gray Line Venice - Park Viaggi

Product ID: 71430