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Venice: Small Group Walking Tour and Saint Mark's

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See the sights of Venice on a 2-hour, small group walking tour, and admire city icons such as the Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square. Go inside St. Mark’s Basilica for panoramic views of the lagoon, wander a maze of small alleys, and more.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • See the sights of Venice on a small group walking tour
  • Skip the long lines to go inside St. Mark's Basilica
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Grand Canal from the highest point of the Rialto Bridge
  • Admire the small square of Campo San Giacometto
  • Marvel at the façade of St. Mark's Campanile (Bell Tower)
  • Learn about the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, site of the funerals of all doges
  • Go to the terrace of St. Mark's Basilica for panoramic views of the lagoon
  • See the Gothic and Renaissance façades of Santa Maria Formosa
  • Look at the Querini Museum from the outside
  • Gaze at the golden mosaics of the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica
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Discover the treasures of Venice on a small group walking tour, and experience “La Serenissima” in a more intimate way. With no more than 6 people per group, you will enjoy your guide’s undivided attention as you admire the palaces, churches and small squares of the city of water.

Meet your guide on the small Campo San Giacometto, located in a bustling shopping area in the Rialto. One of the oldest churches in Venice, San Giacometto church was consecrated in 421 AC. See the daily market next to the Grand Canal, where locals come to buy groceries and fresh fish.

Admire the Rialto Bridge just as the sun begins to warm up the day. Your guide will explain the reason of its unique structure and take you to its highest point for a dazzling view of the Grand Canal.

Wander a maze of small alleys and grand piazzas in some of Venice’s most historic sestiere (neighborhoods), hearing entertaining anecdotes about powerful Venetian families.

Along the way, pass the small church of San Giovanni Crisostomo in the Cannaregio, see the Santi Giovanni e Paolo church in the Castello, and admire the Gothic and Renaissance façades of the church of Santa Maria Formosa in the Rialto. Before you know it, you will be standing on St. Mark’s Square, facing grandiose St. Mark’s Basilica.

Learn about the power struggles of the neighboring Doge’s Palace. Admire the golden mosaics of St. Mark’s, before you skip the long lines to go inside and discover the wonders of its interior. The tour is timed to coincide with the hour each morning when the lights are turned on inside. Go to the top terrace for beautiful views, both inside the church and across St. Mark’s Square.
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  • Entrance and reservation fees
  • Administration fees
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers

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Meeting point

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

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Important information
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• Please provide proof of age/student status if purchasing a student's concession ticket
• Dress code: Cover knees and shoulders (Only necessary for Saint Mark's Basilica)
• Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be enjoyed by an extended tour in an alternative area

From £83.66 per person

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