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

90-Minute Walking Tour of Venice

Product ID: 10720
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.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the incomparable art and architecture of Venice
  • See the stunning Basilica of San Marco and the Doge's Palace on St. Mark's Square
  • Walk in the footsteps of Marco Polo and discover where the great explorer lived and worked
  • Admire the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, known as the "Pantheon of Venice”
  • See the Scuole Grandi charitable schools of Venice
  • Stroll down the Mercerie, Venice's main shopping street
  • Admire the Teatro Malibran opera house
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Audio guide (for groups of more than 10 people)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of "Yex" exchange office, next to the clock tower in St. Mark's Square.

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Important information
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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Guidance very informative and provides an insight into the emergence and life in the city. The contact person is difficult to find at the meeting place, since the advertised orange umbrella was not used and the announcement boards are rather small. It would also be helpful to note that the channel set on the audio guide is also the number of the guide.

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28 October 2019

Nice introduction

At the end we had a private tour, because we were the only participants from Germany (everyone else went with the English leadership). The guide is well suited as an entry point and gives more superficial knowledge and covers more space. Of course, after this tour you can immerse yourself even more animal. The start time in the morning at 9 I can highly recommend - you have to get out earlier, but only then you can take pictures without all the motives look totally overcrowded.

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13 October 2019

Exceptional

Very relaxing and informative tour with Savina, a native Venetian. She brought us back historically to the founding and growth of Venice. We were able to stay away from the throngs of other tourists as we walked the different areas, while she pointed out the influence of different peoples in the designs of the Venetian buildings.

13 September 2018

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Very Viva Venice Srl

Product ID: 10720