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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

Venice: Private Walking Tour with Saint Mark's Basilica

Product ID: 221262
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Explore the sights of Venice on a 2-hour private walking tour. Admire city icons such as the Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square and enter St. Mark’s Basilica for panoramic views of the neighboring lagoon.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a private walking tour with a professional local guide
  • Discover the interior of Saint Mark's Basilica, skipping the long lines
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Grand Canal from the highest point of Rialto Bridge
  • Marvel at the facade of Saint Mark's Campanile (the bell tower)
  • Admire the beauty of the square of San Giacomo di Rialto
Full description
Your tour begins in Campo San Giacometto, a picturesque piazza located in the bustling Rialto area. See one of the oldest churches in Venice, the San Giacometto church, and explore the daily market next to the Grand Canal, where locals buy fresh produce. Admire Rialto Bridge and walk up to its highest point for a dazzling view of the Grand Canal. Wander a maze of small alleys and grand piazzas through Venice’s historic neighborhoods, and hear entertaining stories about Venetian families.

Pass the church of San Giovanni Crisostomo, see the Santi Giovanni e Paolo church, and admire the Gothic and Renaissance facades of the church of Santa Maria Formosa. Arrive in St. Mark’s Square, facing St. Mark’s Basilica. Learn about the power struggles of the neighboring Doge’s Palace, and skip the long lines to enter the famous Saint Mark's Basilica. Admire the huge golden mosaics, and go to the top terrace for beautiful views inside the church and across St. Mark’s Square.
Includes
  • Private 2-hour tour
  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-line access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Administration fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of San Giacometto di Rialto Church, Campo San Giacometto, 1 Venice. Your guide will be holding a sign with the local partner's name on it.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that knees and shoulders need to be covered to enter Saint Mark's Basilica
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