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Includes exterior sites of Saint Marks square, Inside the Basilica of Saint Marks, the “Pala Doro (Golden altar).

On this essential guided walking tour, you will be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and discover what it is like to live in this unique city.

Walking around this open air museum our informative guide will take you to the external sights of Saint Marks square, the Doges palace, the Sansovino library, the Bell tower, the incredible legends of the Clock tower and the Bridge of sighs and its adjoining prisons. You will discover the extraordinary architectural master pieces and why they were built that way.

Learn how Venice lost out on the trade routes and when the new World was discovered , leaving Venice medieval forever.(avoiding the public queues with our special pass) We enter inside Saint Marks Basilica, which majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city’s history and Saints relics. With its awe – inspiring gold mosaics our talented guide will walk you through to one of the main highlights of the Basilica, the “Pala d’Oro” (Golden altar), with masterpieces by generations of Venetian Goldsmiths, universally recognized as one of the most refined and accomplished works of Byzantine craftsmanship and the most precious treasure in the basilica.

Take advantage of our expert guide, hear anecdotes about this remarkable city and its historical characters, Casanova, Marco Polo to name two. This walk is an absolute must for the first time visitor, leaving you knowing so much more about this not so practical but precious city.

  • Maximum on this tour 25 pax
  • Guide has microphone during this tour
  • Large bags and rucksacks are not allowed inside the Basilica, shoulders and knees must be covered when entering into churches.

Duration: 1 hour

After this tour you can also join our Doges Palace tour and its prison cells. Consider booking a third tour our Venice and the Grand canal boat tour , Classic Gondola ride or any of our mini bus tours to receive our special discounted package.


WINTER: Monday through Saturday 11.15 am. No tours on Sunday

SUMMER Monday through Saturday at 11.15 am;
Sunday at 2.00 pm.

Meeting Point:

St. Marks Square, under arches at the entrance to Correr Museum

Tour Cost:

Adults: 15,00 Euro
Under 5 years - FREE
The above price does not include the entrance fee to the “Pala Doro” 2,00 Euro p.p and the skip the line St. Mark's Basilica pass 1,00 Euro p.p.

Prices - Scheduled Small Group Guided Walks - For private tours please contact us

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