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Best of Venice walking tour

3-hour walking tour of Venice's top attractions - St Mark's Basilica, Rialto Bridge...

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Venice walking tour: skip the line to St Mark's Basilica

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See the top Venice attractions in a short space of time on this comprehensive Best of Venice walking tour!


Experience Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), through your expert guide; following this enjoy a tour of St Mark's Basilica, to which you’ll have skip-the-line access.

If you want to see more, upgrade to include a Doge's Palace tour.


Explore its opulent public rooms, see the Bridge of Sighs and learn about the Doges, who ruled Venice in bygone times.

Your two hour Venice walking tour starts at the elegant Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto). A favourite sight for many and the oldest bridge in Venice.

From this beautiful marble landmark you'll head off with your guide, listening to fascinating anecdotes and stories about the city as you walk.

Pass Marco Polo's house, and hear tales of this popular Venetian explorer and his adventures.

You'll walk through lively Venice squares, including Campo San Luca and Campo SS Giovanni Paolo, and see locals going about their daily business shadowed by the city’s historic structures of varying architectural styles.

Next visit St Mark's Square, a highlight of any trip to Venice. As you stroll around this must-see square, you'll see Doge's Palace with its distinctive, white-limestone facade.

Giancomo Casanova, Venice's legendary lover, was once held captive in the palace prison.

Continue to St Mark's Basilica, a place of worship that's often considered the finest example of Byzantine architecture in the world.

Skip the long lines outside the basilica for a rare tour of its second level and terraces. Be sure to bring your camera to capture views of the bustling piazza below!

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Tour upgrade: to include Doge's Palace, St Mark's Square, Venice

Complete your walking tour near the Rialto Bridge, and enjoy free time before your boat tour of the Grand Canal begins.

Venice walking tour highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of Venice's top attractions

  • Discover St Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge and the former house of Marco Polo

  • Skip the long lines at St Mark's Basilica with fast-track entrance

  • Upgrade to include a Doge's Palace tour with your expert guide

  • Upgrade to longer 3 hour small group guide

Small group tour (3-hour duration)

This upgrade offers a small group of no more than 10 people plus you also enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing tour on a Grand Canal water taxi.

Upgrade to include a tour of Doge's Palace

Upgrade to include a 1.5-tour of Doge's Palace.

Skip-the-line access and a guided tour of the palace's ornately decorated public rooms. Your Doge's Palace tour ends at the palace's Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), named to signify prisoners' weary sighs as they caught their last sight of beautiful Venice.

The Best Of Venice Walking Tour
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