Venice Deluxe Tour: the Highlights, a Walking Tour

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Explore the architecture, history, and culture of Venice. Enjoy skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica.


  • Witness the glory of this ancient maritime Republic in its most iconic monuments
  • Learn the stories and secrets of this crossroads of civilizations
  • Take advantage of the privileged skip-the-line access


This exclusive walking tour will take you through a maze of narrow streets and gently flowing canals to the medieval buildings of Marco Polo’s House,  one of the city’s most famous sons. The hustle and bustle of the commercial district is epitomised  by the Rialto Bridge, the oldest  bridge over the Grand Canal, still lined with shops  as it was in the Middle Ages and affording a breathtaking view of the magnificent palaces lining the canal banks.   Admire the spiral staircase of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and then reach the pulsating heart of the city – Piazza San Marco.   The only square in Venice called piazza and the hub of political power for centuries, it showcases the most iconic Venetian buildings – St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.   After your guided exploration of the Doge’s Palace, your guide will walk you through St. Mark’s Basilica, with its glittering mosaics.   End your visit at an artistic glass furnace just off St. Mark’s Square where you will enjoy a spectacular glass blowing demonstration with a detailed explanation of this ancient handicraft. Stunning examples of blown glass pieces are on display in the adjoining showrooms.


Skip-the-line entry tickets to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Top-rated small group walking tour No audio devices, live person-to-person descriptions Highly knowledgeable and experienced local guide Includes a visit to a glass-blowing demonstration at the end of the tour Tickets include optional individual access to other museums in the St. Mark's area

Important Information

  • This tour involves climbing some stepped bridges, so a moderate level of fitness is required. In churches, strictly no bare knees or shoulders, especially for women. Knee-length shorts acceptable for men.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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