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Venice: Private Walking Tour with Saint Mark's Basilica

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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.


  • 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


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.


Private 2-hour tour Professional guide Skip-the-line access to Saint Mark's Basilica Administration fees

Important Information

  • Until further notice, entrance inside St. Mark’s Basilica is not possible due to ongoing restoration work. Tours will visit the basilica's Terrace and its Museum instead
  • Please note that knees and shoulders need to be covered to enter Saint Mark's Basilica

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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