Delve into the 1000-year history of Venice and its close connections with Eastern culture
Stroll the lesser known streets between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge
See the gilded interior of one of the world's most iconic cathedrals
Enjoy a short break to stroll along the Riva degli Schiavoni
Meet your guide near St. Mark’s Basilica for a walking tour of some of the most Eastern-influenced areas of Venice, starting from St. Mark’s Square and heading to the Rialto Bridge.
Your guide will reveal the magic of Venice outside some its most famous buildings. Admire the Byzantine façade of St. Mark’s Basilica and the imposing edifice of the Doge’s Palace. Head towards Campo Santa Maria Formosa to learn the story of one of the most beautiful churches in Venice. See the former home of the explorer Marco Polo, and pass the Malibran Theatre, known for having the most extravagant stage in the city.
Then, head back to St. Mark's for an approximate 1.5 hours of free time before your skip-the-line tour of St. Mark’s Basilica.
Re-group outside St. Mark's, and learn the history of one of the world’s most iconic cathedrals. Once inside, get up-close to its gilded mosaics, one of the most accomplished works of Byzantine art.
Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark's Basilica
This is a combo tour including two single tours. Until November 4th 2023 between the first and the second tour there is a break, while from November 5th to March 27th 2024 there is no break between the two tours.
No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show
This is a collective tour, so there might be other participants on the tour with you
In cases of religious ceremonies or exceptionally high tides, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
Wheelchair users may not be able to access the whole tour
Basilica dress code: no shorts, sleeveless dresses or skimpy clothing. No large bags
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund