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Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

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USD 28.04
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    What to Expect
    Get an insider’s perspective on the architectural wonders and historical legends of Venice. Meet your local guide near St Mark’s Square for an introduction to the cultural and political forces that made Venice a medieval maritime force. Walk around the square as you learn the layout and history of highlights including the Doge’s Palace and the iconic bell tower.
    Stop in front of St Mark’s Basilica to appreciate its ornate, Italo-Byzantine exterior. Skip the long line and head straight inside, where you’ll marvel at the cathedral’s soaring domed ceiling and ornate altars. Nearly every surface glitters with the work of generations of Venetian goldsmiths, and even the marble floors are works of art, with intricate inlaid mosaics.
    Next, wander along Venice’s narrow canals and through picturesque squares to admire hidden gems like the Querini and Stampalia art museum (exterior only). Ogle the Gothic and Renaissance architecture of some of the city’s lesser-known palaces and learn about the daily lives of Venetian nobility. Visit the former home of Marco Polo and see other landmarks with ties to the famed 13th-century explorer.
    Your tour concludes at the bustling Rialto Bridge near the Grand Canal — an ideal spot to admire the wares of local artisans, grab an authentic bite at a local café, or continue exploring the city on your own.
    Please note: St Mark’s Basilica is occasionally closed to the public due to flooding or special events.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Return Details
    Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
    • Walking tour (maximum 25 people)
    • Professional guide
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Tour operates rain or shine
    • At certain times it may not be possible to enter to St Mark's Basilica due to religious functions taking place. These closures are beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued
    • Large bags are not allowed into St Mark's Basilica
    • In condition of high water, St Mark’s Basilica Skip the line entrance will remain closed
    • Skip the line tickets to St Mark’s basilica are valid from 1st April until 31st October – From 1st November to 31st March due to less affluence to St Mark’s Basilica, this service is not provided by the church to all operators and individual travellers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed today via mobile

    All well organised and planned. 12 people in a group, so not a standard stampede tour. Same price at the registration. Thank you guys

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank AlexGoooood
    Reviewed today via mobile

    The tour guide was ok.. limited directly to information only We’ve had better - was a bit disappointed

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank John S
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Great tour, just enough history and information to stay interesting the entire time. St. Marks basilica was fascinating and enjoyed hearing the interesting tidbits with that. Would definitely recommend if you want to learn more about Venice’s major sites in two hours.More

    Thank travelguynate
    AvvBell, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Client, Thank you for your 5-star review and for recommending our tour. This is an excellent option for first-time visitors as you cover the main facts and highlights of our unique city. I am pleased to read the tour was informative and interesting. Thank...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This tour was a great way to see some of the highlights of Venice. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and seemed genuinely excited to be with us and teach us about her city. We attended with our 2 daughters, ages 9 and 12, and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank aelusis
    AvvBell, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Client, Thank you for your positive feedback and recommendation - much appreciated! I am happy to read the guide was enthusiastic about her city and I hope you learnt a lot of interesting anecdotes from her. Would you mind letting us know the guide's...More

    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    The start location was easy to find and well explained in the tour information. The guide and person giving out audio equipment were well organised and coordinated. The guide provided excellent information about the various sites and was thoughtful in finding shade for the group...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Paul S
    monica368, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

    Dear Paul. Thank you for your 5-stars review! I am very pleased you are satisfied with all tour aspects including the guide, tour pace and general logistics. We would be happy to forward your comments to the specific guide that was on schedule on your...More

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    16 May 2018|
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    Hi Karen sorry only just picked up your question.If its not too late yes receivers are provided.
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