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Small Group Essence of Venice Walk

Small group tour featuring St Mark's Square , St Mark's Basilica including the visit of the Pala D'Oro inside the church , Bridge of Sigh , Doge's Palace ( exterior ) , Bell Tower and Clock tower , Castello District of Venice and secret Venice

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Highlights and what's included

In depth tour of St Mark's Basilica with skip the line tickets, Pala D'Oro, St Mark's square and its famous monuments, Bridge of Sighs, a discovery walk of the hidden and secret Venice.
  • Skip the line tickets to St Mark's Basilica
  • Tickets to visit the Pala d'Oro
  • St. Marks Basilica, Doges Palace (exterior), Bridge of Sighs & time spent exploring the Hidden Venice
  • Licensed Expert English speaking guide
  • Headphones from 8 people
  • Min 4 - Max 15 participants

Description

Featuring an In-depth tour of St. Marks Basilica which is only possible on our small group Essence of Venice walking tours. Limited to a maximum of 14-partcipants, you'll see and do more touring Venice on these small Group city sightseeing tours.

Equipped with complimentary head-phones so that you can follow every word of your expert English-speaking Venice Tour Guide as you stroll around St. Marks Square discussing all the major monuments that will include the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Bell Tower & Clock Tower prior to entering St. Marks Basilica with Skip the line tickets to enjoy an in-depth tour of St. Marks Basilica discussing the fabulous mosaics and visiting the Pala D'Oro.

In the second part of the tour we'll leave the hordes of tourists behind in St. Marks Square to explore a very different Venice. A Venice that's more fascinating and intimate, what we call the Hidden Venice.

As our expert Venice tour guides continue to narrate the story of Venice, you'll enjoy exploring another world of narrow alleyways and meandering canals, punctuated by delicate bridges, hidden architectural gems and fascinating stories about the Venetians who created this incredible city from absolutely nothing!

PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO OF THIS TOUR TO UNDERSTAND THE LEVEL OF SERVICE WE OFFER ALL OUR CLIENTS. This tour concludes at the Bridge of Sighs, near St. Marks Square.

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Meeting Point

At the Entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Marks Square. From St. Marks facing the Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after a 100 metres you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with Essence of Venice Walk written on it. IMPORTANT: Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter San Marks basilica. Large bags are not allowed into the basilica

Other Information

  • At times St Mark’s basilica is closed due to high water or religious ceremonies. During high water the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions. On those occasions when St Mark’s Basilica is open with high water, skip the line tickets will not be accepted as all visitors have only 1 door open to get in the church.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica are available only from April to October (St Mark’s Basilica does not offer a fast entry service to anyone in other periods, considered off peak season).
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Marks basilica. Large bags are not allowed inside the basilica.
  • This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
  • The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.

Key Information

  • Prices from: 39.00
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Availability: View Calendar
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Oct 25 2017
 
A wonderful day, perfect weather, perfect scenery. Well worth the effort to get out of Venice and travel up north.
Sep 12 2017
 
We enjoyed the tour. We had done a free walking tour prior to this one and also enjoyed it, but that one had lacked the detailed info on the sites in St. Mark's Square that we were wanting. This tour provided that. The reason for 4 stars is that we didn't find our tour guide particularly enthusiastic. He was very well informed, which was more important to us. But a little more enthusiasm on his part would have made the experience a 5 star experience. It was a bit pricy versus competition, but we're still glad we took the tour.
Jul 25 2017
 
The tour was entertaining and gave a good flavor of life in Venice. It could have been a bit more substantial on history.
Jul 08 2017
 
Stephanie was a very good guide for our group in Venice.
She really cared and was passionate about her city.
Jun 20 2017
 
Perfect group size to experience the city. Got to ask questions of my guide which she answered well. It lasted the perfect amount of time to be shown a lot of areas.
Jun 09 2017
 
The tour guide Marina was great!
May 30 2017
 
Good tour, well-informed tour guide. Some more details/humor could have helped.
May 26 2017
 
We had a very enjoyable walking tour with the guide who was very pleasant an very knowledgable. a great experience.
May 25 2017
 
Wonderful touR! Recommended
May 07 2017
 
We had a very good overall experience. Skipping the general public line was great. Even though the Basilica was crowded our guide keep us together and moving feeding us tidbits of knowledge along the way.
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