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Original Venice Walking Tour with St Mark’s Basilica ticket & Boat Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    April to October: Daily except Sunday

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Mark's Square.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early. 

  • Ending Point

    Rialto Bridge

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a walking tour that shows you the major Venice highlights
  • Visit St. Mark's Basilica and take a boat ride across Grand Canal
  • Go off the beaten track and explore the hidden side of Venice, which many tourists never see
  • A guide will narrate the story of the most unique city in the world
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


This tour provides the perfect introduction to Venice. Accompanied by a guide you will set out on your walking tour which introduces many of the most exciting sights of Venice.

Explore the two sides of Venice starting with St Mark's Square, the large piazza which is the heart of Venice. The first stop for most is Piazza San Marco which is at the heart of the city and home to the famous Basilica di San Marco followed by the distinctive pink and white Doge's Palace. Enjoy a guided tour of the interior of St. Mark's Basilica with fast track access to the monument. This grand building dominates St Mark's Square and is one of the most iconic structures in Venice.

Next, explore the back streets of Venice, the narrow alleyways are home to beautiful canals, churches and piazzas which enthral visitors. One of those you will be visiting was the place where Marco Polo lived. These labyrinth of passageways make up the hidden side of Venice which many tourists never see. Feast your eyes on the postcard images that abound in every direction, as your guide will discuss Venetian Architecture, Venetian Mercantile Empire.

Take the boat tour across Grand Canal and admire the city from the Venetian waterways. Hear interesting stories narrated by your guide as you glide through minor canals and experience the side of Venice away from touristy crowds.

About the Supplier: Avventure Bellisime literally translates to ‘Beautiful Adventures’ and offers an unforgettable experience in Italy. They are known for their passionate guides and handcrafted tours and activities. They have been around in Italy since 1999.


  • English speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica
  • Guided walking tour of Venice
  • 1 hour Grand Canal boat tour 


  • Gratuities (if you wish, go on then)
  • Hotel transfer

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Group Size: Max 20

Dress Code: Shoulders and knees must be covered.

Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed.

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions.

Customer Reviews

  • Donald Symes

    Knowledgeable guide who spent the 1st hr of a 2 hr walking tour of Venice retelling the history of St Mark and St Mark's Basillica. This meant little time to explore anything other than the route between St Mark's square and Rialto bridge.

  • Samantha Taylor

    Very well organised and instructions of where to meet were good. Tour guide very knowledgeable and it was great being able to skip the line. Excellent!!

    United Kingdom 07/14/2019
  • S Padmore

    Great tour despite the rain, the guide Christina (blonde one!) was so refreshing, knowledgeable and passionate about the history and Venice itself, we learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed the trip, thank you Christina

    United Kingdom 05/22/2019

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