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Original Venice Walking Tour – with Skip the Line Entrance to St Mark’s Basilica

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily: 01 Apr - 31 Oct
    Daily Except Sun:(14 Mar - 31 Aug & 20 Dec - 5 Jan)
    Tue, Fri & Sat:(01 Sep - 19 Dec & 07 Jan - 13 Mar)

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    11:10am : Daily except Sunday (14 Mar - 31 Aug & 20 Dec - 5 Jan) Tue, Fri & Sat (01 Sep - 19 Dec & 07 Jan - 13 Mar)

    1:45pm : Daily (01 Apr - 16 Oct)

  • Meeting Point

    Entrance to the Royal Gardens on the waterfront 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 Original Venice Walk wrote on it. 

    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
  • Go off the beaten track and explore the hidden side of Venice, which many tourists never see
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Visit St. Mark's Basilica with skip the line tickets
  • A guide will narrate the story of the most unique city in the world


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.

The tour will continue to the Cannaregio district, where you will admire the most beautiful well-head in Venice and the Pantheon of Venice (only exterior) where many important Venetians were laid to rest.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our guests, the itinerary of the tour has been amended to follow the Covid-19 guidelines. Visits to St Mark's Basilica may be subject to restrictions. Depending on the situation on the day of the tour the itinerary may be amended to offer you the best experience possible.

 About the Supplier: Avventure Bellisme 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.


  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica
  • Guided walking tour of Hidden Venice


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

Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Group Size: Mon.8, Max. 25

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.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Walking your tour great ... recommend
    10/28/2017 Fiona norris, United Kingdom
  • 4
    Really good guide Frederika
    08/25/2017 Naema Alam, United Kingdom
  • 4
    07/23/2017 Tracey lawson, United Kingdom

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