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

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: Italy, Veneto, Venice

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  • 2 hours
  • Venice
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Skip the line at St Mark’s Basilica and explore St Mark’s Square and lesser-known Venice on this 2-hour walking tour. Stroll around St Mark’s Square as your guide explains its buildings and Venice’s history as a major maritime power during medieval times. Bypass the queues at St Mark’s Basilica to ogle its incredible interior, and delve into the quieter, less-visited side of Venice. Walk along small canals past palaces, squares and bridges; see where explorer Marco Polo once lived, and learn about daily life in the city past and present.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Skip the line

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

Enjoy the introduction to the history and culture of Venice with our local expert English-speaking guide

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

Enjoy the visit of St Mark's Basilica with Skip the line tickets

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Casa di Marco Polo, Calle Scaleta, 30121 Venice Italy

Pass by the house where the famous Merchant used to live in the Venetian Golden age

Pass By: Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello, Venice Italy

Walk along the back streets of Venice city center

Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

End your tour at the famous Rialto Bridge with a full explanation about the life of merchants in Venice

Duration: 20 minutes

  • 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
  • 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
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Return Details

Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


23 Oct, 2019

Our guide was the cutest. Franchisa spoke excellent English with the sweetest Italian accent. Her knowledge was endless. Loved every minute of the tour.

Linda J

27 Aug, 2019

The first view of the Basilica was worth the walk, which 1.7 mile. Better signage was needed to direct visitors to the Basilica through the City of Venice because the local people do not speak English and could not direct visitors to this attraction.

Leannah H

05 Aug, 2019

I enjoyed this tour. It was good quality at a good price. The guide did a great job and I could hear what was being said, despite being in a group.

Marie M

03 Jul, 2019

Luca was very knowledgeable and extremely patient with the group. This is a great tour to take to see the museum, basilica and Sistine chapel

Peter L

03 Jul, 2019

Led by a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide, this was an excellent tour. St.Mark’s was a rapid visit but this was down to the authorities wishing to move a lot of people through rapidly.

User's Picture Gallery



Bell Tower at Piazza St. Marco


Lovin' the gondolas

Simply magnificent :)


And, Andrea made us laugh when he explained the story behind that statue.


Andrea revealed the interesting history behind this object.


Of course, we visited St. Mark's Basilica. Nice! Yes, we're from Miami.


To the far left, our excellent tour guide, Andrea.





St. Marks Basilica

The fresco paintings are amazing.


St Marks Square

St Mark's Square


Plaza around St Mark's Basilica

There are figures on the top of the clock that pound the large bell on the hour. Very old and still working great.



Venice is a picturesque surprise around every corner


some of the murals outside the Church

beautiful depictions of St mark coming to Venice


The 12 Apostles and Mark

inside the basilica


Some of the ceilings

inside the Basilica


With our tour guide

Our guide took us all over Venice and explained its history. Very informative.


One of the stops on the walking tour.

One of the stops on the walking tour.


St Marks Basilica and Doge's Palace

Viator tour


Rialto Bridge

End of the tour The Rialto Bridge


Tour Gide

Guide describing the water levels in Venice



Ciao Venezia !!!






Just a mask


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