Skip the Line: St Mark's Square Highlights Tour

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Skip the Line: St Mark's Square Highlights Tour information and booking

60 minutes
Departs from
Tour departs in St Marks Square.
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
11:15am - Monday to Saturday2pm - Sunday
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Tour description provided by Viator

Venice is like an open-air museum, and for first-time visitors this one-hour highlights walk of St. Mark's Square is a must. The tour focuses on grandeur of St. Mark's Square in Venice with external visits of the square, Doge's Palace, the Sansovino library, the Bell Tower, the incredible legends of the Clock Tower.

Enter St. Mark's Basilica to discover the awe-inspiring gold mosaics. Your talented guide will unlock its secrets as you walk through to one of the main highlights of the Basilica, the Pala D'Oro (golden altar) with masterpieces by generations of Venetian goldsmiths. St. Mark's Basilica is free of charge to enter and we guarantee that you'll skip any long lines as part of this tour. Venice is subject to flash floods and occasionally the Basilica is closed to the public (without notice) because of high water or festivities.You'll hear fascinating stories and learn anecdotes and this remarkable city and its historical characters, Casanova, Marco Polo to name two. Tours are conducted in small groups (maximum 25 people) with an English-speaking guide who can personally cater to you, ensuring your visit to Venice is a special and unforgettable experience.

What's included

  • Walking tour
  • Small group tour (maximum 25 people)
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

What isn't included

  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Entrance to pala d'oro (4 euros)