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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour including Basilica di San Marco

385 Reviews

  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:
    Standard Tour: approx. 1.5h/2h
    Tour plus Doge's Palace: approx. 3.5 hours
    (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731VENICEHALF

Reviewed by: Doug, November 2015

This tour included two of Venice's most notable and famous structures, the Basilica and Doge's Palace on the Piazza San Marco but started near the Rialto Bridge. Unfortunately for us, that was undergoing some renovation, we were told, and we didn't go by it. But we did go to a landing nearby on the Grand Canal and saw a lot that was so interesting if not well known in between there and the featured sites. The guide, Susan, said she had lived in Venice for something like 20 years and if there is something about it that she doesn't know, I'd be surprised. Appropriating the cliché, she bubbled over with enthusiasm, sharing so much on what makes Venice the special place that it is, making the tour especially enjoyable as well as informative.

Reviewed by: Dawne B, November 2015

Very knowledgeable tour guide. Friendly and patient. Basilica tour allowed us to skip the long lineups so that in itself was worth the tour!

Reviewed by: phkleinklan, November 2015

Venice has always been 1 on my bucket list and this tour did not disappoint. Our guide, Mirco was fabulous. The fact that he is a native Venetian only made it that much better. His knowledge and the beauty of this city makes the tour a MUST DO.

Reviewed by: Stephen Philip H, November 2015

Excellent tour with an excellent guide !

Reviewed by: booker p, November 2015

Frederica was fabulous

Reviewed by: Lisa G, October 2015

Susan was so perfect. Loved her stories.

Reviewed by: Laurie A, October 2015

Excellent, informative, and seeing the Basilica was a highlight!

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Tour code: 3731VENICEHALF