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Original Venice Walking Tour

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Original Venice Walking Tour

For the perfect introduction to Venice, spend a couple hours walking with an experienced guide through the city's most important sites. You'll see St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, the "Bridge of Sighs," Campo Santa Maria Formosa, and much more for a truly Venetian experience you will not forget.

Your Venice walking tour begins with a visit to St. Mark's Square, known as the heart of Venice. As you explore the area, visit St. Mark's Basilica with your skip-the-line tickets. After your St. Mark's tour, walk a short distance to the Doge's Palace, and admire the exterior which was built in Venetian Gothic style. This is one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice, and it is connected to the New Prison by the infamous Bridge of Sighs, which was constructed in 1602. Prisoners who were interrogated in the Doge's Palace found themselves sighing and walking across the bridge before entering the prison, where they'd likely spend the rest of their days.

After your Saint Mark's Square tour, discover a hidden part of Venice. With your knowledgeable English-speaking guide, stroll along the city's small passageways, over ancient bridges and above narrow canals. As you venture to all of these sites, you'll learn about the city's epic history. Your expert guide will share interesting facts about what you're seeing, giving you details that will allow you to form a deeper connection with the city.

Your next stop is Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where you will discuss Venetian architecture with your guide as you admire the church's Baroque and Renaissance facades. This Venice walking tour continues through the back streets of Venice into the Cannaregio district. There you can admire the Pantheon of Venice, where many famous Venetians are buried. In addition to your visits to these famous monuments, hear stories about Venetian characters like Marco Polo and common citizens that, together, made this city of stone and water the place that it is today.

Please Note: Bags and backpacks are NOT allowed inside St. Mark's Basilica. Please do not bring any bags with you, as you will not be allowed to enter the Basilica with them. The Basilica is sometimes closed unexpectedly due to high water or religious ceremonies. On those occasions when St. Mark's Basilica is open with high water, skip-the-line tickets will not be accepted, as all visitors have access to the church through only one door.

This tour departs from the St. Mark's Square area ends in central Venice, near the Rialto Bridge. Depending on your ship's docking location, a vaporetto, water shuttle, or walk may be required. Transportation from your ship to St. Mark's Square and from the Rialto Bridge back to your ship is not included in the tour price.

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2 Hours
Shore Excursion Departs From
St. Mark's Square. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
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Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St. Mark's Basilica. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica.
Bags and backpacks are NOT allowed inside St. Mark's Basilica. Please do not bring any bags with you, as you will not be allowed to enter the Basilica with them. This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not fully wheelchair accessible. Most bridges have steps leading up to them and are not wheelchair accessible. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers. Children ages 5 and under may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 6 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsWalking tourNovember 09, 2018

Reviewer: Judy Webb
Excellent tour of the city

5 StarsVenetian WalkOctober 09, 2018

Reviewer: SG
Very knowledgable local guide. Lots of historical information!

4 StarsStay togetherJuly 30, 2018

Reviewer: Miriam Allen
Francesca was very knowledgable about Venice and did a great job of imparting that knowledge. I enjoyed her tour of the Basilica immensely. Unfortunately, our group had 25 people and Venice was packed that day. Somehow I got separated from the group and couldn't find it again.

4 Starsvery goodJuly 23, 2018

Reviewer: Juan Santiago Scarsi Guzman
it was so good

5 StarsOriginal Venice Walking TourJuly 02, 2018

Reviewer: D Taylor
Very interesting and amazing place. Loved St Mark's Cathedral with skip the line tour. We were very lucky to be there when it wasn't too crowded or too hot.

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