Guided tour

Classical Venice: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

4.2 / 5

53 reviews

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

Classical Venice: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi
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From US$ 25.66 per person

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On a 1.5-hour walking tour seeing the classical sights of Venice, immerse yourself in the beauty of St. Mark's Square and see the Basilica's golden domes. Then check out the Gothic grandeur of Doge Palace from outside, and learn about Venetian history.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, Italian


  • Explore the beautiful monuments of San Marco Square
  • Hear about the exploits of the Doge rulers of the Venetian Empire
  • Get beautiful views of the Basin of San Marco and the loggiato of the Doge Palace
  • Admire the enchanting Campanile
Full description
Thanks to the elegance of its monuments, San Marco Square is rightly considered the great “Salotto,” or drawing room, of Venice. Explore the graceful heart of Venice on a 2-hour walking tour seeing San Marco’s beautiful buildings and Doge Palace from the outside. See the grand Old Law Courts and Clock Tower around St. Mark's Square, and learn all about the magnificent Basilica and Campanile. Continue to the Venetian Gothic Ducal Palace, the former residence of the Doges of Venice. The exquisite palace took on its present form in the 15th-century. Admire the beautiful white marbles of the loggiato, and really get to know Venice along the way. To be sure, this tour is the perfect way to get introduced to Venice's classical sights and learn the fascinating history of the City of Water.
  • Multilingual guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Doge Palace
  • Entrance ticket to the Basilica
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Alilaguna ticket office at San Marco Giardinetti.

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  • Please be ready at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the departure of the tour
  • Please note that, depending on the number of people, the tour may be held by a bilingual tour guide.
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4.2 /5

based on 53 reviews

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It's okay

We would have had to wait on time until another group was added, only then were the vouchers collected and the devices with earphones distributed ... The German group was quite small, which was pleasant ... However, the tour only started at 9:15 The clock was going on ... The information was good, but partly not so easy to understand due to the dialect ... The volume was also not optimal. After the tour, vouchers for a free tour to Murano were distributed (was interesting, visit and demonstration of the glass factory ..... and also pleasant on a private boat) However, you noticed how you wanted to pull the money out of people's pockets. .. All in all- for the price .... Okay :)

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June 14, 2015

A lot of background information, nice views, could have taken longer.

Overall, I really liked the tour, the lady took a beautiful winding path from St. Mark's Square, which revealed many small streets, some churches and countless small stairs leading over the water. Not only has the architecture of Venice been explained very well, but also the everyday problems and peculiarities of the city (e.g. drinking water, garbage disposal). Unfortunately the tour only took 1.5 hours and at the tour guide's pace it was impossible to ask questions during the tour. Older tourists from mine After the tour, she took the time to ask questions. It was nice that the German-speaking group consisted of only 10 people and there was an extra tour guide only for the German-speaking tourists (so different from the description). The starting time at 9 a.m. is ideal as the alleys are not yet full at this time. Those who booked with an inside tour were then taken to the Mrkuskirche or the Doge's Palace.

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August 28, 2013

Really recommended for a first visit and a good intro to Venice.

Glorious: 9 am, hardly any tourists/visitors to be seen at our meeting place at St. Mark's place (at 10am it looks totally different there, though). Because of the time we were also a small group of just 2 married couples. In-depth information about the sights/history of Venice. This was a good start to our 4-day tour.

July 17, 2012

Product ID: 1911