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This two-hour walking tour is an absolute must if you're a first-time visitor to Venice! You'll visit St. Mark's Basilica in St Mark's Square and other famous highlights, and discover the 'real Venice' as you enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways and alleys. Plus, you'll skip the long lines at St. Mark's Basilica- don't waste time waiting in lines when you're on vacation!

Your comprehensive two-hour walking tour highlights all the important monuments, from San Marco Square to the Rialto Bridge. You'll learn the history behind the famous landmarks, plus visit the famed basilica of St. Mark's without having to stand in long queues.

Then, you'll discover the 'real Venice', a magical city of meandering canals crossed by delicate bridges. Through the sights and informative commentary provided by your guide, you'll learn how illustrious Venetians such as Marco Polo made Venice such a vibrant and influential power. You'll see Marco Polo's House and hear tales of this legendary globe-trotting Venetian.

You'll also discover the Venice of today, and hear what it is like to live in the most beautiful city in the world. The tour conveniently concludes at the Rialto Bridge.

Skip the Line! Book your Original Venice Walking Tour ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue at St. Marks Basilica. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation! Please note: Occasionally the basilica will be closed to the public (without notice) because of religious festivities or high water.

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Tours

Escorted Tours

If time is short, or you need a hand to unlock the hidden pleasures of Venice, there’s plenty of choice of local experts to help you discover the city and the lagoon on land, water or air.

Boat Tours

Excursions to Murano, Burano and Torcello
+041 529 8711
Four-hour boat trip to the three northern lagoon islands, with a 35 minute stop . at each island.

Gondola Serenade
+041 529 8711
A 40-minute gondola trip down quiet canals, accompanied by musicians and singers.

Grand Canal Tour
+041 529 8711
One-hour boat tour with commentary in Italian, English, French and German . Traverses the Grand Canal from the Giardinetti Reali to the station and returns via the Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore.

Il Burchiello
www.ilburchiello.it
Cruises along the Riviera del Brenta, with stops at three important Palladian villas: Pisani, Barchessa Valmarana and Foscari Wilmann. Modern boats with catering, facilities and commentary.

Walking Tours

Venice on Foot
Two-hour walking tour around the main monuments of San Marco. English and French tours leave daily at 9:15 am. Spanish and German tours are also available.
+041 529 8711

Venice on Foot and by Gondola
A combined walking and gondola tour. Tours leave daily at 3:00 pm.
+041 529 8711

Venice Events
www.veniceevents.com
An Anglo-Italian company offering themed tours of the city concentrating on history, art and architecture. It also offers private tours emphasizing anything from museums and scuole to the lagoon and its wildlife.

Adventure Bellissime
www.tours-italy.com
A range of theme-based tours on foot in Venice. A host of options include art and architecture, photography, children’s Venice and specialist shopping. Boat trips around the lagoon and to the islands are also available.

Helicopter-airplane Tours

Venice Water Limousine
http://www.venicewaterlimousine.com/venice_helicopters.php?hlangs=en
The Company offers a wide range of services, from limo to bodyguards and aircrafts.
+39 335 634 7521