Venice walking tour Saint Mark Square
From St. Mark’s square we will follow the maze of calli and campielli and discover amazing views in the heart of Venice. The morning tour is devoted to St. Mark’s Square and the Castello district, the afternoon one to Rialto, La Fenice thatre and Scala del Bovolo.
WHY DID WE LIKE THIS EXPERIENCE SO MUCH?
- A walking tour is the best way to discover Venice!
- Choice of two itineraries: the morning tour and the afternoon tour.
- Passionate and knowledgeable local guides who truly convey their love for the real Venice and its people.
Join our walking tours in the heart of Venice and discover the many stories related to its monuments, some of which are among the most famous in the world, while others are hidden gems which not many visitors are lucky enough to see.
Venice walking tours – Come and enjoy all the must-see
The best way to visit some of the must see in Venice is surely by foot! Then, why not take advantage of the opportunity to join one of our walking tours of Venice with one of our local guides?
Immerse yourself in the Venetian atmosphere, experience the local life along its narrow alleys and peaceful canals while learning of the city on the water’s traditions and anecdotes. Discover Venice and the story of its most famous monuments with our knowledgeable guides. They are experts who will passionately make you feel the charm of the history of the amazing city you are staying in.
You have two unique sightseeing itineraries to choose from. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Read on to find out more!
Guided tour in Venice around St. Mark’s Square
Saint Mark’s Square Tour 11.10 am and 12.10 pm.
Available in Italian and English (can be bilingual) SATURDAY and SUNDAY
2 Tours available at 11.10 and 12.10 a.m.
Itinerary: The tour includes the visit of the area of Piazza San Marco, ONLY EXTERIORS. Step by step, with your guide, in a fun way, you will discover the Doge’s Palace, the residence of the Doge, where Venetian nobles did business and trade all over the world. You will admire the extraordinary Golden Basilica of St. Mark with the famous horses transported from Constantinople, symbol of the cultural influence of Byzantium and the Roman Empire. You will admire the astronomical clock overlooking the square, the famous Bridge of Sighs and the Prison Palace: only Casanova managed to escape from there!
Afternoon Venice walking Tour – The hidden gems in the heart of Venice – Between Campo San Moise and Scala del Bovolo
- Departure of the afternoon tour is at 15:45 (please ensure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before!)
- Meeting point: our tour guide will meet you in Calle Larga Ascensione in front of the Post Office (behind St. Mark’s Square).
Our tour will start by heading towards the Fenice Theatre, perhaps the most famous Opera theatre in the world which attracts thousands of Opera passionates every year. Our guide will tell you about la Fenice unique and troubled history as well as describe the building details.
We will continue towards the highlight of this walking tour, which awaits us a short distance away: la Scala del Bovolo, in all its refined beauty. A surprise hidden from the major transit routes, this staircase is a masterpiece inspired by oriental architecture and a little gem in the water city.
We will move in the direction of Rialto bridge, the most famous bridge on the Grand Canal which still preserves its ancient charming atmosphere. From a dock on the Grand Canal we enjoy a beautiful view of the bridge, perfect for photography!
We will then visit the most lively part of the city. In fact in the past of the Serenissima, this area constituted the main business hub of Europe for merchants from all over the world who would enrich immensely the Venetian Republic. Nowadays it still remains the main shopping district and here you can admire the picturesque food and fish market of the city on the water.
- Duration: 1h 15 min
- Price: 23,00 eur / pers
- Free for children 0-5 years.
If these tours are of your interest and you would like assistance for your booking, contact us, we are at your disposal!
Morning Venice walking Tour – The splendor of the Serenissima near Piazza San Marco
- Departure time of the morning tour is at 9:00 am (please ensure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes earlier)
- Meeting point: our tour guide will meet you under the Clock Tower in St. Mark’s Square (the beautiful tower with the blue clock on the left of the Basilica of San Marco) next to the exchange office
The first part of the tour will be in St. Mark’s Square to explain this unique place in the world and tell the history of Venice through the beautiful Palazzo Ducale, the majestic St.Mark’s Basilica, the Campanile di San Marco, the clock Tower and the scenic Procuratie.
Then we will walk towards the Castello district, behind the Basilica, with stops in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo ( you will see there the enchanting Hospital of Venice). You will then see the ‘Great School of Charity’ (the Captains of Fortune) and the Malibran theatre.
The way back to St.Mark’s Square will take us along the Mercerie, located between Rialto Bridge and St.Mark’s Square; in the past this area used to be the centre of commercial activities and nowadays remains the main shopping district. Our guide will passionately provide you with interesting information on the various sites, their history and the local culture.
- Duration: 1h 30 min
- Price: 26,00 eur / person
- Free for children 0-5 years.
P.S This tour is temporarily suspended (26€)
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If your are interested in visiting other areas, for example the Northern part of Venice, the Jewish Ghetto and the islands of Murano, we offer many other interesting tours. Please keep reading through our website and you will find many options. In case you can not find what you are looking for or are still unsure on which tour is best for you, please contact us. It will be our great pleasure to assist you, we can even organise a completely tailor made tour just for you based on your interests and requirements!
Morning tour: 26 euro/person (Temporarily Suspended)
Afternoon tour: 23 euro/person
Free for children from 0 to 5 y.o.
Morning tour: 1h 30 min. Afternoon tour: 1h 15 min.
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (excluding15th August, 25th December and 1st January)
Included / Excluded
Please note that this tour does not include entrance to main sites. Being a walking tour, it will completely take place outside hence only external comments of the various sites will be provided.
For cancellations up to 24 hours before the start a cancellation fee of 20% on the tariff will apply.
There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW or cancellation in the 24 hours before the experience starts.
The tour will be held in case of rain as well, whereas in case of exceptional high tide it could be cancelled and therefore completely reimbursed.
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