The Golden Basilica guided tour and Venice Walking tour

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From EUR 56

Start the experience with a guided tour in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a professional and passionate Guide, you will enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you'll have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics (the Basilica has 43,000 square feet of mosaic alone!) and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica.

The Basilica is the perfect synthesis of Venetian art and a unique blend of Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements with the Five Oriental-looking domes crown. 


Later,  get a stroll through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice.

The expert guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city.

The amazing routes includes Piazza San Marco with its uncountable monuments; Church of Ss. Giovanni and Paolo, known as the “Pantheon” of Venice; Marco Polo’s House; The imposing Rialto with its traditional markets!

Key Details

  • Meeting point St.Mark's Basilica: St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower near exchange office (the white building with blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you with the sign “TOUR”. Do NOT go to the Bell Tower. (See the map and indications below).
    Meeting Point for Walking tour (just 1 minute walking from the Basilica's one): Venice Tours Assistance Point - St. Mark's Square - Calle Larga Ascensione, SAN MARCO 1257, 30124 - The Assistance Point is the big grey newsstand between Fendi boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". The guide will have the sign "VOX CITY GUIDE"
  • Ending point: San Marco area
  • Availability & operation: until 31st March 2022. The tour does not operate on 25th December – 1st January and  in case of exceptional high tide.
  • Departure and meeting: From Monday to Saturday at 12:00 PM for the Basilica tour.
    2:00 PM for the walking tour.
    (Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure).
  • Inclusion: Shared guided walking tour by a qualified local guide -  “Skip the line”  guided tour of  St. Mark's Basilica 
  • Duration: 3 hours ( 2 hours walking tour - 1 hour the Basilica tour)
  • Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, German and French - Live commentary for the Doge's Palace
    Walking tour: Live commentary in English and Italian - Translated by mobile app for Spanish, German and French
  • Gross price public rate: € 56 p.p.  Free under 6 years old.- No minimum participants required.
  • Sale & reservation: Free sale until the beginning of the tour
    Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Tours does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).
  • Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”. Mobile vouchers are accepted
  • Commission: refer to contract
  • Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm

Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
Comfortable shoes suggested.

For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.




The Clock Tower is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and you will find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard TOUR under the Clock Tower.


With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand (with many souvenir and newspapers): that one is the Venice Tours Assistance Point.
The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". The guide will have the sign "VOX CITY GUIDE".



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  1. Clock Tower-St. Mark's Square