Private tour of Venice highlights with skip-the-line to St. Mark's Bell Tower

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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On this tour led by a private expert guide, you will discover the most beautiful and famous monuments of Venice around the area of St. Mark's square.

You'll see the majestic outside of St. Mark's Basilica, one of the most incredible cathedrals of the world, and of the Doge's Palace, formerly the Doge's residence and the seat of Venetian government. Follow your guide until you reach the famous Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) and learn everything about its interesting history and the romantic legends behind it. In St. Mark's square, you'll also see the Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio), with its extraordinarily beautiful and elaborate timepiece.

But the best has yet to come... In fact, towards the end of the tour, you'll get the chance to take the lift up to St. Mark's Bell Tower (Campanile di San Marco): with its 99 metres of height, it offers the best view over the city and its lagoon. Get you camera ready.... you won't regret it!

What's Included

private tour guide

tickets to St. Mark's Bell Tower

What's Not Included

entrance to St. Mark's Basilica

entrance to the Doge's Palace


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • All participants aged 12+ must present ID and either: proof of full vaccination or first vaccination given at least 15d ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or negative test taken no more than 48h before the activity. No refund is due
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Ponte dei Sospiri
Get to see the famous Bridge of Sighs and the picturesque streets and canals around it

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Piazza San Marco
Visit St. Mark's Square and its surroundings and discover the Byzantine sights

• Admission Ticket Free

Campanile di San Marco
Take the lift up to St. Mark's Bell Tower and enjoy one of the best views over the city

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Don't miss going up tower in Venice Italy !
Venture818885, 13-11-2022
When in Venice Italy be sure to not miss going up the tower in St. Marks square. This is one of the very few towers in all of Italy that has a elevator to take you to the top. A tremendous view can be seen from up top. And for a added bonus you can skip the long line if you buy your ticket online in advance !
Wonderful Experience!
Lucas_M, 22-06-2022
I had initially booked this tour for 10:00 a.m., however it had to be changed to a different time slot because the initial guide was off sick. I was notified promptly about the situation by the team and was offered another time-slot or a full refund. I proceeded with the option for a different time and we were given another tour guide, Diane, who was absolutely phenomenal! I also appreciated the fact that I was given reminders about the upcoming tour and detailed directions of where to meet the guide twice before the tour started! This was not the first time we have visited Venice and we explained to our guide Diane that we wanted a more relaxed tour with some more in-depth information since we have had some generalized walking tours before. Diane quickly accommodated our request and directed us through some interesting spots in the city that have a quirky history, such as; the spot of Giustina Rossi who on June 15, 1310, dropped her grinding mortar on the head of the rebellion's flag bearer. Or the Alliance Française building which promotes French language and culture around the world through an international network of offices. The seat of the Association is housed in the Casino (little house) Vernier, one of the most characteristic buildings of this type, a 'ridotto' for playing games and meetings owned by the prosecutor Venier but mainly used by his wife, Elena Priuli, a cultured and refined noblewoman. Diane accompanied visits to these interesting sites with numerous photos and detailed contextual explanations. I traveled with my parents who have numerous health issues which requires frequent rest. Diane was very accommodating to their needs and incorporated frequent rest stops. My mother had asked to see the famed Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Diane took us to the staircase and provided some history about the site and allowed my parents to rest while sitting in the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo while my brother and I climbed the steps. It was so much fun and very considerate of her to quickly provide such a unique experience that catered to all of our needs. Finally, Diane brought us to St. Mark's Bell Tower and took pictures of our family! She was very generous, friendly, informative, helpful, hospitable, and kind! We learned a lot and really enjoyed our tour guide and the team who managed our booking behind the scenes! I would absolutely recommend this excursion and our guide Diane to anyone who is interested!
Great tour, fantastic vews!
Danielle_P, 02-06-2022
Our guide Lucia was delightful! She guided us through the maze of Venice effortlessly and showed us places we had completely missed on our own! The bell tower was the perfect end to a great tour.

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