Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Saint Mark's | with Private Option

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From $150.60

6 reviews   (4.83)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

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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Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour walking tour in the morning through Venice in a small group (maximum 6 people) or in your very own Private Tour - both options available! Take in the splendor of Venice while your guide explains the importance of its history and architecture and provides entertaining anecdotes about the powerful families that created the magnificence of the City on water. This walk takes you through both grand piazzas and small alleys, from San Giacometto to the Rialto Bridge, from San Bartolomeo, through tens of different bridges and alleyways to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, and finally ending in Saint Mark's Square. Take in the sites and admire the architecture in this joyful bustling piazza.
HIGHLIGHT: On this tour you will have the chance to enter the breathtaking St. Mark’s Basilica with your expert guide, with pre-arranged Skip the Line entry tickets and no waiting!

What's Included

Learn and be entertained by a Professional local and expert guide

See the Ponte di Rialto, the Bridge of Sighs, Campo San Giacometto, the Doge's Palace and much more

Skip the line Entry and Tour of Saint Mark's Basilica

Tour in the Safety and Intimacy of a TRULY small group of MAX 6 people, guaranteed

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Occasionally the basilica may be closed due to last minute private events outside of the tour operators control and often without notice. In these uncommon circumstances the tour will operate as usual and the time spent inside the basilica will be enjoyed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This tour operates within current local COVID-19 protocol. We are not responsible for any persons who do not adhere to regulations, and in said circumstances will result in loss of the tour without refund.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • PLEASE NOTE: due to these unprecedented times and unexpected regulation changes, some areas may not be accessible if the venue can not guarantee social distancing for that part of the tour.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.

What To Expect

Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto
Meet your guide in Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, either with your exclusive Small Group of 6 people max or in your very own Private Tour - we offer both options. See the beautiful Piazza and Church of San Giacomo di Rialto and begin your intimate and rich walking tour of the City of Water

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto
Walk over to Venice's most famous Bridge: the Ponte di Rialto. Admire the gorgeous views of the Gran Canal hear all about its history and stories

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponte dei Sospiri
As you zigzag your way through Venice's winding streets, hearing tales of its tumultuous past, you will end up at the infamous Bridge of Sighs. One of the most photographed bridges in the world, learn the true story behind its name.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di San Marco
Enjoy exclusive skip the line access and tour of Saint Mark's Basilica and awe at this incredible church, with its thousands and thousands of square feet of Golden mosaics!

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Doge's Palace
In this tour you will also pass by the incredible Doge's Palace, one of the most important buildings of Venice history. Awe at the grandiosity of the exterior of the Doge's Palace and learn all about its relevance in the old Venetian government!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Wonderful and informative
debkits, 12-11-2019
Venice can be overwhelming with all the islands, bridges, and sketchy (at best) signage (unless you are on a major thoroughfare). This was my third trip to Venice and I was determined to see more than the usual highlights or subject myself to one of the large tours. This tour provided that opportunity. Our guide was very knowledgeable. I thought I had a good working knowledge of Venice's history, but she filled in the gaps and provided many wonderful insights into not only the history, but how people lived in Venice in the past and present. My favorite part was the information on Venice's architecture, to the point where I could look at a building and make an intelligent guess on it's age and the age of any "improvements" (not unusual to have a 14th-century building with another story added in the 1600s). Also, our guide was very patient as both my sister and I use canes and Venice is a real challenge for someone mildly disabled. Our tour of Venice was one of the highlights of our 3-week trip!
Lotessla, 11-08-2019
Sabrina was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. The tour took us to the tourist sites but also a local market. The great advantage with Livitaly tours are the guaranteed small group size that gives the tour a very personal feel. Very enjoyable!
Saint Mark's and Doge's Palace
Tom L, 26-05-2019
Our guide Pamela was wonderful. We had no problem meeting up with her. We were a very small tour group. Just the two of us and Pamela. We are so happy Livitaly does not cancel for undersized groups. Our tour even lasted longer than advertised, we just enjoyed each other's company. The skip-the-line is a great option because we saw the long lines. It is so nice to have someone point out each area of interest and be so knowledgeable. Pamela even arranged for us to use the elevator at the Doge's Palace. Our tour ended with a wonderful recommendation for dinner. The restaurant was Osteria Alle Testiere. It was delicious, Thank you Pamela!
Amazing Private Walking Tour of Venice with Gondola Ride for our Family of 5!
lingchan1, 01-04-2019
Wow, we had the BEST day in Venice with our LivItaly guide, Marie...she is a great guide in that she was incredibly nice, knowledgeable and patient with our family of 3 teenagers ages 17, 15 & 12. It was a five hour walking tour through the fascinating labyrinth of Venice’s canals and squares, and Marie had such interesting stories and historical anecdotes about everything we saw...she really brought the history of Venice to life! We started at the Church of San Giacomo, then walked to many great squares and churches, including Marco Polo’s house, then St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace. We especially loved the Palace and seeing the prison and the Hall of the Great Council and hearing about Venice’s incredible history and the way they governed and their financial power as their own republic. Marie’s art history background, knowledge of history in general and overall love of the city of Venice was so apparent and appreciated! For lunch, she took us to the best pizza spot which my kids loved. We ended with a gondola ride which was a perfect end to a fantastic tour. Thank you Marie and thank you LivItaly...we will recommend you to everyone we know who visits Italy!
Brilliant tour with a fun and knowledgeable guide!
LDennis22, 04-03-2019
Our guide Sara gave us an entertaining and interesting tour packed with local knowledge and history. I would highly recommend this tour as a flavour of Venetian life, culture and history. Thank you Sara!

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