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Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

See Venice’s most enchanting sights through the eyes of a local with this private, 2-hour tour of St. Mark’s Square and its magnificent monuments. Get priority access to the glittering, Italo-Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica, and stroll through the charming alleys and backstreets that surround it with an art historian guide. Add an optional boat ride through the city’s famous canals for a quintessential Venetian experience.
  • Private tour of St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Explore Venice's most famous monuments with an art historian guide
  • Skip the long lines with priority access to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Glide through romantic Venetian canals on an optional boat ride
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide
  • Great option for families and small groups
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Professional art historian guide
Private tour
River cruise by private boat (when option is selected)
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Food and drinks
Hotel pickup
P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

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Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your private art historian guide outside of your hotel. Together, stroll through the city’s labyrinth of alleyways and charming squares while your guide shares insight into Venetian history and culture. Feel free to ask all the questions you like to make the most of your guide’s local expertise.

Make your way to St. Mark’s Square, the grand piazza that forms the heart of the city. Learn about the square’s famous monuments, such as the elegant Doge’s Palace, where the iron-fisted rulers of the powerful Venetian Republic once lived and governed. Step inside the glorious St. Mark’s Basilica with priority access to admire the glittering mosaics and golden altars of this Italo-Byzantine cathedral.

If you like, expand your tour with an optional boat ride through the historic Venetian canals. Travel like a local and absorb scenes of daily life as you glide through busy waterways and quieter, romantic canals. It’s the best way to see Venice and a not-to-be-missed experience when visiting ‘the floating city.’

Price is per group, up to eight people.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San marco
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di San Marco
San marco Basilica
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza San Marco
Piazza san Marco
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For some special events or celebration the Basilica can close without specific advance communications so it can happens to find the basilica closed unexpectedly and we are not responsibl for that
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Italian Vista Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour.

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This is very misleading, Skip the...
Jose G
, Nov 2017
This is very misleading, Skip the line? Our guide met us at the Square and we walked around where she explained and gave us an overview of the different buildings. But when I asked about going into the Basilica the line was long and she said there was no time for that. What was suppose to be four hours was cut to 2.5. Although I have to say, we really enjoyed the boat tour. That was the highlight of our stay in Venice. While on the tour she explained the different sites, the buildings, etc. You see so much more in a motor boat tour than a gondola ride.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2017
TOUR OPERATOR COMMENT: Dear Jose, thank you for taking the time of writing this review! We are glad that you enjoyed the boat tour and our guide, and we are very sorry that you could get inside Saint Mark's basilica. The tour that you booked was 2 hours and not 4 hours as you are writing in the review. So the guide actually gave you 30 minutes more of her time, making 2,5 hours instead of 2. As mentioned in the tour description and in the voucher, between November and March there is no skip the line access to the basilica as lines are usually minimal but given the Italian festivity of Nov 1st you may have found more people than normal, we apologize for that, but this depends on the basilica's own management. Best regards, Elena.
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Very good tour. Veronika was...
Stephen C
, Jul 2017
Very good tour. Veronika was informative. She did a good job of showing us around within the time available. Her English was good. Her knowledge of the area was strong. The boat tour was a good way to get familiar with the basic layout of Venice; a good first day tour.
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Product code: 29762P17

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