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St. Mark's Area Walking Tour in Venice

A tour to discover the history of monuments of Saint Mark's Square followed by a walk to Campo S. Maria Formosa, Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, Marco Polo's House: the meeting point, hours, fares and prices, seasonality and useful information.

St Mark's Square Walking Tour
St. Mark's Walking Tour - Castello and San Marco and Saint Mark's Square - Venice

St. Mark's Walking tour: € 26 per person.

This tour introduces to the main monuments of Saint Mark's Square like Saint Mark's Basilica, the Bell Tower, the Procuratie and Marciana Library.

But then it will start a walking tour lead by an official guide that will let you discover tidbits and history of some important spots around San Marco area like Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (the Pantheon of the Doges) and the Scuola Grande of San Marco, Marco Polo's House and Malibran Theatre. The path coming back will touch Rialto area and the street of the shops beside Saint Mark's Square.

This is a tour with an official guide of Venice and doesn't include entries to the monuments.

Finally a free optional tour to see Glass Craftsman Demonstration by visiting a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour).

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St. Mark's Walking Tour

Price per person: € 26. Free under 6 years old. No minimum participants.

St. Mark's Walking Tour

Here you'll know the history of the Basilica of Saint Mark's built in the 8th century as a dogal chapel. The history of the arrival of the relic of the Saint Mark on January 31st 828, stolen by two legendary Venetian merchants and navigators: Rustico da Torcello and Buono da Malamocco.
But St. Mark's Square also contains the magnificent Bell Tower (IX cent.), the Clock Tower I Mori (Renaissance period), the Procuratie Vecchie, Nove and Novissime (Correr Museum) and the Marciana Library. All this monuments will be treated in the explanation offered by the guide.

Then it will start a walk to reach Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its famous church and its curios foundation, Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (calle also Pantheon of the Doges as many of them are buried inside) and the Scuola Grande of San Marco with its fantastic history along the centuries. From there the walk will reach Marco Polo's House in Corte del Milion and the Malibran Theatre before reaching back Saint Mark's Square.

Glass Craftsman Demonstration

Last stop of this tour is a Glass Craftsman Demonstration by visiting a Glass Factory nearby  Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour).

Duration of St. Mark's Walking Tour

– 1 hour and 30 minutes (20 minutes more for the Glass craftsman at work in St. Mark's Square). It ends at 11.30 a.m.

Meeting point in Saint Mark's Square

Once arrived in St. Mark's Square you'll meet your guide beside the Clock Tower (not the Bell Tower) nearby the Basilica. There's a money exchange in the corner and there you'll find our official guide with a sign with the written Tour.

Hours and days of the St. Mark's Walking Tour

– From Monday to Saturday at 9.00 a.m. (not available on Sunday, January 1st and 6th, April 25th, June 22th, August 15th, November 1st and 8th, December 25th). 
– Meeting time: 8.45 a.m.
– Starting time: 9.00 a.m.

Languages available for St. Mark's Walking Tour

– From April to October: from Monday to Saturday English, French, Spanish and German. Italian only on Saturday.
– From November to March: English from Monday to Saturday - German on Monday and Friday - French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - Spanish on Wednesday and Saturday.

What includes St. Mark's Walking Tour

– This is a shared guided tour with a qualified and experienced guide.
– Free sale until the beginning of the tour.

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Cancellation policy for St. Mark's Walking Tour

Reservations can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the tour. Tour doesn't operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).

Accessibility and useful information for St. Mark's Walking Tour

– This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
– You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”.  Mobile vouchers are accepted.
– The tour could be shared with guests not belonging to the same party.

Saint Giovanni e Paolo Church


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