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Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

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St. Mark's Square
Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyDeparture Point: Royal Gardens Address: 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy Directions: Go to the entrance to the Royal Gardens (Giardini ex Reali) near San Marco Square. The gardens are on the water side of St. Marks Square. Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator has a sign with the name of the tour written on it • Directions from St Mark’s square: Facing St Mark’s basilica, turn right and walk to the waterfront and after passing the two giant columns , turn right again – Walk along the waterfront full of street souvenirs vendors , and after 200 meters on your right find the Royal Gardens • Directions coming by waterbus: Get off at St Marco Vallaresso stop, turn right, cross over a small bridge and after a few meters you’ll find the Royal Gardens on your left • If you get off at St Zaccaria waterbus stop:Turn left and walk along the waterfront until you will find the gardens on your right (approx 10 minutes walk from this stop to meeting point)Please ensure to arrive at meeting points at least 10 minutes prior to departure time
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  • 1
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Casa di Marco Polo
    Pass by Campo Santa Maria Formosa
  • 3
    Ponte di Rialto
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
Rialto Bridge
Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, ItalyTour ends at Campo San Bartolomeo , near the Rialto Bridge
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Highlights
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
    Inclusions
    • Walking tour (maximum 25 people)
    • Professional guide
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • Tour operates rain or shine
    • At certain times it may not be possible to enter to St Mark's Basilica due to religious functions taking place. These closures are beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued
    • Large bags are not allowed into St Mark's Basilica
    • In condition of high water, St Mark’s Basilica Skip the line entrance will remain closed
    • Skip the line tickets to St Mark’s basilica are valid from 1st April until 31st October – From 1st November to 31st March due to less affluence to St Mark’s Basilica, this service is not provided by the church to all operators and individual travellers
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great tour, very good guide. We almost missed this as the meeting place on trip adviser was incorrect (apparently it was changed recently) so ended up being 20 minutes late.
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    Response from AvvBell, Manager at Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica
    Responded 29 Sep 2019
    Dear Client Thank you for providing your feedback, I am very pleased the tour was great and you enjoyed the explanation provided. Do you recall the guide's name by any chance? Our meeting point has been located in the same spot for over ten years, there was no change. We always meet at the entrace to the Royal Garden on the water front of St. Marks Square. From St. Marks facing the Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after a 100 metres you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with your name written on it. It is recommended to check the locations for your tours earlier to ensure you don't miss any activities scheduled. Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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    This should be called a Standing Tour. Our guide was very difficult to understand. Her English was very poor. Most of the tome was spent standing in the square with her describing the surroundings in detail.
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    All well organised and planned. 12 people in a group, so not a standard stampede tour. Same price at the registration. Thank you guys
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    Response from AvvBell, Manager at Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica
    Responded 22 Sep 2019
    Dear Alex, Thank you for your positive feedback about our small group tour of Venice with an extended visit of St Mark's Basilica. I am very happy the tour met your expectations and you are satisfied with the experience. Thank you for booking with us! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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    The tour guide was ok.. limited directly to information only We’ve had better - was a bit disappointed
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    Response from AvvBell, Manager at Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica
    Responded 22 Sep 2019
    Dear John, Thank you for your short feedback. I understand the tour was informative? Would you mind providing us with more details like tour date or guide's name? What were your expectations? What suggestions can you offer regarding tour contents? We are always open to a constructive discussion and improvement. I remain at disposal Best regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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    Great tour, just enough history and information to stay interesting the entire time. St. Marks basilica was fascinating and enjoyed hearing the interesting tidbits with that. Would definitely recommend if you want to learn more about Venice’s major sites in two hours.
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    Response from AvvBell, Manager at Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica
    Responded 13 Sep 2019
    Dear Client, Thank you for your 5-star review and for recommending our tour. This is an excellent option for first-time visitors as you cover the main facts and highlights of our unique city. I am pleased to read the tour was informative and interesting. Thank you for touring with us! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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