Venice St. Mark's Square Excursion Reviews

A symbol of the city located right in the heart of Venice, St. Mark's Square is the first stop for most visitors in port.
Pouring rain, did not get into the church
Pouring rain, did not get into the church
Pouring rain, did not get into the church Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
didnt really want to go to St Marks Square, had no interest in it at all.
didnt really want to go to St Marks Square, had no interest in it at all. Its now gone into my top 3 places in the world to visit. Its a great place, I never expected to enjoy it so much.
didnt really want to go to St Marks Square, had no interest in it at all. Its now gone into my top 3 places in the world to visit. Its a great place, I never expected to enjoy it so much. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another tour arranged through Trip Advisor and Walking Tours of Italy.
Another tour arranged through Trip Advisor and Walking Tours of Italy. St Marks after Dark is an outstanding tour to take...even if you have visited the Basilica before. Beginning across the square with our guide learning the importance ... Read More
Another tour arranged through Trip Advisor and Walking Tours of Italy. St Marks after Dark is an outstanding tour to take...even if you have visited the Basilica before. Beginning across the square with our guide learning the importance and history of the Basilica. Having access without the daytime crowds, and being able to quietly take in the glorious illumination of the inside of the chapel is inspiring. The tour also allowed us to visit the original crypt area as well as a look behind the alter to view the glorious gold and jewel icon that resides there. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
We would have liked more time in Venice, but enjoyed our short walking tour and St.
We would have liked more time in Venice, but enjoyed our short walking tour and St. Mark’s Square. We also squeezed in time to sample some local beer and wine before ferrying back to the ship.
We would have liked more time in Venice, but enjoyed our short walking tour and St. Mark’s Square. We also squeezed in time to sample some local beer and wine before ferrying back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
After hours tour.
After hours tour. Best money ever spent. The lighting of the Basicilia was OUTSTANDING.
After hours tour. Best money ever spent. The lighting of the Basicilia was OUTSTANDING. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Time was too short in Venice.
Time was too short in Venice. We arrived at noon and then disembarked for this excursion. Between the bus from the ship to the water taxi and the water taxi to the drop off for St. Mark's was over an hour. We had little time to ... Read More
Time was too short in Venice. We arrived at noon and then disembarked for this excursion. Between the bus from the ship to the water taxi and the water taxi to the drop off for St. Mark's was over an hour. We had little time to explore given we had to get back to the ship for a quick dinner and then depart for our gondola ride. Plus the guide was not very interested in us. She seemed to be phoning it in. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Hard not to be in awe of the the Beautiful cathedral and doge's place.
Hard not to be in awe of the the Beautiful cathedral and doge's place. Trevi fountian is nearby and beautiful.
Hard not to be in awe of the the Beautiful cathedral and doge's place. Trevi fountian is nearby and beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide spoke very well about the history, culture and architecture in such a way that I ...
Our tour guide spoke very well about the history, culture and architecture in such a way that I could follow along and enjoy the walk, despite the crowds. This was a wonderful introduction to our tour of Italy. Thanks.
Our tour guide spoke very well about the history, culture and architecture in such a way that I could follow along and enjoy the walk, despite the crowds. This was a wonderful introduction to our tour of Italy. Thanks. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was nice, but there was flooding in Venice when we were there in March.
It was nice, but there was flooding in Venice when we were there in March. Our gondola ride was cold and dark and rocky. In retrospect we should have gone during the day. The flooding made it difficult to navigate the streets, so we missed ... Read More
It was nice, but there was flooding in Venice when we were there in March. Our gondola ride was cold and dark and rocky. In retrospect we should have gone during the day. The flooding made it difficult to navigate the streets, so we missed a lot. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This was part of the previous tour and it felt rushed and disjointed.
This was part of the previous tour and it felt rushed and disjointed. Having been to Venice by ourselves as independent travelers, we know this was not a very good introduction to this wonderful part of the old city.
This was part of the previous tour and it felt rushed and disjointed. Having been to Venice by ourselves as independent travelers, we know this was not a very good introduction to this wonderful part of the old city. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Beautiful, but too many people everywhere in square/down streets, etc.
Beautiful, but too many people everywhere in square/down streets, etc.
Beautiful, but too many people everywhere in square/down streets, etc. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Basic with visit to a glass factory incuded
Basic with visit to a glass factory incuded
Basic with visit to a glass factory incuded Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
ST Mark's --a very special place!.
ST Mark's --a very special place!. The Doge Palace is amazing ,with outstanding art work ,including famous paintings and murals.
ST Mark's --a very special place!. The Doge Palace is amazing ,with outstanding art work ,including famous paintings and murals. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
We are glad we did the tour combination, Venice Walking Tour plus skip the lines Dog's Palace and ...
We are glad we did the tour combination, Venice Walking Tour plus skip the lines Dog's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. We were with a group of about 12, among other groups that size but we were able to hear our guide and learn ... Read More
We are glad we did the tour combination, Venice Walking Tour plus skip the lines Dog's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. We were with a group of about 12, among other groups that size but we were able to hear our guide and learn about the square. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Again this was part of our walking tours.
Again this was part of our walking tours. St Mark's is very crowded and busy. The cafes are very expensive and charge a cover charge. Best to go down one of the streets to a café for something to eat or drink.
Again this was part of our walking tours. St Mark's is very crowded and busy. The cafes are very expensive and charge a cover charge. Best to go down one of the streets to a café for something to eat or drink. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
not too crowded this time and I really appreciated that it was nearly high tide so there were ...
not too crowded this time and I really appreciated that it was nearly high tide so there were duckboards to sit on! The basilica was better organised this time too
not too crowded this time and I really appreciated that it was nearly high tide so there were duckboards to sit on! The basilica was better organised this time too Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a water taxi with the cruise line at the end of the cruise.
We booked a water taxi with the cruise line at the end of the cruise. It was $16 round trip, and was a taxi ride only, not an actual tour. It was quick and easy, and dropped us off right near St Mark's Square.
We booked a water taxi with the cruise line at the end of the cruise. It was $16 round trip, and was a taxi ride only, not an actual tour. It was quick and easy, and dropped us off right near St Mark's Square. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Though short, the tour gave an overview of Venice.
Though short, the tour gave an overview of Venice.
Though short, the tour gave an overview of Venice. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Just used the ships shuttle service, You have to go to Venice once, but we found once is enough as ...
Just used the ships shuttle service, You have to go to Venice once, but we found once is enough as the whole place was just geared up to rip off tourists. Yes I expect to pay greater amounts because of it's name, but 170 euros for a ... Read More
Just used the ships shuttle service, You have to go to Venice once, but we found once is enough as the whole place was just geared up to rip off tourists. Yes I expect to pay greater amounts because of it's name, but 170 euros for a 30min ride & wanting 10 euros to sing!! Also cafe's charging extra 5 euro's (not displayed of course) on the bill after having food & drink just to sit down!! lovely place if somewhat scruffy, wasted on ungrateful local establishments who cannot even be bothered to smile whilst ripping off tourists Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
awesome guide, long and informative lots of walking, and time on your own!
awesome guide, long and informative lots of walking, and time on your own! well done!
awesome guide, long and informative lots of walking, and time on your own! well done! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Iconic location,a place you will never forget.
Iconic location,a place you will never forget.
Iconic location,a place you will never forget. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Barbara was our guide and she did an excellent job.
Barbara was our guide and she did an excellent job.
Barbara was our guide and she did an excellent job. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara