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Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

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Venezia, Italy
Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

This is a fantastic way to explore the best of Venice in one day. You’ll save time waiting in long visitor lines by having a skip-the-line ticket to Doge’s Palace included. Explore the palace artwork, architecture, and learn about its former prisoners. You’ll also be given entrance tickets to three Saint Mark’s Square museums to explore independently. A highlight is having a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica where you’ll see its spectacular Byzantine art.
  • An ideal option for first-time visitors to Venice
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica included
  • Entrance tickets to three museums near St Mark’s Square provided
  • A guide will teach you about Venice’s history and top sites
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Guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons.
Skip the line entrance in the St. Mark's Basilica
Mobile app with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square
Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archeological Museum.
PRIVATE OPTION SKIP THE LINE (if chosen) DOGE'S PALACE AND BASILICA
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Departure Point

P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

ST. MARK’S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait you for with a signboard in which is written “TOUR”. DO NOT GO TO THE BELL TOWER.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

ONLY FOR PRIVATE TOUR! If you have chosen the private option, please come to Venice Tours Assistance Point. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". It's close to Museo Correr, in St.Mark's Square.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour does not 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)
  • For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
  • You will receive the audio guide with digital map by e-mail. If you have any problems with this, please come to Venice Tours office (San Marco 1130) for assistance.
  • You must download the audio guide with digital map on your mobile phone.
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • On Sundays, feast days and in case of unplanned religious celebrations the Basilica tour foresees the visit with direct access to the Terrace and to St. Mark's Museum situated on the first floor.
  • Due to the security reason, luggage and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • From Aug. 6th to enter the Basilica and the Doge's Palace you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

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 Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided 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
See all safety measures taken by Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided 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 Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour.

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Our first visit to Beautiful Venice!
Roving334030
, Mar 2019
We had an amazing time touring the city, our guide was excellent and we learned so much about this beautiful city, that it is a must to visit!
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La guía Martina estuvo correcta en...
Gemma
, Aug 2018
La guía Martina estuvo correcta en todo momento, pero nada más. Estuvimos en la cola de los grupos 25 minutos, menos mal que con estas reservas no haces cola!!!! Conste que aún así es una ventaja, si no fuésemos así no me imagino el tiempo de espera.

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