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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop is legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
  • Skip-the-line access and tours of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
  • Explore two of the floating city's most iconic sites and learn the stories behind them
  • Visit the opulent apartments and the Hall of the Great Council at Doge's Palace with a guide
  • Take a walk over the Bridge of Sighs
  • Enjoy special access to the first floor terrace of St. Mark's for panoramic views over the city

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Take in amazing views from the St. Mark’s Basilica terrace—a panorama that most visitors never see.
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Local English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line ticket for St. Mark's Basilica
Headsets when necessary
Exclusive access to the balcony of St. Mark's Basilica
Pre-reserved ticket to the Doge's Palace
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departure Point

P.za San Marco, 76, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Correr Museum (Museo Correr) in Piazza San Marco. Meet under the portico just outside the entrance of the museum.

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

In St. Mark's Square.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • From August 6th 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tour in English only
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private 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 Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour.

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star-5
Must take tour
Ernest_W
, Sep 2021
This was a amazing tour. Andrea (spelling) was our guide and he was very well informed on the material. He made the tour enjoyable and very educational. I highly recommend this tour. Skip the line is work it on this tour.
star-5
Informative and Efficient Tour
jdong10023
, Sep 2021
Very efficient way to see Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. It took less than 3 hours but packed with information. Guide was very informative and talkative. Definitely recommend.
star-5
Great tour and amazing guide!
Kira_L
, Sep 2021
The tour was wonderful and very informational. The guide Mattia was so passionate about the history in Venice overall that listening to him was exciting! I could have listened to him talk all night long. Def would recommend
star-5
Memorable experience in grandiose buildings!
Henri_d
, Sep 2021
Andrea was very kind and enthusiastic, we’re happy to have done the tour! If you have to do only one tour in Venice, do this one :)
star-5
The tour guide was great....
Matthew_F
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was great. There isn’t much else to say but there is a 100 character minimum. So there you go.
star-4
History and beautiful art!
Diane_S
, Sep 2021
Good way to see the top 2 in Venice. Nice to get the back stories on the artworks. Matteo spoke very clearly.,
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Your is a must
Marilyn_D
, Sep 2021
Elena knows her history! She is passionate educated and answered all our questions. Best tour guide ever!
star-5
Great Tour - Great Guide
Rosalie_T
, Sep 2021
Great tour!!!! We loved our guide. Great presentation and very helpful!!!! Two of us had mobility issues and she gave us alternatives to make the most of the tour. Great time!!!!
star-5
Outstanding tour
Kathleen_C
, Sep 2021
An outstanding tour - our guide Pamela was wonderful! I can’t imagine trying to visit the Basilica and Doges Palace without an expert guide!
star-5
Do it
Cristina_T
, Sep 2021
For sites like these it's totally wort getting a guided tour. There is so much history and information on both St. Marc's and the Doge's Palace that it makes it the experience that much better having someone there to walk you through it. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and she did a great job of keeping things moving. Highly recommend purchasing this tour.

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