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

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Italy, Veneto, Venice
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Venice
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety:
- Group tours: Group size and tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations
- St Marks Basilica may be subject to visit restrictions, your tour will be amended on the day to offer you the most best experience available.
- It is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour.

If you want to submerge yourself in the incredible history of Venice’s once-great maritime empire, this Venice tour is the perfect excursion for you. Take access of two of the floating city’s most important buildings: St. Mark’s Cathedral, and the Doge’s Palace. As you explore these jaw-droppings spaces, your expert local guide will bring them to life with the histories and stories of how they were built and the human dramas that played out inside. History buffs and casual visitors alike will love the way this tour brings the stones of Venice to life.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

We start in the world-famous St. Mark’s Square, taking a moment to appreciate the space before diving into St. Mark’s Cathedral. Here you will get a deep look at the way that Venice built a mercantile empire that once spanned the entire Mediterranean.

Stop At: Ponte dei Sospiri, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30100 Venice Italy

Finally, you’ll wander over the Bridge of Sighs and learn why this romantic icon is a little more grim than you have probably been taught.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

Get special access to the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica with spectacular views over Venice.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

Next it’s off to the Doge’s Palace, where pre-reserved tickets once again get us past the lines and inside what was the political heart of the empire for hundreds of years.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Pass By: Walks, Corte Sant'Antonio 1, 30122 Venice Italy

Walks of Italy

Inclusions
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide
  • Special access to the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Headsets when necessary
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Skip the line access tickets at the Doge’s Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Ponte dei Sospiri
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • 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.
  • The terrace of St. Mark's Basilica, the prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible, as a result of which we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: Group size and tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations. St Marks Basilica may be subject to visit restrictions, your tour will be amended on the day to offer you the most comprehensive experience available. Please also note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • -Group size and/or tour duration may be reduced. -It is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour -St Marks Basilica may be subject to visit restrictions, your tour will be amended on the day to offer you the most comprehensive experience available.
Departure Point

St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy


Return Details

St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Guy

19 Feb, 2021

Excellent, thorough tour with a very, very knowledgeable guide. No problems with the meeting point or tickets. Lots of opportunities to ask questions and loads of interesting information that really added to the whole experience. We got so much more from the visit than if we had gone without a guide or just used our guidebook. V good value for money

Ian

05 Oct, 2020

Our guide, Mose, was very knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. He kept us entertained for the full 2.5hr tour and explained the unique history of Venice which made our stay more meaningful. Venice was lovely without the huge crowds and no queues during the pandemic.

VALERIE M

03 Sep, 2020

Francesca was an excellent and helpful guide, her knowledge of art and the history of the Doge’s palace was outstanding. A most informative tour. I was impressed that she tailored her talk to include and engage the young member of the group as well as the adults.

Dominik L

13 Aug, 2020

Elena is a great host, bringing history to life with wit and insight. We did the long tour through Basilika San Marco and Palazzo Ducale.

Zena B

24 Feb, 2020

Susan our guide met us at the time and place as arranged. She was very friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent seeing these wonderful sights in Venice.

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The magnificent facade of the Basillica San Marco

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Photo opportunities from the balcony of the basillica

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Dodge's Palazzo

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inside Dodge's Palazzo, such a gorgeous interior

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