Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Veneto, Venice
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  • 3 hours
  • Venice
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation

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, 31024 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, 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 of Italy, Corte Sant'Antonio 1, 30122 Venice Italy

Walks of Italy

Stop At: Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro, Piazza San Pietro, 00200 Vatican City Italy

As you gape at the mosaics and other treasures inside, your expert Venetian guide will explain how the city begged, borrowed, and yes, stole, almost all of them as it grew from a tiny island to one of the biggest powers in the Medieval world.

Duration: 15 minutes

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
  • Entry/Admission - Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro
  • 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. For those interested in wheelchair friendly tours in Venice, please contact our Customer Care team at info@walksofitaly.com.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco, 52, 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

3 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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Anne T

Was glad to have Monica (not sure if I remember correctly). She was a good guide I have came across so far who takes jnto consideration of our old age parents n other elderly in the tour. Her explanation was clear and precise. Thumbs up.

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jenbrettinnes

Perfect way to learn all about these two prominent historical places of Venice.
Mirco our guide was so proud and knowledgeable on the history of both. His telling was entertaining and very educational. Would highly recommend this tour as you learn so much about what you are seeing.

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Benita M

The tour guide Marita was wonderful. Knew her history about Venice and not just the city but the people and inhabitants as well. Also great recommendations for other tours and restaurants.

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abhishekdeo23

Our guide Antonella was awesome. Tour is completely worth it specially if you have a knowledgeable guide who can go over the art with so much passion.
Will totally recommend it.

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Aninda A

The inside of St. Mark's Basilica is breathtaking! It was amazing. Our tour guide was great! He is friendly, patience and attentive to the whole group!

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The magnificent facade of the Basillica San Marco

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Dodge's Palazzo

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inside Dodge's Palazzo, such a gorgeous interior

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