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Legendary Venice: St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Small-Group Tour

by Walks of Italy
per adult Price is $88
Duration: 2h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English, Italian Offered in: English, Italian

Highlights

  • Fast-track access to 2 of the most-visited sights in Venice

  • Tour of St. Mark's Basilica including first-floor terrace

  • Visit to the Doge's Palace with art by Veronese & Tintoretto

  • Group of 25 people of fewer & walking on the Bridge of Sighs

  • Hearing informative commentary from your local expert guide

Highlights

  • Fast-track access to 2 of the most-visited sights in Venice

  • Tour of St. Mark's Basilica including first-floor terrace

  • Visit to the Doge's Palace with art by Veronese & Tintoretto

  • Group of 25 people of fewer & walking on the Bridge of Sighs

  • Hearing informative commentary from your local expert guide

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02:00 PM, Skip-the-Line Tour in Italian

Duration 2h 30m

Live commentary in Italian. Live Commentary in Italian.

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2:00 PM, Skip-the-Line Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Legendary Venice: St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Small-Group Tour

Activity Location

Venice

Venice

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Just outside the entrance of the Correr Museum on Piazza San Marco

    52 Piazza San Marco

    Venezia 30124


Description

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 comprehensive experience available.
  • Please also note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour

Combine the top 2 sights in Venice in a hassle-free tour led by an expert local guide. With pre-reserved tickets and skip-the-line access, you get straight inside the Doge's Palace for an intimate small-group tour.

First, step inside Venice's most important church, St. Mark's Basilica, and admire the east-meets-west architecture. With access to the first-floor terrace, get close to the beautiful gold mosaics, see the gold horses, and admire beautiful views from the balcony over St. Mark's Square. Led by an expert guide, hear how most of the basilica's prized possessions ended up here by less than honest means.

Your second stop is no less beautiful. Palazzo Ducale, or the Doge's Palace, was home to the doge, or duke, of Venice and his seat of government. Skip the line with pre-reserved tickets and walk straight inside to explore huge council chambers, incredible audience rooms, and a stunning ballroom with works by renowned Venetian masters such as Veronese and Tintoretto.

Hear the intriguing history of this building that housed the world's oldest republic as well as its most fascinating government and even an incarcerated Casanova. You even see the New Prisons and walk on the renowned Bridge of Sighs.


Inclusions

  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide

  • Skip-the-Line entrance at Doge's Palace

  • Special access to the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica

  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide

  • Headsets when necessary

  • Commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children younger than 2 are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 25 people.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This activity is unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriers.

  • Occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. If St. Mark's Basilica is closed, an extended tour of the outside of the basilica and of St. Mark's Square will be given instead.

  • The Doge's Palace is subject to unforeseen closures due to high tides or festivities; when this occurs, an alternate date is offered.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • 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. St Marks Basilica may be subject to visit restrictions. Please also note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour.


Legendary Venice: St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Small-Group Tour ratings based on 128 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5/5 Feb 21, 2020

Fantastic tour and guide! It was so much fun to learn about the history of Venice and the art in the Basilica and Palace. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour fun and very interesting!

5/5 Dec 18, 2019

I very much enjoyed this tour. Susan was great, extremely insightful and entertaining. It was fabulous having a tour where the art was explained thoroughly and you didn’t feel sped through the rooms. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

5/5 Nov 20, 2019

Romy, our tour guide was amazing. She shared so much interesting information through out the tour. I loved it

Ricardo

United Kingdom