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Highlights of Venice walking tour with Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica

4.5/5
Excellent
Based on 44 reviews
Free cancellation
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Discover Venice's most famous buildings and symbols

Skip the line to St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace

Admire the small characteristic and picturesque squares of Venice

What to expect

Enjoy an exclusive walking tour and discover the wonders of Venice!

Walk through the most characteristic and important places in the history of Venice with a qualified and experienced guide. You'll be accompanied in the discovery of the Serenissima Republic and you'll be revealed its fascinating past.

The Doge's Palace has represented the seat of the Venetian political power for centuries. In its splendid halls, you'll get to know the history of Venice together with your guide who'll show you the rooms of power, making you experience the European Middle Ages and the following centuries. Admire the rich details of the gold staircase, relive the sensations experienced by the prisoners who crossed the famous Bridge of Sighs, and explore the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.

Your tour will continue on to St Mark's Basilica, where you'll be able to admire a real majestic masterpiece of Byzantine art. Marvel at the stunning gold mosaics and marble inlays on the floors, appreciate the biblical scenes depicted and discover the history of this ancient basilica. During this tour, your guide will take you through the first floor of the Basilica, where you will visit the Terrace and the Museum.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

Walking tour of Venice

Skip-the-line ticket to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

Entrance tickets to Terrace and Museum of St. Mark's Basilica

Earphones for groups over 10 people

Location

Calle Larga Ascensione, Venezia, VE, Italia

Meeting point:

Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the Post office just next to St. Mark's Square. Go to the wooden stand with the yellow sign "Meeting point". Please arrive 15 minutes before tour starting time.

Provider

Gray Line Venice

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • On some days, due to liturgical events or exceptionally high tides, access may not be possible. In this case, you will be contacted to arrange another visit on a different date, or you will be reimbursed
  • Please wear appropriate clothing when visiting the Basilica (no shorts or tank tops) and for safety reasons, backpacks are not allowed inside
  • Due to new security controls, waiting times are also possible for customers with priority entry or skip-the-line tickets

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.5/5

Based on 44 reviews from verified customers

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Review categories

Safety

4.7/5

Service

4.7/5

Staff

4.7/5

Value for money

4.6/5

  • Betty

    From Belgium - September 2022

    Travelled with a group of friends

     

    55 - 64 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Un peu long

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Waltraud Trux

    From Germany - August 2022

    Travelled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Telefonische Erreichbarkeit ihrer Mitarbeiter dauert zu lange und wenn erreicht dann leider nicht sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend Die gebuchte Führun ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    We loved our tour guide Diana who enthusiastically shared her knowledge and love of her city with us.

  • Mabe

    From Germany - April 2022

    Travelled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Sehr informative Tour, rundum perfekt Kleines Problem durch Verspätung des Guide`s am Treffpunkt. Hat der Veranstalter super schnell gelöst und somit ...