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

by Walks of Italy
per adult Price is €69
Duration: {0} Duration: 3h Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

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 15 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 15 people of fewer & walking on the Bridge of Sighs

Hearing informative commentary from your local expert guide

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

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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4:00 PM, Legendary Venice: St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Small-Group Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
€69

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9:00 AM, Skip-the-Line Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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

Activity Location

Venice

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Correr Museum Piazza San Marco, 30124

    Venice


Description

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 spectacular 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, which housed the world’s oldest republic as well as its most fascinating government – and even an incarcerated Casanova. Continue on to explore the New Prisons and walk on the renowned Bridge of Sighs.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace

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

  • Priority access to the terraces of St Mark’s Basilica

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Headset for tour commentary


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger 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 pushchairs 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 alternative date is offered.

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

  • Please note, the order of sites visited is subject to changes.


Legendary Venice: St Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Small-Group Tour ratings based on 84 verified reviews

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4.5 out of 5

4/5 14 Sep 2019

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. The tour was 3 hours. It was too long. I think 2 hours is enough time to cover the information.

5/5 9 Sep 2019

We did not wait in one single line-in fact we were let ahead of other tour groups! The tour guide was very accommodating to customers who needed extra help with mobility, however, there was a lot of walking, standing for long periods of time, and steep stairs. Would not recommend the basilica to anyone with mobility issues- just a heads up. Regardless of all of this, the tour and tour guide herself were great, and i highly recommend this particular tour to anyone who is interested and able!

Catherine F

United States