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

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour
-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.
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Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Guarantee your entry into two of Venice’s star attractions on a skip-the-line tour of Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco). Save hours of waiting in line as you bypass queues often in advance of two hours and head straight inside the often sold-out monuments. Discover details you may have otherwise missed, and enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica for panoramic views of Venice.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    St. Mark's Square
    Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Please note we meet in front of the entrance of Museo Correr, which is at the opposite side of the St. Mark's Basilica in St. Mark's square. The group will meet just outside the entrance of the Correr Museum in Piazza San Marco.
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  • Pass by
    Piazza San Marco
  • 1
    Ponte dei Sospiri
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Walks
  • You'll end at
    St. Mark's Square
    Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    In St. Mark's Square.
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Highlights
  • Guarantee entry to the often sold-out Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Save hours waiting in line with skip-the-line entry to two top Venice attractions 
  • Enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark's Basilica 
  • Discover hidden details that are often missed when exploring alone
What to Expect
Greet your guide in central Venice and head straight to your first stop, St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica de San Marco) to bypass the long lines often in excess of two hours. Inside your guide reveals hidden details and leads you to the first-floor terrace not usually open to the general public. The next stop is Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), where skip-the-line tickets allow you to avoid waiting in line once again. Visit the opulent Hall of Great Council, home to frescoes by the likes of Veronese and Tintoretto, and discover the palace’s dark history in the Armory and New Prisons. Your tour culminates with a walk across the Bridge of Sighs, where you bid your guide farewell.
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Important Information
Departure Point
St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, 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
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Christopher D wrote a review 17 Nov
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Great tour and tour guide! It was very informative and great package. Had plenty of time to explore.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Old-Git.org wrote a review Oct 2020
Bury St. Edmunds15 contributions6 helpful votes
Very knowledgeable guide. Great detail and some gentle humour in the descriptions. Worth the money. Recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Vicki S wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Very informative tour, covering the history of Venice as well as art history and explanations of the most famous works of art in the Doge’s Palace. It’s a good way to see Venice’s most famous attraction.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mike V wrote a review Oct 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide. What a beautiful place! Amazing architecture and art, fully recommend
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Pessi wrote a review Oct 2020
Penzberg, Germany1 contribution
Average tour with a really nice and smart guide. Duration was 2,5 hours. We couldn‘t enter the St. Marks because of renovation works.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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