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Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour provided by Venice Tours Srl

Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour
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About
An amazing 2-hour guided tour in the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica to discover two symbols of Piazza San Marco. The tour starts in the imposing Doge’s Palace from where the Doge ruled the Venice Republic. Admire the Golden, staircase and the many breathtaking artworks. You’ll walk through The Bridge of Sighs to reach the prisons! Then you will enter in the breathtaking Basilica of Saint Mark, known as the Golden Basilica. Admire mosaics, the San Marco Museum and enjoy a breathtaking overview of St. Mark's Square from the Terrace. At the end of the tour you will enjoy also a free visit to a glass showroom where you will see a real craftsman at work. Enjoy the Audio guide with digital map to discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. For an exclusive experience, choose the private option: enjoy a personal guided tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21441P20
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons.
  • Skip the line entrance in the St. Mark's Basilica
  • Mobile app with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square
  • Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archeological Museum.
  • PRIVATE OPTION SKIP THE LINE (if chosen) DOGE'S PALACE AND BASILICA
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Torre dell'Orologio, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy ST. MARK’S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait you for with a signboard in which is written “TOUR”. DO NOT GO TO THE BELL TOWER.
  • Venice Tours Assistance (NEWSSTAND), Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy ONLY FOR PRIVATE TOUR! If you have chosen the private option, please come to Venice Tours Assistance Point. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". It's close to Museo Correr, in St.Mark's Square.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
  • You will receive the audio guide with digital map by e-mail. If you have any problems with this, please come to Venice Tours office (San Marco 1130) for assistance.
  • You must download the audio guide with digital map on your mobile phone.
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • On Sundays, feast days and in case of unplanned religious celebrations the Basilica tour foresees the visit with direct access to the Terrace and to St. Mark's Museum situated on the first floor.
  • Due to the security reason, luggage and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • From Aug. 6th to enter the Basilica and the Doge's Palace you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons.
  • Skip the line entrance in the St. Mark's Basilica
  • Mobile app with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square
  • Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archeological Museum.
  • PRIVATE OPTION SKIP THE LINE (if chosen) DOGE'S PALACE AND BASILICA
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
Departure details
  • Torre dell'Orologio, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy ST. MARK’S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait you for with a signboard in which is written “TOUR”. DO NOT GO TO THE BELL TOWER.
  • Venice Tours Assistance (NEWSSTAND), Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy ONLY FOR PRIVATE TOUR! If you have chosen the private option, please come to Venice Tours Assistance Point. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". It's close to Museo Correr, in St.Mark's Square.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
  • You will receive the audio guide with digital map by e-mail. If you have any problems with this, please come to Venice Tours office (San Marco 1130) for assistance.
  • You must download the audio guide with digital map on your mobile phone.
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • On Sundays, feast days and in case of unplanned religious celebrations the Basilica tour foresees the visit with direct access to the Terrace and to St. Mark's Museum situated on the first floor.
  • Due to the security reason, luggage and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • From Aug. 6th to enter the Basilica and the Doge's Palace you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 5 Aug 2021
A note from Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour
From Aug. 6th to enter the Basilica and the Doge's Palace you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Museo Correr
    Piazza San Marco
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jaime S
Caracas, Venezuela11 contributions
Very good tour
Oct 2018
very interesting tour with knowledgable guide. worth investing time on this tour. The histoiry behind Palacio Ducal and the magnificense of the Bassilica make it a excellent choice.
Written 7 November 2018
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Thanks a lot for your review. Best
Written 14 February 2019
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nevie r
Jakarta, Indonesia188 contributions
Romantic Ride
Jun 2017 • Couples
We ride the gondola for 1 hour, and we saw all cities with this beautiful small boat. Very romantic feeling and you can how beautiful the towns and how the local people live. They drove us to a main road or ocean (i don't know what how it called haha) and they made us to a small place in town too, which is an incredible moment.
Written 21 February 2018
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Thank you for your kind review! We are really glad that you appreciated the Gondola Ride Tour ! Our team is totally at your disposal for the further experiences you would like to do in Venice!
Written 7 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Venice Tours Srl
MichaelK4254
MichaelK4254
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Very nice walk
Very Nice walk with a lot of venice secrets. The guide Was entertainment and told a lot of little storys and infor
pascalj290
pascalj290
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Useless
Ticket not recognized by the Palazzio Ducale, I paid full price eventually, useless ticket. The only thing it help
Y1022IPmarcob
Y1022IPmarcob
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Amazing and very nice
This was a really nice experience, the master craftsman that runs it with his family is amazingly skilled and a ver
TACostaRica2018
TACostaRica2018
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Gondola ride
This is a must when you visit Venice! This one the only thing my husband wanted to do! So i booked a tour using Vi
B1927FUtimt
B1927FUtimt
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Beautiful day— water was clean, not like I had been told; Gondolier was friendly...
Easy booking, great fun; easy company to deal with; Gondolier was nice— took photo with my daughter; ride was about
Andrea G
Andrea G
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Great tour, would have liked a little more guiding
This was a great tour but I wish we could have heard our guide better once we were on the grand canal. As a group,
Kristiāns H
Kristiāns H
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Great experience to feel real spirit of Venezia
Amazing tour and our guide Mr.JC made the best vibes to feel like real Venetian! Gondola is the must have experien
Claudio_Schioppa96
Claudio_Schioppa96
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Great Experience
The guide was very prepared, nice and funny! An amazing experience in one of the most beautiful city in the world.
Sjoerd A
Sjoerd A
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Hardly moving gondola with unpleasant guide
The tour guide had an eye on one of the woman on the group, and made others feel akward with his direct way of tryi
danktrolene
danktrolene
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Good... if things go smoothly
One-liner: We enjoyed it until our gondolier got tired and stuck between two pegs for what felt like an eternity an
sunscale
sunscale
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No need to book in advance
It is difficult to find the meeting point because they have no office room, and the guide only shows up around the
Cynthiaflorentia
Cynthiaflorentia
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Beautifull artwork
We have had am amazing workshop! We had no knowledge about the Murano Glass art whatsoever but in a short period we
Inspire40517528489
Inspire40517528489
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No customer service
We were unable to find the location given. We called and no one answered. We paid full price and we were unable to
Giuliano C
Giuliano C
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Amazing gondola ride
The tour was great. We really had a good time, seing Venice from the gondola's point of view. The guide as really n
irynatris
irynatris
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One of the most beautiful palaces in the world!
To buy a queueless entrance was a great idea, we saved time to visit some other museum of the city!!
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