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

Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour

Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour
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90% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • 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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21441P21
Important information
Inclusions
  • Walking tour of historical center with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.
  • Guided Tour of Doge's Palace - Skip the line entrance
  • Skip the line ticket for Museum Correr to visit by your self
  • Mobile audio guide for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The meeting point is at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after; otherwise, it will be refunded)
  • For security reasons sacks, bags, or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace. Free deposit inside.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must download the audio guide with digital map on your mobile phone.
  • 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.
  • From Aug. 6th to enter 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
  • ATTENTION: the walking tour is at 9:00 AM, the visit to the Doge's Palace is at 11:45 AM. Please consider the gap of time between the walking tour and the Doge's Palace.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Walking tour of historical center with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.
  • Guided Tour of Doge's Palace - Skip the line entrance
  • Skip the line ticket for Museum Correr to visit by your self
  • Mobile audio guide for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The meeting point is at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
Duration
2h 30m
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 (in these cases it can be postponed the days after; otherwise, it will be refunded)
  • For security reasons sacks, bags, or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace. Free deposit inside.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must download the audio guide with digital map on your mobile phone.
  • 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.
  • From Aug. 6th to enter 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
  • ATTENTION: the walking tour is at 9:00 AM, the visit to the Doge's Palace is at 11:45 AM. Please consider the gap of time between the walking tour and the Doge's Palace.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 5 Aug 2021
A note from Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour
From Aug. 6th to enter 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 start at
    Calle larga de l'Ascension
    Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    The meeting point is at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Ponte di Rialto
  • 2
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Museo Correr
    Ponte di Rialto
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
10 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
2
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0

mislalatoya
34 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
I loved our wonderful tour guide, she was delightful! The people you met at the meeting point weren't super friendly but its the tour guide that matters the most. The tour itself was incredible. A lot of walking but it really was worth seeing the beautiful streets of Venice from a locals point of view and Doge's palace was incredible. I highly recommend this tour, it left me wanting more of Venice and really helped me appreciate the history!
Written 25 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind review! We really appreciate hearing from you such a positive feedback!! Our team is at your total disposal for further information concerning other tours and experiences in Venice.
Written 20 February 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gary G
Flintshire, UK126 contributions
Fabulous walking tour with entertaining and informative guide. Learnt lots of information not found in the usual history books. Highly recommended.
Written 5 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
thanks a lot for your kind review
Written 28 March 2019
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Jackym C
1 contribution
Enjoyed this tour our guide was Alesandro his English was perfect and we had audio devices to help us hear what he had to say Being a Venetian his passion and knowledge were clearly demonstrated. Suitable for all
Written 17 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your kind review!
Written 19 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Madeleine
6 contributions
Oct 2019
Really appreciated skipping the queue and having access to the terrace and weaponery/prison rooms. Our guide (Tulia) was highly knowledgeable and informative but non-stop commentary for 3 hours was overwhelming. I won’t recall 80% of it and often switched off which meant missing some good stories. I think in each room have 3 key insights then open it to questions. Check in with the group if the info is too much or too little. Frequently pause and ask what are they noticing or intrigued by and then explain that.
Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tommaso111111111
Dearm thank you for your review. we take note of your suggestion to improve the service. Best regards
Written 8 October 2019
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Vicki L
Devon, UK142 contributions
Great attractions in the main hub of Venice centre.
Both really interesting with lots to see and read.
Guided tour option is better in my opinion,and the staff spoke brilliant English.
Written 16 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your kind review, regards.
Written 18 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Venice Tours Srl
Harrison B
Harrison B
00
Gondola ride was good, guide not so good
Would have preferred to have just paid when there. Guide didn’t work through little radio machines so was a silent
gdfish
gdfish
00
Disappointing
What was billed as a 50 minute tour turned out to be 30 minutes. Very disappointing, especially considering the pr
Kārlis Z
Kārlis Z
00
Based on glass items shopping
The islands are very nice, no doubt. But we had more than 3 hours free time in Murano (seems like the tour is made
ediscotunes
ediscotunes
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Buy elsewhere
Whilst the Doge's Palace was incredible, this appears to be a very inflated pricetag. The tickets themselves say th
Y5617LSmelanieh
Y5617LSmelanieh
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Gondola trip
The trip was very well organised from the start. The historical information en route to the meeting point for the g
DDMilligan
DDMilligan
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Well worth it!!
Well worth our time! Francesco was an excellent guide. He spoke clearly in English and told stories of things in Ve
Curiosity63474898550
Curiosity63474898550
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Okay
Not really unusual we went to st marks square, the basilica, doges palace, bridge of sigh, and grand canal before w
Nikabauz
Nikabauz
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It was worth it
Overall it was about an hour. You get a mini walking tour towards the gondola rides and then you get assigned a gon
mirthajannethl
mirthajannethl
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Mr @ Mrs Ocampo
Stunning!!!! Rene our guía so professional, friendly, well spoken. The itinerary very interesting we enjoy the expe
Kevin M
Kevin M
00
Walk and talk Venice
Great information, good insight from a kind lifetime local. Take a stroll on the lessor known areas of the Venetian
angienaeh
angienaeh
00
Not what I expected
It was not what I expected. The ride wasn’t really that long, and it wasn’t a private experience. I simply expected
juliagB8601IA
juliagB8601IA
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Crappy experience
They didn’t like we purchased tickets online. Put us on an ugly boat because of this. The gondelier was on training
jenny n
jenny n
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Gondola experience.
A worthwhile experience and a great way to experience a gondola. So pleased we did it this way. Great to be with
albertopF2532DZ
albertopF2532DZ
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Walking tour of Venice
A very beatiful walking tour of Venice, visiting unusual places. The italian guide ( Francesco ) has explained a l
MichaelL743
MichaelL743
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Humorous and historical tour
Enjoyed history and side treks away from the crowds. Guide smartly dressed and had an enjoyable comical monologue t
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