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VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica provided by Walks

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VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Palazzo delle Prigioni
  • 2
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Basilica di San Marco
    Torre dell'Orologio
    Campanile di San Marco
    Procuratie Vecchie
    Ponte dei Sospiri
    Colonna di San Marco e San Teodoro
  • You'll end at
    Piazza San Marco
    P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Piazza San Marco, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Inclusions
  • Special access to the Doge’s Palace Secret itineraries
  • Skip-the-Line Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Tickets & reservation fees
  • Expert tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 or fewer
  • Headsets
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza San Marco
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please remember that St. Mark's Basilica is a holy place and for your visit there attire must be appropriate: both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Your tour guide and sales agent cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Due to Doge's Palace regulations, children under the age of 6 are not permitted inside the secret itineraries and therefore cannot take this tour.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The prisons and secret itineraries are not wheelchair-accessible, nor is the route suitable for those with walking disabilities or for pregnant women.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
38Reviews
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Alison wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California13 contributions28 helpful votes
I wouldn't say it was really VIP but I liked the idea. The views are great and Venice is amazing. I think it's totally worth it to get another perspective with the views from the boat.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Hi AlisonChee Thank you for your review, and for joining us in Venice! We are thrilled that you enjoyed this unique access to the Doge's Palace, and were able to take in some stunning views of Venice. We hope to tour with you again in the future! The Walks Team
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Susan C wrote a review Nov 2019
Alexandria, Virginia23 contributions7 helpful votes
Small group size was nice, but I was not that impressed by the "secret" parts of the Doges. I think the tour could easily be cut to two hours and would still cover the essentials.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Hello Susan C, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very sorry to hear experience with Walks was a disappointing one. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and rely on our clients' experience to always improve, so we are very grateful for your comments. We hope that you will get the opportunity to tour with us again as we are sure we will not be disappointed! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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tan_yk89 wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore39 contributions28 helpful votes
A great way to visit Doge's Palace, especially the secret parts. The headsets provided were a great way to hear the guide & not miss out on any commentary. Our guide (Sabrina) was excellent & knowledgeable. There was an endless amount of things she could have talked about &
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica
Responded 2 Nov 2019
Hello tan_yk89, We are very pleased to hear that our VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour impressed you so much! We think it is a fantastic way to experience two of the most fascinating sites in Venice, and we are thrilled that you joined us for the tour. We hope to walk with you again soon on another excellent experience! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Patricia S wrote a review Oct 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
This is an excellent tour and thoroughly covers the Doge's palace and St. Marks Basilica! Our guide was a wonderful young man who is a native Venetian. His knowledge of the history and folklore made this tour not only informative but fun!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Hello patriciasC299DG, Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour! We always aim to pick native guides to allow our guests to see the city through the eyes of a local! We hope you will get the opportunity to tour take another walk with us soon! All the best, The Walks Team
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Lucy B wrote a review Oct 2019
Polstead, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Susan was a delightful guide and led us on a highly entertaining and informative tour. The small group size and access the private areas of the Doge’s palace added to the experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica
Responded 24 Oct 2019
Hello Lucy B, Thank you for joining us on our VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour! It is always lovely to hear that our guests have had a wonderful time with us, as we work so hard to ensure that this is the case. Thank you for your kind recommendation, we hope to have another walking tour with you again very soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Christopher D
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Great tour
Great tour and tour guide! It was very informative and great package. Had plenty of time to explore.
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Despot G
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Recommended
Very knowledgeable guide. Great detail and some gentle humour in the descriptions. Worth the money. Recommended.
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vickisI2889ID
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Very informative!
Very informative tour, covering the history of Venice as well as art history and explanations of the most famous wo
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coldplay17
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Great Tour Fantastic Guide
Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide. What a beautiful place! Amazing architecture and art, fully recommend
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pessi79
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Ist was ok
Average tour with a really nice and smart guide. Duration was 2,5 hours. We couldn‘t enter the St. Marks because of
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Jonas H
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Well worth it
Well worth the money even if it’s more than usual. Marie Terese knew her stuff and more. Clearly educated in histor
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Zimbo999
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Expensive and a bit too art-orientated
The guide was very knowledgeable and had excellent English. But she tilted her commentary in the Doge's Palace too
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kix2mix2
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Wonderful guide with funny insights every once in a while
So the guide was clearly experienced and had a wealth of knowledge about all the art pieces we visited. She was als
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447mylesp
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Enjoyable Tour
Very enjoyable tour of St Marks Basilica and Doges Palace with excellent guide. The guide provided gave an excellen
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splewy
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Brilliant tour
An excellent tour and guide. Our guide, a german lady but whom has been resident in Venice for many, many years and
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M9286PVbriant
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A very informative and worthwhile tour
Our tour guide (sorry I cannot remember his name, maybe Matt??) was exceptional!!! He was friendly, funny, and very
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NeilAHarris
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All you need to know about Venice
Excellent! Not only did we see the Basilica and Doge’s Palace (without queuing), but we learnt a lot about the hist
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chriscC7550KV
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Very worthwhile experience.
Very helpful guide and great access. Well worth doing. We met off St Marks Square and went over to the Basilica for
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JosieDonsie
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Amazing tour of Doge palace, St mark Basilica
Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Venice and we loved very moment. We were avai
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jackiebilly2017
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Knowledgeable and Passionate
The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his country, and no question was unanswered. The cathedral w
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