Absolute Venice Walking Tour With Skip The Line Golden Basilica And Doges Palace

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Enjoy this combined guided walking and the best way to see Venice, part of our tour is off the beaten trackand away from the main tourist sites giving you a greatoverview of the city, also included on the tour are two of the most important monuments in Venice, we skip the line into Saint Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace.


  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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If you would like to see the best of Venice this is the tour for you. This combined walking tour lets you explore the best of Venice, and experience the charm and magic of this city. The tour is in three parts, and allows you to discover three of the most imports places. On the first part of the tour you will meet your qualified guide who will accompany you on an external walking tour passing through the labyrinth of small alleyways, and campi (squares), here anecdotes and stories of what it is like to live in Venice, the history and the story of its residents today.
On the second part of our tour we Skip the line and enter into the magnificent Doges Palace, passinghalls of power, immerse yourself in medieval Europe among the stuccoed halls and hundreds of masterpieces.

The third part of the tour you will discover one of the worlds most majestic cathedrals, a true masterpiece of Byzantine art Saint Marks Basilica.Together with your tour guide in agreement with the Curia di Venezia, you can take in a full tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice, and the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlay flooring.

Inclusions for Absolute Venice Walking Tour With Skip The Line Golden Basilica And Doges Palace

  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Absolute Venice Walking Tour With Skip The Line Golden Basilica And Doges Palace

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

No large bags or ruck sacks are allowed on this tour

On very few occasions the Basilica may be closed due to high water, the tour will not be cancelled but the explanation of the Basilica will take place form the outside

Check-in is 15 minutes before the tour start time

From November 1 to March 31, there is no skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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8 Traveler Reviews

  • Great overview of Venice whilst visiting the highlight locations and some lesser known sites. Good to do as soon as you get to Venice to help get around.
    Guide was very knowledgeable and informative and utilised a radio system so everyone could hear the commentary.

  • Excellent Time!

  • Excellent Time!

  • I have given this tour 4 stars as the only part which was not so good was the walking aspect. The group was too large, the streets too crowded and we didn't really see much on the walking part of this tour. The Golden Bisilica and Doges Palace were unbelievable and not to be missed. The guide provided good background info on these two places.

  • The guide, Rosanna, was very good, knowledgeable, passionate about her subject and had a good sense of humour. Just as well really because whilst the content was great we were dogged with interference on the radio sets and spent a good amount of time trying to avoid other guides using the same technology/frequency. The first part walking tour was excellent with interesting insights into the history and culture of Venice. The second part Doge's Palace apart from the technology was also very good. Both these parts had a group size of about 20. The third part Basilica with the technology finally sorted out could also have been great except that the group size more than doubled 40 and if you were at the back you lost the impact of some of the highlights. All in all a worthwhile experience which could have been excellent value but for the faulty equipment and oversized group.

  • Again another tour made worth every penny by the passion and enthusiasm of our guide , she was very knowledgeable regarding the Venice history and had time for all questions , English was very good and did not rush the tour.
    The Golden Basilica and Doges Palace are amazing and would recommended paying that bit extra to jump the queue as l would say it would take as least an hour normally . well worth the money and 10 out of 10 again.

  • I don't remember our guide's name, but she had a large, brown, fur Russian-style hat. Our tour guide's accent was extremely, extremely difficult to understand I heard several others on the tour say the same. Even with the headset, we couldn't understand much of what she said. She was also a bit rude when people couldn't understand her. We asked her for a restaurant recommendation, and I really question whether she perhaps got a kick-back from the place she recommended. On other tours we took, we asked for restaurant recommendations, and the guides always gave great ones with reasonable prices. The place she took us to was ridiculously expensive and was not very good at all. We later passed a number of restaurants with the same food for a third of the price.

  • This was an excellent, in-depth tour led by a very competent, experienced, tour guide. Rossana Colombo led us through the alleyways of venice sharing her passion.love and knowledge of Venice. She had plenty of tips to help us enjoy not only our tour but our stay in Venice as well. She shared stories, both personal and Venice legends and her sense of humor was an added bonus. As a tour guide myself, I can really appreciate a good tour given by a great guide. We did the tour in English my mother tongue and I strongly suggest that people do tours in their mother tongue whenever possible. I also strongly recommend against multilingual tours unless you are looking for a superficial overview of the site. My experience has been that when a guide does the tour in one language, the tour is so much more enjoyable and you learn a lot more too!. While in Venice, if only for a day, Doge's Palace, and St. Mark's Basilica are must sees. The walking tour completes the must sees which includes the Rialto Bridge.

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