Doges Palace And St Mark's Basilica Tour - Venice

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Combined guided tour of the Doges Palace and Saint MarksBasilica.This combined walking tour lets you explore and hear stories of the Venetian Doge and his palace and the beautiful Basilica. Itis composed into two parts and allows you to discover the places and history of the city of Venice, its Doges and itsByzantine art.


  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Skip the line
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

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The tour is composed of two parts and allows you to discover the places and history of the Venice of the Doges and the Byzantine art.
In the first part of the tour, together with an experienced and qualified tour guide you will discover the Doges Palace and visit the halls of power, immersing yourself in medieval Europe among the stuccoed halls and hundreds of masterpieces.

In the second part of the tour, together with a tour guide arranged in agreement with the Curia di Venezia, you can take in a full tour of the 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 Doges Palace And St Mark's Basilica Tour

  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Walking tour

Exclusions for Doges Palace And St Mark's Basilica Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Back packs are not allowed inside the Basilica and the Doges Palace

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

In case of high tide, the tour will not be able to enter inside the Basilica (the tour will not be cancelled, the guide will describe the inside of the Basilica to you from the outside)

From the 1st of November to the 31st of March 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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  • Worst tour we have ever had, and we travel a lot. When we got to the area, we searched in vain for the designated meeting spot. We had to ask many, many tour guides before finding out what to do. We could have dealt with that. Our tour guide was the main problem. Our group was large maybe 50 people. The guide seemed to only be concerned with the few people around him. Twenty or thirty of us had to run to keep up this was during the WHOLE TOUR. We could not hear half of the information because the audio did not work unless you were right by the guide. Many of us complained several times, but no changes were made. We could not enjoy what little we saw or even take photos as we ran through room after room to keep up. We paid a fair amount of money for nothing. We have used Viator in the past, but never again!

  • We enjoyed this tour.

  • The tour of the Palace and the Basilica were both excellent. It was always going to be busy, but our guide lady was good at finding a way round the crowds efficiently. She was knowledgable about the history of Venice and she did not bore us with superfluous historical facts, but provided the right level of detail with some humour thrown in. The tour, at about two and a half hours, was the right length.

  • What an amazing place. The tour team located under the clock in St. Mark's Square was just two people passing things out, so make sure you are early for your tour time. We had a great guide, but the people we were with that ended up in another group left early due to their guide.

  • The Palace itself gets increasingly difficult to manage,even with a good guide as provided by viator. She managed to avoid the worsts of the bottlenecks and to give us the maximum information with least possible hassle.

  • Wry good guide, even with a large group she held our attention. Her debi and background made her historical facts very interesting.
    We would recommend this two part tour. Meeting location while lots,of tour groups meeting at the same time was pretty efficient.

  • Was a nice tour, but was chaotic at times. At one point we couldn't hear our guide talking since there was interference from another guide. But it was an amazing tour. I would recommend this tour!

  • I have had the pleasure of visiting Venice many Times, and it never let's you down.

    It is simply magical and never ages, The Doves Palace is spectacular, as is the Basilica. Make sure that you pre book to avoid the long ques, and when booking with Viator it is easy and good value for money.

  • Wow - this was a great tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. Unbelievable artwork and history! Highly recommend this tour. Walking over the Bridge of Sighs was amazing.

  • The tour itself , the guide,the information was very good and entertaining and the sites we visited are really worth the visit.
    The problem is with checking in with your tour guide, there are hordes of people maybe 200 or more all arriving at the same time for at least 10 or 15 tours, maybe different tours but all have the same person you have to check in with, he tells you your tour guide number, then you go to a another person who gives you your audio guide and headphones, then you wait for your guide to show up. I have taken another tours with another company and we all arrived and left within 10 minutes. I don't know if that day because of the rain there were less employees showing up but it was a crazy wait.
    also they took back the one ear headphone back I don't want to be using and earphone that is reused? so i din't know why they collected them back hopefully to dispose of them properly, again teh other tours i took with another company told us to keep the headphones.

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