Venice Landmarks: Walking Tour Plus St Mark's Basilica And Doge's Palace Tours

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the best of Venice on this complete half-day tour: guided walk between St Marks Square and the Rialto area, avoid the long lines to enter St. Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace and enjoy a fascinating visit of the most famous attractions of Venice.

Highlights

  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Skip the line
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

Don't miss the opportunity to combine three must-do experiences in Venice! Thanks to this complete tour you will discover the great landmarks of the city with an amazing itinerary. Start your tour under the famous Clock Tower in St. mark's square: here, you will find the expert guide who will accompany you on this interesting tour. After a fascinating walk through the lively areas of St. Mark's and Rialto districts, the tour will take you to the two main attractions of Venice: the Doge's palace and St Marks Basilica, with skip-the-line access and guided visits.

The walking tour includes some of the main places to visit in Venice, such as St. mark's square - with the description of the major buildings that surround it - Campo of Santa maria formosa, Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo, the Malibran Theatre and the place where Marco polo's house once stood. You will return to St. mark's square along the Mercerie, the famous shopping streets located between Rialto bridge and San Marco.

The following visits will be the Doge's palace and St Marks Basilica, two extraordinary monuments that represent the centre of spiritual and temporal power of the ancient Republic of Venice.

At the Doges Palace, you will see the extraordinary masterpieces, the historical treasures and the elegant furnishings adorning the rooms of this ancient palace. The tour also includes a visit to the Bridge of sighs and to the New Prisons.

After the guided visit of the Doges Palace, you will be taken inside St. Mark's Basilica to discover the golden interiors of the magnificent cathedral of Venice.

During the guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica you will see the beautiful mosaics and the marble floors, learn about the long Basilica's history and admire the Golden Pall.

Inclusions

Guided walking tour

Skip the line access and guided visit to St Marks Basilica

Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco

Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

In cases of religious ceremonies, exceptionally high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted.

To visit St Mark's Basilica it is necessary to dress appropriately (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.

Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary

From November 1st to March 31st: Bilingual Tour (explanations during the walking tour are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed).

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Apr-2019

    our guide was so good, she spoke fluent spahish, answered all the questions. very good, dont hasitate to take this tour

  • 30-Oct-2017

    very good trip

  • 27-Aug-2017

    Great tour. Our guide, Catarina, was very knowledgeable and informative. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a quick overview of Venice, and more details and insight into the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica.

  • 01-Apr-2017

    Our guide was great! We saw so much and learned so much. A very well organized tour.

  • 30-Mar-2017

    The group we were in was HUGE and therefore the tour was terribly slow. Our tour guide was entertaining but very hard to understand. These are both places that you can see on your own and I did not see long lines at all. I am sure the price to get in the door is a lot less that what we paid for tour.

  • 02-Feb-2017

    We were only four during this tour which allowed us to cover a lot of ground in Venice. The local tour operator is the only group allowed in the middle seats of the Basilica and enjoy substantial explanation of the building and its artworks. Kudos to our guide Rossana for a great tour.

  • 18-Nov-2016

    Good tour, no time built in for breaks - so be prepared. Also, if you don't keep up, you can lose the audio for our tour guide and miss out on some of the information.

  • 08-Apr-2016

    Excellent guide and nicely timed

  • 01-Apr-2016

    Guide provided a bit too much detail without really brining what we saw to life. Overall a good value.

  • 24-Mar-2016

    Wonderfully done--the skip the line alone made it worth it, but the guide was very well informed and told great stories.

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