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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

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Venezia, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop is legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
  • Skip-the-line access and tours of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
  • Explore two of the floating city's most iconic sites and learn the stories behind them
  • Visit the opulent apartments and the Hall of the Great Council at Doge's Palace with a guide
  • Take a walk over the Bridge of Sighs
  • Enjoy special access to the first floor terrace of St. Mark's for panoramic views over the city

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Take in amazing views from the St. Mark’s Basilica terrace—a panorama that most visitors never see.
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Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide
Special access to the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica
Headsets when necessary
Expert English speaking guide
Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
Skip the line access tickets at the Doge’s Palace
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departure Point

St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Return Details

St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • The terrace of St. Mark's Basilica, the prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible, as a result of which we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: Group size and tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations. St Marks Basilica may be subject to visit restrictions, your tour will be amended on the day to offer you the most comprehensive experience available. Please also note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Remember to dress appropriately - shoulders and knees have to be covered to enter the basilica otherwise you will need to purchase a shawl before entering the church." See review
  • "Don't miss using it as the palace inside is beautiful and has many outstanding artworks." See review
  • "Unless you have a private tour, it is really necessary." See review

Reviews

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1,208 Reviews
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star-5
Knowledgeable and Entertaining Guide
Lorianta
, Oct 2020
Our guide, Mose, was very knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. He kept us entertained for the full 2.5hr tour and explained the unique history of Venice which made our stay more meaningful. Venice was lovely without the huge crowds and no queues during the pandemic.
star-5
A real insight into the life and office of the Venetian Doge
VALERIE
, Sep 2020
Francesca was an excellent and helpful guide, her knowledge of art and the history of the Doge’s palace was outstanding. A most informative tour. I was impressed that she tailored her talk to include and engage the young member of the group as well as the adults.
star-5
La Serenissisma
Dominik_L
, Aug 2020
Elena was a great host who explained everything with humour and Venetian insight, from Basilica San Marco to Palazzo Ducale.
star-5
Great tour of San Marco and Doge on a hot day
Gary_W
, Aug 2020
Guide was on time and the headphone system to hear his tour worked great. It was hot in Venice that day. Really knowledgeable tour guide on the art history of the paintings/murals and learned a lot about Venice, St. Marco’s square, the Basilica San Marco, the Duke and Governance of Venice over a millennia. The Doge visit was really good. Likely didn’t need to ‘skip the line’ given the lack of people, but over all a well executed tour. Worth the expense and our group was only approx 10 people.
star-5
History alla veneziana
Dominik_L
, Aug 2020
Elena is a great host, bringing history to life with wit and insight. We did the long tour through Basilika San Marco and Palazzo Ducale.
star-5
Excellent Tour of St Marks Basilica and Doge'sPalace
Zena_B
, Feb 2020
Susan our guide met us at the time and place as arranged. She was very friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent seeing these wonderful sights in Venice.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Zena_B, Hearing that Susan was able to provide you with the customer experience that we work so hard to achieve is music to our ears. She is a true gem, and we are so lucky to have her as part of the walks team. We look forward to sharing more walks with you soon, perhaps in our other markets. The Walks Team
star-5
Great experience. Thanks to the amazing guide, Martina
Nasry_A
, Feb 2020
We had our tour on Feb 6th, It was an amazing experience, the radio was clear, and the tour was well organized. I would like to thank our amazing guide, Martina, who was very helpful , very informative and passionate about telling the history of the place. Not only she was very professional, but she made our tour enjoyable in every possible way with our 1 year old baby with us. If I come again to Venice I would definitely ask for her as a guide. I strongly recommend her. Thank you so much for making our day.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Nasry_A, Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. It is wonderful to learn that Martina was able to provide you and your family with such a wonderful experience. We love it when the whole family get to join us for a walk, and even more so when we get to read such amazing reviews. It makes us all the more proud of the work that we put into our tours. We look forward to sharing more walks with you soon, perhaps in our other markets. The Walks Team
star-5
A must for Venice
Warwick_K
, Feb 2020
5 stars isn’t high enough for this tour. Susan our tour guide was so knowledgeable and involved all the people in the tour, children and adults alike. Value for money.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Warwick_K, Wow, what a glowing review! We really appreciate your kind words for Susan and our Legendary Venice tour, and we are utterly delighted that you had a fantastic time with us in this magical city. We hope to walk with you again on your next trip away! The Walks Team
star-5
Great Tour!
Kelsey_B
, Feb 2020
This was a fantastic tour! Our guide, Martina, was super knowledgeable and very friendly. She definitely made it a one of a kind experience! I would highly recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello Kelsey_B, We are thrilled that you had a fab time with our guide, Martina. Venice is an incredible city and definitely deserves high-quality tours, which we work hard to provide for all of our guests. Thanks for your review, it is much appreciated! The Walks Team
star-5
Afternoon tour of St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace
Jac-Wood
, Feb 2020
Fantastic afternoon spent exploring St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace . Our guide Mose’ was informative , funny and organised the tour well with a short break between the two buildings . A good sized group and we were kitted out with headsets which although occasionally suffering from interference, in general worked well. Would recommend this tour to any one wanting an excellent introduction to two of Venice’s iconic buildings.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello Jac-Wood, Thank you for your thoughtful review of our best-selling Legendary Venice tour. We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed themselves on our tours, as that is exactly what we work to achieve each and every time! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, The Walks Team

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