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Legendary Venice: St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Small-Group Tour

By Walks of Italy
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Highlights

  • Fast-track access to 2 of the most-visited sights in Venice

  • Tour of St. Mark's Basilica including first-floor terrace

  • Visit to the Doge's Palace with art by Veronese & Tintoretto

  • Group of 25 people of fewer & walking on the Bridge of Sighs

  • Hearing informative commentary from your local expert guide

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide

  • What's included

    Skip-the-Line entrance at Doge's Palace

  • What's included

    Special access to the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica

  • What's included

    Headsets when necessary

  • What's included

    Commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pickup and drop-off

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Children younger than 2 are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 25 people.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This activity is unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriers.

  • Occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. If St. Mark's Basilica is closed, an extended tour of the outside of the basilica and of St. Mark's Square will be given instead.

  • The Doge's Palace is subject to unforeseen closures due to high tides or festivities; when this occurs, an alternative date is offered.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • 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. St Marks Basilica may be subject to visit restrictions. Please also note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour.

What you can expect

Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety:

  • Group tours: 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

Combine the top 2 sights in Venice in a hassle-free tour led by an expert local guide. With pre-reserved tickets and skip-the-line access, you get straight inside the Doge's Palace for an intimate small-group tour.

First, step inside Venice's most important church, St. Mark's Basilica, and admire the east-meets-west architecture. With access to the first-floor terrace, get close to the beautiful gold mosaics, see the gold horses, and admire beautiful views from the balcony over St. Mark's Square. Led by an expert guide, hear how most of the basilica's prized possessions ended up here by less than honest means.

Your second stop is no less beautiful. Palazzo Ducale, or the Doge's Palace, was home to the doge, or duke, of Venice and his seat of government. Skip the line with pre-reserved tickets and walk straight inside to explore huge council chambers, incredible audience rooms, and a stunning ballroom with works by renowned Venetian masters such as Veronese and Tintoretto.

Hear the intriguing history of this building that housed the world's oldest republic as well as its most fascinating government and even an incarcerated Casanova. You even see the New Prisons and walk on the renowned Bridge of Sighs.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Venice
  • Venice Veneto

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Just outside the entrance of the Correr Museum on Piazza San Marco
  • 52 Piazza San Marco
  • Venezia Veneto 30124
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