Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Venice Walking Tour

Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Venice Walking Tour

From $118.75 per person

Explore medieval Venice on this 3.5-hour tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Marvel at the magnificent interiors of the buildings, and revel in the atmosphere of St. Mark’s square. Enjoy a walking tour to see significant Venetian monuments.

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Duration 3.5 - 4 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Soak up the atmosphere of St. Mark's Square
  • Explore the Doge's Palace, including the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Marvel at the interior of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Enjoy a walking tour of St.Mark's Square and S. Maria Formosa, with its lively "Campo", one of the most popular squares in Venice
  • Walk through the famous Mercerie, Venice’s main shopping district
Full description
Skip the long lines to enter 2 of the most popular and spectacular buildings in Venice! Start your tour at the Doge’s Palace, the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Here you will hear the history of how the Duke and his council made decisions that controlled the fate of this 1,000-year republic. Immerse yourself in the European Middle Ages, and see masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the Palace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs, and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. After your guided exploration of the Doge’s Palace, you will be taken on a tour of the inside of St. Mark's Basilica. The Cathedral displays some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world, and is the only cathedral of its kind in Italy. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Learn about the Basilica's history, and discover the Biblical symbolism behind the Cathedral’s art. Admire the Pala d’Oro, the high altar of the Basilica, decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones. During the walking tour you will see The Church and Campo of SS. Giovanni e Paolo - the "Pantheon” of Venice, the great charitable Scuola and the heroic deeds of the famed Captains of fortune; Marco Polo’s house and Teatro Malibran - where ancient and recent history meet in this wonderful corner of Venice.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour
  • Guided tour inside the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    • Please be aware that due to security checks, you may have to queue to get inside the attractions
    • Groups up to 35 people
    • From November to March, tours can be bilingual
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 860 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Service
      4.5/5
    • Organization
      4.4/5
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    Fantastic tour with so much information

    What a great tour this is Our guide was so informative in fact I don't think she hardly stopped talking giving us interesting facts about sites we visited & the history of Venice Dogo's place is absolutely fascinating & Basilica is mesmerising Brief history around some of the streets of Venice just made the tour complete Make time to do this tour you won't be disappointed

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    24 September 2017

    Excellent Overview Tour

    Really good tour of the two main sites. We thought the pace was good, spoken english of the guide was excellent and she kept the group together well. It was a warm day (28c) when we visited last week and I thought that the 3.5/4 hours was just enough when started at 09:00. It was also very quiet in the Doge's Palace when we entered. That was a bonus! The Basilica was very busy but again, the guide marshalled the group well. Very happy with the value on this for two.

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    12 June 2017

    Fantastic

    Fantastic tour - apart from the end where we walked around the alter, there was only one person on the turnstile & a big traffic jam of people. The tours should have been allowed through & not have to line up with people validating/paying for tickets. Our guide was wonderful

    21 May 2017

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