GetYourGuide uses cookies to give you the best possible service. If you continue browsing, you agree to the use of cookies. More details can be found in our privacy policy.

Close
Venice Culture & History Tours
Enter your dates to find available activities
Best Value
doges palace priority entrance st. marks square tour

Doge's Palace Priority Entrance & St. Mark's Square Tour

Duration: 2 hours
146 Reviews
GetYourGuide Original
146

Enjoy priority entrance at the Doge's Palace with a guided day or evening tour of St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and New…

Popular Culture & History Tours in Venice

View all Culture & History Tours in Venice
See all 529 tickets & tours

What people are saying about Venice

Both sites are absolutely incredible! Basilica is a must see

My sister and I were expecting good things from this tour, but it was far far better than that! We easily found the meeting place. Everyone gets a headphone set so you can always hear your guide, and ours was called Rosanna. She was so lovely, upbeat, friendly, and funny. We did the Basilica first and we were lucky to be in there when it was illuminated and it was absolutely beautiful (it is usually only illuminated for mass and other than that for one hour a day). The Basilica also hosts an amazing artwork entirely made of gold and just under 2,000 jewels. This was information provided by Rosanna, and a lot of what made this tour good was all the facts she told us. It would not have been half as amazing without context. Then we did the Doges Palace where, as part of this tour, you actually walk inside and along the Bridge of Sighs, which we weren't expecting! Also the Doges Palace has the largest canvas artwork in the world, which was astounding to see. Two very happy customers!

3 island tour of the islands of the Lagoon

This tour gives you enough time to see all 3 islands. The guide does try and explain all the landmarks, whilst on the boat, but she can hardly be heard. Would it be possible to give out something written as well ? She did make it clear what time to be back at the boat. The guide does not accompany you on the island. You would not expect this ,with the cost of the trip. All told I would recommend this tour

This was a very affordable way for a family to take a gondola ride.

The tour was described well. The meeting spot was easy to find. The cost was affordable for a family to take a gondola ride. Expect to get a ride and not a description of where you are or what you are seeing. The gondolier did not speak to us at all but overall this was a fun experience.

Venice: Gondola Grand Canal Ride Reviewed by Melissa, 08/07/2019

Best Guide ever! Oile was awesome! Very Knowledgable and attentive

We are so glad we go a Guide for the Basilica. Olie was fantastic. we learnt so much and our kids aged 10 and 14 were inthralled. She really catered to them well. it was a small group, 8 of us in total which was really wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour.

Intensive overview of the 2 major buildings

What a fantastic way to get to know Venice! A little bit of an overload of knowledge and I was completely overtaken by the beauty of them to pay enough attention to what I was hearing. I could probably use another go at it to learn everything.