Visit the magnificent Doge’s Palace in Venice without having to wait in line on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance and a guided tour of Doge’s Palace, explore the palaces and museums of St. Mark’s Square at your own pace, then enjoy an optional cruise to visit a glass factory on Murano Island.
2.5-hour Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square Museums skip-the-line tour in Venice
Admire the architectural wonders of Piazza San Marco on a guided walking tour
Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Doge’s Palace and see the famous Bridge of Sighs
Gain access to the palaces around St. Mark’s Square with a special museum pass
Cruise to Murano Island and visit a traditional Murano glass factory (optional)
Ideal introduction to Venice for first-time visitors or those short on time
Walking tour of historical center with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
St Mark's Clocktower, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Returns to original departure point
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after; otherwise, it will be refunded)
For security reasons sacks, bags, or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace. Free deposit inside.
The tour is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
Mobile vouchers are accepted
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Fabulous, entertaining, insightful, funny, interesting and highly recommended
, Mar 2019
This was so much more than I expected! We met our tour guide at 9 sharp outside St Marks Basilica and we’re given individual headsets in order to hear our guide. Unfortunately I didn’t get the name of our guide but she made this tour! The first part of our tour involved walking around some of the back streets around St Marks and being given a brief history of so many different aspects of life in Venice. Our tour guide was extremely passionate, knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. We learned loads and just wish we’d have taken this tour earlier in our stay. Once in Doge’s Palace the knowledge and passion continued. We were blown away by not only the interior but the history behind it all. The tickets also allow you access for 4 of the museums around St Marks up to 2 months from your visit so you can go at your leisure. Loved this tour and would highly recommend anyone travelling to Venice to take this tour early into the visit to allow you to use the museum passes at your leisure. Wish we had got our tour guides name as she was amazing, loved her!!
The visit was very well coordinated and managed. The guide Monica was very good in her communication, explaining clearly the history behind each painting or monument. The pace was a leisure one with not making everyone hurry.
The only issue was since it was Sunday, we were not able to enter St. Mark's Church which they should have informed earlier. So guys dont do the visit on Sundays!
Very informative and interesting tour of the Venice backstreets giving a flavour of places to go back to and see in more detail. Then the highlight visiting the Doges Palace. The guide explained in an easy manner how power was allocated and controlled in Venice for hundreds of years to the benefit of the population as well as pointing out the wonders of the palace. Not cheap but worth the money.