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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace

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Venezia, Italy
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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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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
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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
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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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The whole thing was great - there were no highs or lows.
Howard_M
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour. Rather expensive (£57) but fascinating experience, not to be missed. These are the two essential locations to visit in Venice.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Howard_M, Thank you for your feedback from our Legendary Venice tour, we appreciate that you took the time to share it. We pride ourselves on offering our guests expert guides, fantastic service and excellent tours that are great value too. We are so glad to hear that you loved the tour, and hope to see you on another one in the near future! The Walks Team
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Not Skip the Line!
Anita_G
, Feb 2020
This was a good tour with a lot of info that you would not have gotten otherwise. However, when you advertise that a tour is Skip the Line, you should specify ‘only in high season’. I was there in Carnival and figured it would be very busy so I booked this tour specifically to skip the line but our tour guide said we could not do that during the off season so we stood in line with all those who only paid a couple euros for the audio tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Anita_G, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to learn that your tour was affected by long lines, as we understand that this can impact the overall tour experience. Although we have skip the line tickets, we are unable to skip the security lines which can slow up the process depending on crowds. We are however delighted to learn that you enjoyed your tour despite this, and we hope that you will have the opportunity to tour with us again soon, as we are sure you will not be disappointed! The Walks Team
star-5
Fantastic trip
Sarah_T
, Feb 2020
Pam was fantastic, very knowledgeable and gave us so much information about Venice and it’s history. She was also very personable and funny. Would highly recommend this trip
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Sarah_T, Hearing that Pam was able to provide you with such a wonderful experience is truly the best thing we could hope for. We strive to provide the best possible experience on each of our tours, and we are so happy to learn that Pam did jus that for you! We hope that you will get the opportunity to tour with us again soon! The Walks Team
star-5
The best
Curlywebb
, Feb 2020
This was probably one of the best tours I have ever been on. Our guide, Mose, was engaging, interesting and funny. So many amazing details, much much more than we heard that others learned from their similar tours of St Marks Church, Tge Doges Palace, Bridget of Sighs and the adjacent prison. Three full hours and was not bored once. Mode was great. I felt like I understood what I was seeing and everything was put into the context of the time. Fascinating tour. Worth every cent!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Curlywebb, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review. We work so hard to ensure the success of each of our tours. Reading reviews like this makes us all the more proud of what we do. We will be sure to forward your comments to Mose as it will surely make his day just as it did ours. Thank you for choosing Walks to share this experience with, and we look forward to sharing many more walks with you! The Walks Team
star-5
Exceptional
Corywaleskiemail
, Feb 2020
Our guide was incredible! We felt like we learned so much. The 3 hours went by so quick. Wish we had more time.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Corywaleskiemail, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace tour and that our guide was able to make this such a wonderful experience for you. We love to hear that our guests have had a fantastic time touring with us, as that is what we work so hard to achieve! Warmest regards, The Walks Team

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