Venice: Highlights Tour, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica

Overview

Welcome to St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace in Venice, Italy. Visit St. Mark’s Square to begin your tour. Admire views of the Marble Lions and Clock Tower before you and your guide enter the basilica. Admire the lavish design and golden mosaics and learn how they represent the wealth and power of Venice.
Next, explore the Doge’s Palace, a Gothic masterpiece that originally served as the seat of the Venetian government. Discover the lives of the Doges, the ruling family of Venice, and the sculptors who worked on the palace in the 14th century.

Highlights

See the main attractions of Venice with a guide. Visit the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica with advance tickets.

  • For a more customized experience, opt for a private or small group tour.
  • Use tickets that are arranged in advance to maximize your precious time.
  • Take a 3-hour tour of Venice to see St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.
  • Explore Venice with a local guide and get insider information on the main sights.
  • Give your guide and yourself enough knowledge to get by in Venice on your own.

Included/Excluded

  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Doge's Palace
  • Small group or private tour for 3 hours for a personalized experience
  • Professional guide for local expertise
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Basilica of St. Mark
  • Entry to the Correr Museum, National Archeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana
  • Guided tour of the Correr Museum, National Archeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana
  • Transportation to the meeting point

Tour Plan

What To Expect

Take a small group tour of the main attractions of Venice, the Doge's Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark, two of the most famous places in the city. With pre-arranged tickets included in the price, you can avoid long queues and devote yourself to admiring the magnificence of these Venetian treasures.

Meeting point

Meet by the two large columns by Saint Mark's Square, which is close to the waterfront. Under the one with the winged lion on top will be your guide. There will be a signboard announcing "Walks In Europe" for your guide.

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Additional Info

What to bring:

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed:

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Short skirts

Know before you go:

  • Acqua Alta (high tide) in Venice can cause delays in entering the Basilica
  • The Basilica and Doge's Palace can be subject to unforeseen closures due to liturgical celebrations. In the event of these changes or closure your guides will give explanations from outside
  • The Basilica is a holy place, both men and women must wear clothing that covers the belly, shoulders, and knees
  • Religious authorities may decide to suspend skip-the-line priority because of the high number of visitors. We are only allowed to stay inside the Basilica for 20 minutes
  • In case of denied access during the tour you will be provided with entry tickets to visit the Basilica on your own at the assigned time
  • If you take the 2:00 PM tour, the Correr Museum will be closed before your tour finishes. Therefore, you will have to use Correr tickets the next day
  • Please note that carrying any type of weapon or sharp objects, such as a knife, is not allowed for this tour
Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, cancel up to 24 hours in advance.

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