Highlights of Venice walking tour with Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica
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Highlights of Venice walking tour with Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica

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Free cancellation
Language: English , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Discover Venice's most famous buildings and symbols
  • Skip the line to St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
  • Admire the small characteristic and picturesque squares of Venice
What to expect

Enjoy an exclusive walking tour and discover the wonders of Venice!

Walk through the most characteristic and important places in the history of Venice with a qualified and experienced guide. You'll be accompanied in the discovery of the Serenissima Republic and you'll be revealed its fascinating past.

The Doge's Palace has represented the seat of the Venetian political power for centuries. In its splendid halls, you'll get to know the history of Venice together with your guide who'll show you the rooms of power, making you experience the European Middle Ages and the following centuries. Admire the rich details of the gold staircase, relive the sensations experienced by the prisoners who crossed the famous Bridge of Sighs, and explore the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.

Your tour will continue on to St Mark's Basilica, where you'll be able to admire a real majestic masterpiece of Byzantine art. Marvel at the stunning gold mosaics and marble inlays on the floors, appreciate the biblical scenes depicted and discover the history of this ancient basilica. You'll see the Pala d'Oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones and enjoy a view of the Treasury, a splendor of religious art collected over the centuries.

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What's included
  • Walking tour of Venice
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica
  • Earphones for groups over 10 people
Reduced price
  • Children (0-5 years): free of charge
Where

S. Marco 146, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of the Yex Exchange office under the Clock Tower in St Mark's Square. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starting time.

What to remember
  • Please note that this tour has a higher price than other Basilica tours because it allows people to spend a whole hour inside admiring the mosaics sitting in the central nave of the Basilica
  • On some days, due to liturgical events or exceptionally high tides, access may not be possible. In this case, you will be contacted to arrange another visit on a different date, or you will be reimbursed
  • Please wear appropriate clothing when visiting the Basilica (no shorts or tank tops) and for safety reasons, backpacks are not allowed inside
  • Due to new security controls, waiting times are also possible for customers with priority entry or skip-the-line tickets
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When
  • Monday to Saturday at 9.00am
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Provider
Gray Line Venice
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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