Venice walking tour with Doge's Palace and Golden basilica
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Venice walking tour with Doge's Palace and Golden basilica

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: From Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • The best landmarks of Venice in one day
  • Admire the Golden Basilica and the historical Doge Palace
  • Walking tour in the heart of Venice
What to expect

The walking tour will start in the imposing Saint Mark’s square the guide will narrate you history and curiosities of the main monuments as Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. The promenade proceeds to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo (the “Pantheon” of Venice), the Great School of Charity and ends in Rialto with its stunning bridge and the traditional markets.

The guide will bring you to the Doge's Palace, the seat of power during the Venetian empire. Its rooms are incredibly decorated by the greatest artists of times ad Tiepolo and Tiziano.

You will be stunned in front of the golden staircase and while you cross the Bridge of Sighs: from here you have a unique view over the Saint Mark’s Basin St. Mark's Basilica, known as the Golden Cathedral, is the symbol of Venice and it is considered the main byzantine masterpiece. Its five domes are covered by gold and incredible artwork!

The guide will tell you the meanings and secrets of the biblical scenes around the Basilica. After the visit of the Basilica, you will have the opportunity to visit a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark’s Square where you can see a Glass Craftsman at work. Please note this is free of charge optional tour of approximately 20 minutes and it is not a part of the tour.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Guided walking tour and visit to Doge's Palce and the Basillica with skip-the-line ticket
    • Entrance ticket valid to visit yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
    • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
    • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square (optional)
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Guided tour of Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
    Reduced price
    • Youth (6-14)
    • Child (0-5)
    Where

    Piazza San Marco, 288, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meeting point:
    St. Mark's Square- Clock tower near exchange office (the white building with the blue clock facade). The operator will wait fro you with the sign "TOUR". Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
    What to remember
    • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
    • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
    • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
    • During some days of high turnout or for reasons of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access to St.Mark's Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide
    • Due to security reasons, suitcases and large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
    • The guided tour of the basilica includes every day, the visit to the Terrace (where there are also the famous Horses of Constantinople) and to the Museum of San Marco
    • On Sundays and holidays, due to the mass being held on the ground floor, the tour will start directly from the second floor, where there is the Terrace and the Museum of St. Mark. The famous mosaics will be visible only partially from the second floor
    • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the visit to the Pala d'Oro is not included
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    When

    Please check the calendar for updated availabilities

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    Provider
    Venice City Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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