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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace

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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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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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Local English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line ticket for St. Mark's Basilica
Headsets when necessary
Exclusive access to the balcony of St. Mark's Basilica
Pre-reserved ticket to the Doge's Palace
Exclusive Early Entry to the Doge's Palace (8 AM only)
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
P.za San Marco, 76 , P.za San Marco, 76, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Correr Museum (Museo Correr) in Piazza San Marco. Meet under the portico just outside the entrance of the museum. Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure

St. Mark's Square , Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

In St. Mark's Square.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Tour in English only
  • • St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to liturgical celebrations or high tides. In this event, your guide will give the tour from the exterior of the Basilica or we will contact clients as soon as possible to arrange a suitable alternative.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace .

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Traveler Tips


  • "I would recommend bringing a hat or sunglasses and water." See review
  • "We recommend an early morning tour (9am), as crowds really build throughout the day." See review
  • "Keep in mind, at cafe there (15 min break) you must inform them if you plan to sit down w/ your drink or food." See review

Reviews

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1,556 Reviews

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star-1
Not happy.
PENNYL_B
, May 2022
We got lost trying to get to Piazza San Marco and arrived 15 minutes late. The guide did not wait, so we were out over $376. It was most disappointing. I tried to contact them , but did not have phone or email to contact them.
star-5
Stunning!!
Tracy_M
, May 2022
Helena was our tour leader. She was so knowledgeable and detail oriented. I loved every minute of our tour! The Basilica is the most amazing church I have ever seen. This tour is worth every penny!
star-2
Too long, too many people
Alaina_V
, May 2022
The tour group was way too big. We could barely hear our guide through the headphones. There was so much static and if we were too far away from her (which was not hard to do since there were so many people), we couldn’t hear anything. The tour was WAY too long. I know there’s a lot of information to share, but it’s really hard to stay engaged and pay attention standing around for over 3 hours. Additionally, our tour guide wasn’t very engaging. Additionally, she would stop and talk to us in non-important locations instead of just walking and talking
star-5
The best!
Megan_D
, May 2022
Nico was the best! So kind and very knowledgeable. Je went out of his way to accommodate us and our needs. He called a water taxi to be waiting for us so we could get back to the train on time. Would definitely look for him again!!
star-5
A must do in Venice !
JOHN_G
, May 2022
Our guide was excellent and she really knew her facts as well as some amusing stories. The prison cells don't often get a mention but must have been disgusting when they were occupied. The buildings are superb and it is sad to see the damage being done by the water. Really worthwhile and good value.
star-5
Really interesting
Neil_W
, May 2022
Extremely knowledgable about the buildings and the history, without making it sound as though she had done the script a 1000 times before. Downside if you want to call it that, was that it was 3 hours of walking and a lot of it is up and down stairs, so don't attempt this if that is going to be a problem. Also something that wasn't pointed out when booking was that women must have their shoulders covered for the church bit and back packs can be a problem too, but all the same well worth the time and money
star-5
Great tour
Sally_S
, May 2022
Met up with guide on time, plenty of interesting facts, great story telling to bring the history of Venice to life. This was a very good trip and was value for money as we had a great guide, the time flew by as it was so interesting.
star-5
Awesome
Ashley_S
, May 2022
Excellent and intelligent guide. Seeing the prisons was an eye opener. Highly recommend. Easy to cut the lines and great picture spot.
star-4
skip the line brilliant
Anthony_E
, May 2022
The Guide we had was a local venetian Lady very knowledgeable, didn't rush told us loads of things regarding the Basilica and Doge's Palace. the skip the lines was very good as the queue to enter was very long.
star-5
great tour would recomend
Eileen_B
, May 2022
great guide easy to understand very nice lady would highly recommend if you want to appreciate the places properly
1 traveler found this review helpful

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