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

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Overview
Guarantee your entry into two of Venice’s star attractions on a skip-the-line tour of Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco). Save hours of waiting in line as you bypass queues often in advance of two hours and head straight inside the often sold-out monuments. Discover details you may have otherwise missed, and enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica for panoramic views of Venice.
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You'll start at
St. Mark's Square
Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyPlease note we meet in front of the entrance of Museo Correr, which is at the opposite side of the St. Mark's Basilica in St. Mark's square. The group will meet just outside the entrance of the Correr Museum in Piazza San Marco.
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  • Pass by Piazza San Marco
  • 1
    Ponte dei Sospiri
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
St. Mark's Square
Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyIn St. Mark's Square.
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Highlights
  • Guarantee entry to the often sold-out Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Save hours waiting in line with skip-the-line entry to two top Venice attractions 
  • Enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark's Basilica 
  • Discover hidden details that are often missed when exploring alone
What to Expect
Greet your guide in central Venice and head straight to your first stop, St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica de San Marco) to bypass the long lines often in excess of two hours. Inside your guide reveals hidden details and leads you to the first-floor terrace not usually open to the general public. The next stop is Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), where skip-the-line tickets allow you to avoid waiting in line once again. Visit the opulent Hall of Great Council, home to frescoes by the likes of Veronese and Tintoretto, and discover the palace’s dark history in the Armory and New Prisons. Your tour culminates with a walk across the Bridge of Sighs, where you bid your guide farewell.
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Important Information
Departure Point
St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Inclusions
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide
  • Special access to the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Headsets when necessary
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Skip the line access tickets at the Doge’s Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Ponte dei Sospiri
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • The terrace of St. Mark's Basilica, the prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible, as a result of which we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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PJ G wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom8 contributions
Amazing architecture Great history Great atmosphere Great art work February was a great time to visit as not many people there
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear PJ G, Thank you fro reviewing out Legendary Venice tour! We are very happy to hear you loved the architecture, atmosphere and explanations so much, and hope you will visit us again soon! Sincerely, The Walks Team
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Candi P wrote a review Mar 2020
12 contributions
Everything is very well organized on the Walks' tours. Our guide Pamela was very interesting and she provided a wealth of information while also making sure to include everyone's interests in her comments. It was thrilling to be inside the magnificent Doge's Palace and Pamela
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Candi P, Thank you for taking the time to post such wonderful comments about your experience on our Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica tour. Both St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are truly magnificent and breathtaking, and we are glad to hear our lovely Pamela was able to make them come alive. Thank you again for trusting us with your holidays, we hope to walk with you again soon. All the best, The Walks Team
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s.alexandre wrote a review Feb 2020
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Very interesting visit, a nice lesson of history and art in one of the most beautiful place of Europe!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello I5176SXstevea, It is fantastic to know that you enjoyed our best-selling Legendary Venice tour. It truly is a great way to learn about one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and we thank you for walking with us! The Walks Team
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Erin wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was an awesome tour! I'm a student and I took my parents to Venice for the day and this was the perfect thing to do. Matteo was the best--very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Carnival was going on the day we were there so the line to get into the Doge's Palace but he still
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi E9824OLerinw, Thank you for choosing to tour with us, and for your kind review! We are very pleased to hear that you and your parents had a wonderful time with us in Venice - it is a beautiful city and we are sure your parents were thrilled to visit during Carnival! We hope to tour with you again on your next trip. The Walks Team
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Martin I wrote a review Feb 2020
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Informative tour giving insight and knowledge you would not gain if you were not guided. The tour was well organised. being a Venetian our guide Sara had a good and sound knowledge of both attractions.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Hi Q598IImartini, It is such a pleasure to learn that you had such a wonderful time on our Legendary Venice tour. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and we are so glad that Sara was able to achieve this with you! We look forward to sharing another walk with you soon! The Walks Team
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The perfect way to see St Marks
If you're looking for a quiet visit to this magical place, this is it. We had the opportunity to really learn about
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Pricey but relatively worth it
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Mattia was very engaging, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Tour was planned and timed well. Have already recommended
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Great Guide + Breathtaking City = Memorable Vacation
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A Fantastic Introduction to Venice
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Wonderful small group tour
We had a fantastic time with Francesca, a Venetian who presented the tour with great passion, detail and enthusiasm
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Excellent Tour
Thanks so much for an excellent tour. Sabrina was simpy amazing! Very knowledgable, very professional and so sweet.
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An Exceptional Tour (And the Best Way to Appreciate St. Mark's Basilica)
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Outstanding access and no lines
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Away from the Business of Day Time
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Great Way to get-in some must-see's while in Venice
We couldn't have asked for a better tour and tour guide in order to catch some must-see's while in Venice. Our trav
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Best way to see Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s
We had used Walks of Italy twice on a previous Italian holiday in Florence so were confident to book this tour. We
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This was fabulous.
We only did the St Mark's Basiclica After Hours tour (not the Doge's Palace Visit). Loved the tour because they tu
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No better way to enjoy lunch in Venice!
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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