Magical Walking Tour through Venice & Visit to Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica

4.5 / 5 total 380 reviews
Duration: 4 Hours
Tour ID: 7331
Overview

This tour combination is the right one for those who crave a full immersion into Venice and its ever lasting symbols. A tour not only to see Venice, but to experience this City through its history and glorious past, still shining in its historical sites and legendary characters.

A walking tour, to explore the hidden corners of the city and to learn interesting facts about life in a water city and the past of Venice. The Doge’s Palace, Venice’s symbol and architectural masterpiece. The Basilica: One of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world

Our combo will start with a beautiful walking tour which will take us among the most hidden and peaceful corners of Venice.

This unforgettable tour to discover Venice through its narrow alleys called “Calli”, countless bridges and wide traditional and picturesque squares, still the heart of Venetian people's social life.

We will discover the famous sites as well as hidden gems mixed with interesting facts about the city of the Serenissima and its everlasting history.

The first highlight of the walking tour is St. Mark’s square, with the description of the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica, the elegant Doge’s Palace, the Clock Tower and the Procuratie (only external, for now).

From St. Mark’s square we will move forward to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where we will admire the SS. Giovanni e Paolo church with the famous Pantheon. Follow the Scuola Grande di San Marco also knowns as “Great School of Charity” (the Captains of Fortune).

Last but not least, head back to St. Mark’s and admire the Malibran Theatre, step through the famous Mercerie, once the pulsing heart of commercial life back in time, nowadays Venice’s main shopping district between Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square.

Please note that this first part of the tour will completely take place outside and it does not include any admittance to local sites.

This follows a visit to one of the most famous symbols of Venice: The Doge’s Palace.

The Doge’s Palace is one of the most important symbols of Venice. For centuries, it has represented the seat of the Venetian political power. In its majestic rooms, the Doge and his Council ruled the fate of the Serenissima Republic for centuries, surrounded by hundreds of art masterpieces.

Today, the symbol of Venice and its power is still standing in all its beauty and majesty, everyday taking travelers' breath away.

Ticket allows to enter without waiting in line. Audio-receiver device included.

Another indisputed symbols of venice is the St Mark Basilica, a beautiful example of Byzantine architecture where Eastern and Western architecture run into each other. Here, we will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, about St Mark and how his ruins came to rest and be shielded here. Surrounded by the Basilica’s beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays, our professional guide will take us along the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece.

Highlights
  • Walk across the famous Bridge of Sighs
  • Admire the beautifully-decorated rooms and hallways
  • Take in the glorious art of masters such as Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese
  • Ticket allows to enter without waiting in line. Audio-receiver device included.
  • Characteristic
  • Discover Venice' most famous buildings and symbols
  • See typical cells in the prison, where Casanova was once held
  • Interesting facts about Venice's history and present
Good to Know
  • Duration Duration: 4 Hours
  • Tour Start Time: 09:00
  • Tour End Time: 13:00
  • This tour is available: See Availability Schedule
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund 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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Inclusions
  • Entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Skip the line tickets to the Doge's Palace and the Basilica
  • Personal headset
Exclusions
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel Pick up
Meeting Point
Know Before You Go
  • * For security reasons backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
    * Please wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders)
    * Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals. The tour will be provided rain or shine, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be cancelled and refund will be provided.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • This is a group tour, which means there might be other participants on the tour with you
    • At the tour departure point, you will meet a representative who will check your voucher and give you information to do the tour
    • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before tour departure time
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

     

     

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Reviewed by Ged NO   June 22, 2022
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This was a very cool visit and very informative. I would recommend it. We had enough time to visit. A thoroughly enjoyable day out.
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Reviewed by Jean FR   June 22, 2022
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We had a great trip with our guide and also We can highly recommend to join the tour- and if you get this nice guide as your guide- you are sure to get all the best of the tour.
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Reviewed by Robert SO   June 21, 2022
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This was the best decision. Great knowledge. Learned so much. Very recommend it. Thank you for an amazing experience.
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Reviewed by John Hicks GB   June 19, 2022
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The tour was really good. A GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY, Thanks.
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Reviewed by Kimberly (Bradford) GB   June 12, 2022
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Perfect hospitality..perfect service, good comunication and very informatif. Thank you for your caring. Everything was perfect so I do not have any bad opinion about that tour and that company. TRY IT. .
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Reviewed by Champ GB   June 01, 2022
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Our tour guide was extremely energetic and motivated guide. We were very pleased because our guide was very friendly and this is a very good tour.
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Reviewed by Tracey Smythe GB   May 31, 2022
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This tour is a good option. The organization was quite efficient. Would highly recommend this tour. .
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Reviewed by Lori MA   May 30, 2022
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This is an experience not to be missed and Great guide who made history engaging and fun. Highly recommend.
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Reviewed by Dipali Y US   May 29, 2022
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IT WAS A VERY INTERESTING TOUR, WITH A GOOD GUIDE AND THE ISLANDS ARE DIFFERENT AND VERY INTERESTING TO VISIT. WELL WORTH TAKING THIS TOUR.
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Reviewed by Rosie (Glasgow) GB   May 29, 2022
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We loved this tour and highly recommend it.
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