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Highlights Tour, St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace

See Venice's major highlights with a guide. Visit the Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge’s Palace with pre-reserved tickets.
Mini group
3 hours
Group size up to 10 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
English

What to expect:

Experience the best of Venice on a small group guided tour that visits two of the city's most iconic landmarks, the Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge's Palace. Skip the long queues with pre-reserved tickets included and enjoy the splendor of these Venetian treasures at your own pace.

Start your tour at St. Mark's Square. Admire the Clock Tower and Marble Lions before entering the Basilica with your guide. Marvel at the golden mosaics and opulent design, and learn how it is a symbol of Venetian power and wealth.

Next, explore the Doge's Palace, a Gothic masterpiece that was once the seat of the Venetian government. Learn about the life of the ruling Venetian Doges and the 14th-century sculptors who worked on the palace.

Enjoy stunning views across the lagoon as you stroll through this world-famous landmark. Learn about the extraordinary story of Casanova and the significance of the Bridge of Sighs, as well as the Old and New Prisons.

Once your tour concludes, continue your exploration of Venetian history and culture with your included entry to the Correr Museum, National Archeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana.

Important to know:

• Acqua Alta (high tide) in Venice can cause delays in entering the Basilica.
• The Basilica and Doge's Palace can be subject to unforeseen closures due to liturgical celebrations. In the event of these changes or closure your guides will give explanations from outside.
• The Basilica is a holy place, both men and women must wear clothing that covers the belly, shoulders, and knees.
• Religious authorities may decide to suspend skip-the-line priority because of the high number of visitors. We are only allowed to stay inside the Basilica for 20 minutes.
• In case of denied access during the tour you will be provided with entry tickets to visit the Basilica on your own at the assigned time.
• If you take the 2:00 PM tour, the Correr Museum will be closed before your tour finishes. Therefore, you will have to use Correr tickets the next day.
• Please note that carrying any type of weapon or sharp objects, such as a knife, is not allowed for this tour.

What to bring:

• Passport or ID card

Not allowed:

• Shorts
• Luggage or large bags
• Short skirts
• Sleeveless shirts
• Backpacks

This
excursion
in a mini-group
Small group
There will be a maximum of 10 members in the group with you
More benefit
It will cost less than an individual one, but will pass in the same comfort
Guide near
In a small group, you will get more attention from the guide
€84
per person
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Online Booking
Price
Adult (Age 15-65)
€84
per person
Youth (Age 6-14)
€79
per person
Children (Age 3-5)
€71
per person
Infant (Age 2 and younger)
€0
per person
Senior (Age 66-99)
€79
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• Small group or private tour for 3 hours for a personalized experience
• Pre-reserved tickets for the Doge's Palace
• Pre-reserved tickets for the Basilica of St. Mark
• Professional guide for local expertise
• Entry to the Correr Museum, National Archeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana

What is not included

• Transportation to the meeting point
• Guided tour of the Correr Museum, National Archeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana

Activity schedule

See the calendar

What places you will see

• The Doge's Palace
• Basilica of St. Mark
• The Correr Museum
• National Archeological Museum
• Biblioteca Marciana

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 1 hour in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Piazzetta S. Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

How long your tour will be
3 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
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KLIMENT A.
Our guide Claire was amazing.. so informative and so passionate about what she did.. the tour was very well planned with all key landmarks covered and great equipment to hear the guide even from the back of the group. Lovely experience. Would highly recommend!
3 days ago
Rianne
Sandra was amazing. She was full of knowledge. I wish we could have spent more time in the church instead of the doge area. They called us the day before to change time of tour. We agreed but it did cause us to have to rush to dinner. The toilet and shopping time is too short so we didn’t get to buy a book. Very good guide thank you
9 days ago
Susan
This tour was fantastic! Our guide Sandra was very knowledgeable, and the tour was interesting and informative. Highly recommend!
11 days ago
Delaina
We absolutely loved our tour guide, Monica! She was so sweet and knowledgeable and made the experience amazing.
14 days ago
David
Our guide, Alessia, made all the difference. She was absolutely wonderful. As a native Venetian, she had an amazing grasp of the history of the city and its art, and conveyed it all in a very comprehensible manner. I learned way more about Venice than I had expected.
15 days ago
Karin
Very informative, well organized process, very nice tour.
15 days ago
Jen
It was excellent. Our guide, Sandra was pleasant, knowledgeable and kept us engaged the whole time. Highly recommend the 3hr tour with skip the line access.
15 days ago
Christine
Our guide was great. She made the tour an unforgettable moment. She “lives” the city of Venice. She gave us a lot of information with a lot of passion. I can only recommend the tour
18 days ago
Robert
Our guide was very knowledgable of the history of the palace, the basilica and Venice. I learnt quite a bit
about 1 month ago
Paul
The tour was excellent with a wonderful guide who was passionate and knowledgeable about all the history and very helpful making sure that we all heard her and answered all of the questions. 5 stars for her
about 2 months ago
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