Walking tours

Legendary Venice tour with St Mark's Basilica, Terraces and Doge's Palace

based on 7 reviews
Availability: Every day
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Admire the mosaics of St Mark's Basilica and the famous Bridge of Sighs
  • Get skip-the-line access to the Terraces of St. Mark's Basilica with spectacular views over Venice
  • Visit the Doge's apartments, the Hall of the Great Council, the Armoury, and the prisons of the Doge's Palace
What to expect

Visit the legendary city of Venice with an expert guide!

Your journey will start from the famous St Mark’s Square, where your guide will tell you how Venice built a mercantile empire that once spanned the entire Mediterranean. You will then visit St Mark's Basilica, with its famous mosaics and treasures. Here, you'll have special access to the terrace on the first floor, from where you can see the famous horses stolen from Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade, as well as amazing views over St Mark’s Square and the city.

Next it’s off to the Doge’s Palace, where you'll also have skip-the-line access at the entrance. You'll get to visit the Doge's opulent apartments and the Hall of the Great Council where the fate of the state was decided. See the beautiful frescoes by Veronese and Tintoretto, the Armoury and the new prisons, where you'll learn about the lives of the prisoners themselves. Finally, you will cross the Bridge of Sighs, where you can discover the sad and melancholic side behind this romantic symbol.

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What's included
  • Venice walking tour with local Venetian guide
  • Tickets to St Mark's Basilica with special access to the Terraces
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Headsets for groups over 10 people
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-3 years): free
  • Children (4-12 years): reduced
Where

Piazza San Marco, 328, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Meeting point:

Outside the entrance of the Correr Museum in St Mark's Square. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starting time.

What to remember
  • Unfortunately wheelchair users are not allowed on this tour because the prisons and the Armoury of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair accessible
  • St Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, you will be given explanations from the outside
  • This tour will run rain or shine. However, in the case of high tides of special festivities, St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace may occasionally be closed to the public. In this case, you will be contacted as soon as possible to arrange a suitable alternative
  • No refunds are available in the case of late arrivals or no shows
  • Please wear appropriate clothing when visiting the Basilica. Both men and women must cover shoulders and knees. For safety reasons, it is not possible to enter with backpacks
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When
  • Summer season (1 June-31 October): Monday to Saturday at 9.00am
  • Winter season (1 November-31 May): every day at 2.00pm
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Provider
Walks of Italy
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins.
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