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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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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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1,576 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Worth it for the extra insight
Matthew_K
, May 2022
A very informative and fascinating tour with an energetic guide. The inside of both buildings is not to be missed and accessing the basilica terrace is an excellent bonus.
star-5
Can't go wrong with Viator!
Kim_G
, May 2022
Very easy booking tour. Very detailed on where to meet. Guide MT was the best! She was very knowledgeable and took great care of our group. Will use Viator or tour again!
star-5
Do it!
Cherie
, May 2022
Spectacular tour, the well educated historian guide made it Supreme. Susan was her name. Skipping the line with a guide is the way to go.
star-5
Our guide Juliano was...
France_R
, May 2022
Our guide Juliano was excellent, very knowledgeable, very pleasant and funny. We learned lot about life in Venice. Highly recommend it 👌
star-5
Excellent
IAN_W
, May 2022
An excellent guide who a gave us an interesting and comprehensive overview of The Doges Palace and St Mark’s basilica
star-5
Worth the money, so interesting!
Charlotte_B
, May 2022
Really knowledgable and friendly tour guide, nice size group of around 23 people! So interesting and so amazing to have walked around Doges palace before it opened to the public. Top tip - don’t forget your jacket or cover up for shoulders for going into the Church (like I did!) - there are stalls right nearby where you can by a scarf if you do :)
star-5
Worthwhile experience
Vincent_D
, May 2022
Return trip to Venice always includes this tour. Tour guide was knowledgeable and well spoken, size of group very manageable. Always lovely to experience St Marks Square and the Doge Palace.
star-5
We scheduled a half day tour and it was great.
Sandra_W
, May 2022
This tour is a must see. Our tour guide was very professional and thorough. We only had one day in Venice to be able to see the sites and we were very glad we selected this tour.
star-5
Loved it!
Carol_H
, May 2022
This tour was great! Very organized. Speakers worked well. Our guide, Lole, was excellent, very knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic and spoke English well! She guided us through a very full crowd and always found spots where we could see well!
star-5
Awesome Tour!
Hannah_L
, May 2022
Sarah was a wonderful tour guide whose style made the history of Venice come to life! Very educational and entertaining!!!
star-5
Excellent tour
Anika_M
, May 2022
I enjoyed the tour a lot. The guide shared a a lot of information with us and it is clear that she enjoys what she is doing. I would not have known the things if I visit these places on my own. Having a guids is important. Tour has been well organised. A lot of walking and climbing of stairs but it has been worth it at the end of the day!
star-1
Rip off
David_P
, May 2022
Very poor didn’t get the tour we paid for Headphones were terrible cutting in and out sometimes hearing another tour operator Tour guide was a nice guy felt sorry for him and our group
star-5
Excellent and interesting tour!
Ellen_M
, May 2022
Romy was our guide and she was great! We learned a lot of history and background about the Medici’s that was enlightening and interesting.
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.

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