We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Save
Share
Best Seller
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$81.38
Date
2 travellers
Options
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Low Price Guarantee
No Booking Fees
Overview
If you want to submerge yourself in the incredible history of Venice’s once-great maritime empire, this Venice tour is the perfect excursion for you. Take access of two of the floating city’s most important buildings: St. Mark’s Cathedral, and the Doge’s Palace. As you explore these jaw-droppings spaces, your expert local guide will bring them to life with the histories and stories of how they were built and the human dramas that played out inside. History buffs and casual visitors alike will love the way this tour brings the stones of Venice to life.
Itinerary
+
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.
See address & details
  • Pass by Piazza San Marco
  • 1
    Ponte dei Sospiri
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    See details
  • 3
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by Walks
You'll end at
St. Mark's Square
Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyIn St. Mark's Square.
See address & details
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.
Show More
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
Show More
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.
1,127Reviews69Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 500
  • 65
  • 17
  • 6
  • 8
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Bought my ticket online. Arrived 8:30 am breezed thru! It's many rooms with a voluminous amount of just incredible artwork from the 15th and 16th centuries. All kinds of huge beautiful paintings, mostly religious. A great way to spend a day or several hours inspecting this
Read more
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Responded 4 days ago
Hello Robert C We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Venice's art - it truly is a beautiful city in so many ways! Our Legendary Venice tour is a fantastic way to experience St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace and we are proud to recommend it to visitors to La Serenissima. We hope to tour with you again soon! The Walks Team
Read more
Everyone states that Venice is the most romantic city in the world. And I agree, until it comes to go for a gondola ride. The canals are so dirty that they small pretty bad. I read an article where they close up the canals from time to time to clean them up but going for a
Read more
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Responded 5 days ago
Hi bayarea57, Thanks for sharing your review of our Legendary Venice tour! We think Venice is a beautiful city too, it is definitely a must-see for many visitors to Italy. While the gondola rides may not be everyone's dream, we have plenty of tours for our guests to choose from - with or without a gondola ride included. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope to tour with you again soon! The Walks Team
Read more
What a brilliant tour. We started off meeting outside the Correr Museum in San Marco Square, we met our lovely tour guide Francesca who provided us with headsets so we could always hear what she was saying. We started off hearing lots of brilliant facts about the history of
Read more
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Responded 1 week ago
Hi kimberleym987, Thank you for sharing your review of our Legendary Venice tour! We are so pleased to hear that you had a brilliant time with us while in Venice. We do our very best to create wonderful tours that each and every one of our guests will enjoy, it's fantastic to know that we are getting it right! Hopefully, we will get to tour with you again on your next trip away. Warm regards, The Walks Team
Read more
Everything about the tour was excellent. It was easy to find the meeting point and because it was a large group, we were divided into three smaller groups. Laura was an excellent guide and so knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed the Walk and bypassing the long lines made it
Read more
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi dutchiris Thank you for sharing your experience of our Legendary Venice tour! Our skip the line tickets are the best way to visit Italy's attractions and we feel they are definitely worthwhile. We are so glad that you agree and that you enjoyed the walk with our lovely guide Laura, we love to hear that from our guests! The Walks Team
Read more
We arrived at the designated meeting point at the correct time and we were greeted immediately (I always have a vague fear that I won't find them!). There were only 6 people in our group so it felt like we were having a private tour. Andreas, our guide, is a Venetian and his
Read more
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello catchristopher22, Thank you so much for your review of our best-selling Legendary Venice tour! We do our very best to make sure that each guest is provided with clear details for the meeting location, so we are happy to hear that you made it there easily. It is also lovely to know that this was one of your favourite afternoons in Venice, we are thrilled to hear that! Venice is a stunning city to visit, and we love to help our guests get the most out of their trips. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
Read more
Previous
About the operator
By: Walks
1,603 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Robert C
40
Just INCREDIBLE ART!
Bought my ticket online. Arrived 8:30 am breezed thru! It's many rooms with a voluminous amount of just
Read more
bayarea57
San Francisco, CA
482
This is a dream city
Everyone states that Venice is the most romantic city in the world. And I agree, until it comes to go for a
Read more
kimberleym987
42
Fantastic
What a brilliant tour. We started off meeting outside the Correr Museum in San Marco Square, we met our lovely
Read more
AlisonMag
Los Angeles, California
130
Pricey but relatively worth it
I wouldn't say it was really VIP but I liked the idea. The views are great and Venice is amazing. I think it's
Read more
dutchiris
washington state
53
Enjoyed This Tour
Everything about the tour was excellent. It was easy to find the meeting point and because it was a large group,
Read more
Sendeeloo
College Station, Texas
10
"Walks" was stellar
Mattia was very engaging, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Tour was planned and timed well. Have already
Read more
I5320KQeds
10
Great Guide + Breathtaking City = Memorable Vacation
We've been fortunate enough to explore many cities in various countries around the globe, and know full well that
Read more
WaitForIttttt
Hazlet, New Jersey
240128
A Fantastic Introduction to Venice
My husband and I took the Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride, and
Read more
432priyat
Perth, Australia
52
Wonderful small group tour
We had a fantastic time with Francesca, a Venetian who presented the tour with great passion, detail and
Read more
Alexis210787
Athens, Greece
119
Excellent Tour
Thanks so much for an excellent tour. Sabrina was simpy amazing! Very knowledgable, very professional and so
Read more
catchristopher22
London, England, United Kingdom
53
Excellent Tour
We arrived at the designated meeting point at the correct time and we were greeted immediately (I always have a
Read more
Dennis S
21
Memorable Experience
Our party enjoyed the tour very much.  Paola was an excellent guide:  very professional, knowledgeable, and
Read more
WaitForIttttt
Hazlet, New Jersey
240128
An Exceptional Tour (And the Best Way to Appreciate St. Mark's Basilica)
My husband and I took the St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour with Walks and it ended up being one of our favorite
Read more
Nic J
60
Xmas in St Marks
After the terrible Aqua Alta we were very happy to be able to see St Marks in all its glory. December is an
Read more
N7614GXpatrickj
Bossier City, Louisiana
123
Outstanding access and no lines
Easy to find - had radio headphones so you could easily hear and keep up. Check in was simple and on time.
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+60 392125427
Travellers Also Viewed
Likely To Sell Out
Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s...
3,310 Reviews
from US$75.26*
Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica...
214 Reviews
from US$77.50*
Likely To Sell Out
Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s...
693 Reviews
from US$128.05*
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride
2,767 Reviews
from US$53.07*
Frequently bought together
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day...
4,879 Reviews
from US$22.46*
Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice...
391 Reviews
from US$88.73*
Murano & Burano Islands Half Day...
1,179 Reviews
from US$39.31*
Skip the Line: Musica a Palazzo...
337 Reviews
from US$95.47*
Likely To Sell Out
St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour...
471 Reviews
from US$104.96*
Likely To Sell Out
Small Group Venice In a Day with...
172 Reviews
from US$144.90*
Likely To Sell Out
Likely To Sell Out
Venice Food Tour Including Rialto...
52 Reviews
from US$83.12*