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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace provided by Walks

Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace

Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace
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Tour snapshot
Guarantee entry to the often sold-out Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    25
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Guarantee your entry into two of Venice’s star attractions on a skip-the-line tour of Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco). Save hours of waiting in line as you bypass queues often in advance of two hours and head straight inside the often sold-out monuments. Discover details you may have otherwise missed, and enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica for panoramic views of Venice.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15693P8
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Ponte dei Sospiri
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Ponte dei Sospiri
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy In St. Mark's Square.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Ponte dei Sospiri
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    St. Mark's Square
    Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    In St. Mark's Square.
    See address & details
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4.5
706 reviews
Excellent
587
Very good
81
Average
20
Poor
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Terrible
11

Kimberly W
15 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
Tour guide was very passionate about everything he was telling us, which we loved! He knows so much and gave us a lot of interesting information!
Written 3 January 2022
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John P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
Dec. 2021
Guide was just fantastic - very easy to work with - super helpful. Highly recommend purchasing a tour with Walks to see the basilica and the doges palace.
Written 3 January 2022
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Ryan
Austin, TX17 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
My wife and I had a wonderful tour throughout St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace! Marie was extremely personable and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!
Written 17 December 2021
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Larry B
Pearland, TX11 contributions
Nov. 2021
Our guide was excellent. He provided great insight to the history and life of Venice with an extra touch of humor. He was very accommodating for pictures and allowed for time to soak in the tour. Great way to see Venice- highly recommend it!
Written 29 November 2021
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Daniel A
1 contribution
The tour was spectacular. We did the 3 hour tour, but it felt more like 30 minutes with Susan. She is clearly very well studied in Venetian history and it shows throughout her tour. We were lucky to have gone during a slow season as both the Basilica and Doge’s palace were nearly empty and it felt like a private tour.
Written 25 November 2021
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TakeWalksSF
Dear Daniel A, Thank you for trusting us with your holiday. I am really happy you enjoyed Susan so much, and that time together flew by fast! I hope you had a lovely time in Venice and that you will join us for more Walks, perhaps in other locations, soon! All our best,
Written 25 November 2021
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Gina H
Sutton, UK2 contributions
Nov. 2021
Highly recommend. Whole family agreed that this was one of the best parts of the trip as it gave a true sense of Venice and the history which helps as you walk around and discover it's layers beyond the tourism of today.

Moses was a great tour guide and provided fantastic information specific to the tour of the church & palace but overall Venetian life throughout the various time periods.
This tour also gives you access to some special areas for great photos & views.
We were worried that 3 hours may be too long and get boring, this was certainly NOT the case.
Written 12 November 2021
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SRK
19 contributions
Our tour guide was wonderful, lots of great detail and very nice.

The tour is 3 hours, and there is a very short break between doge’s palace (2 hours) and the basilica (about 50 minutes). Good chance to grab a coffee and sit for a moment.

Our guide did a great job of engaging everyone (including our kids 9 & 12 years old) and kept us on time, too. Brava!

They hand out a little receiver device and wired earphones so you can hear the tour guide as you go on the tour. The earphones aren’t great quality (and were too big for my kids), so if you have headphones with a wire that you like I’d recommend bringing them.

Overall it was great - highly recommend!
Written 28 October 2021
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JavaMama58
Denmark1,839 contributions
Skip the line tours are so worthwhile. We don’t have the patience or the stamina to stand in line for hours for anything. So we normally chose the small group skip the line options which allow for more tour time and immersion. You can also better enjoy the points of interests. Our guide was patient and informative. She provided enough information without letting it get boring.
Written 27 October 2021
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wrjseisen
Houston, TX153 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
It was a good tour. Instructions about getting a ticket ahead of time are wrong. We wasted a lot of time trying to find the place to get the tickets. Finally about time to go we saw tour guides show up. The address is correct and you meet the guide under the arch at the correr museum.
Written 26 October 2021
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Alan J
London, UK74 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Our tour was led by Pamela who was very engaging, well informed and communicated well. This was a very good way to experience 2 of Venice's outstanding treasures. There is so much to see in each of them that it's not possible to appreciate everything in each in one visit. A return is required! This tour also has the advantage of skipping the queue, which can be long.
Written 25 October 2021
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Mara G
Mara G
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Great tour!
We did this tour our first day in Venice and we were glad! The guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour!
Venture608001
Venture608001
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Spectacular
This was an amazing excursion. I learned so much and got to see and hear about so many wonderful sites. It was cold
andreaeomeara
andreaeomeara
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Backwards and a Half
Guide great. BUT.. Insanely expensive. Got half the tour we paid for with no warning. Billed as 3- 3 1/2 hour tour
adamour856
adamour856
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Wonderful experience
Being able to tour St Mark’s after hours with a small group was amazing. We were able to get close up to certain ar
tomalto810
tomalto810
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Tour guide a no show and no way to contact anyone.
Tour guide was a no show. No way to contact anyone. Bizarrely incompetent organization. Really nothing more to s
JOSxx
JOSxx
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A Very Special Private Tour of St. Mark's
Fantastic tour! Worth every penny. Guide was very charming and knowledgeable. It was a very special experience whic
MiamiMarla
MiamiMarla
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Unforgettable evening at St Mark’s Basilica!
Our tour was superb! Our guide Mose was outstanding - incredibly knowledgeable and able to share all the informatio
Boydradford
Boydradford
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Venice
It was a very informative tour, the local guide was very knowledgeable of the history and architecture of the area
JEK58
JEK58
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Great tour - highly recommend
We were a little late getting started - Nicoletta did not introduce herself until everyone was there so we were a l
J3739VKnicoleb
J3739VKnicoleb
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Alone in Saint Marks Basilica
Loved this tour it started out in doges palace then later into the St.Marks Basilica and let me tell you that your
502lisa
502lisa
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours
We loved the tour, it was very special to the in St Mark's at night and our fifteen year-old daughter rated it as t
richclift
richclift
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Great Orientation of Venice
Sara was a great guide. She was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun! We are so glad that we were able to tour
globalbug2
globalbug2
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magic night
great evening, just some bugs for the entrance to the church, we had to wait under the rain for quite a while. Guid
seajaydw
seajaydw
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Saint Mark's after hours is an amazing experience
We loved this tour! It was wonderful to see Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica with barely anybody in there. I
susanhG1104QY
susanhG1104QY
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highly recommend
Nicoletta was very knowledgeable and we learned so much about Venice. Would highly recommend the tour. Thank you Ni
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