This tour departs daily throughout the year at 9 am.
3 hours 30 minutes
What It Is
This 3.5-hour walking tour combines two of Venice's most popular attractions with an interesting cultural tour. Learn about ancient history, the beginnings of the Venetian Empire, how this tiny floating city grew obscenely wealthy and how the city continues to survive in the 21st century.
You will start this Venice experience on the city's most famous square, Piazza San Marco. Meet your local guide and benefit from fast-track entry to Doge's Palace. Once inside the vast courtyard you'll be guided up the golden staircase and through finely decorated halls with beautiful glass chandeliers and painted ceilings where the politicians held their debates.
You will also visit the cell where Giacomo Casanova, and other revolutionaries, were imprisoned and walk along the Bridge of Sighs".
Later you'll see some of Italy's best preserved Byzantine artworks, precious stones and golden mosaics inside St Mark's marble floored Catholic Cathedral.
This tour will also take you to some of local Venetian's favourite squares, through crooked alleys with crumbling building where your guide can point out the tell-tale signs of Acqua Alta', High Water.
Explore the city's boutique shopping area and get great tips and recommendations from your guide.
Your Experience With Venice Walking Tour with Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-line
Best of three: combine a visit to 2 of Venice's top attractions, St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, with a walking tour around the San Marco district.
Learn about the city from a friendly and professional multilingual guide.
What Venice Walking Tour with Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-line
Skip the Line entrance to St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace.
Walking tour of St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace.
Walking tour of top sights in San Marco District.
Qualified English, Italian, Spanish, French or German speaking tour guide.
Things Before Go
Please wear comfortable shoes (no high-heels).
Shoulders and knees must be covered to visit St Mark's Basilica.
There may be short waits at entrances due to security checks.
This tour can be cancelled or changes in the event of severe weather or flooding.
During the summertime, carnival, or holiday periods you should book the earliest tour departure so that you can avoid the worst of the crowds.
Ask you guide for tips and recommendations.
Is It Suitable for Me?
Great if you have an interest in architecture, history and art, the tour will cover all these topics while showing you the sights.
Very convenient if you don't have many days in the city.
Travellers have awarded the combined walking tour to the Doge's Palace and San Marco Basilica a fantastic 4.6 out of 5-star rating.
In particular travellers compliment their tour guides and say that they are very experienced and knowledgeable about locations visited in the tour.
Travellers agree that the tour is a good introduction to the city.
Best Times to Visit
May to September.
Address / Pick up Location
Meeting point: St Mark's Square.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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