• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Delve into Venetian history on a 3-hour tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy entrance access to your first stop: 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.


  • 3-hour tour 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

What You Can Expect

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

Legendary Venice


Customer Reviews

Michael I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

One of the best tours I have been on, thanks to the fabulous tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable and so obviously enthusiastic about the subject matter. This was infectious! My 15 year old son, who almost always finds tours boring, was enthralled. It's a bit long for a hot day, but worth persevering in my opinion.

The tour includes entrance fees, so we could skip the queues and get the most from the visits. There is a steep staircase to get to the horses on the balcony of St. Marks Basilica, but handrails help enormously. I had no problem with it, but my 81 year old mother-in-law found it a bit hard going she made it, and loved the resulting views.

Our tour guide was Marina, but I believe the other tour guides also have favourable reviews, so it's obviously a well-run tour company.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This tour was wonderful, perfect for if you have only a day or 2 in Venice. The tour guide was friendly and considerate. Very interesting history!

Frank R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Outstanding tour; Mose (tour guide) was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot of history as we saw these sites. Skip the Line with a guide is the only way to see these sites in Venice! Two Huge Thumbs Up for the Tour!

George G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Tour was very good. Our tour guide Elena was excellent and very knowledgeable. St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s palace are must see places in Venice. Our family would recommend this tour very highly

Donna T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This was an extensive 3 plus hour tour of the Basilica and Doge's Palace. Donatella was our guide and did a wonderful job of explaining both the history of the area as well as the protocol for visiting theses sites. She kept remarkable tract of a fairly large group of us and somehow made it all so pleasant. Would certainly use Italy Walks again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Amazing tour which was largely down to the tour guide Alessandro. He was so passionate about the history of Venice and certainly knew his stuff - he kept us all together and entertained throughout the tour. I would recommend this to anyone. Thank you Alessandro


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Our tour guide was great and made the experience very enjoyable. She was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. It was so worth it to skip the line since we visited in July.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and interesting. The group was a good size for the tour.

Carlotta W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Marina was great and had a sense of humor and historical knowledge to make the tour engaging. She pointed out details we would have missed visiting these two sites on our own. Skipping the line, especially during summer, is the only way to go!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Totally enjoyed every minute. So much to see and learn. Breathtakingly beautiful. Our guide was extremely informative and personable.

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