• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 77.30 View price calendar

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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Loved our guide! She was very knowledgeable. She was prompt, answered all our questions and shared great details. The whole family enjoyed it, including kids from 11 to 16.

Nancy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our guide was very knowledgeable and took extra time at the end to finish up the tour as we were running a little behind. Wonderful tour and totally worth it to skip the line and have the guided info.

heather n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great value for money very interesting tour just the right length of time as too hot for a full day tour

Robert J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This tour provides excellent insight into the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's. Our guide was excellent, and the radio headsets made it easy to hear her commentary in the middle of the throngs of fellow tourists.

Ray J O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We had a marvelous guide. The tour was very interesting and extremely informative. Our guide was well versed in her subject matter


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Would do again, and we just had this tour yesterday!
Guide was very informative, spent appropriate amount of time at each point, and made the history come alive for basilica San marco and Doge's palace. Highly recommend.

Steven M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

A great afternoon of viewing and history from our guide with some fabulous sites seen and information given we really enjoyed it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Amazing! I took my family of 5 3 kids age 3, 5, 8 on this tour. Our guide was so great. We all were given ear buds to hear our guide. She made herself very visible to the group and knew where we were at all times a real feat because it was so packed!. She even walked those of us who had backpacks/bags to a free holding area before going into the Basilica. The kids loved it! The Basilica and Palace are just incredible, such history, paintings, construction, truly unbelievable. I'm so glad we did this tour, our guide really made it special.

Jean-Didier A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

That's the tour to take in Venice. Venice is small and very crowded with tourists in the summer, so I recommend this tour that allowed us to cut all the lines.The guide is essential as well since there are so much history in these 2 landmarks. The tour took just over 3 hours.
We were wearing hear buds during the tour. Unless you have a private tour, it is really necessary.
This is a must in Venice.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Moses was a great tour guide and had so much info to share. He had a great sense of humor and made the tour very interesting.

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