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Private 4 hrs Venice Tour: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Secret Venice

By Avventure Bellissime
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$318.79
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per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration:4h
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Ticket type:Mobile
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  • Professional English-speaking local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Headset to hear the guide clearly when there are more than 8 participants in the group
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Scala dei Giganti di Palazzo Ducale
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • Giardini Reali, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Entrance to the Royal Gardens, on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens, in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2635DOGESMARKPALA

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Large bags and rucksacks are not allowed inside St Mark's Basilica
  • At certain times it may not be possible to enter any of the visited churches due to religious functions taking place. These closures are beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued
  • High season operational schedule (Apr - Oct): Skip the Line: St Mark’s Basilica tour starts at 11.10 am , Doges Palace tour at 2.30pm
  • To ensure safety and well-being of our guests the itinerary of the tour has been amended to follow the Covid-19 guidelines. Visits to St Mark's Basilica may be subject to restrictions. Depending on the situation on the day of the tour the itinerary may be amended to offer you the best experience possible.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica is compulsory from April to October due to high number of visitors. St Mark’s Basilica does not offer a fast entry service to anyone in other periods considered off peak season. No refund is due when skip-the-line reservation isn't required.
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to the Doge’s Palace and all related areas will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Private 4 hrs Venice Tour: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Secret Venice?
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What is the Private 4 hrs Venice Tour: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Secret Venice cancellation policy?
Private 4 hrs Venice Tour: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Secret Venice cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private 4 hrs Venice Tour: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Secret Venice on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private 4 hrs Venice Tour: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Secret Venice?
Private 4 hrs Venice Tour: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Secret Venice is hosted by Avventure Bellissime. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Avventure Bellissime on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private 4 hrs Venice Tour: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Secret Venice on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2635DOGESMARKPALA

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Giardini Reali
    P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Entrance to the Royal Gardens, on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens, in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Piazza San Marco
  • 1
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Scala dei Giganti di Palazzo Ducale
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Ponte dei Sospiri
  • 3
    Porta Della Carta
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Chiesa di San Zaccaria
  • 6
    Campo Santa Maria Formosa
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Calle del Paradiso
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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83fayeh
83fayeh
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Not worth the money
The views were amazing but not worth the money. The guide was funny and knowledgable but I can’t say it was much of
Tourist15924691025
Tourist15924691025
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Venice
Our tour guide Cristina was fantastic she gave us so much information and made our trip fun and exciting. I would r
GIDraco
GIDraco
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Magical
The guides for this tour were very visible and punctual at the agreed meeting point. Our guide, Francesco, was exce
Traveller7654321
Traveller7654321
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Great for one day visit to the Dolomites
Great way to see Dolomites if you are in Venice and have limited time to see the Dolomites. Stops were well planned
Karen R
Karen R
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Great day in Dolomites
Fabulous trip to Dolomites. They are even more stunning than the Tetons! Great day, walked around Cortina and go
cressidacourtney
cressidacourtney
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Dolomite trip
Amazing contrast to city of venice. It was so beautiful, driver was so friendly and informative , recommended best
north_rhino
north_rhino
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Good value for money
Excellent communications and guide was well prepared, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the venue. Interesting
lmg04005
lmg04005
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Enjoyable and Educational
Our tour with Cristina on 14th October was excellent. She was informative without being dry, enthusiastic, and cons
swkathrs505
swkathrs505
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Treasures of Doges Palace and Prison Tour
Fantastic tour guide ("Jorgia") who made the history come alive, and we enjoyed her excellent sense of humor! We le
36pattiu
36pattiu
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Great guide
The explanations of the art’s meaning and the Venetian empire along with the beautiful buildings along with the tho
Carole F
Carole F
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Well worth it!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour. Our guide (sorry unsure of his name) was very enthusiast
Jean L
Jean L
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Would highly recommend
A wonderful, knowledgable and friendly guide. I learned so much that I would not have on my own Highly recomme
sonia s
sonia s
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Doves palace and prisons tour
Our guide Cristina was very very knowledgeable and a great story teller. I learned a lot about the history and cult
farrah f
farrah f
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Take the guided tour and don't try to do it on your own!
We did not take this tour but I want to offer advice and encourage you to take the tour! We did the itinerary on o
Anant G
Anant G
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Great Tour with 1 Technical Issue
This was a great tour of some of the less touristy parts of Venice. It's divided up into the boat portion of the to
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Michael B
Basingstoke, UK89 contributions
Oct 2019
Thanks to the very lovely Christina for the Doge’s Tour and the very laid- back Mark for the St Mark)s Tour - both were very knowledgeable and kept our interest throughout - loved the added extra of the walking tour, through the back streets heading towards Rialto !! Well worth paying for this not only with the wonderful tour guides, but also includes the Skip-the-line in both places - definitely need, especially for St Marks !! Mark told us that Venetians do not walk between the columns, as it is bad luck - thanks for that !! Would recommend definitely !!
Written November 2, 2019
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Dear Michael Thank you for your positive feedback about our Doges palace tour and our Original Venice walk - I appreciate your recommendation and will certainly forward your comments to Cristina and Marco. Thank you for touring with us! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written November 4, 2019
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Ollie
478 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This tour was very educational where we learned a lot about the history of the Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Pictures were allowed within the Palace but were not allowed in the Basilica. Both are beautiful to look at and well worth the money. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and did a great job keeping us informed and was open to questions. She also did a great job taking us on a stroll down some of the streets of Venice taking the time to show us some of the lesser visited areas of Venice. It was a great tour and I would certainly recommend it.
Written June 2, 2019
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Dear Client, Thank you so much for your positive feedback about our combo tour featuring walking tour of Venice and a walking tour of Doges Palace. I am very pleased both tour portions were interesting and the guide engaging and customer-friendly. If you can perhaps recall guide's name or can give us the tour date I will make sure to forward your comments to the correct guide. I appreciate your recommendation and if you ever return to Venice feel free to contact us to join more tours! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written June 3, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MarCarl
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK379 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Both tours were excellent - the tour leaders knew everything and spoke the whole way on both tours. Think they were teachers. Best way to see these tourist places and skipping the line saves huge amounts of time. We had a normal size group in the morning of around 10 and then a smaller group in the afternoon of 6.
Written July 11, 2018
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Dear Mark, Thank you for your feedback and 5-star rating. I presume you are referring to the combo tour combining Doges Palace tour in the morning and the Essence of Venice in the afternoon? We are very pleased to read the tours were informative and you enjoyed exploring Venice with tour expert guides. We agree that in peak season skip the line option is highly recommended. Thank you for touring with us! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written July 11, 2018
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Lilith V
Round Rock, TX28 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This was not advertised as a split tour on the website nor in the description, only in the fine print o our voucher. The duration was listed as 4 hours but in actuality it was 2 hours, a huge gap, and 2 more hours.

Doge's Palace was VERY specific and detailed. Almost too much so for me personally.

St Mark's Basilica and Walking Tour was great.
Written May 14, 2018
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Dear Client, Thank you for your feedback. Did you book on our website or through a reseller? On our website we specify that each tour operates at a specific time and it's not one tour right after the other - not knowing any more details like the tour date or your booking reference I can only offer a general reply. If your booking was submitted via a reseller we do not respond for the contents of their website in which case we would appreciate if you reviewed your rating refering to our company. I remain at disposal for any further info. Best regards, Aleksandra, Sales Dept
Written May 16, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nancy A
Chicago, IL24 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Tour was good. Did it as a self guided tour. Missed the group because we could not find the meeting location.

A map showing the meeting place would be helpful because it is outside of the Piazza where all the others groups are meeting. The royal garden is closed due to construction.

Belissima Tours (the local tour guide for Viator) was helpful and we were able to meet up with them for the St Marks Basilica Tour.
The guide was great!

Used them for 2 other tours. Recommend you use this service!
Written September 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Client, Thank you for your review and recommendation - we appreciate your comments. Tours are operated directly by our company, Viator is one of the resellers (tours can be booked also directly with us). I am sorry to read you missed the first tour including Doges Palace - our directions are pretty specific and from what I can see also Viator vouchers provide detailed info on the location. Did you have the voucher with you? Our tour meets at the entrance to the Royal Garden (Gardini Reali) - our meeting point assistant has a sign with our company's logo and tour name on it. We meet at the entrance, we do not enter the garden so any maintenance works being carried inside are in this case irrelevant. Except for Sundays our office is open from 8.30 am so if you have any trouble locating the place you can give us a call and we will try to do our best to direct you to the correct location. The Garden is located just 50 m from St Mark's square. there is one big entrance gate and this is where we meet, right next to it. I am happy you managed to join the remaining two tours - if you would let us know the guide's name I will certainly forward your kind comment to her/him. Thank you for joining our tours. Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written September 9, 2019
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Mike C
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Absolutely Fantastic. Our Guides Barbara and Christina were Fantastic and very knowledgeable, and delivered their Tours with flair and Humour. The walking tour was very informative.The best thing though is the three hour gap between tours, it was very hot so gave us a chance to go for a little siesta. I could not recommend this tour highly enough. The queue's were very long, so with the skip the line tickets included this was an added bonus.
Written August 2, 2019
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Dear Mike, Thank you for your positive feedback and your recommendation - much appreciated. I am very pleased the guides performed well and I hope you learnt a lot of interesting anecdotes about Venice from them. Indeed summer is very busy in Venice so definitely skip the line tickets allow you to visit comfortably and without the stress of waiting in the long line to visit the Basilica Thanks for appreciating our guides' efforts, we look forward to welcoming you on our tours again in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written August 3, 2019
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759armenk
Forest Hills, United States9 contributions
Oct 2017
Enjoyed the tour and it was very informative. The tour guide was a professional and knew the history.
Written September 24, 2018
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Private 4 hrs Venice Tour: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Secret Venice