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Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour provided by Venice Tours Srl

Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21441P20
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons.
  • Skip the line entrance in the St. Mark's Basilica
  • Mobile app with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archeological Museum.
  • PRIVATE OPTION SKIP THE LINE (if chosen) DOGE'S PALACE AND BASILICA
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The meeting point is at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • Venice Tours Assistance (NEWSTAND IN SAN MARCO), Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy ONLY FOR PRIVATE TOUR! If you have chosen the private option, please come to Venice Tours Assistance Point. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". It's close to Museo Correr, in St.Mark's Square.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
  • You will receive the audio guide with digital map by e-mail. If you have any problems with this, please come to Venice Tours office (San Marco 1130) for assistance.
  • You must download the audio guide with digital map on your mobile phone.
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • On Sundays, feast days and in case of unplanned religious celebrations the Basilica tour foresees the visit with direct access to the Terrace and to St. Mark's Museum situated on the first floor.
  • Due to the security reason, luggage and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • From Aug. 6th to enter the Basilica and the Doge's Palace you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons.
  • Skip the line entrance in the St. Mark's Basilica
  • Mobile app with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archeological Museum.
  • PRIVATE OPTION SKIP THE LINE (if chosen) DOGE'S PALACE AND BASILICA
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
Departure details
  • Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The meeting point is at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • Venice Tours Assistance (NEWSTAND IN SAN MARCO), Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy ONLY FOR PRIVATE TOUR! If you have chosen the private option, please come to Venice Tours Assistance Point. The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". It's close to Museo Correr, in St.Mark's Square.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
  • You will receive the audio guide with digital map by e-mail. If you have any problems with this, please come to Venice Tours office (San Marco 1130) for assistance.
  • You must download the audio guide with digital map on your mobile phone.
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • On Sundays, feast days and in case of unplanned religious celebrations the Basilica tour foresees the visit with direct access to the Terrace and to St. Mark's Museum situated on the first floor.
  • Due to the security reason, luggage and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • From Aug. 6th to enter the Basilica and the Doge's Palace you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 5, 2021
A note from Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour
From Aug. 6th to enter the Basilica and the Doge's Palace you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Museo Correr
    Piazza San Marco
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
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Jaime S
Caracas, Venezuela11 contributions
Oct 2018
very interesting tour with knowledgable guide. worth investing time on this tour. The histoiry behind Palacio Ducal and the magnificense of the Bassilica make it a excellent choice.
Written November 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks a lot for your review. Best
Written February 14, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nevie r
Jakarta, Indonesia188 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We ride the gondola for 1 hour, and we saw all cities with this beautiful small boat. Very romantic feeling and you can how beautiful the towns and how the local people live. They drove us to a main road or ocean (i don't know what how it called haha) and they made us to a small place in town too, which is an incredible moment.
Written February 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind review! We are really glad that you appreciated the Gondola Ride Tour ! Our team is totally at your disposal for the further experiences you would like to do in Venice!
Written March 7, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Venice Tours Srl
Rebecca C
Rebecca C
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Definitely worth doing
Pleasant and informative, and a much cheaper way of having a gondola ride! There were a lot of people booked in and
gavlar_1990
gavlar_1990
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Gondola Tour
Innacurate description. Whilst the ride was pleasant, it was only 20 minutes and with no commentary. The advert lis
L7271REbenr
L7271REbenr
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Rude guide and bad experience (dont pay for this! - had to walk away as it was that bad!)
This was awful. The guide completely ruined this experience for me. At first, we took a look at a view across a lar
panagiota_2022
panagiota_2022
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Passionate walking tour
Our guide was Valentina, very smiley, explaining everything in detail (sometimes I had problem with the English- I
emmamM6512FZ
emmamM6512FZ
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Awful
Would give it zero stars if possible, this is the worst part of our entire Italy trip. The manager is rude and unhe
schroedm
schroedm
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Give yourself time to understand where to go
Although the sights to see on this tour were memorable, so was the stress understanding where to meet and how to re
OnAir209494
OnAir209494
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Disappointing visit to Procuratio Vecchie, Venice
Given that the key marketing statement was that this building was being opened to the public for the first time in
matthew t
matthew t
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Our gondola guide got in a fight with another guide
This ride is simply the worst part of my trip to Europe. After being to Barcelona, Paris, Siena, Pisa, the Amalfi C
131Cindy1952
131Cindy1952
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Followed directions emailed to us by Venice Tours SRL. Guide never showed up. Will call Trip Advisor to request refund.
Followed directions sent by Venice Tours SRL. Guided never showed up. Called and told we went to wrong place, howev
Kevin L
Kevin L
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Great experience!
Meeting point was east to find. We arrived about 30 minutes early. They were very accommodating and we were able to
Chris C
Chris C
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Pass on this
More of a check the box Gondola experience than a good time. I would not recommend this trip. Gondolier was lame, c
HappyFaceJack
HappyFaceJack
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Unusual Means Nicely Unique
Venice is nuts, but in a good way. It's noisy, crowded, and made for tourists. The significance of the unique his
colinpH8004UV
colinpH8004UV
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Valentina great tour guide
Took a tour with Valentina. Very informative and thorough. Valentina has a passion for the city and it’s history. W
gingercollier
gingercollier
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Got Ripped Off by Viator
I ordered four tickets for the Grand Canal Tour in Venice. Trip Advisor sent an email stating we had a reservation
judylV6953ZR
judylV6953ZR
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Highly recommend
Our favorite part of the trip was the glass blowing demonstration. It was amazing watching him make two pieces: a v
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