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Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour Including St Mark Doges Palace & Gondola Ride
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Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour Including St Mark Doges Palace & Gondola Ride

By Private Tours of Venice
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Duration: 6h
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Live guide: German, English, French, Spanish
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  • English speaking local guide with professional license
  • Gondola ride
  • Doge's palace and Basilic admission tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    The meeting point is in San marco square next to the Lion Pillar at 9:30 am
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • 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: 88259P6

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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
    • On certain dates, most travelers staying outside of Venice who are planning to visit for the day will be required to pay a €5 access fee. For further details (including exemptions).
    • 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.

    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: 88259P6

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      Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Joined in March 2015
    • rickdlr2002
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend this tour. Denise was fantastic!
      Denise was the best tour guide ever! She is a native Venetian, so it was great to hear her stories about life for the people who call Venice home. She is also so knowledgeable about the history of the city and all the beautiful sites we saw. The gondola ride was a lot of fun. My wife could not stop taking pictures. This has been the highlight of our trip to Italy.
      Written July 12, 2024
    • GrandTour08964375373
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Informative, clear and amazing tour of the secret parts of Venice
      Visited many areas of Venice that there’s no way we would’ve found without this tour. It felt authentic and informative and we learnt a lot about Venice and the people living there. It’s a must see for anyone who really wants to learn a little bit about Venice other than the top attractions and obviously tourist things to do. English was excellent guide has a PHD in history, what more could you want?
      Written July 7, 2024
    • Leanne F
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Venice- discovered hidden gems of the city
      Our guide Daisy was so informative, no question went unanswered. She took us to so many places we had not discovered in our previous days of navigating and getting lost so many times even with gps. Daisy took our group on the tour navigating with just her local knowledge. She was awesome, very friendly and welcoming. If you have the time, it’s well worth the walking tour
      Written July 2, 2024
    • federicag61
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super!!
      Valentina was the best guide and the tour was really fantastic. Touch the must important attraction and also hidden place.
      Written June 28, 2024
    • PCsaskatoon
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Venice walking tour
      What a fantastic tour. Lots of Venice information from Gianmarco, a local guide. Was interesting and well worth your time
      Written June 25, 2024
    • jtothehen
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Tour Guides in Venice
      I was thrilled with my tour and tour guide, Denise. It was like taking a walk around the city with a good friend who knew everything about the history, art, and details of Venice. And, who spoke English and was a brilliant communicator. The tour went beyond the basics and covered topics about living and working in Venice, restaurant recommendations, and other places to visit for the remainder of our trip. I was engaged for the entire duration of the tour. I wish I had Denise with me for my entire trip to explain the nuisance of the city and show me more. I highly recommend this company and Denise for any Venice tours.
      Written May 12, 2024
    • Tourist27631045984
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      Good experience and helpful guide
      Our guide Julia was very warm, friendly and helpful. Although we didn’t see a lot of the sites or attractions, we were glad she didn’t spend time hurrying along, pointing to this and that and overwhelming us with sites we couldn’t keep up with. Since it was our first time to Venice, we very much enjoyed her explanations of how things worked in the city, the water wells, the high and low tides, the refuse disposal (oh dear!), and the struggles of local people, especially the younger folks. She also shared a bit of her own story, which we enjoyed and made it feel a bit more personal. We would recommend this tour, and especially our guide, Julia.
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      Wonderful tour inside Venice
      Valentina was a wonderful guide. A thoughtful, and knowledgeable detailed tour of the history of Venice. We were a big group and she made sure to have all included and not miss a thing!
      Written April 28, 2024
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      Informative walking tour.
      Valentina explained everything so well. Her English was good and she took a time to explain and answer all the questions. We now know so much more about Venice. If you are debating I would book right now. Just make sure starting place and ending place are 2 different places.
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      It was great to view Venice through a locals eyes. She pointed out areas and things we hadn’t noticed before or thought of. We saw so much and it was a great use of time.
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    • carolinehN1635OQ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent overview of Venice
      Valentina was an engaging and friendly tour guide who was excellent at explaining the history of Venice and gave us a really great insight into the city. Highly recommend!
      Written April 10, 2024
    • eileenbarrett94
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This is our first time in Venice and we booked a walking tour with Valentina who was Amazing and funny and informative.
      My friend Mary and myself went on a tour of Venice with a guide called Valentina. She was AMAZING, we arrived 10 minutes late as we got off the vaperetto at the wrong stop. I cannot praise Valentina highly enough, she was informative about every area we went to, she was funny but also very professional. I would Highly recommended a walking tour with Valentina.
      Written April 8, 2024
    • LizzyS73
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect intro to Venice!
      Valentina was super friendly and took time to get to know everyone in the group. We got lots of great information and it was the perfect start to our four-day-stay in Venice!
      Written April 8, 2024
    • 465madaral
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      Fun and easy tour around most famous places and stories of Venice today and in history!
      Our guide was great! You will see all the famous places without the crowds, and hear some funny and interesting stories as well! We suggest the morning tour!
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    • romillak2024
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      Experiencing Venice through the eyes and heart of a local!
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    Rebecca M
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    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were contacted the evening before, stating that we could not get into Saint Mark‘s basilica . That was the only reason why we had scheduled this tour. The name of the Tour was changed on the day that we had the tour. It was an hour and a half shorter than originally scheduled, we never received a refund for the tickets that we had paid for to visit Saint Marks Basilica, and the guide was very difficult to understand. While on the tour, I was able to listen to some of the other guides, and their groups were given much better explanations, and details. When the person called to inform us that we would be unable to have the original tour, she was not very kind, she was very short tempered, and said that this was the best Tour that she could provide. I think we should receive a partial refund for this tour, it was expensive and the price we paid did not reflect the quality of the tour. , I would not recommend the agency that provided the tour.
    Written November 1, 2023
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    Maxi A
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    We had a wonderful time using private tours of Venice! Everything was set up and communication was excellent. Our tour guide was one of the best I've ever had, Alessandro. The tour coordinator was incredible and ensured everything was set up. If we needed to change or add anything we just messaged them and it was done! Highly recommend this company and Alessandro! Thank him for making our day in Venice and Bruano a day we will never forget!
    Written December 20, 2022
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    Nmgr
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knowledgeable guide, efficient and enjoyable day seeing all of the highlights. Most importantly quick and easy booking. Would use again.
    Written February 18, 2024
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    nada b
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    Jul 2022 • Couples
    The tour guide was very funny and fun and the tour was simple and informative. It’s excellent if you want a quick review on what to do in venice interms of site seeing, history, food and bars
    Written July 24, 2022
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