Guided tour

Venice: Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Wander Italy

Venice: Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Walking Tour

Activity provider: Wander Italy

From US$ 86.34 per person

Join a guided walking tour to gain early priority access to Doge’s Palace. Skip the lines to St Mark’s Basilica and its terrace, and walk to Rialto Bridge.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Sense the agony of the prisoners who once walked the aptly-named Bridge of Sighs
  • Enioy priority access to Doge’s Palace and admire Venetian Gothic architecture
  • Gain skip-the-line entry to St Mark's Basilica and special access to the terrace
  • Fall in love with the history and culture of Venice as you walk to Rialto Bridge
  • Listen to the stories behind every landmark your pass by from your local guide
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Discover the unparalleled beauty of the floating city of Venice with an early entrance to Doge's Palace, fast-track access to St Mark's Basilica, and a guided walking tour to Rialto Bridge. Go back in history and marvel at the creativity and sophistication of the Venetians.

Get the privilege of a priority entry to Doge's Palace before the normal public. Appreciate the magnificent works of art adorning the walls of this Venetian Gothic Architectural masterpiece. Then, cross the Bridge of Sighs that connects the palace to the prisons.

Next, gain skip-the-line access to St Mark’s Basilica and bask in the beauty of one of the best-known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture in the world. Get access to its rooftop to enjoy panoramic views of Venice from the top.

After your visit, continue to the historical St Mark’s Square as your guide shares stories behind all the monuments that surround the gorgeous square including St Mark’s Clock Tower, St Mark’s Campanile, Correr Museum, and the Marciana National Library.

Then, follow your guide on a walking tour through the narrow alleyways and bridges of Venice. Pass by iconic monuments such as the Square of Santa Maria Formosa, Square of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, The Courtyard of Million, and Square of San Borrtolomio.

Finally reach the true heart of Venice, the Rialto Bridge, which crosses the Grand Canal in the midst of the town's main shopping area. Experience the hustle and bustle of the shops and feel free to indulge in some shopping or savor Venetian delicacies at the surrounding cafes and restaurants.

  • Early entry to Doge’s Palace
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica and terrace
  • Walking tour from St. Mark's Square to Rialto Bridge
  • Tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of, or under, the Column of San Marco (under the Column of the Lion) at St Mark's Square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • FFP2 mask

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
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This must have been one of the most amazing tour I have ever experienced. The fact that the Doge's Palace was an early entrance was so great , there was no line and it wasn't crowded! I really reccomend it to everyone !

April 11, 2022


Amazing tour very informative

May 8, 2022

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