Best of Venice Walking Tour including St. Mark’s Basilica & the Doge’s Palace with Skip the Line Access

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Explore the history of Venice among the halls and corridors of the Doge’s Palace, the heart of one of the world’s oldest republics. Marvel at Saint Mark's Basilica, from its east-meets-west onion dome to its dazzling mosaics. Then climb up to the famous terrace level for a rare bird’s eye view of St. Mark’s Square.

And with Skip the Line Access at Saint Mark's Basilica you’ll save time otherwise wasted in line.

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Best of Venice Walking Tour including St. Mark’s Basilica & the Doge’s Palace with Skip the Line Access

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Overview

Best of Venice Walking Tour

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  • Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours.
  • This tour is available every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from April the 1st until October 31st.
  • Departure at 09:00AM from a central location in Venice (details and map will be listed on your voucher).
  • Languages: English
  • Ticket delivery: Voucher issued online (no tickets needed).
  • Rate is per person including taxes and services.
  • Children rate available (4 to 14), free if under 4
  • Free 30-day access to online Italian lessons

Detailed Description

Detailed Description

Our Best of Venice Walking Tour and Doge’s Palace tour is perfect for visitors with only a limited time in Venice, who want to get a true taste of the city. In just a few hours we take you to the most famous sites of the city, seeing the Rialto Bridge and venturing inside St, Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We’ll also visit some quieter spots among the winding streets and piazzas of Venice, where you can get a feel for what it is to live in this floating city.

Our tour starts at one of Venice’s must-see sights, the Rialto Bridge. Then it’s through the winding streets and over the tiny bridges of Venice as we delve into the heart of the city. Accompanied by an expert, English-speaking guide, you’ll visit Marco Polo’s house and hear about the Venetian son who went to sea one day and came back with stories of China. Learn about the history of culture of Venice, from its beginning as an uninhabitable marsh, to one of the world’s most popular visitor destinations. As you walk, you’ll encounter the lively piazzas of Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo and Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where Byzantine influences, Renaissance buildings and modern structures tell the eclectic story of the city’s development.

Next we pass the Bridge of Sighs before coming to the heart of Venice – St. Mark’s Square, once pronounced the “finest drawing room in all of Europe” by Napoleon. With Skip the Line Access we’ll get straight inside St. Mark’s Basilica, saving precious vacation time that would otherwise have been wasted in line. Marvel at the diversity of Venetian culture, where eastern architecture and western design have blended to create a structure with an onion dome, before following your guide through the beautiful frescoes inside the basilica.

Special access means we’ll steal some extra time inside the basilica when we climb up to the first floor terraces. Rarely included on guided tours, the terraces offer beautiful views over the piazza, photo opportunities and some down time to soak up everything you have learned on your walking tour.

One of the highlights of our tour comes at the end when we visit the Doge’s Palace. Once home to the Duke of Venice and the city’s courts, it is the center of Venetian history – and as one of the world’s oldest republics, that’s quite a history. We’ll explore all the best sights of the palace open to the public, from spectacular works produced on demand by artistic masters Tintoretto and Veronese, to the evidence of the genius checks and balances that made the republic so successful. With your guide on hand to lead you through the most important rooms, to explain magnificent frescoes and to tell you the tales behind every nook and cranny, your visit to the Doge’s Palace will be the perfect way to wrap up your tour through the history and culture of Venice. Small group sizes of 20 people or less and headsets on group tours means your tour will be intimate and your guide easy to hear and interact with. Join us for an introduction to Venice, that shows you the very best of the Floating City.

Sites Visited

Sites Visited Inside
  • St. Mark’s Basilica* (Skip the Line)
  • Terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica*
  • Doge’s Palace inside visit (1 hour 20 min. tour)

*We advise our clients that St. Mark's Basilica is subject to closure without notice. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour of the basilica and St. Mark’s Square from outside. While we undertake to tell tour groups ahead of time if there are any planned disruptions to basilica opening hours, this is not always possible and in these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts.

Sites Visited Outside

  • View of Grand Canal
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Marco Polo’s house
  • Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo
  • Campo SM Formosa
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Columns of San Marco and the Lion of Venice

What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Skip the Line Access to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Entrance ticket to the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Skip the line Access and entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace

What's not included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food/Beverage

Important Notes

  • This service ends at the Doge’s Palace.
  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. St. Mark’s Basilica specifically prohibits large bags, umbrellas, and tripods. These items must be checked into the luggage storage area off-site, so you may miss a portion of the tour to do so.
  • Gratuities to guides providing excellent service are appreciated
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
  • For help with meeting points or other urgent issues, please phone (0039) 06 8336 0561.
  • Our coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, and there are a number of steep steps on the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Conciergerie.com cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.
  • We recommend that customers who are not familiar with Venice give themselves ample time to find meeting points.
  • Photography is permitted throughout most of the tour; however, photography is prohibited in St. Mark’s Basilica.
  • Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.
  • Please note that many sections of the Doge’s Palace are not air-conditioned (as A/C is not standard practice in Italy).
  • Conciergerie.com reserves the right to refuse participation on its tours to any guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol or to any guest whose behavior is disorderly, or poses a threat to other guests or Conciergerie.com/touring staff.

Order Options

Your ticket (voucher) will be delivered online. Paper tickets are not required. Your voucher is the proof of booking and settlement. You must print it and present it at the address or meeting point listed on your voucher. You will have access to our voucher desk through a secure link provided in your order confirmation email.

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Booking changes and cancellations are valid only when made through us by email at customer(at)conciergerie.com and confirmed in return by our customer support within 24 hours. Change of date: free of charge, request must be received 7 (seven) days before the date of service, subject to availability. Cancellation fee: Less than five days before service: 100% (no refund). More than five days before service: 20% (80% refund). It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded. Cancellation fees will not be waived for any reason, however, they may be covered by travel insurance. We *highly* recommend that you have insurance with *adequate* coverage, including Force Majeure.

Additional Information

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Approximate prices in Australian Dollar (AUD)

Best of Venice Walking Tour, Adult   112.97
Best of Venice Walking Tour, Child 4 to 14   105.44

AUD prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 1.5063 AUD per euro.

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Approximate prices in Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

Best of Venice Walking Tour, Adult   514.10
Best of Venice Walking Tour, Child 4 to 14   479.83

CNY prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 6.8547 CNY per euro.

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Approximate prices in Pound Sterling (GBP)

Best of Venice Walking Tour, Adult   52.77
Best of Venice Walking Tour, Child 4 to 14   49.25

GBP prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 0.7036 GBP per euro.

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Approximate prices in Yen (JPY)

Best of Venice Walking Tour, Adult   10246.12
Best of Venice Walking Tour, Child 4 to 14   9563.05

JPY prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 136.6150 JPY per euro.

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Approximate prices in Swedish Krona (SEK)

Best of Venice Walking Tour, Adult   711.32
Best of Venice Walking Tour, Child 4 to 14   663.90

SEK prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 9.4843 SEK per euro.

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Approximate prices in US Dollar (USD)

Best of Venice Walking Tour, Adult   82.78
Best of Venice Walking Tour, Child 4 to 14   77.27

USD prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 1.1038 USD per euro.

The prices charged by your credit card company may be different.