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Best of Venice Walking Tour: Skip the Line St. Marks Basilica and Doge's Palace Tour Code: 024-8763

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5/7-12/31 (see as calendar)
Venice, Italy
4 Hours
Visit Venice (Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, Saint Mark's Basilica).
  • Enjoy a rare bird's eye view of St. Mark's Square.
  • Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica
  • A fully-guided tour with an expert, English-speaking guide
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    Adult $87
    (4-14 yrs)

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We will head to the Rialto Bridge at first and walk through the winding streets and over the tiny bridge of Venice. In the tour, the local English-speaking guide will teach guests the history and culture of Venice. Then we will visit Marco Polo's house and hear his tales. After we ambling through quaint piazzas including the lively Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo and Campo Santa Maria Formosa, we will visit the Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Square. We may enter St. Mark's Basilica with the skip-the-line access to view the perfect blending of eastern and western design. Then, we will head to Doge's Palace, former home to the Duke of Venice and the city's courts. Guests may enjoy some free time here.
  • Venice, ITALY

    Venice, ITALY
    This city off the coast of northeast Italy is famous the world over for its many canals. It is actually a chain of 118 islands linked together by bridges and waterways. Venice is world-renown for its art and beauty.

    Doge's Palace

    This palace was once the residence of the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. Built in a Venetian Gothic style, the construction plans began in 1340, and the building was completed in 1424.

    Piazza San Marco

    The Piazza San Marco is the largest and primary public area in Venice. The structures surrounding it date back more than one thousand years, although the vast majority are from Renaissance times. It has been called "the drawing room of Europe."

    Saint Mark's Basilica

    The Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco is the most famous church in Venice and is known for its unique and ornate Italo-Byzantine architecture that includes five hemispherical domes and fine patterns. It was built in the 11th century AD.
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Location Address Departure
Venice, ITALY Campo S. Bortolomio, Metropolitan City of Venice, (near the San Marco side of the Rialto Bridge) 10:00am
  • This tour ends at the Doge's Palace.
  • Note: It is the responsibility of all guests to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

Price Includes

  • Entrance ticket to the terraces of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace with skip-the-line access
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide

Price Excludes

  • All meals and drinks during the trip except specified described in itinerary
  • Any private expenses

Additional Note

  • Photography is permitted throughout most of the tour; however, photography is prohibited in St. Mark抯 Basilica
  • We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour since large luggage may cause delays because of security checks.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our group tours, and we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or buggies on our group tours.
  • Entrance into some churches may require a dress code that specifies that knees and shoulders should be covered.


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