• Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes approx.

Discover Venice's Timeless Marvels in Just One Day! Step into the enchanting world of Venice and uncover its iconic gems as you embark on a day-long adventure. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Golden Basilica and delve deep into the captivating history of the Palazzo Ducale, creating memories to last a lifetime!

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Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting streets of Venice, where history and culture come to life. Our walking tour takes you on a mesmerizing route, beginning at Campo Santa Maria Formosa and leading you to the iconic Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, often referred to as the "Pantheon" of Venice.

Along the way, you'll explore the Great School of Charity and catch glimpses of Marco Polo's historic residence and the renowned Malibran Theatre. As we make our way back to San Marco, you'll traverse the bustling Mercerie shopping district.

But that's not all! With our exclusive access, you'll skip the lines and step into the majestic Doge's Palace, the Palazzo Ducale. Inside these hallowed halls, you'll be transported back in time to the days when Venice held the reins of political power. Our knowledgeable guide will regale you with tales of the Doge and his Council, surrounded by centuries-old masterpieces that adorn the palace walls.

Next, delve into the heart of St. Mark's Basilica, a true marvel of Byzantine art. Our expert guide will unveil the religious significance of this grand cathedral, as you admire the shimmering gold mosaics and intricate marble floors.

As a bonus, your special ticket grants you access to other magnificent palaces around St. Mark's Square. Immerse yourself in the Venetian way of life with a visit to the Procuratie palaces, housing precious artworks, libraries, coins, and sculptures. Discover the hidden secrets of Venice's empire, including insights into the historic Arsenale shipyard and its famous battleship Galea. Explore the areas once occupied by Napoleon and the opulent rooms restored for Empress Sissi of Austria.

This comprehensive ticket also allows you to independently explore additional treasures, including the Museo Correr (Old Royal Palace), Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. Venice's rich history and cultural heritage await you on this extraordinary walking tour.

The price includes
  • Shared guided walking tour by a qualified and experienced guide and  “Skip the line” Doge’s Palace, the Basilica guided tour
  • Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Entrance ticket valid to visit by yourself the palace around St. Mark’s Square (Old Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana) 
The fee does not include
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to St. Mark's Museum
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Things to know before leaving
  • Unfortunately the tour is not totally accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • Comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes suggested
  • For the visit of the Basilica proper clothing is required (no shorts or tank tops)
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace: FREE DEPOSIT INSIDE
Meeting Point
  • Meeting Point: Campo San Gallo, San Marco 1093/B, Venice Tours office, close to San Marco Square. Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time.
  • The office is close to  San Marco Square.  Having the  Basilica of San Marco  behind you, stay on  the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is in the square, San Marco 1093/B.
Cancellation policies
  • Bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service.
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in this case it can be postponed to the later schedule/day after otherwise it will be refunded).