Duration: 4 hours

Languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Italian                   

The best landmarks of Venice in one day: admire the Golden Basilica and the historical Palazzo Ducale!
Walk through the Venetian "calli" and "campi" with a Walking tour in the heart of Venice!

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  • Walking tour

Walk trought Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo (the “Pantheon” of Venice), the Great school of Charity before viewing Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre. Return to San Marco through the main shopping area, Mercerie. Move to the front of the entry line and take a guided tour through Doge’s Palace (the Palazzo Ducale).

  • Doge's Palace guided tour

The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Doge and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a Guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries.

  • The Golden Basilica guided tour

Follow a tour guide through St. Mark's Basilicaone of the most majestic cathedrals in the world. Learn about byzantine art and its religious background while taking a glimpse at the gold mosaics and marble floors.

  • Special Ticket

You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie with the same ticket. You will discover the way of life of the venetians, with paintings, library, coinage, sculpture. You will be entered in the secrets of Venice Empire, with description of Arsenale who produced the famous battleship Galea. You will visit the area built by Napoleon and the rooms restored for Sissi Empress Austria.
Entrance ticket valid to visit yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square Museo Correr (Old Royal Palace) , Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

The price includes
  • Shared guided walking tour by a qualified and experienced guide
  • “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
  • Hotel pickup 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 security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace: FREE DEPOSIT INSIDE
Meeting Point
  • at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time
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).