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Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour

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Venezia, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Visit the magnificent Doge’s Palace in Venice without having to wait in line on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance and a guided tour of Doge’s Palace, explore the palaces and museums of St. Mark’s Square at your own pace, then enjoy an optional cruise to visit a glass factory on Murano Island.
  • 2.5-hour Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square Museums skip-the-line tour in Venice
  • Admire the architectural wonders of Piazza San Marco on a guided walking tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Doge’s Palace and see the famous Bridge of Sighs
  • Gain access to the palaces around St. Mark’s Square with a special museum pass
  • Cruise to Murano Island and visit a traditional Murano glass factory (optional)
  • Ideal introduction to Venice for first-time visitors or those short on time
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Departure Point

1: Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
2: Venice Tours Assistance Point, Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Departure Time

10:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after; otherwise, it will be refunded)
  • For security reasons sacks, bags, or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace. Free deposit inside.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must download the audio guide with digital map on your mobile phone.
  • You will receive the audio guide with digital map by e-mail. If you have any problems with this, please come to Venice Tours office (San Marco 1130) for assistance.
  • The Doge's Palace tour at 10:45 PM and the Walking tour is at 2:00 PM. Between the two tours there is 2 hours gap
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Venice: Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco guided tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "If you only have a short amount of time in Venice, these two historic sites are a must." See review

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Thorough and Complete
Jocelyn P
, Sep 2019
This tour was very thorough and complete. Our group was comprised of about 30 persons with headsets. We were able to hear our guide. We skipped the lines into both sites. We did not see the horse sculptures from Constantinople. It was not included. But, they were available for an additional cost after you completed St. Marks. Just don't leave the cathedral with the group. Return your headset to the guide. There is an additional cost to go upstairs to see them. If you only have a short amount of time in Venice, these two historic sites are a must. I doubt young children would enjoy this.
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Fabulous, entertaining, insightful, funny, interesting and highly recommended
Bevalee2
, Mar 2019
This was so much more than I expected! We met our tour guide at 9 sharp outside St Marks Basilica and we’re given individual headsets in order to hear our guide. Unfortunately I didn’t get the name of our guide but she made this tour! The first part of our tour involved walking around some of the back streets around St Marks and being given a brief history of so many different aspects of life in Venice. Our tour guide was extremely passionate, knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. We learned loads and just wish we’d have taken this tour earlier in our stay. Once in Doge’s Palace the knowledge and passion continued. We were blown away by not only the interior but the history behind it all. The tickets also allow you access for 4 of the museums around St Marks up to 2 months from your visit so you can go at your leisure. Loved this tour and would highly recommend anyone travelling to Venice to take this tour early into the visit to allow you to use the museum passes at your leisure. Wish we had got our tour guides name as she was amazing, loved her!!
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A Good Experience
, Jul 2018
The visit was very well coordinated and managed. The guide Monica was very good in her communication, explaining clearly the history behind each painting or monument. The pace was a leisure one with not making everyone hurry. The only issue was since it was Sunday, we were not able to enter St. Mark's Church which they should have informed earlier. So guys dont do the visit on Sundays!
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Very informative and interesting...
Chris C
, Jan 2018
Very informative and interesting tour of the Venice backstreets giving a flavour of places to go back to and see in more detail. Then the highlight visiting the Doges Palace. The guide explained in an easy manner how power was allocated and controlled in Venice for hundreds of years to the benefit of the population as well as pointing out the wonders of the palace. Not cheap but worth the money.
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