Guided tour

Venice: Highlights Tour

4.9 / 5

96 reviews

Venice: Highlights Tour

From US$ 105.91 per person

Spend 3 hours in Venice led by a scholarly guide to see the city’s major highlights, Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge’s Palace with pre-reserved tickets.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private group available


  • Spend 3 hours in Venice to see the major highlights of the city
  • Enjoy pre-reserved tickets to make the most of your valuable time
  • Join a small group or a private tour for a more personalized and interactive experience
  • Explore Venice and its major monuments with an expert local guide for more insider's knowledge
  • Leave your tour and guide with enough knowledge to be independent in Venice
Full description

Meet your expert guide at St. Mark’s Square and start delving into the city and its origins. See the most renowned public space in the city and find out its historical, social, and political importance. Learn about the Clock Tower and the Marble Lions.

Continue your way to the Basilica of St.Mark and enter the cathedral. Savor its amazing sheer size and the fascinating golden mosaics. Learn about its opulent design, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power.

Bask in all the exotic elements of Venetian Renaissance Art. Listen to the story of the life-size horses of St Mark’s Basilica, and have all your questions answered. Follow your guide through Doge’s Palace at a relaxed pace.

Acquaint yourself with the supreme authority and wealth of the ruling Venetian Doges in the palace’s Gothic architecture. Learn about the 14th-century sculptors that worked on the palace. Enjoy stunning views across the Lagoon as you explore this world-famous landmark.

Continue to the Old Prison that was part of the Doge’s Palace, learn why the New Prisons were built, and understand the significance of the Bridge of Sighs, another highlight of Venice.

  • Small group or private tour for 3 hours for a personalized experience
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Doge's Palace
  • Pre-reserved tickets for Basilica of St. Mark
  • Professional guide for local expertise
  • Transport to the meeting spot
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • If you book the "Private Tour with Flexible Hours," the local partner will contact you at a set time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 96 reviews

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We were a pleasantly small group of only four participants. In this way, questions and requests could also be dealt with. In fairness, however, the description should be updated to the effect that "over" does not take place, as the prices for this have been increased significantly. That may be understandable, but it should be made clear to everyone before booking. Our guide made good use of the waiting times in front of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica for further explanations. Please also note: The Cala Dora (plus 5 €) and the terrace (plus 7 €) were unfortunately not part of the tour in St. Mark's Basilica.

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October 3, 2021

Many thanks to Mrs. Charlotte for the numerous information about the Doge's Palace and the basilica. A great insight into lost worlds. She has an incredible amount of knowledge! For my part, however, I would have preferred more superficial information and thus more time for other sights. The keyword "highlights of Venice" is a little inconsistent, as you can almost only see the Doge's Palace with the Dungeon and the basilica. However, that was implemented in a great way!

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September 8, 2021

Our guide Silvia was excellent! We had very interesting guide tour in San Marko Basiliq and Dodge house, 3 hours together with Silvia passed as few minutes! Guide lines were personalised for us, presented in very interesting way and paid attention to everyone interest! Highly appreciate guide Silvia profesionality and the way of guiding!

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August 30, 2021

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