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Venice: Private City Tour

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Venice: Private City Tour

From US$ 180.60 per person

Enjoy the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic by taking an enchanting panoramic tour through the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments: St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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  • Explore the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic
  • Enjoy an enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments
  • Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge's Palace
Full description

Enjoy the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic by taking an enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and marvel at the richness of its beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of its floors. Visit the Doge’s Palace, a 14th-century building from where the ancient Venetian republic exerted control over the city. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a republic with a thousand-year-long history.

Be surprised by the details of the gold staircase and the realism of the scenes depicted. Pass through the famous Bridge of Sighs to reach the Prisons Palace.

  • Private licensed guide
  • Entrance ticket at the Doge’s Palace and Basilica
  • Gondola right (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • 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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Until further notice, entrance inside St. Mark’s Basilica is not possible due to ongoing restoration work. Tours will visit the basilica's Terrace and its Museum instead
  • The tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
  • Options for the private tour plus a gondola ride are available
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based on 8 reviews

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We booked a private tour "St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace" We were only 3 people, which left a lot of room for detailed explanations and interesting anecdotes. We learned a lot. Our guide spoke perfect German. Anytime again with Maria Angela!

October 19, 2021

The visit to the Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica with a private guide it was awesome

September 7, 2021

Despite booking and confirmation, we could not go to St. Mark's Church

June 9, 2021

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