Private Tour of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge’s Palace in Venice

2 h
Walking Tours
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible
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Private Tour of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge’s Palace in Venice

Discover all the best of Venice with an exclusive experience. Let a professional guide reveal to you the secrets of the Doge’s Palace and of St. Mark’s Basilica, the symbols of the city on the Laguna. Enjoy this private tour, and let Venice enchant you.

Discover the splendour of ancient Venice
Explore St. Mark’s Basilica
Learn the history of St. Mark’s Square and of its palaces
Be amazed by the opulence of the Doge’s Palace
Live a complete experience in Venice with a tour dedicated to you

Venice is an amazing city. Nestled in the Laguna, it knows how to make you fall in love at first glance. There is no better way to discover its most famous monuments and its deepest secrets, than this guided tour that involves the wonderful St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. During this private tour, Venice will disclose all its beauty to you.

A tour through the history of Venice

In the period of its greatest power as a trading empire, St. Mark’s Square was the heart of the Republic of Venice. In its Basilica, the Venetians used to fall on their knees and pray, before leaving for years-long trips along the ancient sea routes, connecting Venice with Africa and with the Eastern Countries. Standing in the Square, the ancient inhabitants of Venice would celebrate its victories or cry its failures. Into the rooms of the Doge’s Palace, the greatest political authority of Venice would decide about the future of the city.

Enter into St. Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket

Escorted by your expert guide, you will enter into the Basilica avoiding annoying lines, and you will dive into the history of one of the ancient maritime republics. The guide is at your disposal to answer to every question on this wonderful Basilica, where Western architectural style mixes up with Byzantine and Islamic. This place holds the heritage of the millennial history of Venice. The St. Mark’s Treasure and the Pala d’Oro are the most precious and refined wonders that have ever been realised to celebrate the glory of St. Mark and to keep its remains. You won’t miss the spectacle of the Torre dei Mori, masterpiece of engineering, which with its famous astronomic clock has marked the passage of time in Venice for 500 years.

Explore the luxurious Doge’s Palace

It is now time to enter into the former headquarter of Venice’s political power, from whose docks the departing fleets used to be consecrated. Its role used to be fascinating ambassadors and powerful figures coming from all over the world, besides being the residence of the Doge. Facing St. Mark’s Square on one side, and Riva degli Schiavoni on the other, its inside is considered one of the most beautiful attractions of Venice. Wandering around the Sala del Maggior Consiglio or Sala dello Scrutinio, climbing the monumental staircases and exploring the internal courtyards, until you arrive to the wonderful Loggia, facing the docks and the Laguna, is an experience you will not forget. A place where luxury and opulence are kings, and where you can breathe the ancient magnificence of the Republic of Venice.

  • St. Mark's Square
  • St. Mark's Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • Professional tour guide
  • Skip the line entrance tickets
  • 2-hours guided tour
  • Tips (optional)
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Out tour guide was extremely Knowledgeable

It was such a hot, humid day in venice and having a private tour made all the difference. We beat the crowds and long lines.