Visit Venice's iconic landmarks on a fun walking tour with an expert local guide. Explore the magnificent Saint Mark's Basilica and the beautiful square that shares its name. Marvel at the Gothic Doge’s Palace and the treasures contained in its museum, and learn the secrets of this unique city.
Though many travelers associate Venice with boats, you have to be on your feet to truly experience the city's greatest sights. This walking tour is the perfect way to discover some of the most iconic attractions in Venice, including Saint Mark's Basilica, Saint Mark's Square, and Doge's Palace with its associated museum. Enjoy your time with an expert tour guide who knows this city inside and out!
Today, the Doge's palace is a celebrated museum and historical landmark. Before heading in, pause to take in its breathtaking façade, which is decorated by 14th-century sculptures and overlooks the lagoon. In addition to its ornate architecture, the museum contains a significant art collection which is ripe for viewing. Venture into this ancient seat of government while your professional guide recounts its story and the lesser-known details of its long existence.
Follow your guide outside to Piazza San Marco, or Saint Mark's Square, the principal public plaza of Venice. Though the square includes a well-known clock tower, it is undeniably dominated by Saint Mark's Basilica. As the one-time chapel of the Doge, the Basilica is right next door, so it isn't a far walk!
Use your exclusive pass to skip the lines - which are usually quite long - and tour this amazing church. The Basilica, nicknamed the "Church of Gold" due to its opulent design, has long been a symbol of Venetian wealth and power. This is evident once you go inside, where your trusty guide will lead you through hallowed halls adorned with gorgeous gold mosaics and exceptional artwork. Highlights include the Pala d'Oro, or Golden Altar, known worldwide as one of the best of its kind.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to tour the most significant symbols of Venice with a highly-recommended local guide. Your spiritual and artistic journey awaits!
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest you to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time;
Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the Basilica;
Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica and the Doge's Palace;
This tour operates rain or shine;
Tour maybe affected in cases of high tides.