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Enjoy the best of Venice on this guided walking tour plus skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica. Explore the best that the canal city has to offer, winding your way through narrow alleys, and see Venice's top attractions.
  • Guided Venice walking tour with skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Wind your way through the canal city's atmospheric 'calle' (narrow alleys) to see the heart of Venice
  • Visit the Doge's Palace, where the rulers of the powerful Venetian Republic once lived and worked
  • Admire the golden glass mosaics inside St. Mark's Basilica
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Skip-the-Line ticket to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
Qualified tour guide
Ticket to Musem & Terrace
Personal headsets
Hotel Pick-up and drop-off
Calle larga de l'Ascension , Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the Post office just next to St.Mark's Square. Go to the wooden stand with the yellow sign "Meeting point".

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For security reasons backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica.
  • Please wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders)
  • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals. The tour will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be cancelled and refund will be provided
  • Due to increased safety measures, security checkpoints will have a short wait
  • Wheelchair partially accessible, due to structural reasons some areas of the Doge's Palace are not accessible, so the tour may be limited. If assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Park Viaggi
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours?
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
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, Apr 2022
Our guide, Elizabeth, was great. Her level of knowledge of the city and its buildings really made this a must do tour, you miss so much just looking at the city and it’s sites, it becomes alive with a tour guide and gives you so much more of an appreciation of its history.
Our guide was extremely...
, Apr 2022
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and Assisi are about her city. The pace was good for kids as well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best walking tour of Venice!
, Dec 2021
The four hour walking tour of Venice was terrific. The four hours were split pretty evenly between sites of Venice near St. Mark’s square and the “Basilica and Doge Palace”. We had separate guides for each of the two pats and each guide was excellent. They were knowledgable, courteous, humorous and interesting in what they shared about what we saw. If your going to Venice, the four hour walking tour is a must!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Reading your wonderful review makes us really happy! We always want to offer the best experience to our guests and knowing that we are succeeding in doing so, it's the best gift of all. Thank you very much for your visit. We really hope to see you soon in Venice.
Wonderful walking tour of Venice highlights for one day visit.
, Nov 2021
We were on a one day visit to Venice and this tour was very good for seeing highlights and experiencing some of the history during the walk. The walk of the tour was longer than I expected but very interesting thanks to our excellent tour guide Emmanuela. She shared interesting history and answered many of our questions. We did not do the gondola ride. Recommended tour!
Relaxed and informative
, Aug 2021
Very informative tours of the city, basilica and palace, everything was well paced and nicely explained! I liked that we were given the essential information (personally I don’t like to be bombarded with a ton of dates and names) and things were well organized.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Dianella is great tour guide!
, Jul 2021
Wonderful guide, Dianella! Knowledgeable and extremely helpful in resolving issues when I did not get my ticket printed. Grazie Mille!
Uncrowned Venice
, May 2021
Venice is just opening up so it was interesting taking this tour at a time when there were no crowds. I did the first part of the tour by myself and we were joined by 4 later. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable with good English language skills.
Walking Tour
, Oct 2019
I would strongly recommend as the guide was very informative and the tour was the right length of time and would suit all levels of fitness.
Viator is a great company to go through for tours
, Oct 2019
We recently took a first time trip to Italy. I have never used a tour group before. Viator was recommended by a friend. Viator was a dependable tour company to engage for our trip. They communicated well about the process, creating an atmosphere of security and comfort.
Wonderful tour
Jennifer L
, Sep 2019
Had a great guide who spoke good English and shared such history and highlights with us. She has done tours for 22 years. Full of information and never too much trouble to show little details and answer questions.
Very bad experience.
, Aug 2019
Tour was not good. An excessive amount of people in the group, the headphones did not work and we could not hear the tour guide most the time. The tour guide was rude at times towards children and tourist. She would get mad at the people of the group specially if we complaint we couldn’t hear her. She wouldn’t allow us to see the areas and was on a hurry all the time. She said “if you are going to come visit you should of studied the history” which makes no sense because then we wouldn’t of taken the tour😂. People were not happy and saying we should of gotten our money back. Overall worst tour and experience.
Satisfactory Tour
, Aug 2019
We were not informed on dress code for the Basilica tour. Our guide was speaking very low, almost a whisper.
Best tour of Venice
, Aug 2019
Gena our guide was incredible. Full of detail and anecdotes. Problem at beginning with an extremely loud family who thankfully decided to leave the tour. From then on we were treated to pure class, backstreets, routes, alleyways; each with a story. Paused at times to take in the quiet moments. Doge's Palace could be missed but At. Marks Basilica BRILLIANT. Excellent guide through this masterpiece and the very end of the tour IS the most amazing sight. You will have to find out! A group of Americans on the tour thought that was the best experience to be had in Europe- the guide and last part of your. Didn't need to do anything else after this tour. It filled in all the blanks. Credit to guide Gina or Gena! Amazing!
Great tour, poor service of the provider
, Jul 2019
Do not recommend. The walking tour was fantastic and the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot during and got great insight. The tour provider on the other hand was not that great. In fairness, we ran 5 minutes late as we misjudged the vaporetto time, so we called to ask if it would be possible to wait, or if we could catch up to the tour. The administrator was very rude, did not give us any options, nothing. Standard "you will lose the tour" and then i was hung up on. When i called back to see if we can change the date the call was rejected and alternatively bot even picked up. I get it, we were late, but at least be friendly. Thankfully the tour had not yet left when we arrived.
Walking Tour
, Jul 2019
Katerina was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, very passionate about her city, and very easily understood. She was a great guide!
Worth skipping the lines
, Jun 2019
This tour involved a few miles of walking and was very thorough. It took us around Venice in the vicinity of St Mark's Square. After the walking tour we went into the Basilica which was astounding. We got several dirty looks and remarks as we really did "skip the line" and folks in line did not like it. There were 30 in our group so it wasn't huge and we each receive am earpiece so we could hear everything well. When you go into the Basilica you have to cover knees and shoulders or they won't let you in. There are sidewalk vendors all around selling cheap cover ups and scarves for this purpose. I would not recommend this tour for the elderly as it is tiring. There are lots of stairs and uneven pavements to cover. Informative and beautiful though.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you very much for your review. We are really happy to read your comments, all your opinions is really important to us and help us always get better. Hope to see you soon for another tour!
An amazing morning!
, May 2019
My wife and I normally like to walk around a city on our own to investigate all the places the tours don't normally take you. On this tour we had a fantastic time, firstly in Doge Palace and then in the Basilica, which takes your breath away. She then took us for a walk and gave us more interesting stories and took us to places which I'm not sure we would have found on our own. Fantastic value for money!
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Dear Yamas, we are really happy to know that you had a geat time during our tour, we hope to have contributed to making your trip to Venice unforgettable! Kind regards, Roberta
Excellent Tour
, May 2019
Gina was fabulous as she is a Venetian and has an extensive background in history. She gave us a thorough history/ perspective on Venice, government, Doge's Palace, St. Mark's, and an excellent short walking tour. She timed it perfectly as St. Mark's only has lights on for 15 min on hour and we could sit in middle as she gave history. I would highly recomment this tour and if you can request Gina!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us this great review, we really appreciate it. We work hard to meet our guests expectations and we are happy that we hit the mark for you. Many thanks Roberta
Great glimpse of city
Kimberly H
, Apr 2019
Enjoyed strolling and learning about city. Doges palace tour very informative. All very worthwhile. Highly recommend it
Venice walking tour
Richard B
, Mar 2019
Covered an amazing an until of ground in a short time. Lots of history as well as glimpses of life currently in the district. Included Doge's palace and church tours..our guide was superb.

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