Private 3 Hrs Venice Tour: Doges Palace , St Mark's Basilica and Grand Canal

Private 3 Hrs Venice Tour: Doges Palace , St Mark's Basilica and Grand Canal

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This Private Tour of Venice combines a 2 hrs walking tour featuring St Mark's Square , St Mark's Basilica and a tour of the Doge's Palace including the Bridge of Sighs and the prisons with a 1 hr private boat excursion on the Grand Canal & back canals of Venice

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3 hours

Private 3 Hrs Venice Tour: Doges Palace , St Mark's Basilica and Grand Canal

From: 129.00

Duration: 3 hours

Highlights & Includes Highlights & Includes
  • Licensed Expert Guide for 3-hours
  • Luxurious Motor-Launch for 60 minutes
  • Skip the line tickets for St. Mark's Basilica
  • Skip the line tickets for the Doge's Palace
Tour Overview Tour Overview

Private Venice Day Tours focusing on the must-see sites of the city for the first-time visitor. Enjoy an in-depth Tour of St. Mark's Basilica, a highlights tour of the Doges Palace which will include crossing the Bridge of Sighs, and as a grand finale cruise along the main street of Venice, The Grand Canal, to enjoy a detailed discussion of the important structures that line its route through the heart of Venice as you enjoy these classic city sightseeing tours of Venice.

The Classic Venice in 1 day tours that begin with a tour of St. Marks Basilica. In the company of one of our licensed expert guides, you'll learn the history of the Basilica, discuss the incredible mosaics, and tour behind the altar to admire the Pala D'Oro (optional add-on service) and the Treasury (optonal add-on service) that contains most of the booty from Venice's notorious raid on Constantinople back in 1204.

The next part of these Venice Day Tours is a Tour of the Doge's Palace. A one-hour of the highlights of the Doge's Palace that will include crossing the Bridge of Sighs, visiting the old prisons, discussing the fabulous works of Art housed within the sumptuously decorated chambers of the Palace. You'll learn about the Doge, the infamous Council of Ten, and how Venice became one of the most enlightened states in Europe. A Republic that lasted longer than any other in history.

Our Classic Venice Day Tours itinerary finishes with a Boat Tour of the Grand Canal, when you'll escape the crowds of St. Marks to explore the main street of Venice on a private one-hour boat tour of Venice covering the Grand Canal and minor canals of the city to provide you with a fully rounded introduction to the most unique city in the world.

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Information symbol Excluded

  • Does not include tickets to the treasury of St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Museum and the Bronze Horses, Pala D'oro and access to the terrace

Maps and Flags Meeting Point

Your English speaking guide will come and meet you in the lobby of your Hotel if it's centrally located or in a central location in Venice. We will advise you at the time of booking

Information Symbol Other Information
  • At times St Mark’s basilica is closed due to high water or religious ceremonies. During high water the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions. On those occasions when St Mark’s Basilica is open with high water, skip the line tickets will not be accepted as all visitors have only 1 door open to get in the church.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica are available only from April to October (St Mark’s Basilica does not offer a fast entry service to anyone in other periods, considered off peak season).
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Marks basilica. Large bags are not allowed inside the basilica.
  • This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
  • The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.
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Ms Marcia L Smith
Oct 18 2023

See review above - most excellent tour guide !

Mr Ferdinando Longobardi
Sep 18 2017

Great Tour Guide & Boat Tour