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Absolute Venice - Walking Tour, Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica (Skip the Line)

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Enjoy this tour of some of Venice’s most famous monuments, The Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, and discover what makes this city so unique.


  • Discover Venice’s oldest and most famous buildings
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Basilica and The Doge’s Palace to spend your time inside - not waiting outside
  • A guided tour gives you extra insight beyond the basic details
  • Learn all about Doge's Palace, St Mark's Square, St Mark's Basilica, and Santa Maria Formosa
  • Listen in to the personal audio systems for fascinating details about the city
  • Stroll through Venice’s characteristic squares or Campos afterward
  • Ticket options offering guided tours in English, French, German, and Spanish are available
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Your Experience

This guided tour will not only show you the most popular monuments in the city but will also lead you to hidden corners where you will literally take a walk back in time. The tour begins through narrow alleyways that are unique to Venice. Next, it leads you to the famous St Mark’s square, where you enjoy a guided tour of the Basilica and The Doge’s Palace. Your skip-the-line passes let you move past the crowds for smooth access to these attractions.

Make your way to one of the most important sites of historical significance, Doge's Palace, and delve in the landmark that represents the seat of Venetian political power. Check out St Mark’s Basilica, a monument that acts as a fine example of Byzantine architecture. You will also see the Clock Tower and the Procuratie. From there, the tour continues on to the Campo Santa Maria Formosa, which houses the famous Basilica di San Giovanni E Paolo. The tour concludes at the bustling market at St Mark’s square, where you can pick a few souvenirs to take home!

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  • Services of expert multilingual tour guide
  • Walking tour of Venice’s famous alleys
  • Skip-the-line guided tour of The Doge’s Palace
  • Skip-the-line guided tour of St Mark’s Basilica
  • Personal audio device
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  • Hotel transfers
  • Food & beverages
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • Bags and backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica for security reasons. You can deposit them at the free deposit kiosk in Calle San Basso
  • It is advisable to carry a bottle of water, especially on warmer days
  • As it is a shared tour, there are no refunds for no shows or late arrivals

Dress Code

The Basilica follows a strict dress code: Guests must cover knees, arms, and back

Closed Dates

  • 9 Apr, 20 June & 15 Aug
  • The tour is also unavailable on Sundays

Discounted Tickets

Children between the ages of 0-6 yrs go free

Tour Timings

Daily 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule

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My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid Student IDs
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Your meeting point is Torre dell'Orologio (Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy)
  • This is also known as St. Mark's Square's famous clock tower

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Getting There

By Ferry
- Nearest ports are Fermanta S Marco and San Marco- San Zaccaria, both 3-minute walks to the meeting point
- Board ferries 1 & N stop here Validity This ticket is valid for the date and time selected during checkout

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