Cleaning and safety practices
Take a 4-hour city guide to see the highlights of Venice;
Guided visit of the Doge's Palace & its fascinating prisons;
Admire Saint Mark's Square from the Basilica's terrace
Expert guide leads the way & offers interesting commentary
Cross the bridge of Sighs
What's included, what's not
Guided 4-hour tour walking city tour of the areas of Saint Mark's Square and Castello;
Guided tour of St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace;
Live tour commentary provided in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.
Meals and drinks;
Hotel pick up and drop off;
Service charge (optional).
Know before you book
Children 5 and younger are complimentary (document required);
This activity is not wheelchair accessible;
Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica or the Doge's Palace;
There is no skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica from November 1st to March 31st;
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
Set out on a comprehensive tour of The Floating City's most famous places and buildings. Explore the area around St. Mark's Square and Castello, and then skip the lines at the extraordinary St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace.
Your local guide meets you under the 15th-century clock tower of St. Mark's Square. Survey the grand piazza, which opens out onto the scenic lagoon, and then embark into the narrow streets to the Castello district. Scope out the stunning churches of Santa Maria Fermosa and San Giovanni e Paolo before strolling past the house of famous merchant Marco Polo. Pass the Teatro Malibran, which has hosted great musicians like Händel and Scarlatti.
After returning to St. Mark's Square, pass up the lines at the magnificent Doge's Palace. As you wander these stucco halls, once the seat of power of the Republic of Venice, learn about the hundreds of paintings painted by masters of the Italian Renaissance. Marvel at the world's largest oil painting, and then venture into the infamous prisons, dating back to the 12th century.
End your day with a visit to the interior of the Saint Marks Basilica, you will be able absorb the atmosphere whilst listening to your guide who will describe the biblical scenes represented throughout the building, together with history and particularities of this ancient Basilica.
Visit Saint Mark's Basilica ground floor museum and see the famous horses and admire Saint Mark's Square from the Basilica's terrace.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Walking tour in Castello, Saint Mark's square, Doge's Palace & Saint Mark's Basilica
- Venezia Veneto 30100
- In front of the clock tower (the blue one with the bell on top) next to the YEX change office in St. Mark's Square, Venice. Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign.
- 15 Piazza San Marco
- Venezia Veneto 30124