Our Venice icons Tour with Doge’s Palace & St. Mark's Basilica is perfect for visitors with limited time who want to get a true taste of the city's amazing history. In just a couple of hours we take you to the most famous sights, venturing inside St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.
To The Finest Drawing Room In Europe
Our tour starts at Ponte della Paglia before coming to the heart of Venice – St. Mark’s Square, once pronounced the “finest drawing room in all of Europe” by Napoleon. With Skip the Line Access we’ll get straight inside St. Mark’s Basilica, saving precious vacation time that would otherwise have been wasted in line. Marvel at the diversity of Venetian culture, where eastern architecture and western design have blended to create a structure with an 'onion' dome, before following your guide through the beautiful mosaics and frescoes inside the basilica.
Delve Into Doge's Palace
One of the highlights of our tour comes at the end when we visit the Doge’s Palace. Once home to the highest political office in Venice and the city’s courts, it is the center of Venetian history – and as one of the world’s oldest republics, that’s quite a history. We’ll explore all the best sights of the palace open to the public, from spectacular works produced on demand by artistic masters Tintoretto and Veronese, to the evidence of the genius checks and balances that made the republic so successful.
With your guide on hand to lead you through the most important rooms, to explain magnificent frescoes and to tell you the tales behind every nook and cranny, your visit to the Doge’s Palace will be the perfect way to wrap up your tour through the history and culture of Venice. Small group sizes of 20 people or less and headsets on group tours means your tour will be intimate and your guide easy to hear and interact with. Join us for an introduction to Venice, that shows you the very best of the Floating City.
Please note that from August 6th, 2021, all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present valid ID and certification proving that you have either:
- Been vaccinated with an EMA or AIFA approved vaccine (Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech, Vaxzevria by Astrazeneca, Janssen by Johnson & Johnson and Moderna);
- Been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs;
- Recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than six months old;
The certification will only be accepted if issued by an approved issuing body of the following countries: EU, Schengen Zone, Canada, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, and the USA, in either digital or paper format. They must be presented in Italian, English, French, or Spanish. For more information, please refer to the following website: https://www.dgc.gov.it/
Please note that due to current Covid-19 restrictions and new safety policies, all customers will be required to wear a mask on City Wonders tours. Temperature checks will also take place at tour venues; if your temperature is above 37.5°C you will unfortunately not be able to attend the tour.