Private tour

Venice: Private City Tour

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Venice: Private City Tour

Activity provider: Venice Boat Experience
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 169.03 per person

Enjoy the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic by taking an enchanting panoramic tour through the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments: St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Private group


  • Explore the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic
  • Enjoy an enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments
  • Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge's Palace
Full description
Enjoy the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic by taking an enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and marvel at the richness of its beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of its floors. Visit the Doge’s Palace, a 14th-century building from where the ancient Venetian republic exerted control over the city. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a republic with a thousand-year-long history. Be surprised by the details of the gold staircase and the realism of the scenes depicted. Pass through the famous Bridge of Sighs to reach the Prisons Palace.
  • Private licensed guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace
  • Gondola ride (if option selected)
  • Tips
  • Entrance tickets to the Basilica are on request
  • Entrance ticket to the Pala D'oro
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • The tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
  • Options for the private tour plus a gondola ride are available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

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It was easy to book, the organization worked really well. There weren't any queues. We had a very accomplished educated guide with perfect German. The 3 hours were anything but lengthy or wavy. Any time!

March 16, 2022

It was Informative. We were expecting more of a city tour not just Doge’s palace. Would have liked to of learned more about the different parts of Venice and surrounding.

March 5, 2022

Very friendly and passionate guide. It is never more than an entry to the Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica that is charged 5 times the price. While buying our entries for the secret route we had the same access as buying this pass except the basilica and the guide may be reviewing the price? Excessive price for the service. 50€ entry per person who are billed to us 160€ per person …

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February 17, 2022

Product ID: 134202