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St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) Tours and Activities

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St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), often referred to as “the drawing room of Europe,” is one of the most famous squares in Italy. The geographic and cultural heart of Venice—with St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace at one end, the campanile in the center, and the colonnaded arcade topped by the Procuratie palaces lining three sides—this elegant piazza is also steeped in history. Settle in at one of the many coveted café tables and watch tourists (and pigeons) pose for photos while you sip a Bellini and soak in the square’s Renaissance splendor.

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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

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Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop is legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.90
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$94.90
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Visit Torcello, Murano, and Burano—three islands in the Venetian Lagoon—on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, watch glass being blown at a Murano glass factory, see historical cathedrals on Torcello, and admire exquisite handmade lace on Burano. This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.03
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$24.03
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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See the wonders of Venice's St. Mark's Basilica without the crowds during this after-hours, small-group tour. Learn about the basilica's famed mosaics from your guide and explore the crypt below the church to see where St. Mark's remains are said to lie. Upgrade to see the Doge's Palace after the basilica and wander the former home of the Venetian Republic's government.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.92
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$106.92
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Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

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First time in Venice? Maximize your time in the city with a full-day itinerary that ticks off all the most memorable attractions. Stroll across the Rialto Bridge and browse the lively Rialto fish market, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a romantic cruise along the Grand Canal. Next, access St. Mark’s Basilica and gaze down over the city from the cathedral’s rooftop terrace. Finally, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the grandiose Doge’s Palace. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.97
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Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

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Traverse the canals of Venice aboard a traditional gondola with your very own gondolier. Float along narrow waterways and hidden passages, admiring the beauty of one of Italy's most magical cities. Pass beneath centuries-old bridges and take in famous attractions such as St. Marks' Bell Tower and San Giorgio Island from the coziness of your flat-bottomed boat.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.04
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Prosecco Wine Tour from Venice

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Prosecco Wine Tour from Venice

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Head outside Venice and into the countryside of the Veneto region on this tour that introduces you to prosecco—Italian sparkling wine. Learn about the production process of prosecco at a local winery and enjoy guided tastings. You also indulge in a light lunch made of local products before heading back to Venice.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.08
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Visit two of the most popular attractions in Venice on this guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Listen to your guide's commentary clearly with provided headsets and avoid hours-long queues with skip-the-line admission tickets. Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace are also included for a hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.40
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$101.40
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Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica guided tour & gondola ride

Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica guided tour & gondola ride

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Skip the lines at Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge Palace and opt a shared guided tour instead. Then, enjoy the quintessential Venice experience—a gondola ride through the city’s canals and waterways. Your ticket also includes access to several landmarks surrounding Saint Mark’s Square, as well as access to a mobile app that provides commentary to a walking tour of the city at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.93
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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

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Discover Venice’s hidden gems on a 2-hour cruise through the city’s secret canals. Watch scenes of daily Venetian life as you glide through the lesser-known neighborhoods of Cannaregio, Dorsoduro and the Jewish Ghetto. A guide will share insight into the city’s history, architecture and local legends. For a grand finale, head out into the wider waters of the Grand Canal and float beneath the iconic Rialto Bridge. Numbers are limited to nine people on this small-group tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.15
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$138.15
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Explore the famous sites and hidden charms of Venice on this walking tour, followed by a ride through the city’s canals on an iconic gondola. Follow your local guide through a romantic maze of surrounding backstreets to discover some of Venice’s lesser-known gems. Learn the fascinating history of Venice as you wander through narrow alleys and over stone footbridges, and then hop aboard a Venetian gondola for a leisurely ride along the Grand Canal.
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  • 2 hours 9 minutes to 2 hours 27 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.06
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Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

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See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St. Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.31
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Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

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The Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica are two of Venice’s most beloved destinations, but the two landmarks can have ticket lines to match. See both landmarks with a private guide on a 2-hour tour that includes skip-the-line access, so you can make the most of your time in Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.90
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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

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Sail across the Venetian Lagoon on this romantic, 2-hour sunset cruise. Get a new perspective on the towering cathedrals and historic palazzos that line the isles of Venice from aboard a traditional Venetian boat. Pop open a half bottle of Prosecco and soak up the glorious sights of St Mark’s Basin and Venice Lido bathed in the golden light of sunset. Tour numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure an intimate, personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.11
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Private Photo Shoot in Venice with Gondola Ride

Private Photo Shoot in Venice with Gondola Ride

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Make your romantic memories of the canal city last forever with a private gondola ride and photo shoot in Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$660.73
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Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas

Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas

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Discover several Venetian attractions in one itinerary with this full-day tour. Visit St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Rialto Bridge with an art historian guide leading the way. Stroll along Venice’s romantic canals and climb aboard a gondola for a scenic boat ride. After free time for lunch, skip the line for instant access into Doge’s Palace to see Casanova’s prison cell and walk across the Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.93
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Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

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Experience the grandeur and history of Venice on this private tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Admire the shimmering mosaics and golden altars of the city’s most famous cathedral, and see masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto as you wander through the lavish chambers of the Venetian Republic’s one-time rulers. Skip the long lines at both attractions with priority access (from April to October), so you don't waste a minute of precious vacation time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$278.71
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Explore the hidden corners of Venice on this walking tour and benefit from local knowledge. Stroll with a small group to the city square of Campo Santa Margherita, see the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and visit the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Then cross the Rialto Bridge and walk past the Marco Polo House to St. Mark's Square. Upgrade for a private tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.02
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Doge's Palace: Skip the line tickets with audio guide

Doge's Palace: Skip the line tickets with audio guide

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This self-guided audio tour gives you the insight of a guided tour with the flexibility of independent exploration. Skip the lines to enter the Palazzo Ducale and Saint Mark’s Basilica and explore them at your own pace.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.05
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The best of Venice and Murano in one day private tour on foot and by boat

The best of Venice and Murano in one day private tour on foot and by boat

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If you only have a limited amount of time in Venice, this private tour ensures you spend it wisely. Explore the city and Murano by foot and by boat and enjoy the flexibility of customizing the tour to your interests and skipping the line at such top attractions as the basilica of St Mark's Basilica.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour

Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour

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St. Mark's Basilica is one of Venice’s most visited attractions and this skip-the-line tour ensures you don’t waste any time queuing outside. Enjoy priority access and a 1-hour guided walking tour of the Golden Basilica, followed by an optional cruise to visit a glass factory on Murano Island.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Great Venice St Mark's Square & Doge's Palace Guided Tour for Kids & Families

Great Venice St Mark's Square & Doge's Palace Guided Tour for Kids & Families

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Traveling with children can be difficult when you have to wait in long lines to get into top attractions. This private guided tour, specially tailored to families, lets you skip the stress by giving you skip-the-line access to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$347.18
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Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

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This is a fantastic way to explore the best of Venice in one day. You’ll save time waiting in long visitor lines by having a skip-the-line ticket to Doge’s Palace included. Explore the palace artwork, architecture, and learn about its former prisoners. You’ll also be given entrance tickets to three Saint Mark’s Square museums to explore independently. A highlight is having a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica where you’ll see its spectacular Byzantine art.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.90
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Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello

Venice Islands Day Trip: Murano, Burano & Torcello

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Venture outside the tourist areas of Venice and explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon on a guided boat tour. With this tour, you’ll set out from a pier conveniently located near St. Mark’s square to visit the islands of Murano and Burano. You’ll tour a glass factory and watch a glass blowing artist in action in Murano, and enjoy free time strolling the colorful canals and browsing the artisan shops of Burano.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.74
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Sunrise couple photoshoot tour

Sunrise couple photoshoot tour

An hour of couple photo shoot in a unique atmosphere that only Venice at dawn can give !! Without crowds and without stress, we will spend an hour to enhance, with our photography, your love and that makes you unique and special !!!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) hours of operation: Open daily 24hrs. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 284 St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) costs USD 5.99. Guided St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) tours start around USD 5.99 per person. See all 284 St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) tickets and tours on Viator.
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