Guided tour

Venice: Highlights Tour

4.9 / 5

87 reviews

Venice: Highlights Tour

From US$ 110.51 per person

Spend 3 hours in Venice led by a scholarly guide to see the city’s major highlights, Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge’s Palace with pre-reserved tickets.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Spend 3 hours in Venice to see the major highlights of the city
  • Enjoy pre-reserved tickets to make the most of your valuable time
  • Join a small group or a private tour for a more personalized and interactive experience
  • Explore Venice and its major monuments with an expert local guide for more insider's knowledge
  • Leave your tour and guide with enough knowledge to be independent in Venice
Full description

Meet your expert guide at St. Mark’s Square and start delving into the city and its origins. See the most renowned public space in the city and find out its historical, social, and political importance. Learn about the Clock Tower and the Marble Lions.

Continue your way to the Basilica of St.Mark and enter the cathedral. Savor its amazing sheer size and the fascinating golden mosaics. Learn about its opulent design, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power.

Bask in all the exotic elements of Venetian Renaissance Art. Listen to the story of the life-size horses of St Mark’s Basilica, and have all your questions answered. Follow your guide through Doge’s Palace at a relaxed pace.

Acquaint yourself with the supreme authority and wealth of the ruling Venetian Doges in the palace’s Gothic architecture. Learn about the 14th-century sculptors that worked on the palace. Enjoy stunning views across the Lagoon as you explore this world-famous landmark.

Continue to the Old Prison that was part of the Doge’s Palace, learn why the New Prisons were built, and understand the significance of the Bridge of Sighs, another highlight of Venice.

  • Small group or private tour for 3 hours for a personalized experience
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Doge's Palace
  • Pre-reserved tickets for Basilica of St. Mark
  • Professional guide for local expertise
  • Transport to the meeting spot
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • If you book the "Private Tour with Flexible Hours," the local partner will contact you at a set time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 87 reviews

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Many thanks to Mrs. Charlotte for the numerous information about the Doge's Palace and the basilica. A great insight into lost worlds. She has an incredible amount of knowledge! For my part, however, I would have preferred more superficial information and thus more time for other sights. The keyword "highlights of Venice" is a little inconsistent, as you can almost only see the Doge's Palace with the Dungeon and the basilica. However, that was implemented in a great way!

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September 8, 2021

Our guide Silvia was excellent! We had very interesting guide tour in San Marko Basiliq and Dodge house, 3 hours together with Silvia passed as few minutes! Guide lines were personalised for us, presented in very interesting way and paid attention to everyone interest! Highly appreciate guide Silvia profesionality and the way of guiding!

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August 30, 2021

Wir waren eine erfreulich kleine Gruppe von nur vier Teilnehmern. So konnte auch auf Fragen und Wünsche eingegangen werden. Fairerweise sollte aber in der Beschreibung aktualisiert werden, dass vorbei“ nicht stattfindet, da die Preise hierfür stark angehoben wurden. Das mag verständlich sein, sollte dann aber vor Buchung auch allen klar gemacht werden. Unser Guide hat die Wartezeiten vor dem Dogenpalast und dem Markusdom gut genutzt für weitere Erklärungen. Bitte auch beachten: Die Cala Dora (zzgl. 5€) und die Terrasse (zzgl. 7€) waren im Markusdom leider nicht Bestandteil der Führung.

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October 3, 2021

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