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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica And Doge's Palace Tours

From US$ 54 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • All entrance fees included
Enjoy the fast-track access on this 2-hour tour that will lead you to discover the most important highlights in St.Mark’s Square: the Doge’s Palace, that was the centre of the political power in the city, and and St.Mark’s Basilica, which represented the symbol of the religious and the spiritual power.

Meet your knowledgeable guide at St.Mark’s Square and start heading to the majestic Doge’s Palace, where the Doge and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic. Discover the lavish Doge's Apartments, its splendid, decorated rooms and the masterpieces of famous artists, such as Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, while going through this sumptuous palace. Admire the rich details of the Giants’ Staircase and the Golden Staircase, the Opera Museum, the Institutional Rooms and other extraordinary treasures.

Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and experience the prisoners’ anguish before reaching the notorious Venetian prison, where the well-known Giacomo Casanova and many others were imprisoned.

Next, you’ll have the unique opportunity to visit one of the world’s most majestic and imposing cathedral. Held in a deep spiritual atmosphere and richly decorated with golden mosaics and other precious materials, the Basilica is a great artwork of immeasurable value.

While inside the cathedral, marvel at the richness and preciousness of the famous St. Mark’s Treasure. Located in two rooms inside a tower, it consists of 283 pieces, including Byzantine and Islamic art objects , brought to Venice after the plundering of Constantinople. Then, you’ll finally come across the major altar of St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Golden Pall, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with thousands of gems and precious stones, considered one of the most valuable objects in the world.

Through this tour you’ll have the chance to perceive and contemplate the grandeur of Venice at the time of its golden age.
what’s included
  • Guided tour
  • Admission to the Doge’s Palace
  • Skip the Line access to St Mark’s Basilica
  • Ticket to visit the Golden Pall
what’s excluded
  • Gratuities (optional)
Tour details
Availability Daily except Sun
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 135 minutes
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English, French, German, Italian & Spanish
meeting/Start point Venice, Italy
Good to know Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.

At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

In cases of religious ceremonies, exceptionally high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted.

To visit St Mark's Basilica it is necessary to dress appropriately (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.

Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.

Languages available
- From November 1st to March 31st: BILINGUAL TOUR (explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed). English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday
- From April 1st to October 31st: English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: from Monday to Saturday; French: from Monday to Saturday; German: from Monday to Saturday; Italian: Saturday.

The local supplier telephone number is +39 041 0992700 and it operates from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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