Guided tour

Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl

Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl

From US$ 102.71 per person

Join this walking tour that covers the most significant highlights of St. Mark’s Square, with skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy priority entrance to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica
  • See the impressive halls of Sala del Maggior Consiglio
  • Walk over the Bridge of Sights
  • See the Museum and the Terrace of the Basilica of St.Mark's
Full description

Set off on a guided walking tour of St. Mark’s Square, the Doge's Palace, and St Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry.

Meet your guide at St. Mark’s Square and head for Doge's Palace, the extraordinary palace that served as the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Enter the splendid rooms, with hundreds of painted masterpieces.

Explore where the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic and admire the details of the medieval gold staircase. See the famous Bridge of Sighs. Enter the notorious Venetian prison that held Giacomo Casanova.

Visit St Mark’s Basilica and enjoy a guided tour of this Byzantine masterpiece, with its beautiful gold mosaics and marble floor inlays. See the treasure and the terrace of the Basilica of St.Mark's

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance ticket to Doge's Palace
  • Entrance to the St.Mark's Basilica with access to the museum and terrace

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    Meeting point

    Please meet next to Piazza San Marco in Calle dell'Asciensione, between Museo Correr and the Post Office.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • The tour will enter inside St. Mark’s Basilica. Tours will also visit the basilica's Terrace and its Museum
    • A maximum of 20 people are permitted on each tour
    • From November to March, tours can be bilingual
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 4281 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.5/5
    • Organization
      4.2/5

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    Amazing tour ! Very informative and mind-baffling to see how the huge hall was built. Especially the underground prisons are an interesting sight to behold. The guide was very friendly too. You can easily skip the hour-long line for both the Doge’s Palace and the Saint Mark’s Basilisk, which is a big plus.

    January 11, 2023

    Caterina our guide was informative, attentive and humourous and we got a lot out of our visit to St Marks Basilica and Doge's Palace. We only had a short time in the city so wanted to make the most out of our time there. We felt this tour was an excellent choice and good value for money!

    December 4, 2022

    The guide is very informative n knowledgeable about the doge palace n st mark basilica. It is very recommended to go with guided tour because it skips the line. We went on monday end of nov (not peak season at all) and the line for st mark is quite long for the regular entry.

    November 28, 2022

    Product ID: 6503