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Venice: Tour of Doge Palace & St Mark's Basilica

Product ID: 169822
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Take an unforgettable tour to enjoy Venice in all its beauty. Participate in a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace and Golden Basilica and then visit Rialto and San Marco areas at your own leisure.
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 10:45 AM
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  • Skip the line to the Basilica and Doge Palace with your tour guide
  • Admire the marvelous Basilica with its golden mosaics
  • Discover the magnificent halls of power of the Doge's Palace
  • Create your own customized route to take in the Saint Mark and Rialto areas
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Enjoy a guided tour in Palazzo Ducale and discover its splendid rooms, immersed in hundreds of masterpieces. Explore the halls of power where the Doge ruled the ancient Republic of Venice. Cross the Bridge of Sighs to reach the cold Prisons Palace, where many important figures were imprisoned, including Casanova.

Visit the museum in Saint Mark’s square at your own leisure. Head to the Basilica of Saint Mark, known also as the Golden Basilica, thanks to its magnificent mosaics adorned with pure gold. Learn about the history and meaning of the many artworks decorating the church. Witness, and even assist in, a glass demonstration in an ancient furnace near Saint Mark's Square. A glass craftsman will create a unique item in front of your eyes.

See the best of Venice, day or night, on a self-guided tour of San Marco and Rialto areas. This mobile app includes a map which guides you through the city, letting you decide what to see. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights. Take in 31 attractions on the route, including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge with its local markets and the majestic Accademia Bridge. Enjoy commentary on the audio guide that takes you through the thousand-year-old history of St. Mark’s Square.
  • Skip the line guided tour of Doge's Palace and Basilica of San Marco
  • Audio-receivers for groups of 10
  • Mobile app with commentary for self-guided tour of Rialto & San Marco square
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Entrance to the Basilica is suspended until August 30, 2020. The Basilica will be seen from the exterior
• You will receive an e-mail with the QR and instructions to active the Rialto & San Marco self-guided tour
• You can use the mobile app anytime by night and by day however many times you want
• For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and inside the Doges’ Palace, so a free storage service is provided
• The app won’t use up any data connection as it runs on GPS only
• You have to download the app on your mobile phone
• Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
• You will receive the app by e-mail, no later than 10:00 AM on the day after your reservation, otherwise, you can come to Venice tours office (San Marco 1130) for assistance and download the mobile app
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From £88.88 £62.21 per person

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Product ID: 169822