1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica 2-Hour Tour

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Explore the exquisite city of Venice on a 2-hour 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.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter as a priority visitor to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • See the impressive halls of Sala del Maggior Consiglio
  • Pass through the Bridge of Sights
  • Admire the amazing Gold Mosaics and the gem-encrusted Pala d'Oro
Full description
This 2-hour walking tour of one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities will give you a great overview of Venice, and includes entry to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica.

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, hung with hundreds of painted masterpieces .

Explore where the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic. Travel back to the Middle Ages as you discover the rich details of the magnificent gold staircase, and relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the famous Bridge of Sighs. Enter the notorious Venetian prison, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova and many others.

Next, tour one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals, with entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica. Enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of this masterpiece of Byzantine art, and savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble floor inlays.

Admire the Pala d'Oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with thousands of gems and precious stones, and enjoy the art treasures in the Treasury, collected over many centuries.
Includes
  • Guided tour (maximum 35 people on each tour)
  • Entrance ticket to Doge's Palace
  • Entrance ticket to St. Mark's Basilica and access the Pala D'Oro

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Yex Change office in St. Mark’s Square, under the arcades of the Clock Tower.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Because of security checks you might experience a line to get inside the Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. You will skip the line for non reserved tickets but security check is mandatory
• Maximum 35 people on each tour
• From November to March, tours can be bilingual
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Very Viva Venice Srl

Product ID: 6503