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Doge's Palace Priority Entrance & St. Mark's Square Tour

Duration: 2 hours
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Enjoy priority entrance at the Doge's Palace with a guided day or evening tour of St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and New…

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4.3 / 5
based on 2,897 reviews

Great guides, and worth it to skip the line!

We showed up for the tour about 15-20 minutes early and the staff wasn’t there yet, which wasn’t unexpected. A lot of other people also showed up before staff and so when they did come, it all came a little chaotic. With another company meeting in the same place, it added to this as well. Although it was off to a rough start, the experience from that point on was excellent. We had a great guide for Dogge’s and when going into the basilica they tried to split the group up into smaller ones, and we went ahead with the other guide. We were one of the only ones who switched since everyone loved the first guide! The second guide was just as good. They were very knowledgeable, informative, and got us through the group lines as fast as anyone. Trust me, you don’t want to wait hours in these lines. The tours might be a little bit of money, but it’s so worth it keep your sanity by avoiding the lines, and getting to listen to the great guides.

Great way to see things in an entertaining efficient way.

These 2 attractions have long lines and cam be overwhelming. Having our English speaking guide made everything much easier and kept us entertained and informed when we did have to wait on the Groups Line for Doges Palace. We learnt things and saw things we would not have seen or known without the guide. Both buildings are glorious in their own way. Guide was very informative but also fun. Recommend this highly on sp many levels.

A wonderful and welcome break in beautiful location

Lovely Aprerol spritz cocktail in St Marks Square. Beautiful location to stop and take a break and recharge the batteries after a hard mornings site seeing. Waiters were friendly. Gave us a lovely spot. Nice large glasses supplied along with crisps and pretzels. Lovely. Many thanks for making this easy. We had heard horror stories about costs of drinks in St Marks Square. The voucher made it a very easy transaction.

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Tour guide was excellent (5 stars) but the tour ran short (4 stars).

We got a late start due to late arriving group members and then waited 25-30 minutes in line (which our guide said was longer than usual.....but he put it to good use by giving us lots of information while we waited). Consequently our tour ended up being abbreviated and we had very little time in the Basilica.

Great insights and overviews of both places

Hazel’s descriptions were very interesting and insightful. She was very knowledgeable about so many aspects and helped me understand the history of these amazing places.

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