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

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

Product ID: 69745
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Immerse yourself in the history of Venice and skip the line with your guide when visiting the imposing Doge's Palace as well as the impressive basilica. Admire the stucco work in the former government seat and marvel at the golden mosaics in the basilica.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Admire the magnificent Byzantine and golden mosaics that cover the interior of Saint Mark's Basilica
Full description
Discover the magnificent buildings of Venice. Take a walk through the imposing Doge's Palace and explore the impressive basilica.

Start at the Doge's Palace. For more than eight hundred years it has been the seat of the Doge and the Government of the Venetian Republic. Admire the halls of power in which a part of Europe's history was written during the Middle Ages, and learn all about the intrigues and lies told behind the walls of the palace.

In the second part of the tour, visit the basilica. The church is an excellent example of the Byzantine style. Admire the golden mosaics that earned the basilica its nickname the "Golden Basilica", and learn all about the myriad of art treasures from the western and eastern worlds.
Includes
  • Fully qualified guide
  • Admission fees to the Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica
  • Skip-the-line entrance to Saint Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
  • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary
  • Live tour commentary provided in English, French, Spanish, Italian or German
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• For safety reasons, no backpacks are allowed inside
• Children up to 5 years go free (document required). From the age of 6 they must pay the full ticket.
• Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the church
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 81 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.7/5

Organized by

Venice Events srl

Product ID: 69745