Guided tour

Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line Tour with Terrace Access

Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line Tour with Terrace Access

From US$ 91.72 per person

Skip the long lines at Doge’s Palace and get stunning views of Venice from the terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica. Admire beautiful mosaics and impressive artworks alongside an expert guide.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Small group available
The experience
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace an see its art masterpieces
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Visit Saint Mark's Basilica and see its famous bronze horses
  • Admire a beautiful views of Saint Mark's Square from the basilica's terrace
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Discover two of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour with skip-the-line access to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. See impressive artworks and magnificent interiors and admire panoramic views of Venice from the basilica’s terrace. Meet your expert guide and enjoy priority access to Doge’s Palace, the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Immerse yourself in the European Middle Ages and see masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. Step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Witness beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Lastly, go up to the basilica’s terrace and take in stunning panoramic views of the lively St. Mark’s Square and its surrounding monuments.
Includes
  • Saint Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace guided tour
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
  • Access to Doge's Palace
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide just outside the entrance of the Correr Museum on Piazza San Marco, 30124. On St. Mark's square at the opposite side of the Basilica you will find the Correr Museum entrance underneath the portico.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Backpacks

    Know before you go

    • In cases of religious ceremonies access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
    • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 1014 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      3.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.7/5

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    Meeting point with the guide was easy to find . Our guide Lole was very knowledgeable and her English was very good . She has good knowledge of history and she’s a very pleasant person . She made our tour a memorable experience. The tour was easy going . Few steps to master . In St Marks cathedral no lift so for people who have difficulty in doing steps cannot go up to the second floor to enjoy the views of the Piazza however they can enjoy views of Venice from the Doges palace . Really enjoyed the Doges palace , the paintings are simply amazing and the rest of the artifacts , weapons and armory of the soldiers so impressive. Interesting walk through the prison inside the palace .Amazing experience . Would definitely recommend it!! Thanks Lole!

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    October 21, 2021

    It was very informative and a great way to understand all the highlights of both the Basilica and the Palace. Francesca had us engaged and attentive the whole time! If it weren't for this tour we'd just be overwhelmed at looking at all the art and not really understanding the significance of the important ones.

    October 20, 2021

    Very nice tour of San Marco Basilica and Doge's Palace! Guide Marco conveyed the stories and history in a fantastic and cheerful way. Very chill to be able to skip the lines. Only point of attention: inform in advance that knees and shoulders must be covered when entering the Basilica and the palace. Now unfortunately had to buy a scarf but otherwise excellent activity!

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    August 18, 2021

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    Product ID: 56650

    VA ID: 397200