Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour

Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour

From $96 per person

While in Venice you must visit the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. With this tour, skip the long lines and enjoy a guided tour of these two famous landmarks.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 1:30 PM
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English, Italian


  • Visit St. Mark's Basilica with the terrace and Doge's Palace
  • Save yourself time with skip-the-line tickets
  • Learn about the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica from your expert guide
  • See famous works of art, the Bridge of Sighs, the canals, and prisons
Full description
Gather around the entrance of the Doge's Palace with the other participants of this small-group tour and meet the guide. Skip the long line and visit the Basilica. You will go up to a panoramic terrace where you will have a look at the square 'Piazza San Marco' from above. The guide will then lead you to the mosaics and the famous Horses of Saint Mark. In the Doge's Palace, you will also talk about the most famous works of painters such as Tintoretto and Tiziano. You will pass on the Bridge of Sighs, to take a picture of the canals. Before ending the Tour, you will also visit the prisons. During this experience, the guide will talk about the Doge, the Council of the Ten and the Serenissima Republic of Venice.
  • Licensed guide
  • St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace skip-the-line ticket
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

The guide will wait for you in front of the entrance of the Doge's Palace

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Until further notice, entrance inside St. Mark’s Basilica is not possible due to ongoing restoration work. Tours will visit the basilica's Terrace and its Museum instead
  • This tour runs rain or shine
  •  St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace can be closed to the public during high tides; in this case, you will be contacted and provide an alternative
  • Underage customers must be accompanied by an adult
  •   from November 3rd to March 31st there is no skip-the-line access to St. Mark's Basilica (but the lines are short during this period)
  • St.Mark's Basilica can be subject to closures for liturgical celebrations; in this case, the explanation will be done outside
  • To enter St. Mark's Basilica it is necessary to wear appropriate clothing
  • This tour runs with a minimum of 2 participants
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November 11, 2019


The presentation was interesting and well done. The guide is very helpful.

January 7, 2020

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