Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 77.15 per person

Skip the long lines at the iconic Doge’s Palace and visit St. Mark’s Basilica. Admire beautiful mosaics and impressive artworks and learn the history of the dukes of Venice.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Private or small groups available
Important information

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
Highlights
  • 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 view of Saint Mark's Square from the basilica's terrace
  • Follow an expert guide and learn about rich history of the iconic buildings
Full description

Covid-19 Update

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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, marvel at magnificent interiors, and learn about the times where the Doges ruled this famous floating city. 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. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder.
Includes
  • Chamber of the Great Council entry ticket
  • Pozzi Prisons entry ticket
  • The Doge’s Apartments entry ticket
  • New Prisons, Doge's Palace entry ticket
  • Piombi Prisons entry ticket
  • Bridge of Sighs entry ticket
  • Access to Doge's Palace
  • Access to Chamber of the Great Council
  • Access to New Prisons, Doge's Palace
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
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    Meet next to Ponte della Paglia, the bridge with the view of the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs). You can find the bridge in front of Doge's Palace, facing the lagoon. GPS Coordinates are 45.433538 , 12.340747". Late arrivals or no-shows are not eligible for a refund.

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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 4392 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Service
      4.5/5

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    I would suggest doing the Doge Palace and the Basilica in separate tours as there is so much to see that it can get tiring.

    June 29, 2022

    Very nice guide Rita and very palatable information and tour length.

    July 1, 2022

    June 22, 2022

    Product ID: 397201

    VA ID: 397201