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$ 91.64 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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English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Small group available
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 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
  • St. Mark’s Museum, 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 Chamber of the Great Council
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Live tour guide
  • 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

    • Tours will not enter the basilica until further notice. When possible, tours will visit the terrace and the museum instead
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 1004 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      3.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.7/5

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    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

    Ou was exceptionally great! He was knowledgeable and most of all - very funny. Why is that important? Well, a 3-hour-tour is very demanding, physically and mentally (sooo much info). Therefore there's nothing better than a tour guide who can engage the group, lighten up the atmosphere and just make the tour enjoyable. (Unfortunately we didn't get his name, it was the tour on the 9th of August)

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    August 17, 2021

    Our guide was good explaining the inside of the church , the hitting of the bells on the clock tower. Explaining about the horse statue on the balcony. We learnt a lot . I wished that I have more time during the visit if the Doge’s Palace. Need more time to admire the paintings inside the rooms. On the whole, I enjoyed my tour very much. It was a good tour. Our guide tried to explain everything to us.

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    November 12, 2019

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    VA ID: 397200