Guided tour

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

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

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl
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Join this walking tour that covers the most significant highlights of St. Mark’s Square, with skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy priority entrance to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica
  • See the impressive halls of Sala del Maggior Consiglio
  • Walk over the Bridge of Sights
  • See the Museum and the Terrace of the Basilica of St.Mark's
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Set off on a guided walking tour of St. Mark’s Square, the Doge's Palace, and St Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry.

Meet your guide at St. Mark’s Square and head for Doge's Palace, the extraordinary palace that served as the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Enter the splendid rooms, with hundreds of painted masterpieces.

Explore where the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic and admire the details of the medieval gold staircase. See the famous Bridge of Sighs. Enter the notorious Venetian prison that held Giacomo Casanova.

Visit St Mark’s Basilica and enjoy a guided tour of this Byzantine masterpiece, with its beautiful gold mosaics and marble floor inlays. See the treasure and the terrace of the Basilica of St.Mark's

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance ticket to Doge's Palace
  • Entrance to the St.Mark's Basilica with access to the museum and terrace
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Please meet at: Calle Larga Ascensione, between Museo Correr and the Post Office.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • The tour will enter inside St. Mark’s Basilica. Tours will also visit the basilica's Terrace and its Museum
    • A maximum of 20 people are permitted on each tour
    • From November to March, tours can be bilingual
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 4017 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.5/5
    • Organization
      4.2/5

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    We had an exciting guide, thank you Barbara!! The palace and the basilica are magnificent but without the explanations of a guide, we miss a lot of things. Finally the wire cutter is always appreciable. Yesterday an event in St. Mark's Square caused the closure of the palace and the basilica to tourists… as a result of monstrous queues in the afternoon for non-group visitors. We appreciate even more to have direct access!

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    May 8, 2022

    The tour guide was really informative and it was well worth the price for her knowledge and skip the line entry to both. The queues were still long in places as Venice in general was so busy but our host finished the tour even though it ran an hour or so over.

    April 18, 2022

    Good organisation. We were guided by Gloria who speaks very understandable French and knows her subject like the back of her hand. Great activity that we recommend. Nothing to complain about, everything was perfect, especially the queue cut which avoids the waiting time. The choice of a guide is essential to be able to fully appreciate the activity. Thanks again to gloria for her professionalism and you can book without any problem.

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    March 1, 2022

    Product ID: 6503