Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl

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

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 93.98 per person

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
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • 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
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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

  • 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 next to Piazza San Marco in Calle dell'Asciensione, 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 4055 reviews

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    Our tour was about 3 hours which was the perfect amount of time especially since it was a hot day. It was worth booking an early tour because it did get more crowded the longer we were there. Doing a private tour was well worth the money because you could adjust the tour according to what we wanted to spend more or less time on. Our guide was very pleasant and informative. We enjoyed it very much!

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    June 29, 2022

    Meeting point was easy to find. Again the small house from another provider. But you were right. The guide could have said earlier that large backpacks are not allowed. So one had to go out and hand in his backpack. Then we had to wait. Walked relatively quickly through St. Mark's Cathedral. Which I found quite a pity. Would have liked to have stayed there a little longer. Just as no stop has been made at the candles. That's a must for me. Light a candle, think of the deceased loved ones, pause for a moment. But nope. There was just running past. Really sad. She explained a lot and showed a lot in the Doge's Palace. Very detailed.

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    June 17, 2022

    We had a fabulous tour of the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica. We had a group of about 14 and it worked out very well with our headsets. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and we feel our experience of the Palace would not have been the same without our guide. She could tell us all about the paintings and the architecture. Definitely recommend this tour.

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    June 5, 2022

    Product ID: 6503