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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

Venice Combo: Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour

Product ID: 244092
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Skip the long lines and explore two of the most iconic buildings in Venice. Learn the history of the Venetian Republic and discover the masterpieces of art, as you walk the corridors and halls of both the Doge's Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica.
About this activity
Duration 210 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on a 3.5-hour tour with a professional and experienced guide
  • Skip the long lines at the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Pass through impressive halls where the doges ruled the Republic of Venice
  • Admire the golden mosaics and other treasures of St. Mark’s Basilica
Full description
Your guided tour starts at the winged lion column in Saint Mark's Square. From there enter the Doge's Palace and see the precious marble decorations and artwork of the stunning palace. After you enter through a narrow doorway you will find yourself in the Pozzi, your guide will tell you about the imprisonment and torture that was carried on here.

After exploring and learning the fascinating history of the palace you will go to St. Mark's Basilica. Visit the basilica, its treasury, and the fascinating museum. Inside your guide will tell you all about the basilica's history and the artistic and archeological treasures found within. Learn about Byzantine history and the history of the crusades as they played a large role in the basilica's development of a vast collection of artwork and artifacts.
Includes
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Skip-the-line access to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please be present in front of the "Yex" Exchange Office, under the clock tower (Piazza San Marco), 15 minutes before departure time in order to avoid any delays.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
• Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and are knee-length to access St. Mark’s Basilica, otherwise, you might not be allowed in
• Wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour
• Photography is not allowed in St. Mark’s Cathedral
• For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
• Due to recent safety concerns, some lines to enter the Doge's Palace may occur even for skip-the-line ticket holders
• The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of religious functions (in these cases it can be rearranged or refunded)
• This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
• There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Product ID: 244092