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  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

Skip-the-Line Tour to Doge Palace and St. Mark Basilica

Product ID: 60208
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Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica on a 2-hour tour of Venice. Enter the grand Gothic palace of the Venetian dukes and marvel at masterpieces of art. See the glorious mosaics and altarpiece of the Pala d'Oro in St. Mark's
About this activity
Duration 135 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace
  • Enjoy fast track entry to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Be dazzled by the thousands of jewels of the Pala d'Oro
  • Learn more about the rulers of the Venetian Republic
Full description
See the best of Venice with a local guide on a skip-the-line tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

Meet by the Clock Tower on St. Mark's Square and enter the grand Gothic palace of the Venetian dukes official residence from the 9th century. Skip the long lines with your privileged entrance ticket and get an overview of the ornate palace, where the government of the Venetian Republic sat for 7 centuries. Travel back in time as you wander rooms full of art and marvel at architectural masterpieces such as the gold staircase.

Then, enjoy fast-track entry to St. Mark's Basilica, built in the 9th century and featuring glorious Byzantine domes. Look at the miraculous mosaics and inlaid floors and see the Pala d'Oro (Golden Pall) altarpiece studded with rubies, emeralds , sapphires and pearls. Enter the Treasury to marvel at all the artifacts looted from Constantinople after the Fourth Crusade.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace
  • Skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Ticket to the Pala d'Oro (Golden Pall)
What’s Not Included
  • Any service or activity not mentioned in "what's included"

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no-show
• This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you
• In cases of religious ceremonies, exceptionally high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
• During the winter period (November 01-March 31) the Basilica guided tour is bilingual. Please note that from 1 November to 31 March, English tours are on Monday to Saturday; Spanish tours are on Wednesdays and Saturdays; French tours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; and German tours are on Mondays and Fridays
• From 1 April to 31 October 31, English, Spanish, French and German tours run from Monday to Saturday, and Italian tours run on Saturdays
• The gondola ride might be suspended in case of bad weather. In this case, please make your way to the tour departure point.
• Wheelchair users may not be able to access the whole tour
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 84 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Product ID: 60208