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 $95.66 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, French, 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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Covid-19 Update

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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
  • 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 Bridge of Sighs
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square (the white marble tower with a blue clock on the top, not the bell tower).

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Important information

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

4.7 / 5

based on 786 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5
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Francesca, pur Tour Guide was extremly competent and offerred us a richness of insights and explanations which made this private tour so great. She was very friendly and took care of our interests. And she did not work per the clock, She took the time we needed.

September 1, 2020

Excellent value! - The guide was very informative. Highly recommend!

October 6, 2019

The guide was friendly, well informed and organized. This tour is amazing for people who want to be advised in historical facts about the buildings and life of the people of Venice.

October 16, 2020

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