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

4.6 / 5

91 Reviews

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

4.6 / 5

91 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the history of Venice and skip the line with your guide when visiting the imposing Doge's Palace as well as the impressive basilica.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Small group
Limited to 10 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 10:45 AM
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace
  • Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
Full description
Discover the magnificent buildings of Venice. Take a walk through the imposing Doge's Palace and explore the impressive basilica from the exterior Start at the Doge's Palace. For more than eight hundred years it has been the seat of the Doge and the Government of the Venetian Republic. Admire the halls of power in which a part of Europe's history was written during the Middle Ages, and learn all about the intrigues and lies told behind the walls of the palace. In the second part of the tour, visit the basilica. The church is an excellent example of the Byzantine style. Admire the golden mosaics that earned the basilica its nickname the "Golden Basilica", and learn all about the myriad of art treasures from the western and eastern worlds.
  • Fully qualified guide
  • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary
  • Admission fees to the Doge’s Palace
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace
  • Live tour commentary provided in English and Italian
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Visit to Pala d'Oro during the afternoon tour
COVID-19 Special information

You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • Temperature checks are mandatory

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • For safety reasons, no backpacks are allowed inside
  • Children up to 5 years go free (document required). From the age of 6 they must pay the full ticket.
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the church
  • The basilica is seen from the outside only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 91 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Nice visit with a very friendly guide

Too bad we were unable to visit the basilica because there was a celebration that day. Visit postponed to the next day but we could not do it because day of our departure. But a small part of reimbursement was made so thank you for the gesture and thank you to get your guide which was related to my reimbursement request. Thanks to Sanaepour his speed in examining the reimbursement problem

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April 26, 2019

What a wonderful experience! The tour guide Natalia was wonderful. She shone with charm and honesty (she told us what interests her and not any year). And so it was. You got a multifaceted impression of the history of the city, the life and death in old Venice. Definitely recommendable. The general procedure: Photography in the Palazzo Ducale is allowed, but without a flash (so bring a bright lens). Backpacks are given directly in the courtyard of the palazzo, the tour guide takes care of it. Photography in the Basilica di San Marco is strictly forbidden (even if some Querolanten do it), backpacks must also be handed in. There is a depot nearby for this.

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August 18, 2018

Die Vorfreude war schon sehr groß, aufmerksame Mitarbeiter empfingen uns. Die Führung im Dogenpalast war außerordentlich gekonnt - eine hervorragende Führerin, die mit Charm sehr viele, gute Informationen versprühte - der Dogenpalast - einfach toll Dann ging es zum Markusdom - hier ging die Freude zur Führung weiter. Allein das Auge staunte, dann die ausgezeichneten Informationen zu Details, der Geschichte - ich kann nur loben. Für mich und meinen Mann kann ich nur sagen, eine gute Führung ist eine Bereicherung für die Tage in Venedig. Danke

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February 16, 2020

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