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 £67.34 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.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
Private or small groups 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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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 New Prisons, Doge's Palace
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons

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    The guide will wait for you in front of the entrance of the Doge's Palace

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    • Comfortable shoes

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    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Backpacks

    Know before you go

    • In cases of religious ceremonies access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
    • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 3641 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      3.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Service
      4.6/5

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    We congratulate our guide Angela, who accompanied us for 3 hours, telling us the history of Venice through the halls of the majestic Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. A visit on weekdays is highly recommended to fully enjoy the wonders of the city. The view from the bridge of sighs is beautiful and unusual. The view from the terraces overlooking the Piazza di San Marco is wonderful.

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    26 June 2021

    Thanks to the guide, I learned a lot about Venice and found myself in the old political center of this city! if I had looked at the rooms without a tour, I would have walked past many details and would not have noticed a lot. For example, the artwork of the inmates.

    4 June 2021

    Very good experience!! Our guide Lara was very professional and friendly

    21 August 2021

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