Guided tour

Venice: Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Skip The Line Tour with Terrace Access

Venice: Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Skip The Line Tour with Terrace Access

From £67.82 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 tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, French, Italian, Spanish, English
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • 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
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
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

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
  • 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 The Doge’s Apartments
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons

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Meeting point

Check in at the Alilaguna ticket counter next to the San Marco Giardinetti ferry stop, near St. Mark's Square. Look for a GetYourGuide sticker on the counter's window. You will be asked to show your GetYourGuide voucher and be given an entry ticket to the Basilica, before being pointed towards your guide.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7069 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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Perfect length and the tour guide was amazing.

4 July 2022

It was a good interesting tour that also gives access to other museums even for the next day

30 June 2022

17 May 2022

Product ID: 397200

VA ID: 397200