1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Piazza San Marco

Venice: Skip-the-Line Doge’s Palace and Basilica Tour

Product ID: 69745
See gallery
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, tours, attractions, and venues in this location may be temporarily closed. Check out our travel update page for the latest information. Learn more.
Immerse yourself in the history of Venice with an expert guide as you visit St. Mark's Basilica and skip the line when visiting the imposing Doge's Palace.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 10:45 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Select participants, date, and language:



  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace
  • Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Visit Saint Mark's Basilica first floor museum and see the famous horses
  • Admire Saint Mark's Square from the Basilica's terrace
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, Italian, German, French and Spanish
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Visit to Pala d'Oro during the afternoon tour

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
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
Save up to 10%

From £69.20 £62.28 per person

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 112 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Venice Events srl

Product ID: 69745