Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl

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

Activity provider: Very Viva Venice Srl
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From £75.95 per person

Likely to sell out

Join this walking tour that covers the most significant highlights of St. Mark’s Square, with skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy priority entrance to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica
  • See the impressive halls of Sala del Maggior Consiglio
  • Walk over the Bridge of Sights
  • See the Museum and the Terrace of the Basilica of St.Mark's
Full description

Covid-19 Update

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

Set off on a guided walking tour of St. Mark’s Square, the Doge's Palace, and St Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry.

Meet your guide at St. Mark’s Square and head for Doge's Palace, the extraordinary palace that served as the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Enter the splendid rooms, with hundreds of painted masterpieces.

Explore where the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic and admire the details of the medieval gold staircase. See the famous Bridge of Sighs. Enter the notorious Venetian prison that held Giacomo Casanova.

Visit St Mark’s Basilica and enjoy a guided tour of this Byzantine masterpiece, with its beautiful gold mosaics and marble floor inlays. See the treasure and the terrace of the Basilica of St.Mark's

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance ticket to Doge's Palace
  • Entrance to the St.Mark's Basilica with access to the museum and terrace
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Please meet next to Piazza San Marco in Calle dell'Asciensione, between Museo Correr and the Post Office.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • The tour will enter inside St. Mark’s Basilica. Tours will also visit the basilica's Terrace and its Museum
    • A maximum of 20 people are permitted on each tour
    • From November to March, tours can be bilingual
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 4099 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.5/5
    • Organization
      4.2/5

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    The tour itself was great. The lady explained everything very well and it was also very entertaining. We were a small group of 6 people. That was very pleasant. But what we didn't like so much was the organization of Get Your Guide. There was no Get Your Guide sign anywhere. You had to ask around and finally we found what we were looking for at the info point next to the post office. The meeting point could be better described by get Your Guide!

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    30 July 2022

    It’s a good experience to see the world. Make sure charge your phone back up power bank, get you water, small back bag is recommendation, if you stay in a hotel around get 48 hour or 24 hour public transportation you can ride boat train and bus this location you can use your boat to get your destination you love it get early lotta people also is under construction but it’s OK for this moment

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    20 July 2022

    Very nice visit, Martine made us visit the Doges, the new prison and the basilica, we learned about the democratic functioning of the city, she introduced us to the most famous painters with enthusiasm. We made a great visit of 2h30, we were a small group of 5 participants, each time Martine chose where to place us to see better despite the world. To do

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    18 July 2022

    Product ID: 6503