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Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica tour – Skip the line

By Venice Tours
Price was $117, price is now $94
Free cancellation available
2h 15m
Mobile voucher
Skip the line
Instant confirmation
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety


  • Skip-the-line entry to 2 emblematic landmarks of Venice

  • Grand Doge's Palace, center of old city's political power

  • Cross che Bridge of Sighs and see the Prisions

  • Gilded mosaics & domes of impressive St. Mark’s Basilica

  • Expert guide will show you the secrets of Venice landmarks

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September 2020
















About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

  • What's included

    Skip-the-line ticket to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

  • What's included

    Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people

  • What's included

    Free deposit for luggages and bags

  • What's included

    Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square

  • What's included

    Mobile Audio guide with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice

  • What's included

    Until the 30th August 2020: the visit in the Basilica will be done from the Terrace

  • What's included

    Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archeological Museum

  • What's excluded

    Meals and beverages

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • The visit is monolingual

  • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.

  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)

What you can expect

Enjoy the guided tour of the magnificent Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica: the two Venice’s unmissable monuments. Get a close-up view of the fantastic architecture of these historical buildings and access areas normally close to the public. Skip the long lines and save your time!

Meet your guide in Piazza San Marco and enter in the imposing Doge’s Palace. Visiting this grand residence will be like travelling back in time to the Venice of the Renaissance: you will learn about the historical significance of the Doge’s former home, admire paintings of Venice’s past glories and gaze at the coffered ceiling above the Golden Staircase. You will marvelous artworks made by famous artists as Tiepolo or Tiziano.
Cross the Bridge of Sighs and follow in the footsteps of those less fortunate souls who once called the Palace of Prisonstheir home. You’ll visit the dark cells from where only Casanova managed to escape.

Next, make your way toward the five-golden domes of the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica, which has held court over its namesake plaza since the 11th century. Marvel at the golden mosaics and marble floors as your guide explains the meaning behind the biblical scenes depicted all over this Gothic Byzantine cathedral. You’ll skip the line to admire the stunning Pala D’Oro: famous altar full of gems, diamonds and gold. The only Basilica tour where you’ll enjoy part of visit comfortably seated in the middle of the Cathedral listening to the guide explain the endless history of this magic place.

  • Until the 30th August 2020, the guided visit to the Basilica will be done from the Terrace and the St. Mark’s Museum. So, you will enjoy a breathtaking overview of the golden Basilica from the top! The Pala D’oro visit will not be available until the end of august.

At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman Demonstration visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.

At the end you can visit by yourself the Museums around St.Mark's Square as Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana adn the National Archeological Museum

Later, enjoy the Audio guide with digital map to discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Activity Location

  • piazza san marco
  • Venezia Veneto 30100

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Clock Tower - the white building with the blue clock. DO NOT GO TO THE BELL TOWER
  • 146 Piazza San Marco
  • Venezia Veneto 30124
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