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

by Venice Tours
per adult Price was $103 Discount price is $82
Duration: 2h 15m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • 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

Highlights

  • 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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10:45 AM, Skip-the-Line Tour in English

Duration 2h 15m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $81.64, taxes included

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

Activity Location

piazza san marco

Venezia 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 30124


Description

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.


Inclusions

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

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

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

  • Free deposit for luggages and bags

  • Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square

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

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

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


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


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)


Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica tour – Skip the line ratings based on 184 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

5/5 Jul 19, 2020

Wonderful tour with deeply knowledgeable guide. Unmissable in every respect with literally too much to take in without a guide to steer us!

4/5 Feb 18, 2020

Aböauf war gut organisiert, gute Wegbeschreibung (war gut zu finden) die Führunge war zu schnell, waren knappe 2h unterwegs. Informationsreich.

5/5 Nov 20, 2019

Le lieux de rencontre est très facil à trouver. On est pris en charge par la guide qui nous donne des audios guides. Notre guide Josephine parlait très bien le français et nous a partagé son grand savoir sur le palais des Doges et sur la basilique St Marc. Je recommande vivement!