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

By Park Viaggi
4.3/5

Features

Mobile voucher
Skip the line
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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Personal safety equipment

Highlights

  • Chance to skip the lines at 2 of Venice's iconic monuments

  • Gothic architecture & sumptuous interiors of Doge's palace

  • Art by Venetian masters like Titian, Tintoretto & Veronese

  • Commentary about old prisons at the famous Bridge of Sighs

  • Gilded mosaics & Byzantine domes of Saint Mark's Basilica

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Experienced and qualified tour guide

  • What's included

    Headset for commentary

  • What's included

    Entrance ticket to the Doges Palace

  • What's included

    Terrace and Museum of St. Mark's Basilica (until interior visits will be restored)

Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary

  • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Due to Covid restrictions and restoration, the entrance to the Basilica is not authorized at the moment, but you will visit the Terrace and the Museum instead


What you can expect

Skip the lines and step inside 2 of Venice's most iconic monuments with a knowledgeable guide. First, go behind the pink marble facade of the Doge's Palace to see all of Venice's historic wealth and power on display, and then walk under the gold mosaics and beneath the gilded domes of Saint Mark's Basilica.

Begin your excursion into Venice's golden past at the Doge's Palace. Admire the ornately decorated Gothic structure overlooking the lagoon before bypassing the lines and heading inside. Climb the stairs to the apartments to roam among the splendid trappings of political rulers past. See works of art by Venetian masters like Tintoretto, Titian, and Veronese, and walk to the old prisons across the Bridge of Sighs— where condemned prisoners could take a wistful look at Venice's beautiful lagoon.

After hearing tales about some of the prison's most well-known inhabitants—including the famously womanizing escapee Casanova— head across the plaza to Saint Mark's. Study the soaring spires and magnificent domes of this stunning basilica, and then step inside to marvel at its Byzantine details from the inside. Listen as your guide describes the stories depicted in gold mosaics and marble inlays, and see the gem-studded Pala d'Oro altarpiece up close. After your tour, you can take advantage of an extra free visit to a Glass Factory near Saint Mark's Square to see a glass blowing demonstration.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Doge's Palace
  • San Marco, 1
  • Venice

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • In front of the Blue Clock Tower in Saint Mark's Square
    • Piazza San Marco
    • Venezia Veneto 30124

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