Guided tour of Doge's Palace and Golden Basilica with skip-the-line ticket
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Guided tour of Doge's Palace and Golden Basilica with skip-the-line ticket

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish
Availability: From Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Do this because
  • Expert guide to discover the symbols of Piazza San Marco
  • Admire the marvelous Basilica with its golden mosaics
  • Discover the magnificent halls of power of the Doge's Palace
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and admire Venice from the top
What to expect

The guide will bring you in the stunning Doge’s Palace with its rooms of power decorated by great artists as Tiepolo and Tiziano. Be stunned in front of the Golden staircase that brings in the heart of the Palace where the doge lived with the highest politicians and his family. Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs to go down in the old Venetian prisons, where also Casanova was held and managed to escape!

The visit proceeds inside the stunning Saint Mark’s Basilica. Admire its marvelous five-domes covered by gold.

The Basilica is known also as the Golden one thanks to the mosaics completely covered with pure gold! The expert guide will accompany you along this byzantine masterpiece explaining its history and the meaning of the many biblical scenes around inside.

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!

At the end of the tour you can participate to the option tour in a glass showroom near St. Mark's Square where you will see a real craftsman artwork.

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What's included
  • Guided tour of Doge's Palace, St.Mark's Basilica and Bridge of Sighs
  • Skip the line ticket for Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square
  • Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Young (6-14): reduced
  • Child (0-5): free of charge

St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower, Venezia, VE, Italia

Meeting point:

The Clock Tower is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and you will find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard TOUR under the Clock Tower. Please, be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time

What to remember
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • Comfortable shoes suggested – For the visit of Basilica proper clothing are required (no short or tank tops).
  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
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Until 30th August 2020: only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:45 AM. From August 31st 2020 till March 2022 from Monday to Saturday at 10:45 AM (not available on Sunday)

Languages (the visit is monolingual):

  • until 30th August 2020: English, French, German,Italian and Spanish
  • From August 31st to 1st November 2020 : English, French, Spanish and German from Monday to Saturday - Italian only on Saturday.
  • From 2nd November 2020 to 28th March 2021: English and French: from Monday to Saturday - German on Monday and Friday - French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - Spanish on Wednesday and Saturday.
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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