Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica with skip the line access
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Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica with skip the line access

based on 34 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Varied
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the fascinating stories behind Venice's past with your guide
  • Explore the history of Venice that resides inside the Doge’s Palace
  • Marvel at St. Mark’s Basilica and its dazzling architecture
What to expect

This Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica tour is perfect for visitors who want to get a true taste of the city. In just a few hours, you'll be taken to two of Venice's most iconic sites, venturing inside St, Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.

The tour starts at one of Doge’s Palace. Once home to the Duke of Venice and the city’s courts, it is the center of Venetian history (and as one of the world’s oldest republics, that’s quite a history). You’ll explore all the best sights of the palace open to the public, from spectacular works produced on demand by artistic masters Tintoretto and Veronese, to the evidence of the genius checks and balances that made the republic so successful.

Next, you'll admire the heart of Venice, St. Mark’s Square. One of the highlights of this tour comes at the end when skip the line access takes you straight into St. Mark’s Basilica, saving precious vacation time that would otherwise have been wasted in line. Marvel at the diversity of Venetian culture, where eastern architecture and western design have blended to create a structure with an onion dome, before following your guide through the beautiful frescoes inside the basilica.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • Small groups of 20 people or less
    • Skip the line access and entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace
    • Skip the line access to St. Mark’s Basilica
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    Reduced price
    • Infants (age 0-3): Free
    • Children (age 4-14)
    Where

    S. Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide next to Ponte della Paglia, the bridge with the view of the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), in front of the Doge's Palace, facing the lagoon. Your City Wonders guides will have City Wonders tour sign at the meeting point for easy recognition.

    What to remember
    • St. Mark's Basilica is subject to closure without notice. When this occurs, guests are offered an extended tour of the basilica and St. Mark’s Square from outside. The tour provider will try to tell you ahead of time if there are any planned disruptions to Basilica opening hours but this is not always possible. In these cases, there are no refunds or discounts
    • The terraces are not included in this guided tour but you can visit them on your own buying the ticket in cash on the spot
    • Unfortunately this tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. Strollers or baby carriages are also not permitted
    • Photography is permitted throughout most of the tour; however, photography is prohibited in St. Mark’s Basilica
    • Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. You should bring a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather. Please note that many sections of the Doge’s Palace are not air-conditioned
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended
    • This service ends inside Doges' Palace
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    When
    • Please check the calendar to find this tour's availability
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    Provider
    City Wonders
    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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