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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

Highlights
  • Combined tour of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace in Venice
  • Save time with skip-the-line access to two Venice must-sees
  • Explore with a guide to view and learn about the highlights of both
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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours
From US$66,00
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3.00 pm Sunday option
English commentary Option tour available on Sunday afternoon. You will visit the Basilica first, then the Doge's Palace
From US$66,03
10.45 am - Spanish commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
From US$66,03
10:45 am - English commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
From US$66,03
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Overview
St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, two of Venice’s most popular attractions, are conveniently close to one other, so a combined tour of both, with skip-the-line access, just makes sense. This guided tour reveals info crucial to understanding each landmark, includes a ticket to view the Golden Pall (Pala d’Oro) in the basilica, and saves you hours of time waiting in line.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in St. Mark’s Square and walk to the Doge’s Palace, where the Doge once governed the Venetian Republic.

Bypass the lines and tour the halls filled with artwork by greats such as Titian and Tintoretto. Admire the Giants’ Staircase, Golden Staircase, Opera Museum, and Institutional Rooms. Then, cross the Bridge of Sighs and imagine the anguish of the long-ago prisoners who were led across it to Venice’s infamous prison.

Afterward, continue to St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. Avoid the ticket lines and absorb the spiritual atmosphere as you explore the interior, hearing how it reflects the flowering of Venice during its heyday.

Marvel at the golden mosaics and other artworks as your guide shares their history, and you view highlights including the gemstone-coated Byzantine Golden Pall (Pala d’Oro) altarpiece.

Your tour ends when your guide says goodbye at St. Mark’s.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Wow breath taking

Amazing. The outside made the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, an absolutely amazing mind blowing place. Skipping the queue was definitely the way forward. Standing for a few hours in the heat was not an option. Definitely worth skipping the...More

Thank nailor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Better than no tour at all

Given the crowds in Venice, it is worth booking some form of tour for St Marks / Doge Palace in advance. This tour was fine. Check in was efficient and professional. The tour guide’s English was pretty good although hard for our children to understand....More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Tour

FANTASTIC! This tour is a must to gain a grand understanding of the development of Venice, from the early days of evading the barbarians to present day. The guide was quite informative! She took us on a journey into the past surrounded by overwhelming art...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Super knowledgeable tour guide, interesting visit

Great to skip the queue, it is quite hot and without shade in much of the square, so skipping the queue is practical. These tour guides are so good, full of interesting little stories, which really add to the visual feast. Lots of steps and...More

1  Thank Lyn F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Overpriced and rushed

This was very badly organised as the meeting place is alongside a trillion other meeting points mingled in with hundreds if grumpy tourists trying to find their guide. Eventually a guide turned up to hand out audio gear but we were bluntly told to go...More

1  Thank asifoundit1
Venetoinside, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Venetoinside, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear asifoundit1, we are sorry you were not satisfied with our tour. Please consider that the tour meeting point varies according to the itinerary of the tour itself. In this case, considering that both St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are located in St....More

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Levon Y
17 June 2018|
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Response from Anita J | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry it does not include the Bell Tower
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Lovetotravelfamily4
31 May 2018|
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Response from Lyn F | Reviewed this property |
There was a small line mainly of our group, like maybe 3 or 4 minutes, the guide stays with you from beginning to end:)
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Karen K
6 May 2018|
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Response from Happybanana | Reviewed this property |
There were freelockers to put any bags in so it wasn’t a problem
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