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

From US$70,50
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
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10.45 am - Spanish commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
From US$70,52
10:45 am - English commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
From US$70,52
10.45 am - French commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
From US$70,52
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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 5 days ago
Knowledgeable Guide

Although a little chaotic finding the right guide for the English speaking tour, the tour itself was very informative and not too rushed. Would highly recommend to others.

Thank hawkman2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace tours

Great tour of both places. Well organized and very informative. Our guide was excellent. She provided good insight and historical details about Venice. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Venice.

1  Thank Lesann46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazingly educated, informative and interesting tour with LIVITALY and Marina (guide)

Toured yesterday with Marina and learned in depth the history of St. Mark's and Doge Palace. Marina is an Art/History graduate with a passion for the subject and a Venetian. There is so much to learn from the art, the architecture and the history of...More

Thank RonandLaura
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Skipping the queue

Great tour. Informative guide. 2.5 hours in total. Well worth it. Great to be able to skip the queues. Funny guide who was well educated and very willing to please. Recommended.

1  Thank JamesSimpson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
This is a must!

This is a awesome tour. It's a fast & short tour. But it covers all. It's best to book thru a tour company. This tour is not for those with mobility issues. There are a lot of narrow hallways & lots of stairs going up...More

1  Thank beyardoe
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You can bring a camera in..but! Please respect the church & Do Not take pictures. There are many signs saying 'No pictures'
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