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

  • 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
Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours
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10:45 am - English commentaryMost Popular
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
10.45 am - French commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
3.00 pm Sunday option
English commentary Option tour available on Sunday afternoon. You will visit the Basilica first, then the Doge's Palace
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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.
Reviews (428)
1 - 5 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Wonderful tour

Just got back from beautiful Venice! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip! Arranged trip to Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica on my husband's mobile before we flew to Venice. Told to meet under the Clock Tower in St Mark's Square at time...More

Thank 882maz10
Reviewed 4 days ago
Decent value for money. Avoids the line ups

We visited Venice in late September/early October and thought we might miss some of the line ups. Not so. It's still peak tourist season. St. Mark's square is still a mad house with people everywhere. The Skip The Line tour allowed us to not have...More

Thank Jos D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Overcrowded Mess..awful tour guide

This tour is a "must to avoid". Overcrowded and poorly organized. Our tour guide, who I wont name, was awful. She tried her best to communicate with the group however her English was less than mediocre and she often filled in the awkward pauses with...More

1  Thank judisea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Confusing, overcrowded mess

If you want to be walked around like a herd of buffalo unable to see or hear anything this is for you. Seemed like hundreds of people in each of several groups all trying to be crammed into one small room or hallway. Viator must...More

1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour!

I agree with other reviewers about the disorganization of getting the tour groups together. Told to meet under the clock, yes, with hundreds of others! Sorted into groups, but was hard to follow the guide thru the crowd. In fact, we got into the wrong...More

Thank MaryEllen1964
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Malo G
October 11, 2018|
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Response from MaluBernas | Reviewed this property |
The tour starts at Doge's Palace then continues to St. Mark's Basilica. So yes, the skip the lines refer to both but depending on the season you go and how many people there are, there may be a short wait before the tour... More
September 13, 2018|
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Response from DavesTravelsCA | Reviewed this property |
3 hours lots of walking. Make sure you get a Venetian licensed guide. With her we got to sit in the Basilica during the tour which was a nice break to have .
sandra s
July 27, 2018|
Response from DavesTravelsCA | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the ticket is good for two other places one is the museum but you do those on your own time, no tour.
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