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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace

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  • Guarantee entry to the often sold-out Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Save hours waiting in line with skip-the-line entry to two top Venice attractions 
  • Enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark's Basilica 
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
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Overview
Guarantee your entry into two of Venice’s star attractions on a skip-the-line tour of Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco). Save hours of waiting in line as you bypass queues often in advance of two hours and head straight inside the often sold-out monuments. Discover details you may have otherwise missed, and enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica for panoramic views of Venice.
What to Expect

Greet your guide in central Venice and head straight to your first stop, St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica de San Marco) to bypass the long lines often in excess of two hours. Inside your guide reveals hidden details and leads you to the first-floor terrace not usually open to the general public.

The next stop is Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), where skip-the-line tickets allow you to avoid waiting in line once again. Visit the opulent Hall of Great Council, home to frescoes by the likes of Veronese and Tintoretto, and discover the palace’s dark history in the Armory and New Prisons.

Your tour culminates with a walk across the Bridge of Sighs, where you bid your guide farewell.

Reviews (518)
1 - 5 of 172 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Very knowlegeable Guide

We booked the tour of the Basilica and palace in advance as advised by a number of contacts and it turned out to be the most informative tour I have ever been on. the meeting point was perfect and the arranging at this point was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Incredible Tour

If you can get Marina, you’re lucky. She’s a wonderful guide, great with kids and knows so much about the history of Venice. There wasn’t a question she did not answer. The tour itself was spectacular. A little over 3 hours and worth every second....More

1  Thank CoastGuardSteve
Reviewed 6 days ago
Not To Miss

Mose was our tour guide for this amazing 3 hour tour. Although we could not take pictures inside St. Mark's Basilica, I will never forget the beauty we saw. I really enjoyed this day in Venice and Mose was the best guie we have ever...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Calvin R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
An excellent walking tour

Our tour was led by Mosé who was very easy to understand and was clearly passionate about the subject matter it was a great tour. Thank you Mosé!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michaelaus34
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile
You must book this tour when in Venice!!!

This is the best money we spent in Italy!! Eleana, our tour guide, was the best guide we had in all of Italy. She made this your special in so many ways. She was knowledge, she had a passion for her city of Venice, and...More

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crsincal
January 9, 2019|
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Response from primeonetx | Reviewed this property |
When I was 17 I traveled with a group of 60 students through Europe and we loved these types of things. We loved learning and foreign things. If you're does, then yes, it's very realistic that the 17-year old would. For a... More
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January 2, 2019|
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Response from michaelaus34 | Reviewed this property |
Ours went for closer to 4 hours with a 20 min toilet/cafe break in the middle. Flat shoes are best and you can not take bags into places so you are best to leave them at the hotel or you can check them.
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melaniemignosa
December 29, 2018|
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Response from tfurber | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do. The tour takes over the bridge of sighs to the prison cells that amazingly were used through the early 1900's. The conditions were deplorable. Fantastic tour!
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