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

From US$67.00
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$67.00
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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$67.02
10:45 am - English commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
From US$67.02
10.45 am - French commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
From US$67.02
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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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1 - 5 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Must see attractions

These two buildings are incredible: even if your trip is very short make time to visit them. Tours were interesting and well guided in English. It is definitely worth going for the "skip-the-line" in the high season as there is no shade in the regular...More

1  Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Slow and boring!!! Don’t do it

This tour lasted 2.5 hours and we had a group of about 25 people. Our guide had a heavy accent and was hard to understand. She also spoke very slowly and with lots of expression, sometimes whispering. She held the microphone instead of pinning it...More

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The best and fastest way to see these places

This really is the best way to visit two of the most famous landmarks of Venice. You skip the incredibly long lines and get to hear the most interesting stories. The tour was very well organized and our guide (Elisabeta) was terrific, We strongly recommend...More

Thank tijanamir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good tour but not much skipping the line

We ended up waiting 45 min in line for the Palace tour - not at all what we had in mind... Our tour guide Max did his best to kill time with lots of Venice stories, nevertheless, it was disappointing to not skip the line....More

2  Thank Fredrik W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Doges Palace and St Marks Basilica

A must see excellent informative tour guide who knew everything. Great value with the free entances to the Museums

2  Thank NorwichCanary
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