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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.

Locations visited
Ponte dei Sospiri
Basilica di San Marco
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.
Highlights
  • 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 
  • Discover hidden details that are often missed when exploring alone
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Excellent and informative tour

Our guide Andrea was animated and enthusiastic from the moment we were introduced and the tour began. He had passion and knowledge about the history, politics and architecture, enough to be interesting without being too heavy on the detail. The three hour tour was well...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 3 days ago
Quite Proffessional

Guide was knowledgeable Meeting point was easy to find Headsets were provided and the tour was interesting Reccomended

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 days ago
Fascinating and fun tour

Marie Therese was fantastic, always providing interesting details with a twist of humor. She was able to do all this with a sore throat, which is amazing!

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Tour and you skip the Lines

Praola (I may have spelt that incorrectly so apologises). Was an excellent guide pitching the information just right for the visiting tourist. Very informative and her English was very good. We went on the 9am tour which even at that time people are queuing, so...More

1  Thank Ninette1958
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Venice San Marco Basilica and Doge's Palace

We travel a lot to many places and do many guided tours. Mirco was without a doubt one of the most enthusiastic and passionate guides we have ever met. He brought the history of Venice alive and has left us with a greater understanding of...More

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lessudden
15 September 2018|
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Response from Ninette1958 | Reviewed this property |
No a small hand bag is fine. I went with a bum bag but others did have a small bag. You can store a backpack and the guide will take you to where it is stored. However you need very little on this tour. Obviously it isn't so... More
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lessudden
12 September 2018|
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Response from owenxxxx | Reviewed this property |
We met at the opposite side of St Mark's Square to St Mark's. The guides make themselves easily seen and just go a bit early so you have time to ask people.
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Everything include. Hope you enjoy the tour
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