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

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$66.64
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3.00 pm Sunday option
English commentary Option tour available on Sunday afternoon. You will visit the Basilica first, then the Doge's Palace
US$66.64
10.45 am - Spanish commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
US$66.64
10:45 am - English commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
US$66.64
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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 2 days ago
AMAZING - GREAT GUIDE !!!

We had GINA for our Guide and she was the best tour guide of 6 tours we took in Italy. She is a true Venetian, born and raised and really gave us a great insightful and educational tour. This tour allows you to sit in...More

Thank DavesTravelsCA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Very Nice

Your Venis trip is not complete unless you visit Doge's Palace. It's surreal, the bridge of sighs and the jail cells is worth the trip. Our guide was very good, she was very knowledgeable, courteous with a sense of humour Glad we took this tour

Thank Nusrat H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Poorly Managed By Tour Company & Bad Guide

The sites on this tour are amazing and absolutely wouldn't miss seeing them. The Doge's palace was beautiful and the cathedral was amazing, however, I was disappointed by the tour's organisation and the guide and so I don't think this particular tour was worth the...More

1  Thank Megan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
50th Birthday Treat

We booked this tour trough Expedia and we are so glad we did as the queues were massive, our tour guide was spoke English very well and was also quite funny. There is plenty to see with lots of walking and steps involved. Both the...More

Thank LJones2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
It might have been a nice tour...

Except that TripAdvisor and it’s affiliates oversold the tickets they were allotted by 20 people. So we did not actually get to go. I felt terrible for the tour guide, surrounded by livid tourists whom were leaving the next day and could not go later....More

1  Thank KCFulcher
Venetoinside, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Venetoinside, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear KCFulcher, we deeply apologise for what happened on Sunday 24 June. Unfortunately, the second tour guide who was supposed to be at the meeting point, in addition to the one already there, had a last-minute unexpected accident. As we knew it too late, it...More

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Sarah W
29 June 2018|
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Response from beyardoe | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours. Its a very good tour. Be sure to wear good walking shoes. There are a lot of stairs & very small walk ways.
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Levon Y
17 June 2018|
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Response from JamesSimpson | Reviewed this property |
No it doesn’t
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Lovetotravelfamily4
31 May 2018|
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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
It skips the line of general tourists. The line is only of guide escorted tours. It really mattered at the basilica. The general line was outside the building and towards the entrance to the palace near the Grand Canal... More
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