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Venice Must-Sees: St Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Fast Track Tour

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Take advantage of the skip-the-line service on this 2-hour tour that gives you the exclusive opportunity to go back in time and discover two of the most important buildings of St.Mark’s Square: the Doge’s Palace, that represented the cornerstone of the political life in the Venice for centuries, and S.Mark’s Basilica, one of the finest masterpiece of Byzantine art, enriched with marble decorations, golden glittering mosaics and other precious materials. Through this complete and detailed tour, your expert guide will let you feel immersed in the history of Venice.
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
  • Includes ticket to see the Golden Pall (Pala d’Oro) in St. Mark’s
  • Clearly hear guide commentary with personal headsets
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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Anna was extremely informative and captivating in her tour of these two incredible buildings! Her delivery was educational and she inserted some jokes and questions to keep the audience engaged. I would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rosiesells4you
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rosanna was our tour guide. She was great, very attentive and informative. Tour company was easy to locate, kind enough to have groups wait in the shade until each tour was organized by language and guide. It was great to walk past all of those...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sortiz15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a passionate guide who made an excellent visit. We were delighted. Thanks to her. We will keep a wonderful memory. Being French, we had the whole visit in French.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Laurent D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining and we were afraid we wouldn’t find our guide. The tour operator was not dressed as advertised, but we found him and our guide. She was very knowledgeable about history of St. Mark’s and Doge’s Palace and skip the line saved a...More

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only went to the Basilica on this trip. Best to go early morning before all the cruise ships arrive. It is free to enter, but to go to various places inside there are charges. €3, 5€ and 8€ depending on what you want to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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lk2travel2017
19 July 2019|
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Response from 543barbaras |
Sorry I am not sure what you mean by meeting. I did this tour back in May.
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28 June 2019|
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Response from Mavis949 | Reviewed this property |
I print screened the voucher on my mobile and that was accepted in February
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Μαρία Φ
23 June 2019|
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Hi, I printed my tickets off before leaving New Zealand in case I lost my phone. The tours seem to be in several different languages, when you get to the meeting place they will put you into the right group.
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  • Duration: 2h 15m
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  • Languages Offered: French, German, Italian, Spanish
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