Venice: Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

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Skip the long lines to enjoy fast-track entry to the Doge’s Palace in Venice and discover a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture. Later, explore the magnificent St. Mark's Basilica.

Highlights

  • Benefit from skip-the-line entry to St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
  • Admire the breathtaking mosaics inside St. Mark's Basilica
  • Marvel at masterpieces from artists such as Tintoretto and Veronese
  • Dive into the story behind the sights with the help of your guide
  • Discover where the famed Casanova was imprisoned in the Doge’s Palace

Description

This walking tour takes you to two of Venice's most iconic highlights, with a few secret gems thrown in for good measure. With skip-the-line access to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s, you will cut out the long waiting times, and whisk from one highlight to the next. Enjoy a tour of St. Mark's Basilica, and marvel at the diversity of Venetian culture as your guide points out where eastern architecture and western design combine. In a rare extended tour, learn how St. Mark’s remains arrived illegally, and see countless treasures, some made in Venice and others plundered during the Crusades. Finally, tour the Doge’s Palace, where Casanova was held in an attic prison before his escape. Admire ceiling frescoes by Tintoretto and paintings by Veronese in the exquisite rooms.

Includes

Skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica Skip-the-line-access and entrance to the Doge’s Palace Local expert guide Headsets where necessary

Important Information

  • Please note that the Municipality of Venice will implement an Access Fee on specific dates in 2024. To ensure a smooth experience, we recommend reviewing the official guidelines and registration procedures via the provided link before planning your visit: https://cda.ve.it/en/ (Official Link for Registration). This tour involves a fair amount of walking and steep staircases Entrance into churches requires appropriate dress. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Entry may be refused due to improper dress Please do not bring large bags, tripods, non-collapsible umbrellas, or backpacks on this tour. They are not permitted in St. Mark’s Basilica and must be checked into the luggage storage area off-site. You may miss a portion of the tour for this procedure. Please note that the itinerary for the activity provider's tours may differ from the advertised order of destinations. Any changes made to the tour itinerary are carefully planned and intended to enhance your overall experience

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