Venice: Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour
Culture & history
Nature & adventure
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.
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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
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.
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
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, the Gondola ride (if selected) is a shared experience. This means that you might enjoy the ride with other customers
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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