Venice: Doge's Palace & Saint Mark's Small Group Tour

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Enjoy priority access to two of Venice's greatest sites - Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace on a guided tour.


  • Enjoy privileged access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Marvel at the Doge’s Palace, at one time the political center of Venice
  • See the private apartments in the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs


Skip the lines and visit Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace on a 2.5-hour small group tour. This is an entertaining and educational way to learn about the history of Venice. You’ll have privileged access to the 2 main sites of this fascinating city, including the terraces of Saint Mark’s. The tour stars at Saint Mark's Square, where you’ll have a perfect view of spectacular Saint Mark’s Basilica. The basilica is connected to the Doge’s palace and was the Doge’s private chapel until the 19th century. With your priority access you’ll bypass the lines and enter the grand basilica that’scovered in golden mosaic. Saint Mark’s Basilica dates to the 9th century and has played a key role in the history of Venice. As you hear stories about the basilica you’ll come to know the history of the city. Explore the interior in a small group with your knowledgeable guide before proceeding to the terrace for spectacular panoramic views. Saint Mark’s Basilica may be the center of religious Venice, but when it comes to the city’s political center, then it’s the Doge’s Palace you want to see. You’ll have privileged access here also, skipping another potentially long line. For 7 centuries the palace housed the independent government of Venice, and its prisons and courts. Your guide will share some interesting stories as you walk through the Doge’s private, luxurious apartments and the Hall of the Great Council. Continue to explore the palace with a visit to the prison and to the gun room, with its impressive collection of weapons, and stop at the famed Bridge of Sighs.


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Important Information

  • Be sure to bring proof of age/student status if you are purchasing a reduced-price ticket. This is a small group tour with a maximum of 6 people, but it is not a private tour. Dress code: Cover knees and shoulders (Only necessary for Saint Mark's Basilica).

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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