Venice: Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica Terraces Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history of Venice on a 2-hour guided visit to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica and its museum and panoramic terrace.

Highlights

  • Skip the line and quickly access the Doge’s Palace alongside an expert guide
  • Explore the palace that once was the residence of the Doge of Venice
  • Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and visit the prisons of the palace
  • Admire St. Mark’s Square from the panoramic St. Mark’s Basilica terrace
  • Marvel at the sight of the four majestic original bronze horses

Description

Discover the rich history of Venice on a 2-hour guided tour to visit the most prestigious attractions of the city: the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. See artistic masterpieces and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city from the basilica’s terrace. After meeting your guide under the Clock Tower in St. Mark’s Square, start your tour with a visit to one of the most breath-taking buildings of Venice: the Doge’s Palace, the residence of the Doge and seat of local magistrates until the fall of the Serenissima, the Venetian Republic. Admire up-close the palace’s many extraordinary masterpieces like the Giants’ and the Golden Staircases and “The Paradise” canvas by the famous painter Jacopo Tintoretto. You will also cross the Bridge of Sighs and tour the New Prisons where, during the Serenissima, criminals were detained. Afterward, your guide will take you to St. Mark’s Museum located inside St. Mark’s Basilica and to the terrace, from where you will have the opportunity to admire St. Mark’s Square from above and take wonderful pictures.

Includes

Guided tour Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace Access to St. Mark’s Museum Access to St. Mark’s Terrace

Important Information

  • To access St Mark’s museum and terrace you have to climb up several stairs, therefore this tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties
  • To visit St Mark's Museum it's necessary to dress appropriately (no overly revealing clothing) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons
  • This is a shared tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you
  • Unfortunately, you cannot be refunded (neither totally nor partially) if you do not show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on the voucher, or if you decide to leave before the end of the tour

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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