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

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Join an exclusive guided tour in Venice to see its two major highlights. Visit the Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge’s Palace with pre-reserved entry tickets.

Highlights

  • Choose a small group or private tour for a more personalized experience
  • Enjoy pre-reserved tickets to make the most of your valuable time in Venice
  • Join a 3-hour tour in Venice to see the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Explore Venice and get insider knowledge on major monuments with a local guide
  • Leave your tour and guide with enough knowledge to be independent in Venice

Description

Discover the essence of Venice on an intimate guided tour, exploring two of the city's most iconic sites: the Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge's Palace. With skip-the-line tickets included, you'll bypass the queues and immerse yourself in the grandeur of these Venetian marvels under the expert guidance of your knowledgeable host. Begin your journey at St. Mark's Square, where you'll be captivated by the historic Clock Tower and the majestic Marble Lions. Delve into Venice's rich history as your guide shares fascinating tales of the city's past. Then, step inside the renowned Basilica of St. Mark with exclusive access, marveling at its shimmering golden mosaics and lavish décor while uncovering its significance as a symbol of Venetian prestige and prosperity. Continue exploring the magnificent Doge's Palace, a splendid example of Gothic architecture and once the seat of Venetian governance. Gain insight into the lives of the Venetian Doges and the masterful craftsmen behind the palace's intricate design. As you wander through this architectural gem, soak in panoramic views of the lagoon and hear captivating stories, including the legendary exploits of Casanova and the poignant tale of the Bridge of Sighs and the adjoining Old and New Prisons. After the tour, extend your Venetian odyssey with complimentary access to the Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana, where you can further immerse yourself in Venice's rich heritage and culture.

Includes

Small group or private tour for 3 hours for a personalized experience Pre-reserved tickets for the Doge's Palace Pre-reserved tickets for the Basilica of St. Mark Professional guide for local expertise Entry to the Correr Museum, National Archeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana

Important Information

  • Acqua Alta (high tide) in Venice can cause delays in entering the Basilica
  • The Basilica and Doge's Palace can be subject to unforeseen closures due to liturgical celebrations. In the event of these changes or closure your guides will give explanations from outside.
  • The Basilica is a holy place, both men and women must wear clothing that covers the belly, shoulders, and knees.
  • Religious authorities may decide to suspend skip-the-line priority because of the high number of visitors. We are only allowed to stay inside the Basilica for 20 minutes.
  • In case of denied access during the tour you will be provided with entry tickets to visit the Basilica on your own at the assigned time.
  • If you take the 2:00 PM tour, the Correr Museum will be closed before your tour finishes. Therefore, you will have to use Correr tickets the next day.
  • Please note that carrying any type of weapon or sharp object is not allowed for this tour.
  • Tickets are timed and expire within 5 to 10 minutes.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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