Venice: Skip-the-Line Doge’s Palace & Basilica Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history of Venice with an expert guide as you visit St. Mark's Basilica and skip the line when visiting the imposing Doge's Palace.

Highlights

  • Admire sweeping views of Saint Mark's Square from the Basilica's terrace
  • Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Visit Saint Mark's Basilica first floor museum and see the famous horses
  • Avoid long waits with skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace
  • Learn about the intrigues and lies that make up the history of the palace

Description

Discover the magnificent buildings of Venice. Take a walk through the imposing Doge's Palace and explore the impressive Basilica. Start at the Doge's Palace. For more than 800 years it has been the seat of the Doge and the Government of the Venetian Republic. Admire the halls of power in which a part of Europe's history was written during the Middle Ages. Learn all about the intrigues and lies told behind the walls of the palace. In the second part of the tour, visit the basilica. The church is an excellent example of the Byzantine style. Admire the golden mosaics that earned the basilica its nickname the 'Golden Basilica', and learn all about the myriad of art treasures from the western and eastern worlds. At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit the Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Saint Mark's square at your own pace.

Includes

Guide Personal audio system Headset for tour commentary Entrance ticket to St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Doge's Palace (including admission to Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana) Live tour commentary

Important Information

  • For safety reasons, no backpacks are allowed inside
  • Children up to 5 years go free (document required). From the age of 6 they must pay the full ticket.
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the church
  • The basilica is seen from the outside only

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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