Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour

Enjoy fast access to the most emblematic monuments of Venice: the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Marvel at the impressive halls in the palace, the golden mosaics in the basilica and visit the prison crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs.
2 hours 30 minutes
Group size up to 12 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
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What is included in activity
Skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace
Entrance ticket to the Museum and the Terrace of the Basilica
Headphones (to hear the tour guide better)
What is not included
Hotel pickup and drop-off

What to expect:

See the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica, two of the most iconic sites in Venice, on a guided tour.

For centuries, the destiny of the Most Serene Republic was decided in the majestic halls of the Doge’s Palace. Walk through the magnificent halls and marvel at the well-conserved priceless treasures, art masterpieces, and frescos.

Visit the prison, passing over the celebrated Bridge of Sighs, so called because prisoners often sighed while looking at their beloved lagoon and freedom for the last time before reaching their cells.

Among the famous guests of the Doge’s Palace prisons was Giacomo Casanova, the celebrated seducer and adventurer who managed to escape from the prison in 1756.

Next, head to St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the world’s most stunning churches. As the name suggests, this cathedral is bound tightly to Venice’s patron, St. Mark, and the saint's remains are in fact here.

Admire the breathtaking golden mosaics covering the high walls, and see the Pala d’Oro, an altarpiece made from hundreds of pieces of enamel on a golden leaf.

Important to know:

• No refunds will be issued for latecomers or no-shows.
• The tour will be provided rain or shine, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be cancelled and refund will be provided

What to bring

• Passport or ID card
• Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

• Pets
• Shorts
• Luggage or large bags
• Short skirts
• Sleeveless shirts

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Adult (Age 15-99)
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Children (Age 6-14)
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Infant (Age 5 and younger)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
Activity schedule

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What places you will see

• The Doge's Palace
• St. Mark's Basilica

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 1 hour in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Campo S. Zaccaria, 4683g, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

How long your tour will be
2 hrs 30 min
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Reviews by travellers
4.8 out of 5
411 reviews
Harvey M.
Top visit. On the other hand, our meeting place was wrong. We almost missed our visit because the meeting place was wrong! This is not acceptable for a service of this price. The data is not up to date on the site. Fortunately the person who was in the wrong place indicated was kind enough to point us to the right place. We arrived just in time after a race through the streets of Venice. Tomorrow we have another visit but I no longer trust the address given for departure!
5 days ago
Matthew E.
no waiting, small group, a very professional, competent and sober guide.
5 days ago
Katherine M.
Excellent tour that's really well paced and detailed. Our tour guide took special care to make sure we saw everything of significance from the right points of view, despite it being very crowded. Had a wonderful time. St. Mark's is so beautiful.
11 days ago
Leon C.
Overall, the tour was a positive experience, mainly due to the excellence of our guide, Rebecca, who was very informative and patient. The Doges Palace part of the tour was wonderful but, unfortunately, my enjoyment of the Basilica tour was negatively affected by the swarms of people and the constant lining up, despite the 'jump the line' aspect of the package.
12 days ago
Isla B.
Our guide was amazing. She was so informative exactly what we were hoping for. To hear the stories behind the scenes.
13 days ago
Isabelle F.
Beautiful visits with an interesting guide. However, as 2.5 hours of sightseeing approached, she picked up the pace and we quickly passed rooms of the Doge's Palace. A little frustrating.
about 2 months ago
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