Basilica, Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs Guided Tour

Join an unforgettable shared or private guided walking tour to enjoy Venice's beauty. Visit three iconic Venetian monuments: Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and Saint Mark's Basilica.
Mini group
1 hour 30 minutes
Group size up to 10 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
What is included in activity
Local guide
Skip-the-line St. Mark's Basilica ticket
Skip-the-line Doge's Palace ticket
Bridge of Sighs entry
Guided tour of Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
Access to the basilica's terrace and St. Mark's Museum (unless "The Best of Doge's Palace and Basilica" option is selected)
Skip-the-line ticket to Museo Correr, Archeological Museum, and Marciana Library
City audio guide
Audio receivers for groups of 10 or more

What to expect:

Choose this option to visit 2 iconic spots of Venice, the Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. The live guide will show you the golden naves of the Basilica's ground floor (terrace not included) and the most spectacular rooms of the Doge's Palace.

Enjoy the best of Venice on a small group guided tour and visit three of the city's most iconic monuments, the St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Doge's Palace. Skip the long lines outside with our skip-the-line tickets to save precious time.

Discover the imposing Doge's Palace with its splendid rooms and hundreds of masterpieces. Here, the Doge and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history Republic. Live it together with a guide that shows you the halls of power, plunging you into a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries.

Then, cross the world-famous Bridge of Sighs and visit the humid and dark Piombi Prisons. Its name comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells.

Continue the visit with the main hall and the shining golden naves of St. Mark's Basilica, learn about the history of the artworks decorating the church, and if foreseen in the visit option you chose reach the Basilica museum. Admire the breathtaking view of St. Mark's Square, the heart of Venice, from the Basilica's terrace.

Finally, you can continue to visit Venice by yourself using our audioguide. The mobile app includes a digital map that guides you through the city showing the best spots.

Important to know:

• On Sundays, festive days, and unscheduled religious celebrations, the visit is scheduled with direct access to the terrace and St. Mark's Museum on the first floor, from where the mosaics can be seen partially
• Pala D'Oro is not included in the tour
• The Marciana Library is closed on Sundays
• The dress code must be followed to enter the basilica
• During some days of high turnout or for other unforeseen reasons, the waiting time to access St. Mark's Basilica might be longer than expected

What to bring

• Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

in a mini-group
Small group
There will be a maximum of 10 members in the group with you
More benefit
It will cost less than an individual one, but will pass in the same comfort
Guide near
In a small group, you will get more attention from the guide
per person
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Online Booking
Adult (Age 15-99)
per person
Youth (Age 6-14)
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Children (Age 0-5)
per person
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
• Bridge of Sighs

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

St.Mark’s Square, Calle S. Gallo, 1093/b, 30124

How long your tour will be
1 hrs 30 min
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Reviews by travellers
Tout was great, a little confusing at the beginning when we were allocated numbers for the radios and who was our tour guide, seem to wait around wondering if we had missed our guide or she had not arrived yet, not a great deal of information to get set up for the tour. Our guide on the tour was fantastic, really informative and new her stuff.
3 days ago
Very interesting guide. We had booked with the meal included option at the illy café but they did not take this into account. They didn't seem informed of this reservation at all!
9 days ago
Excellent guide with a remarkable memory and a vast knowledge base. Needs to have some sort of flag to hold up so people in the back and see where she is going. Overall very enjoyable. See.
9 days ago
Many thanks to our guide Barbara who gave us a very pleasant and detailed personalized tour of Venice!
12 days ago
Valentina was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable. It was evident she loves Venice and you could feel her enthusiasm! She was also very patient with our group as there was flooding and it took a while to walk on the platforms to the Basilica.
14 days ago
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