Venice Must-Sees: St Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Fast Track Tour

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Overview Location: Venezia, Italy
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

clocktower from outside (meeting point)

Pass By: St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

You will cross St. Mark's Square to get to the Doge's Palace and then to St. Mark's Basilica, both overlooking the square.

Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

Visit a real jewel of Venetian Gothic architecture, which acted as the centre of the political power of Venice Republic.

Discover its precious rooms decorated with the masterpieces of many famous artists.

Admire the Giants' Staircase and the Golden Staircase, the Institutional Rooms and the Doge's Apartment.

Cross the world-known Bridge of Sighs and walk to the Prisons where Giacomo Casanova was also locked up.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bridge of Sighs, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Cross the famous bridge which connects the Doge’s Palace to the New Prisons, where Giacomo Casanova was also locked up.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Saint Mark's Basilica, Piazza San Marco, 328, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Visit the sumptuous cathedral of Venice and its beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlay flooring.

Admire treasures of great value, collected by the Venetians in various parts of the world, including the Golden Pall, a true masterpiece of the goldsmith's art.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: St Mark's Campanile, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Belltower from outside

  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • All entrance fees included
What you can expect Take advantage of the skip-the-line service on this 2-hour tour that gives you the exclusive opportunity to go back in time and discover two of the most important buildings of St.Mark’s Square: the Doge’s Palace, that represented the cornerstone of the political life in the Venice for centuries, and S.Mark’s Basilica, one of the finest masterpiece of Byzantine art, enriched with marble decorations, golden glittering mosaics and other precious materials. Through this complete and detailed tour, your expert guide will let you feel immersed in the history of Venice.

Practical information


What's inside

  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bridge of Sighs
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What's NOT inside

  • Gratuities

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time
  • At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour
  • During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is bilingual, so explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.
  • No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher)
  • This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
  • In cases of religious ceremonies, exceptionally high tides or other special occasions, access to St. Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
  • To visit St. Mark's Basilica it is necessary to dress appropriately (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.
  • Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility: This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary
  • Languages available:
  • April 1st to October 31st: English, Spanish, French, German: from Monday to Saturday Italian: Saturday. November 1st to March 31st: Bilingual tour
  • (explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed) English: Monday to Saturday Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday German: Monday, Friday
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Departure point:

Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Duration:

2 hours 15 minutes

Frequency:

Daily except Sunday

Return details:

Saint Mark's Basilica, Piazza San Marco, 328, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Reviews & ratings

  • Venice Must-Sees: St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Fast Track Tour | . | 2019/11/07
    "The guide was very knowledgeable in regards to the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark's. Had a great time. "

  • Venice Must-Sees: St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Fast Track Tour | . | 2018/05/21
    "FANTASTIC! This tour is a must to gain a grand understanding of the development of Venice, from the early days of evading the barbarians to present day. The guide (...) "

  • Venice Must-Sees: St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Fast Track Tour | . | 2018/01/29
    "Definitely worth it for being able to skip both lines. I loved this tour and seeing these places was just amazing. Our tour leader was very knowledgeable and her (...) "

  • Venice Must-Sees: St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Fast Track Tour | . | 2018/02/20
    "Very personal and informative tour. We learned why the Bridge of Sighs has its name. And something else I didn't expect from a history tour, was to begin to (...) "

  • Venice Must-Sees: St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Fast Track Tour | . | 2018/02/21
    "Fun tour on a rainy day. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be ready to walk up and down stairs! "

  • Venice Must-Sees: St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Fast Track Tour | . | 2018/02/22
    "This tour was amazing!! Our guide was so knowledgable and enthusiastic about relaying the information. We would definitely book with this tour (...) "

  • Venice Must-Sees: St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Fast Track Tour | . | 2018/03/11
    "Great experience in a short period of time. I'm sorry I don't remember our tour guide's name as this was early in lour trip. She was great and very funny. I would (...) "

  • Venice Must-Sees: St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Fast Track Tour | . | 2018/03/31
    "The tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledge. They have some places to sit so you don’t have to stand the whole time. Definitely best to have skip the (...) "

  • Venice Must-Sees: St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Fast Track Tour | . | 2018/04/01
    "Very good tour. Skip the Line is the only way to go. "

  • Venice Must-Sees: St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Fast Track Tour | . | 2018/04/06
    "Great tour and lovely tour guide but the viator representative was quite rude. When we asked where to wait we were ignored. "

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