Guided Tour of the Doge's Palace & Saint Mark's Basilica – Priority-access ticket

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Highlights

  • Priority access to the sites visited

  • Discover Byzantine art

  • Admire the works of art in the Doge's Palace

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 2hrs

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Starting time 10:45 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

With your priority-access ticket, enter the Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica – two of Venice's must-see sites – without waiting in line.

Your tour will start at the Doge's Palace. Explore the ancient seat of Venetian political power with your guide and discover the huge frescos which decorate the walls and ceilings. In the Great Council Hall, you can admire works from Veronese and the famous painting by Tintoretto. You will also see the prison known as the "Piombi" where the legendary charmer Casanova was imprisoned. Throughout your visit your guide will show you the key elements of the Doge's Palace while telling you all about its history.

You will then visit Saint Mark's Basilica, also in the company of your guide. Admire the interior of this magnificent cathedral: its walls covered in golden and marble mosaics; the Pala d'Oro, the intricately decorated altarpiece. Your guide will then take you to the Treasury to look at the collection of Byzantine works of art on display.

At the end of your visit your guide will accompany you to Saint Mark's Square. Visitors may also opt to take a tour of an artisan glass blowing show near Saint Mark's for free after the main tour has finished.

Options

The languages available for this activity vary depending on the day and period.

April to October

  • English, French, Spanish and German: Monday to Saturday
  • Italian: Saturday


November to March

  • English: Monday to Saturday
  • German: Monday and Friday
  • French: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Spanish: Wednesday and Saturday

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours 
  • Departure: Saint Mark's Square
  • Depending on the nationality of participants, the tour may be conducted in more than one language
  • Comfortable footwear recommended
  • For security reasons, backpacks are not authorized inside Saint Mark's Basilica or inside the Doge's Palace
  • In order to respect the religious nature of the sites you will be visiting please wear appropriate clothing
  • This activity is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility
  • The ticket to the Doges Palace also gives you access to neighboring museums including: the Correr Museum - the municipal museum of Venice, the Archeologial Museum of Venice and the Marciana Library
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • The services of a tour guide
  • Tour of the Doge's Palace
  • Tour of Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to the museums on Saint Mark's Square: Museo Correr, the National Archeologial Museum and the Marciana Library

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

Customer reviews

197 reviews
  • Visite et commentaires remarquables. Merci à Barbara. En cette saison (novembre), il n'y avait que peu de groupes à visiter, cela apporte aussi au plaisir de la visite.
    Christian P.
    Nov 19, 2018
  • Les incontournables de Venise avec en plus un guide très compétent
    Jacques L.
    Nov 16, 2018
  • guide très intéressante
    christine A.
    Nov 16, 2018

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