Guided Visit to Secret Parts of the Doge's Palace and Saint Mark Basilica and Terrace - Skip-the-line Tickets - Venice


  • Guided visit to the Doge's Palace in Venice

  • Discover areas normally closed to the public in the palace

  • Guided visit to Saint Mark's Basilica

  • Panoramic view from the basilica's terrace

Essential info*

Duration 2hrs15 mins

Tour with Commentary

  • English

Fast-track entry

Starting time 9:00 AM

Departure point/location

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Discover secret parts of the Doge's Palace and explore Saint Mark's Basilica and terrace during this guided tour.

Accompanied by your guide, head first to the Doge's Palace. Here, you will have a chance to see parts of the palace normally closed to the public, such as the prison from which Casanova escaped, and the torture chambers. Visitors can also admire the famous paintings and learn more about the republic of Venice. Enjoy some free time at the end of the visit to see the rest of the palace yourself, including parts such as the Bridge of Sighs.

Next, visit Saint Mark's Basilica, which was built in the 800's. Discover famous mosaics that cover the walls, some of which date bacck to the 11th century! You will also have access to the basilica terrace, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the interieur of the basilica as well as of Saint Mark's square, Doge's Palace, and the lagoon.

Good to know

Availability: Every day, excluding exceptional dates

Location: Ponte della Paglia, Venice

Time: Visit to the Doge's Palace at 9am, meet 15 minutes in advance; visit to Saint Mark's at 2pm, meet 15 minutes in advance

NOTE: The two visits are at different times, you will have free time between the two.

Duration: 1 hour for the Doge's Palace, 1 hour 15 minutes for Saint Mark's Basilica, and 2 hours 15 minutes in total

Children under 6 are not permitted

This activity is not accessible to those with reduced mobility

Maximum group size is 25 people

Large bags, backpacks, umbrellas, and tripods are not permitted

Shoulders and knees must be covered during the visit to the Basilica

Photography is not permitted inside the Doge's Palace or Saint Mark's Basilica

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.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Doge's Palace in Venice
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Services of a professional guide

Not included

  • Tips
  • All other extras

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