Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica tour
Attractions & guided tours

Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica tour

4.5/5
Excellent
Based on 499 reviews
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£81.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English , French , Spanish , German
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Discover the Doge's Palace with its lavish rooms and masterpieces
  • Explore the Golden Basilica, one of the most incredible cathedrals in the world
  • Avoid the queues with your skip-the-line tickets
What to expect

Come and visit the beautiful Doge's Palace and the wonderful St. Mark's Basilica with an expert local guide!

The Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) has represented the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. In its opulent rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a republic with a thousand-year history.

You'll be amazed by the rich details of the golden staircase and the realism of the scenes represented by many artists that decorate the palace. You'll get to relive the sensations experienced by the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs as well as visiting the prisons where the famous Giacomo Casanova was held prisoner.

Then, you will go on to visit Saint Mark's Basilica, also known as the Golden Basilica, one of the most fascinating cathedrals in the world. You'll have the pleasure of discovering the beautiful gold mosaics, the marble inlays of the floors, the biblical scenes that are depicted, all the while learning about the history and special features of this ancient church.

During this tour, your guide will take you through the first floor of the Basilica, where you will visit the Terrace and the Museum. From the above, you will admire the golden mosaics, which are perhaps the most famous feature of the cathedral.

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What's included
  • check Expert tour guide
  • check Skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica
  • check Entrance tickets to Museum and Terrace of the Basilica
  • check Earphones
Where

Campo San Zaccaria, 4683g, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Meeting point:
Meet our staff at Campo San Zaccaria, in front of the shop opposite to the Church. Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the tour starting time. Please provide or show a copy of your voucher to the staff
What to remember
  • On some days, due to liturgical events or exceptionally high tides, access may not be possible. In this case, you will be contacted to arrange another visit on a different date, or you will be reimbursed
  • Kindly note that during the visit to the Basilica it will not be possible to stop for explanations on the ground floor. The guided visit will be on the upper floor (Terrace and Museum)
  • Due to new security controls, waiting times are also possible for customers with priority entry or skip-the-line tickets
  • For security reasons large backpacks are not allowed
  • Please be aware that starting from April 25th, 2024, and on certain dates, registration and payment of an access contribution will be necessary to visit the city of Venice. We encourage you to check all the information and procedures for registration or payment on the dedicated website of Comune di Venezia
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Provider
Gray Line Venice
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.5/5

Based on 499 reviews from verified customers

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Safety

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Service

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Value for money

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  • Keiner

    From United States of America - July 2024

    Travelled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    sehr interessante und wissensreiche Führung

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Visite guidée permet de prendre la mesure de ces deux sites remarquable Je recommande

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    We had only a short time in the queue, but there was a queue. The information was rather stereotyped. Overall it was good but, honestly, overpriced.

  • Anonymous, London UK

    From United Kingdom - May 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Max our tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. He did talk quite fast and with a strong accent this made it hard to follow on occasions. The ...

  • Sabrina

    From United States of America - April 2024

    Travelled with family

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Super god tur med en fantastisk guide. Det eneste vi godt ville have vidst på forhånd, var at der var ret af trapper i løbet af turen, såan skal være ...

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