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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

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Highlights
  • Combined tour of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace in Venice
  • Save time with skip-the-line access to two Venice must-sees
  • Explore with a guide to view and learn about the highlights of both
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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours
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10:45 am - English commentaryMost Popular
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
US$64.81
10.45 am - French commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
US$64.81
3.00 pm Sunday option
English commentary Option tour available on Sunday afternoon. You will visit the Basilica first, then the Doge's Palace
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Overview
St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, two of Venice’s most popular attractions, are conveniently close to one other, so a combined tour of both, with skip-the-line access, just makes sense. This guided tour reveals info crucial to understanding each landmark, includes a ticket to view the Golden Pall (Pala d’Oro) in the basilica, and saves you hours of time waiting in line.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in St. Mark’s Square and walk to the Doge’s Palace, where the Doge once governed the Venetian Republic.

Bypass the lines and tour the halls filled with artwork by greats such as Titian and Tintoretto. Admire the Giants’ Staircase, Golden Staircase, Opera Museum, and Institutional Rooms. Then, cross the Bridge of Sighs and imagine the anguish of the long-ago prisoners who were led across it to Venice’s infamous prison.

Afterward, continue to St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. Avoid the ticket lines and absorb the spiritual atmosphere as you explore the interior, hearing how it reflects the flowering of Venice during its heyday.

Marvel at the golden mosaics and other artworks as your guide shares their history, and you view highlights including the gemstone-coated Byzantine Golden Pall (Pala d’Oro) altarpiece.

Your tour ends when your guide says goodbye at St. Mark’s.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Worth the money

We had a great experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny at times. The skip the line for St Marks is well worth the money.

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Skip The Line : St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She explained to us the origin of Venice, St. Mark's and the Doge's Palace in an interesting manner and not like someone narrating from a memorized script. We learned a lot and had a deeper appreciation of the place....More

Thank MaluBernas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic tour and guide

Very glad we booked this in advance. The queues were huge but as it said on the ticket...we skipped them! We had Catarina as a guide...she was superb! Very knowledgable and humorous too!

1  Thank Morag K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very interesting historical tour

This was a well organised trip. Met by the rep, on time at the arranged meeting point. Our guide Alesandro was very passionate about the tour. He was very thorough in his explanation. All in all a great tour and well worth doing.

1  Thank Carol H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AMAZING - GREAT GUIDE !!!

We had GINA for our Guide and she was the best tour guide of 6 tours we took in Italy. She is a true Venetian, born and raised and really gave us a great insightful and educational tour. This tour allows you to sit in...More

Thank DavesTravelsCA
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sandra s
28 July 2018|
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Response from DavesTravelsCA | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the ticket is good for two other places one is the museum but you do those on your own time, no tour.
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Sarah W
29 June 2018|
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Response from beyardoe | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours. Its a very good tour. Be sure to wear good walking shoes. There are a lot of stairs & very small walk ways.
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Levon Y
17 June 2018|
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No it doesn’t
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