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St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tour in Venice

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  • Guarantee entry to the often sold-out Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Save hours waiting in line with skip-the-line entry to two top Venice attractions 
  • Enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark's Basilica 
Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
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Guarantee your entry into two of Venice’s star attractions on a skip-the-line tour of Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco). Save hours of waiting in line as you bypass queues often in advance of two hours and head straight inside the often sold-out monuments. Discover details you may have otherwise missed, and enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica for panoramic views of Venice.
What to Expect

Greet your guide in central Venice and head straight to your first stop, St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica de San Marco) to bypass the long lines often in excess of two hours. Inside your guide reveals hidden details and leads you to the first-floor terrace not usually open to the general public.

The next stop is Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), where skip-the-line tickets allow you to avoid waiting in line once again. Visit the opulent Hall of Great Council, home to frescoes by the likes of Veronese and Tintoretto, and discover the palace’s dark history in the Armory and New Prisons.

Your tour culminates with a walk across the Bridge of Sighs, where you bid your guide farewell.

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Reviewed today via mobile
Good tour...but very long.....

Great tour and our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about art history....have done a lot of tours...feedback-tour disorganized-poor guide was not given enough tickets so this created 15min delays (not fun in the hot sun), backpack storage for those with backpacks another 10min wait (bring...More

Thank hannah54
Reviewed 3 days ago
An Excellent Tour

An excellent tour by virtue of our very knowledgeable guide Julia. She had a passion for history and it showed she was able to answer all the questions that our group asked not just with one word answers but with the back ground. Money well...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Excellent and informative tour

Our guide Andrea was animated and enthusiastic from the moment we were introduced and the tour began. He had passion and knowledge about the history, politics and architecture, enough to be interesting without being too heavy on the detail. The three hour tour was well...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 6 days ago
Quite Proffessional

Guide was knowledgeable Meeting point was easy to find Headsets were provided and the tour was interesting Reccomended

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fascinating and fun tour

Marie Therese was fantastic, always providing interesting details with a twist of humor. She was able to do all this with a sore throat, which is amazing!

Thank Alex M
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16 September 2018|
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Response from Ninette1958 | Reviewed this property |
No a small hand bag is fine. I went with a bum bag but others did have a small bag. You can store a backpack and the guide will take you to where it is stored. However you need very little on this tour. Obviously it isn't so... More
13 September 2018|
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Response from owenxxxx | Reviewed this property |
We met at the opposite side of St Mark's Square to St Mark's. The guides make themselves easily seen and just go a bit early so you have time to ask people.
12 September 2018|
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Response from Janet F | Reviewed this property |
Everything include. Hope you enjoy the tour
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