Guided tour

Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line Tour with Terrace Access

Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line Tour with Terrace Access

From $88.29 per person

Skip the long lines at Doge’s Palace and get stunning views of Venice from the terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica. Admire beautiful mosaics and impressive artworks alongside an expert guide.

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Free cancellation
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Private or small groups available
Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace an see its art masterpieces
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Visit Saint Mark's Basilica and see its famous bronze horses
  • Admire a beautiful views of Saint Mark's Square from the basilica's terrace
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Discover two of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour with skip-the-line access to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. See impressive artworks and magnificent interiors and admire panoramic views of Venice from the basilica’s terrace. Meet your expert guide and enjoy priority access to Doge’s Palace, the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Immerse yourself in the European Middle Ages and see masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. Step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Witness beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Lastly, go up to the basilica’s terrace and take in stunning panoramic views of the lively St. Mark’s Square and its surrounding monuments.
Includes
  • Saint Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace guided tour
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
  • Access to Doge's Palace
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments

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    Meeting point

    Check in at the Alilaguna ticket counter next to the San Marco Giardinetti ferry stop, near St. Mark's Square. Look for a GetYourGuide sticker on the counter's window. You will be asked to show your GetYourGuide voucher and be given an entry ticket to the Basilica, before being pointed towards your guide.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Backpacks

    Know before you go

    • Tours will not enter the basilica until further notice. When possible, tours will visit the terrace and the museum instead
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 1462 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      2.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
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    Worth the experience, the guide was very knowledgable, good english and the earphones helped to hear clearly. Be at the meeting point on time. The Basilica access does not offer skip queue option for anyone, thus requires waiting in the queue. The guide continues to explain even during the Basilica queue. The Doge Palace has the skip queue option.

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    July 20, 2021

    The guide, Marina, speaks perfect English, she has lots of knowledge of history and pop culture, also has sense of humor and great knowledge of the two places, so she knew what to emphasize on during the whole tour. This is the most important element of tours like this, so she's the reason I'm giving this 5 stars.

    July 8, 2021

    The tour includes the Basilica and the Doge's Palace, the two must-sees in Venice and lasts about 2.5 - 3 hours. I enjoyed it exceptionally well, thanks to the tour guide. She had a comprehensive knowledge of the buildings, extremely background knowledge and could also tell stories from the fund of the Middle Ages. A very nice tour that will always remain positive in my memory.

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    July 6, 2021

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    VA ID: 397200