Guided tour

Venice: Doge Palace & St Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Doge Palace & St Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 129.62 US$ 103.70 per person

Take an unforgettable tour to enjoy Venice in all its beauty. Participate in a shared or private guided tour of the Doge’s Palace and Golden Basilica.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Skip the line to the Basilica and Doge Palace with your tour guide
  • Admire the marvelous Basilica with its golden mosaics
  • Discover the magnificent halls of power of the Doge's Palace
Full description

Enjoy a guided tour in Palazzo Ducale and discover its splendid rooms and its hundreds of masterpieces.

Here, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. Live it together with a guide that shows you the halls of power, plunging you into a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries.

Visit the museum in Saint Mark’s square and head to the Basilica of Saint Mark, adorned in magnificent pure gold mosaics. Admire the breathtaking view of St. Mark's square, the heart of Venice, from the Basilica's terrace. Learn about the history of the artworks decorating the church.

See the best of Venice, day or night, on a self-guided tour of the San Marco and Rialto areas. This mobile app includes a map that guides you through the city. Listen to the audio narration of the city’s highlights. Take in 31 attractions on the route, including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge with its local markets, and the Accademia Bridge.

  • Skip-the-line guided tour of Doge's Palace and Basilica of San Marco
  • Private skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace and Basilica of San Marco (if option selected)
  • Access to the terrace of the Basilica and St. Mark's Museum
  • Audio-receivers for groups of 10
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • On Sundays, festive days, and unscheduled religious celebrations, the visit is scheduled with direct access to the terrace and St. Mark's Museum on the first floor from where the mosaics can be seen partially
Customer reviews

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based on 390 reviews

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This was a skip the line narrated tour of Doge's Palace and St Peter's Basilica. Doge's Palace was opulent. It's walls and ceilings featured very lavish decor and incredible art. My husband & I have mobility limitations and they so kindly took the 2 of us on an elevator or we would have missed seeing the magnificent rooms upstairs. Very kind-thank you! The able-bodied were able to see the Bridge of Sighs and the terrace on 2nd floor of Basilica that overlooks St Peter's Square. This was a very worthwhile tour.

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November 3, 2022

It was unseasonably warm when we were there - Oct 11-15. It was also very crowded. Finding the meeting spot was a challenge but we went early and found our way. The tours were good but it was difficult to hear the guide. Because the buildings were so large there was a lot of echoing in the background. Headphones, although expensive, would have helped or suggest to participants to bring their own. Would recommend.

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October 20, 2022

our tour guide Roberta was outstanding. She was able to give an understandable explanation of 1500 of Venetian history so that we could understand the sights fully. she was incredibly knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. we can not recommend her enough. The skip the line service is a must. We took a private tour for the family, I highly recommend it if possible. Our entire experience from start to finish was outstanding.

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October 11, 2022

Product ID: 169822