Venice: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries & Basilica Tour

Venice: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries & Basilica Tour

From $153.15 per person

Have an exclusive and intriguing tour of the secrets prisons and passages in Doge's Palace. Visit St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line tickets and a guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Have a interesting and comprehensive tour from an expert guide
  • Get skip-the-line access to St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
  • Enjoy exclusive access to prisons and secret passages of the Doge's Palace
Full description
Visit 2 of Venice's main attractions with an art-expert guide. Explore Doge's Palace on an exclusive visit with its prisons and secret passages closed to the general public. Enter St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entrance and admire its grandiose domes. This tour takes you inside the center of the religious power of Venice, the beautiful St. Mark's Basilica. Enjoy skip-the-line access and receive a comprehensive and informative tour of the landmark church. Admire its profusion of polychrome domes, walls clad in marbles, and over 8000 square meters of glittering ceiling mosaics. Have a special visit to Doge's Palace, the symbol of political Venice. Be impressed by its intricate architecture and see paintings from world-renown artists. Head to the closed-to-general-public secret passages including the old torture chambers and prisons. From the prisons, visit the courtyard and then the noble areas of the Doge’s public and private areas. See the great ballrooms, the Council Hall, the Doge’s lavish apartments, and the Opera Museum featuring a collection of portrait paintings. You will also have the chance to walk the famous Bridge of Sighs and learn the story behind the origin of its name.
  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to San Mark's Basilica
  • Exclusive access to the secret passages of Palazzo Ducale
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of the Doge's Palace, under the column with the lion on the top. Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Drinks

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    • This tour runs rain or shine
    • This tour has a maximum of 15 participants
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