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Guided tour of Doge's Palace and Golden Basilica with skip-the-line ticket
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Guided tour of Doge's Palace and Golden Basilica with skip-the-line ticket

4.1/5
Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
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$103.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 2 hours
Do this because
  • Discover the symbols of Piazza San Marco with an expert guide
  • Admire the marvelous St. Mark's Basilica with its golden mosaics
  • Explore the magnificent halls of power of the Doge's Palace
What to expect

Visit the stunning Doge's Palace with its rooms of power decorated by great artists such as Tiepolo and Tiziano. Be stunned in front of the golden staircase that brings to the heart of the palace where the Doge lived with the highest politicians and his family. Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs to go down into the old Venetian prisons, where also Casanova was held and managed to escape!

The tour proceeds inside the stunning Saint Mark's Basilica. Admire its marvelous five domes covered in gold! The Basilica is known also as the Golden one thanks to the mosaics completely covered with pure gold. Your expert guide will show you around this masterpiece of Byzantine art explaining its history and the meaning of the many biblical scenes painted inside.

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What's included
  • check Skip-the-line tickets to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • check Guided tour of Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • check Entrance ticket valid for other museums in St. Mark's Square
  • check Audio receiver devices for groups of more than 10 people
Where

Calle San Gallo, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Meeting point:
The office is close to San Marco Square. Having the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is in the square, San Marco 1093/B. Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the departure time.
What to remember
  • With the same ticket, you can visit by yourself other museums in St. Mark's Square: Old Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and monumental rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
  • On Sundays and holidays, due to the mass being held on the ground floor, the tour will start directly from the Terrace and Museum on the second floor. The famous mosaics will be visible only partially from the second floor
  • During days of high turnout or for reasons of force majeure (such as high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St. Mark's Basilica might be longer than expected
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Please note that starting between April 25th and July 14, 2024 on certain dates, registration and payment of an access contribution will be necessary to visit the city of Venice. Please check all the information and procedures for registration or payment on the dedicated website of Comune di Venezia
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Provider
Venice Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.1/5

Based on 7 reviews from verified customers

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Review categories

Safety

5/5

Service

5/5

Staff

5/5

Value for money

3.8/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2023

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    Las explicaciones de la guía me resultaron algo monótonas y repetitivas

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - June 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Aunque mi señora por un accidente anduvo en silla de ruedas, todo el tour fue fantástico! Gracias por tanta dedicación y conocimiento!

  • Heinz

    From Germany - September 2022

    Traveled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Reisebüro gab sich sehr viel Mühe. Geführte Tour durch den Dogenpalast und Markusdom war sehr gut und die vorherige telefonische Buchung mit der TUI w ...

  • Anonymous

    From Germany - April 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From France - November 2021

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    La guide était très bien, donnait de bonnes explications et répondait aux questions et prenait soin de toutes les personnes du groupe

  • Anonymous

    From Switzerland - October 2021

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

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