Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Walking Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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Enjoy this 2-hour guided tour to get the perfect introduction to Venice's two key sites, Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica. The jewel in the crown of the timeless St. Mark's Square is the visually stunning and vast St Mark's Basilica. Learn all about the rich history of the former Republic of Venice as you visit the residence of Doge Angelo Partecipazio, Doge's Palace, now open as a fascinating museum.
Meet your guide and group in the morning at St Mark's Square. Accompanied by a fully-licensed expert guide you and your group will embark on an exploration of two of Venice's must-see sites, the Doge's Palace, and St Mark's Square. Enter St Mark's Basilica with priority skip-the-line entrance, avoiding the long queues. Inside you will be blown away by the so-called 'Golden Church', a perfect example of Venice's opulence and wealth. Last, but certainly not least, head next door to the Doge's palace, once the residence of the powerful Doges who ruled the Republic of Venice, where you will again have priority entrance to avoid the lines. Here you will learn all about this crucial period in Venetian history as you visit the Doge's apartments and enjoy the marvelous works of art housed inside.

What’s included

  • Professional guide for 2 hours
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Skip the line
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city