Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

Tours & Sightseeing in Italy

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Take advantage of the skip-the-line service on this 2-hour tour that gives you the exclusive opportunity to go back in time and discover two of the most important buildings of St.Mark’s Square: the Doge’s Palace, that represented the cornerstone of the political life in the Venice for centuries, and S.Mark’s Basilica, one of the finest masterpiece of Byzantine art, enriched with marble decorations, golden glittering mosaics and other precious materials. Through this complete and detailed tour, your expert guide will let you feel immersed in the history of Venice.
Enjoy the fast-track access on this 2-hour tour that will lead you to discover the most important highlights in St.Mark’s Square: the Doge’s Palace, that was the centre of the political power in the city, and and St.Mark’s Basilica, which represented the symbol of the religious and the spiritual power.Meet your knowledgeable guide at St.Mark’s Square and start heading to the majestic Doge’s Palace, where the Doge and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic. Discover the lavish Doge's Apartments, its splendid, decorated rooms and the masterpieces of famous artists, such as Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, while going through this sumptuous palace. Admire the rich details of the Giants’ Staircase and the Golden Staircase, the Opera Museum, the Institutional Rooms and other extraordinary treasures.Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and experience the prisoners’ anguish before reaching the notorious Venetian prison, where the well-known Giacomo Casanova and many others were imprisoned.Next, you’ll have the unique opportunity to visit one of the world’s most majestic and imposing cathedral. Held in a deep spiritual atmosphere and richly decorated with golden mosaics and other precious materials, the Basilica is a great artwork of immeasurable value.While inside the cathedral, marvel at the major altar of St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Golden Pall, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with thousands of gems and precious stones, considered one of the most valuable objects in the world.Through this tour you’ll have the chance to perceive and contemplate the grandeur of Venice at the time of its golden age.

What’s included

  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • All entrance fees included