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Greet your guide in central Venice and head straight to your first stop, St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica de San Marco) to bypass the long lines often in excess of two hours. Inside your guide reveals hidden details and leads you to the first-floor terrace not usually open to the general public.

The next stop is Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), where skip-the-line tickets allow you to avoid waiting in line once again. Visit the opulent Hall of Great Council, home to frescoes by the likes of Veronese and Tintoretto, and discover the palace’s dark history in the Armory and New Prisons.

Your tour culminates with a walk across the Bridge of Sighs, where you bid your guide farewell.

Locations visited
Ponte dei Sospiri
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace
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Overview
Guarantee your entry into two of Venice’s star attractions on a skip-the-line tour of Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco). Save hours of waiting in line as you bypass queues often in advance of two hours and head straight inside the often sold-out monuments. Discover details you may have otherwise missed, and enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark’s Basilica for panoramic views of Venice.
Highlights
  • Guarantee entry to the often sold-out Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Save hours waiting in line with skip-the-line entry to two top Venice attractions 
  • Enjoy special access to the first-floor terrace of St. Mark's Basilica 
  • Discover hidden details that are often missed when exploring alone
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Venice - Visit to St Mark's & Doge's Palace

Romy was an excellent guide. Very passionate and knowledgeable about Italy in general and St Mark's & Doge's Palace in detail. She was very pleasant and answered all questions from tour participants. She did a great job !! We enjoyed out time spent with her...More

2  Thank Kathy Lynn E
Reviewed 4 days ago
A Must-See

We really enjoyed our tour with Mattias as our guide. It was really crowded in the plaza this day, so there was some waiting, but this was no big deal as he gave us historical insight the entire time. Mattias definitely knew his stuff! Lots...More

1  Thank Andres C
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fantastic way to quickly experience two of the most popular sites in Venice!

This was an excellent tour with our tour guide Sara, who was not only knowledgeable but was animated and enthusiastic to share with us her love of the history, culture, and the people of Venice. Easy to find meeting location, where you will be provided...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 6 days ago
Not a great tour....

We were very disappointed in this tour. Our guide Paula (Paola) seemed disinterested and did not connect with our group well. She high tailed it out of there as soon as she got us out onto the terrace. No one even had any questions for...More

1  Thank Lori B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Superb

Having been to Venice 10 years ago and only wandered around St Marks and Doges Palace we thought we’d learn a little about it and take the tour. We learnt a lot! For those that are talking about there being too much detail, this is...More

3  Thank Kieran C
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It was three hours.
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As noted below, the buildings have steep stairways and so would prove to be difficult to negotiate above ground floor, my wife has a bad knee and slowly managed to get about. Did not see anyone using a wheel chair.
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