Skip the line: inside Doge’s Palace, Golden Basilica and….Much more.
Skip the long lines to 2 of the most important buildings in Venice on this guided tour. Admire the golden interior of St. Mark’s Basilica, and its world-famous mosaics. Don't miss the corridors of the Doges’ Palace. Book now!
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About this experience
A guided tour in the Palazzo Ducale which represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a Guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries.
You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed! After, you visit one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you'll have the pleasure to admire the beautiful gold mosaics, marble inlays of the floors and The Pala d'oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones.
You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie with the same ticket!
Included in this tour you will have our innovative app to do your personal walking tour through the most spectacular places of Venice: Rialto, Accademia and Saint Mark areas! A tour without fixed times or rush, visit the city corner by corner at your own peace!
The App is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and italian.
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How to use the voucher
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Italian tour only on Saturday.
This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.
For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace.
Comfortable shoes suggested – For the visit of Basilica proper clothing are required (noshort or tank pops).
The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.
The tour does not operate on 8, 25 of december, 1, 6 of January, 25 april, 15 august and during the religious functions and in case exceptional high tide or in case of special religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after ortherwise it will be refunded).
During some days of high turnout or for reason of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St.Mark's Balisica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.
For the mobile app, you will receive the QR code and the instruction to download and use it.
Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, English
-Guided Tour with commentary
-Skip the line
-Audio receiver devices in case of group over 10 people
Entrance valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark square (Royal Palaces: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).
Mobile app to do a self-guided tour of Venice
What's not included
-Hotel pick up
-Food and drinks
St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower near exchange office (the white building with blue clock facade)