Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

2 hr

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An amazing 2-hour guided tour in the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica to discover two symbols of Piazza San Marco.

The tour starts in the imposing Doge’s Palace from where the Doge ruled the Venice Republic.
Admire the Golden, staircase and the many breathtaking artworks. You’ll walk through The Bridge of Sighs to reach the prisons!

Then you will enter in the breathtaking Basilica of Saint Mark, known as the Golden Basilica. The guide...
An amazing 2-hour guided tour in the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica to discover two symbols of Piazza San Marco.

The tour starts in the imposing Doge’s Palace from where the Doge ruled the Venice Republic.
Admire the Golden, staircase and the many breathtaking artworks. You’ll walk through The Bridge of Sighs to reach the prisons!

Then you will enter in the breathtaking Basilica of Saint Mark, known as the Golden Basilica. The guide will bring you to admire the Pala D’oro and the stunning mosaics. The only tour there you can enjoy part of the visit comfortably seated in the middle of the cathedral.

At the end of the tour you will enjoy also a free visit to a glass showroom where you will see a real craftsman at work.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

Visit the imposing Doge’s Palace with its marvelous rooms rich of artistic artwork made by famous venetian artists. You will discover the halls of power where the Doge and the highest politicians decided the faith of the Venice Republic. In these rooms you will be stunned in front of the “Last Judgment” by Tintoretto, one of the largest paintings in the world. Then the guide will escort you down in the old venetian prisons, passing through the magnificent Bridge of Sighs!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

The guided visit will proceed to the Basilica of Saint Mark, known also as the Golden Basilica, thanks to its uncountable mosaics made of pure gold! The guide will explain the...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

Visit the imposing Doge’s Palace with its marvelous rooms rich of artistic artwork made by famous venetian artists. You will discover the halls of power where the Doge and the highest politicians decided the faith of the Venice Republic. In these rooms you will be stunned in front of the “Last Judgment” by Tintoretto, one of the largest paintings in the world. Then the guide will escort you down in the old venetian prisons, passing through the magnificent Bridge of Sighs!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

The guided visit will proceed to the Basilica of Saint Mark, known also as the Golden Basilica, thanks to its uncountable mosaics made of pure gold! The guide will explain the history and meaning of the masterpieces that decorate the cathedral. You will admire the incredible Pala D’Oro with its hundreds of precious stones and the Treasury of Saint Mark:  many precious items collected along the centuries!

At the end of the tour will be able to see a glass furnace, near St. Mark’s Square where real glass craftsman will create a unique item in front of your eyes.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco San Marco 52, 30124 Venice Italy

This special ticket allows you to visit by yourself the Palace in St. Mark’s Square:Old Royal Palace (Museo Correr), the Biblioteca Marciana and Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Here you will discover the Venice lifestyle in the past; the rooms of Sissi (empress of Austria) and the archaeological museum.

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

The two symbols of Venice are in the middle of the marvelous Saint Mark's Square.

Important Details

Included
  • Skip the line entrance in the St. Mark's Basilica and part of the visit done comfortably seated
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons.
  • Optional Glassblowing demonstration close to Saint Mark’s Square.
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup
Departure Point
Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
10:45 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The visit is monolingual from April to October, from November to March could be bilingual.
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
  • For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and inside the Doges’ Palace, prior to your visit you must deposit them at the Ateneo San Basso (St. Mark’s Square- Calle san Basso). The storage service is free of charge, but please allow sufficient time!
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.