• Tour code: 21175P61
  • Location: , Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Visit two Venice highlights on a 3-hour, guided tour through St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doges’ Palace, with skip-the-line entrance that lets you make the most of your time in the city. See the rich ornamentation and artwork inside St. Mark’s Basilica, then follow in the footsteps of Venice’s powerful doges in a sumptuous masterpiece of Venetian Gothic design. This 3-hour combination tour includes skip-the-line admission at both locations.

Highlights

  • Combination tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doges' Palace
  • Skip the line admission at both locations
  • See the art and artifacts in St. Mark's
  • Explore the former residence of Venice's doge rulers
  • Perfect for first-time visitors

What You Can Expect

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

Venice Canal

Meet a guide and group at a central location on St. Mark’s Square, then walk past the lines and enter the soaring gates of St. Mark’s Basilica. Follow your guide to the most important parts of the basilica, often called the “Golden Church” for the gleaming mosaics that cover much of the ceiling and walls.

Highlights of St. Mark’s Basilica include the church’s golden dome, a treasury of remarkable artifacts, and the presbytery, whose altarpiece is encrusted with pearls, sapphires, emeralds, and garnets.

Following your time in St. Mark’s Basilica, continue a short distance to the Doges’ Palace, once the residence of the powerful rulers who controlled the Republic of Venice. See the Doges’ elegant apartments and public rooms, with masterpiece artwork throughout the building. Don’t miss the grand Scala d’Oro, or golden staircase, and the golden ceiling of the Sala de Maggior Consiglio, where Venice’s great council would meet to decide the fate of the island republic.

This 3-hour tour concludes at the Doges’ Palace.

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