• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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See two of Venice’s most iconic attractions and save 10% when you book them together with this Super Saver. Head to the front of the long queues with skip-the-line access to the famed Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Learn the history behind these architectural wonders from your local guide, and explore some of Venice’s lesser-known sights on a walking tour. Complete both tours in the same day with a 3-hour break in between to spend at your leisure.


  • Combine two best-selling Venice tours at a discounted price
  • Skip the line at two top Venice attractions: Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica
  • Explore the opulent public rooms of Doge's Palace, see Veronese paintings and walk across the Bridge of Sights
  • Learn all about the Doges of Venice who ruled the Republic of Venice until the late-18th-century
  • Admire the extravagant interiors of St Mark’s Basilica and see the Pala D’Oro canopy
  • See St Mark’s Square as well as hidden gems such as San Zaccaria Church on a walking tour

What You Can Expect

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

Enjoy your walking tour around St Mark's Basilica!

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Tour (2 hours):
After meeting your guide outside the Royal Gardens in central Venice, walk to the nearby Doge’s Palace at St Mark’s Square. Admire the magnificent Gothic exterior, and then skip straight to the front of the queue so you can head inside and start exploring. Follow your guide through the palace’s ornate public rooms adorned from floor to ceiling with gilded decor and murals, including paintings by Renaissance masters Tintoretto and Veronese.

As you explore, your guide will share details about the powerful doges who ruled the Venetian Republic for centuries. Hear about their fearsome governing tactics, and then step across the famous Bridge of Sighs into the connected prison network where enemies of the republic were locked up. After you’ve emerged back into the daylight of St Mark’s Square, enjoy a 3-hour break at your leisure before your next tour begins.

Skip the Line: Small-Group Venice Walking Tour with St Mark’s Basilica (2 hours):
Meet your tour back in St Mark’s Square and learn about the crown jewel of this piazza — the Italo-Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica. Head to the front of the line and step inside the awe-inspiring cathedral. Admire the soaring golden domes, marble mosaics and intricate murals of the lavish interior. Your tour includes access to the dazzling Pala d’Oro altar, which was created by generations of Venetian goldsmiths. You’ll have approximately 40 minutes inside the Basilica to explore.

Next, escape the crowds of St Mark’s Square and follow your guide through lesser-known backstreets. Learn about some of Venice’s hidden gems, such as the Gothic San Zaccaria Church, as your guide shares tales of the city’s colorful characters and history. Your tour concludes back at the original departure point in St Mark’s Square. 

See the 'View additional info' link below for a map of the start point for your first tour.

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Customer Reviews

Beth E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Absolutely wonderful! Our guide was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history. This is a must do!

Charlotte F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We couldn't be happier with either of these 2 guides. Skip the Line is the best as there were always lines that we bypassed. Our tour guides were excellent and friendly. The use of listening devices with head phones was perfect. We were able to see and hear it all. No questions went unanswered and all answers were clearly expressed. English was excellent for both guides.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour guide. A lot of interesting history here

Judith D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Brilliant guide Barbara gave lots of history with enthusiasm and humour. Learnt far more by taking the tour so highly recommended

Bea O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It was an excellent tour. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and able to answer many extra questions. The only downside was that it would have been better if the group was smaller.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tours. Guides were prompt and very good. Kept the tour very interesting and would highly recommend.

Ronald C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This trip was nicely organized - with a couple of hours with a professional guide at the Doge's Palace followed by a few hours off to find lunch and get ready for the small-group tour of the church and a little walking tour of the neighbourhood. Frankly that last bit was one of the best we had on our entire Italy trip. The guide was amazingly informative and entertaining at the same time. I felt like Gina really gave us an honest sense of what it's like to be a Venetian Citizen today. Would highly recommend this combo-package - especially for anyone with limited time in Venice.

David P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The Doge Palace was fascinating. Sabrina knows her history and gave us a well rounded insight. The St. Marks Basilica tour was equally as interesting. Frederica was very knowledgeable. Her insights on modern Venice was as interesting as the tour. I highly recommend this combo.

Dan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The only way to tour. Did not know how great Skip the line was, until we did it. Not only skipping the line but having the remote headphones was like having a small group individual tour. At first, seeing the long queues, I wondered. But then the tours worked. It was almost like a private small party tour. Informative guides. Educational. Areas in the palace explained that would otherwise have been a mystery. Never felt rushed. Superb!

Anthony E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A very interesting tour of the Doge's Palace with an excellent guide who took a lot of trouble to make it interesting. In the afternoon Sabrina guided us around the dry part of Venice as St Mark's Square was under water. It was the most expensive tour we did and was perhaps slightly overpriced but still enjoyed by both of us.

Anthony Eden

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