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Book this tour and save 10% compared to booking each attraction separately!

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.

Highlights

  • 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

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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

Aina F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

At first I didn't want to book a tour to see the basilica and the palace, however once I saw the queues to get in, I hopped straight online to book - and I'm so glad I did. There are two separate tours, and both were fantastic. You skip the lines, and hear great stories that bring both buildings to life. The walking tour was also great, and we went to a few places away from the typical tourist locations. The only downside was that I had about 2.5hrs break between the two tours, but I took the opportunity to climb the campanile tower in the meantime and went for another wander through the town.

Julie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Both tours were excellent, guides were very knowledgeable and fresh. Skip the line is a good idea as the queues were very long. The wireless devices were also very good and meant you didn't need to stick close to the guide. Highly recommended.

vicki rust Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and it was great to skip the line-up for tickets

Charlotte M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Found this to be a great tour. Our guide Elisabeta was excellent - great information, good English and a good humour. Group was small enough tow work well. Meeting point is easy to find aswell.

kaoru.lott

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Marla G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour for beginner/basic wine knowledge. A beautiful way to see the countryside. A perfect amount of time too. Highly recommend

Mark S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We absolutely loved Venice and this tour was perfect for what we were looking for. We really enjoyed how knowledgeable our tour guide was. Her knowledge about the history of Venice and the Doge's Palace ad St Mark's Basilica made everything so much more meaningful than it would have been if we just wandered around and looked at things without anyone to share the history. And skipping the line at St Mark's Basilica was a must!!! It was just right and still left us lots of time to do our own wandering throughout the gorgeous streets of Venice.

Dawn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The guided were passionate talkers which made it very interesting

Lauren Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Superb tout. Both our morning and afternoon guides were great. Our afternoon guide, Barbara, was a Venice native and so experienced in touring Venice. She made the afternoon fly by, imparting her knowledge and great sense of humor!

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

No trip to Venice is complete without this tour.

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