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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

LAURIE Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

would do it again on our next trip. so much to see and learn

dsmith3

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Both tours were great. Skipping the line for St. Mark's was worth the price. Guides were on time and very knowledgeable.

Mhmessner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour. Great guide, packed with information, and loved skipping the line.

Mark F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Gina is a true proud Venetian. She is very knowledgeable and highly passionate about the subject matter. A great place to learn about the city so that you have context for exploring. Very much worth it.

Suzanne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our two guides were excellent.

Sharon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is a must when you visit Venice. I particularly liked that our tour on these two incredible landmarks was split. We visited the Doge's Palace in the morning then returned at 2pm to tour St. Mark's and do a Venice walking tour. We also had different guides on each tour. Both guides were good but the gentleman conducting the tour of the Doge's Palace had a Venetian accent and was a little difficult to understand at times. The lady conducting the tour of St. Mark's was excellent. Both were very knowledgeable.

Sandra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Guides were excellent for both tours. They were very knowledgeable and informative and pace of the tours was appropriate.

steven.dunphy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Well organized and presented.
Two parts AM and PM with two different guides works well! Plenty of time for lunch or other site-seeing in between.
Venice is stunning!
Do It!!!

Arlan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Both morning and afternoon tour guides where exceptionally knowledgeable. Spoke clearly in English and were great in answering questions. Group size was also nice.

Brendan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour guides for the Doge Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, and Venice Walking tour were all great. Taking the walking tour of Venice was helpful to learn extra information about the city. Having a guide in the Doge Palace and St. Mark's is much better than going alone since the guides had tons of concise knowledge about the artwork and other nuances that you would miss on your own.

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