Venice Must-Sees: St Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Fast Track Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 15 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    November 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2017: 10:45 am April 1st 2017 to October 31st, 2017: 10:45 am
  • Departure Details :
    Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy,
  • Return Details :
    Saint Mark's Basilica, Piazza San Marco, 328, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take advantage of the skip-the-line service on this 2-hour tour that gives you the exclusive opportunity to go back in time and discover two of the most important buildings of St.Marks Square: the Doges Palace that represented the cornerstone of the political life in the Venice for centuries, and St. Marks Basilica which is one of the finest masterpieces of Byzantine art, enriched with marble decorations, golden glittering mosaics, and other precious materials. Through this complete and detailed tour, your expert guide will let you feel immersed in the history of Venice.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

Enjoy the fast-track access on this 2-hour tour that will lead you to discover the most important highlights in St.Marks Square: the Doges Palace, that was the center of the political power in the city, and St.Marks Basilica, which represented the symbol of the religious and the spiritual power.

Meet your knowledgeable guide at St.Marks Square and start heading to the majestic Doges Palace, where the Doge and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic.

Discover the lavish Doge's Apartments, its splendid, decorated rooms and the masterpieces of famous artists, such as Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto, while going through this sumptuous palace. Admire the rich details of the Giants Staircase and the Golden Staircase, the Opera Museum, the Institutional Rooms, and other extraordinary treasures.

Cross the famous Bridge of sighs and experience the prisoners' anguish before reaching the notorious Venetian prison, where the well-known Giacomo Casanova and many others were imprisoned.

Next, have the unique opportunity to visit one of the world's most majestic and imposing cathedral. Held in a deeply spiritual atmosphere and richly decorated with golden mosaics and other precious materials, the Basilica is a great artwork of immeasurable value.

While inside the cathedral, marvel at the major altar of St. Marks Cathedral and the Golden Pall, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with thousands of gems and precious stones, considered one of the most valuable objects in the world.

Through this tour, have the chance to perceive and contemplate the grandeur of Venice at the time of its golden age.

Inclusions

Guided tour

Skip-the-line access

Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco

Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time

At the tour departure point, you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour

During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is bilingual, so explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher)

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

In cases of religious ceremonies, exceptionally high tides or other special occasions, access to St. Mark's Basilica may not be permitted

To visit St. Mark's Basilica it is necessary to dress appropriately (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.

Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility: This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary

Languages available:

April 1st to October 31st: English, Spanish, French, German: from Monday to Saturday Italian: Saturday. November 1st to March 31st: Bilingual tour

(explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed) English: Monday to Saturday Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday German: Monday, Friday

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

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