The Splendors Of St Mark's And Doge's Palace Venice Tour

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. , Meeting time at 1.50 pm , Starting time at 2.00 pm
  • Departure Details :
    Venice, near Saint Mark's Square.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Skip the line to see iconic St. Marks Basilica, and learn about the history of its construction and the accumulation of its treasures. Visit the notorious Bridge of Sighs and grand St. Marks Square, learning about their significance to Venices past as an axis of wealth and power, the splendour and the spectacle of the Doges, the curious and shrewd leaders of Venice for more than a millennium.

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Experience the opulence of La Serenissima, or the Republic of Venice, during this 2 hour small-group guided walking tour of St. Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace, meeting at 1.50pm near St. Marks Square to begin your tour at 2.00pm.
Youll skip the line to enter the basilica as your guide points out a few significant artworks, including gold Byzantine mosaics, ornate altars, and a treasury of metalworks, jewels, and enamels. With an included headset you wont miss any details, as your guide shares stories of the merchants, rulers, and artisans who contributed to Venices rise as one of the most powerful trading ports in Europe. Youll also see the Bridge of Sighs and learn the legends of the condemned who walked its path from the Doges Palace to prison.
Experience the pomp and ceremony of the magnificent Doges, arguably the most curious figures in Venetian history. Hear about the ancient tradition of selecting the most cunning and wise senior official to the role of ecclesiastical, civil and military ruler. Find out about the peculiar ceremonial wedding duties undertaken by the Doge, the opulent processions and other unique archaic traditions the role commanded. Explore the Doges Palace that stood as a monumental testament to the power of this role. Find out about the strict rules that governed their rule. Hear about the way one Doge intentionally set up a great international catastrophe just to turn a profit. Our expert tour guide will reveal the shrewd command held by the Doges over world powers in international trade, greatly influencing society and art in Venice and beyond. This tour also includes crossing the hauntingly beautiful Bridge of Sighs, the pathway of the condemned who carved their last desperate messages to the world on the walls of this unique place in Venice. Tour ends at 4.00 pm.
Please note, to enter the basilica, bags are not permitted and guests must have knees and shoulders covered for men and women.
The tour is not available in August, and alternate sites may be visited during religious events.


  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless/backless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

Due to increased security, some delays in entry are to be expected. We do in any case offer the quickest possibly entry.

Bags (including purses, satchels, or pouches), backpacks or other varieties are no longer permitted in St Mark's Basilica

Please bring as few personal items as possible on this tour.

At times, St Mark's Basilica is closed for religious ceremonies, often without prior announcement. In these instances, the tour will proceed without entering into the Basilica. It is in any case free to enter at a later time via the regular entry queue.

Tour is not available in August

A current valid passport (or other photo ID) is required on the day of travel for all persons aged 17 years and under.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

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