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

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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

Enjoy skip-the-line access to two top Venice attractions Doge's Palace and St Marks Basilica on tours led by an expert local guide, and see the citys highlights and hidden gems, too! This exciting Venice Super Saver combines two top-selling experiences at a discounted price, allowing you to save 10 percent! Learn all about the attractions and landmarks from a guide, and enjoy three hours of free time in between the two tours.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Skip the line

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Skip the Line: Doge's palace Tour (2 hours):
Meet your guide at the entrance to the Royal Gardens in Venice and stroll to Doge's palace, the magnificent Venetian-Gothic building from where the leaders of the former Venetian Republic ruled until the late-18th century. Head inside and explore the grandiose public chambers that the doges lavished with fine art and ornamentation. Masterpieces by Renaissance champions Tintoretto and Veronese adorn the walls and ceilings, framing the palaces grand staircases and arcade statues.

Learn about the extravagant doges as you walk around, and hear of the power and treachery that characterized their reign. Ruling the republic with iron fists, the doges established a network of prisons at the palace so they could keep a close eye on their foes. Wander across the Bridge of sighs, built to connect the palace to the fearsome prisons, and pose for photos against the backdrop of the palace. Your walking tour then finishes outside the palace, leaving you to enjoy a 3-hour break before your next tour starts.

Skip the Line: Small-Group Venice Walking Tour with St Marks Basilica (2 hours):
Leave St Marks Square and set off on your walking tour to discover some of Venices highlights its top attractions and lesser-known sights. Soak up the hustle and bustle of St Marks Square, and head inside St Marks Basilica to admire its interiors. Marvel at the marble floors and ogle the gilded mosaics that blanket the walls and ceilings. The Pala DOro canopy over the high altar dazzles with gold and your guide will explain the Byzantine influences that helped Venice hone its distinctive architectural style.

After 40 minutes approx inside the St Mark's Basilica, head out and set off to discover the canal walkways and pretty bridges that many visitors dont get to see. Stop for photos by San Zaccaria Church and admire its incredible faade with Gothic and Renaissance carvings. As you walk, listen to your guides tales of the city during the days of the Venetian Republic and the many colorful characters that have called Venice home throughout the ages.

After two hours exploring the city, work your way back to the start point at St Marks Square and finish your tour by the Bridge of sighs.

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

Inclusions

Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Headset to hear the guide clearly

Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco

Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

Entry/Admission - Piombi - le Prigioni

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

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 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

Large bags and rucksacks are not allowed inside St Mark's Basilica

At certain times it may not be possible to enter any of the visited churches due to religious functions taking place. These closures are beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued

Please note: Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Tour starts at 9am and Skip the Line: Small-Group Venice Walking Tour with St Marks Basilica starts at 2pm

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Oct-2019

    The weather was beautiful. There were still a lot of tourists about even in late October. Our guide was obviously passionate and knowledgeable about Venice. It was great being able to skip the queue. It was great getting an overview of Venice through the walking tour as it was our first day in Venice and helped to orientate us.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    Guide for Doge's Place was so pleasant and informative. We saw and learned so much. St. Mark's guide provided historical insights on building and art.

  • 12-Aug-2019

    This was an interesting tour, our guide Andrea was very informative and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the experience much more with the background info than if we went alone. Highly recommended!

  • 18-Jul-2019

    Both of our tours were with knowledgeable guides who were informative and helpful.
    They gave us a flavor of the history and the happenings then.
    Excellent tours.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Excellent! We had 2 different guides (Barbera for Doges palace and Andrea fir Basilica). Both were highly engaging and entertaining. Their knowledge and passion for their locale showed throughout. Highly recommended, bypassing queues and nice small groups. Thank you both!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had 2 different guides for this excursion. One for Doge Palace and another for St. Mark's. They were both very knowledgeable and informative. I highly recommend this tour. We did small group and it is well worth it.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The Doge's palace tour was interesting. Our guide was very good and entertaining. The St. Mark's cathedral visit was okay. The guide was good. The Venice walking tour was a waste. They showed us the Opera house and the Rialto bridge- which you can visit yourself.

  • 13-May-2019

    Our tour guide (iridis - spelling?) was outstanding. The history and knowledge shared was excellent. She was engaged and passionate on what she was presenting. St. Marks is definitely a must see. The architecture and different ages from Roman to gothic to renaissance to Byzantine was just stunning.

  • 19-Apr-2019

    Venice is beautiful that is a given, but a tour depends on guides and ours were excellent - recommended

  • 16-Oct-2018

    Loved the tour of the Doge's Palace. Beautiful building and the guide was wonderful. St Mark's Basilica was not what I was expecting. It was dark and photos were not allowed. Loved Venice!

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