Explore medieval Venice on this 3.5-hour tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Marvel at the magnificent interiors of the buildings, and revel in the atmosphere of St. Mark’s square. Avoid the long lines to enter, with priority access.

Highlights:

Soak up the atmosphere of St. Mark’s Square

Explore the Doge’s Palace, including the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova

Marvel at the interior of the Basilica of St. Mark’s, one of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world

Product & Pricing Options
  • Standard Option

    Live guide: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

    Duration: 210 minutes, Skip the Line / Fast Track Entry

    Starts at meeting point

    from € 65.00
    (per person)

Skip the long lines to enter 2 of the most popular and spectacular buildings in Venice! Start your tour at the Doge’s Palace, the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Here you will hear the history of how the Duke and his council made decisions that controlled the fate of this 1,000 year republic.

Immerse yourself in the European Middle Ages, and see masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the Palace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs, and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova.

After your guided exploration of the Doge’s Palace, you will be taken on a tour of the inside of the Basilica of St. Mark’s. The Cathedral displays some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world, and is unique of its kind in Italy. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays of the floors. Learn the history of the Basilica, and discover the biblical symbolism of the Cathedral’s art. Admire the Pala d’Oro, the high altar of the Basilica, decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones.

Included:

• Entrance fees to the Doge’s Palace, and Basilica of St Mark’s
• Professional tour guide

Additional Information:

• During winter season, November 1st through March 31st, tours are available in English every day
• Tours are available in French on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in winter
• Tours are available in German on Mondays, and Fridays in winter
• Tours are available in Spanish on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays in winter

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