Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica Guided Tour with Fast Track Admission

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  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
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  • 2 Hrs 15 Min Duration
  • English
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  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Visit two of the most beautiful landmarks in all of Venice - Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Admire Doge's Palace, the very symbol of Venice and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture
  • Marvel at the gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Sit comfortably while learning about the history of the ancient basilica
  • Look at the Pala d'Oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art, made up of thousands of gems and precious stones
  • Walk through the famous Bridge of Sighs - a reference to the prisoners’ sighs as they walked from the courtroom to the cells
  • Enjoy skip the line tickets to Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica
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  • 28 Sep 2017
    The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. She was enthusiastic and made us feel welcome while talking us through the tour. My husband and I enjoyed it immensely.

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  • Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica Guided Tour (INS) (Apr-Oct 2018)

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    Inclusive Of:

    • English speaking guide
    • Fast track admission ticket to The Doge's Palace
    • Fast track admission ticket to Saint Mark's Basilica

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    • Gratuity for guide

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What To Expect

Explore two of Venice's most beautiful and historical landmarks in one day with this guided tour of Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica. Start with a tour of Doge's Palace at Palazzo Ducale - the pinnacle of Venetian political power, and a symbol of the city's wealth and status, where once, centuries ago, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of the entire city of Venice. Together with a knowledgable tour guide, walk in to find rooms plastered and packed with hundreds of masterpieces including "Il Paradiso" by Tintoretto, the world's longest canvas painting. Learn about the history and context of the palace as your guide takes you through the hallowed halls and back to the European Middle Ages. Find yourself mesmerized by the rich details of the gold staircase, and the art that decorates the entire building. Next stop: the notorious Bridge of Sighs - its name a reference to the prisoners that entered the Venetian prisons, including the legendary Giacomo Casanova. The tour ends with a guided tour of Saint Mark's Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine art and architecture. Sit on its marble inlays and admire its beautiful gold mosaics while your guide tells you about the history of the ancient basilica. While you're there, don't forget to drop by the Treasury, where religious art works collected from all over the world are located. Finally, feast your eyes on the the beloved Pala d'Oro, one of Venice's most prized possessions, made up of thousands of gems and precious stones - a fitting end to a tour of two of Venice's most elaborate and beautiful landmarks.

doge's palace tour
Go on a guided tour of two of Venice's historical and political landmarks
doge's palace tour
Start with a tour of Doge's Palace - the seat of Venetian politics and power, where the Duke and his council used to run the city
st mark's basilica
Explore the stunning Golden Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine art and architecture
golden basilca
Get a good look at Pala d'Oro and the Treasury - where religious artifacts collected from all over the world are stored
Activity Information
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  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
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Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 10:45am meet your guide
  • Visit the Doge's Palace
  • Visit the Bridge of Sighs and the prison
  • Visit Saint Mark's Basilica
  • 1:00pm end of tour
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Children aged 0-2 can join the package Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica Guided Tour (INS) (Jan 2018-Mar) for free
  • From April to October, this tour is not available on Sundays
  • This tour is not available on the following dates: 1-2, 25 Apr; 1 May; 2-3 June; 15 Aug
  • Please wear appropriate clothing inside the church. Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed
  • This tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Meet Up Details:

  • Meet up time: 10:45am
  • Location: "Yex" Exchange Office, under the clock tower in San Marco Square
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (2) 2.5
  • Manisha 28 Sep 2017
    The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. She was enthusiastic and made us feel welcome while talking us through the tour. My husband and I enjoyed it immensely.
  • Yen Han 15 Nov 2017
    Very bad experience! Electronic voucher to write the collection time 10:45 AM, assembly point: Piazza San Marco Piazza Bell under the Yex Ticket Center. However, the clock tower in St. Mark's Square generally refers to the relatively high Campanile di San Marco, there is a relatively short "Torre dell 'Orologiio" bell tower on the other side of the square, but the Yex ticketing center is actually not under the "clock tower" Clock tower, will be misled! On 11/6, I was delayed for a long time because of being misguided. Although I was still at YEX Ticketing Center at 10:45, I did not see any tour guides. After waiting for a little while I was overwhelmed, I was forced to make an international call back to Taiwan. However, the call center service call will probably be connected once again! And the customer service phone is you have been called in the transfer, but busy, he will terminate the call directly, so hit a number of generalists to connect the first customer service staff! As a result, the customer service even asked me to call my local tour provider in Venice. I was unfamiliar with my life abroad! In the end to customer service do? Although the moment is angry, but in order to solve the problem hit the past, the result of local suppliers phone has been deactivated! Voice says "this number is no longer available", dumbfounded! Had to make an international call back to Taiwan customer service, customer service said after the switch to help me inquiries, the result of waiting for the phone actually cut off! Now angry and frustrated the moment, had to continue to fight! Finally did not know how much money spent international calls, connected, this customer service finally gave a more definite answer, that can help me try to change to the next day, but also to use email back (do not know why they do not Ken phone replies, in case I do not have the network can not see it?). Now have to accept and wait, light processing it has been an hour, all the good mood of tourism has been destroyed. In the afternoon I received an email saying that I would change it to the next day 11/7. With the experience of the previous day, we arrived at the rendezvous at 10:25 am and ended up with a tour guide at 10:40 with a very obscure Tour brand Appear (the assembly point a lot of people, but the tour guide did not wear obvious clothes, take the tour brand is also very humble), the day because the tide is too high all the trips have been canceled. Because the previous day has been playing too many international calls, I wrote an email to Klook customer service to ask for a refund, the results of 11/8 email did not respond, 11/12 after the re-issued, to 11/14 did not return the same today, Had to bite the bullet and try to play customer service, hit the 8-pass finally connected, told him that my problem, the result has not finished the call again disconnected, why customer service phone so hard to hit, so easy to break? At this point I have been physically and mentally exhausted, full of setbacks! After the customer service line breakback email said it will help me ask for a refund, I do not know how the result will be, but after this experience I dare not to use Klook, this is my first and last time!
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