Guided tour of Doge's Palace and Golden Basilica with skip-the-line ticket
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Guided tour of Doge's Palace and Golden Basilica with skip-the-line ticket

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Expert guide to discover the symbols of Piazza San Marco
  • Admire the marvelous Basilica with its golden mosaics
  • Discover the magnificent halls of power of the Doge's Palace
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and admire Venice from the top
What to expect

The guide will bring you in the stunning Doge’s Palace with its rooms of power decorated by great artists as Tiepolo and Tiziano. Be stunned in front of the Golden staircase that brings in the heart of the Palace where the doge lived with the highest politicians and his family. Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs to go down in the old Venetian prisons, where also Casanova was held and managed to escape!

The visit proceeds inside the stunning Saint Mark’s Basilica. Admire its marvelous five-domes covered by gold.

The Basilica is known also as the Golden one thanks to the mosaics completely covered with pure gold! The expert guide will accompany you along this byzantine masterpiece explaining its history and the meaning of the many biblical scenes around inside.

Until the 30th August 2020, the guided visit to the Basilica will be done from the Terrace and the St. Mark’s Museum. So, you will enjoy a breathtaking overview of the golden Basilica from the Top!

At the end of the tour you can participate to the option tour in a glass showroom near St. Mark's Square where you will see a real craftsman artwork.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Guided tour of Doge's Palace, St.Mark's Basilica and Bridge of Sighs
    • Skip the line ticket for Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
    • Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square
    • Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
    Where

    St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower, Venezia, VE, Italia

    Meeting point:

    The Clock Tower is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and you will find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard TOUR under the Clock Tower. Please, be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time

    What to remember
    • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
    • Comfortable shoes suggested – For the visit of Basilica proper clothing are required (no short or tank tops).
    • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
    • The guided tour of the basilica includes every day, the visit to the Terrace (where there are also the famous Horses of Constantinople) and to the Museum of San Marco
    • On Sundays and holidays, due to the mass being held on the ground floor, the tour will start directly from the second floor, where there is the Terrace and the Museum of St. Mark. The famous mosaics will be visible only partially from the second floor
    • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the visit to the Pala d'Oro is not included
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    Provider
    Venice City Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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