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The Doge’s Palace and Golden Basilica Guided Tour

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Discover the main highlights of Saint Mark’s Square: The Doge Palace and the Golden Basilica! Enjoy skip-the-line entrance.

  Duration: 2:15h
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The Doge’s Palace and Golden Basilica Guided Tour

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€ 69
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Skip the Line
Guaranteed Entrance
Audio Guide - Headphones
Licensed Guides
Mobile Voucher
Printed Voucher
Group: Max 100 people


What you'll do

Start the tour entering the imposing Doge’s Palace: The Doge’s palace represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In this finely decorated rooms, the Doge and his council took the decisions that determined the fate of the Serenissima Republic. 


Admire the Golden Staircase and the passage that leads to the Prison palace, where Giacomo Casanova was imprisoned. Cross the worldwide known Bridge of sights and feel part of history.


Later, the guide will bring you in The greatest cathedral of Venice: a Byzantine jewel covered by gold and art-masterpieces! It is in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1986. You will skip all the long lines, and, with your guide, you will discover the secrets of this marvelous cathedral. [readmore] The Guide will escort you through the 43.000 square feet of mosaics made by pure gold! Admire the Pala D’Oro: a treasury full of gems and precious stones. The expert guide will narrate history and legends about the breathtaking artworks! 


A unique and unforgettable experience to discover the main highlights of the city. After the tour you have the possibility to visit a glass factory in the St. Mark’s Square, you will see a real craftsman creating a glass in front of your eyes and using the ancient Murano techniques.


Your special ticket includes entrance to Saint Mark’s Square museums (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana), which you can visit independently, and a free optional tour to a glass factory just 2 minutes from the square. The Doge’s Palace and Golden Basilica guided tour!

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Included / Excluded
Guided tour with commentary
Qualified and experienced guide
Skip-the-line Ticket to the Doge’s Palace
Skip-the-line Ticket to St Mark Basilica and Pala D’oro guided tour
Headsets for groups of more than 10 people
Visit of a glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square
Ticket to visit by yourself: the Old Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Food and drinks

Before You Go

This tour is not accessible for people using wheelchairs or with walking disabilities

Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica and Doges Palace, please come in advance at the Ateneo San Basso (St. Mark’s Square – Calle San Basso). The storage service is free

Please dress appropriately for the church (cover shoulders, stomach and knees)

In case of exceptional high tide or special religious functions (then it can be postponed for next day or refunded)


Meeting Point

St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower near exchange office (the white building with blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you with the sign “TOUR”.

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