Skip The Line: St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Tours
Enjoy skip-the-line access to the best Venice attractions on a tour led by an expert local guide! Explore the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica and learn all about these majestic buildings, symbols of the temporal and spiritual power of the ancient Republic of Venice!
20 participants maximum
Service with guide
A 2-hour walking tour of Venice to discover the two main attractions of this beautiful city! This fascinating itinerary includes skip-the-line entry and guided visit of the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. Meet your guide under the clock tower in St. Mark’s Square and start your tour at the Doge’s Palace, the majestic palace that served as the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. The skip-the-line ticket will allow you to avoid the long lines at the entrance and enjoy a complete overview of one of the most visited attractions in Venice! Travel back in time and discover where the Doges and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic. Marvel at the rich details of the gold staircase, admire the splendid rooms of the palace, hung with hundreds of masterpieces, and learn about the history of the Serenissima Republic… Then, relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the legendary Bridge of Sighs and enter the notorious Venetian prison… After the guided visit of the Doge’s Palace, take benefit from the skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica and enjoy a comprehensive tour of this masterpiece of Byzantine art! Admire the beautiful gold mosaics and marble floor inlays, visit the Golden Pall and the rich Treasury of St. Mark’s Basilica! Book this complete combo tour and combine two best-selling Venice itineraries at a very affordable price!
Departure Time & Days All year From Monday to Saturday • From November 1st 2015 to March 31st 2016: 10.30 am • From April 1st to October 31st 2016: 11.15 am
Languages available • From November 1st 2015 to March 31st 2016: BILINGUAL TOUR (explanations will be provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed) English: from Monday to Saturday Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday German: Monday, Friday • From April 1st to October 31st 2016: English: from Monday to Saturday Spanish: from Monday to Saturday French: from Monday to Saturday German: from Monday to Saturday Italian: Saturday
Additional information • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time. • At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour. • During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is BILINGUAL, because explanations will be provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed. • No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don’t show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher) • This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you. • In cases of religious ceremonies, exceptionally high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark’s Basilica may not be permitted. • To visit St Mark’s Basilica it is necessary to dress appropriately (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons. • Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
The tour includes:
Skip the Line access and admission to the Doge’s Palace