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Skip the line: inside Doge’s Palace, Golden Basilica and….Much more.



  • Guided visit in the main attractions of St. Mark’s Square
  • Admire the Basilica and it golden mosaicos
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Venetian Prisons
  • Skip the line access

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Amazing guided tour of The Doge’s Palace and the marvelous Golden Basilica!
The tour starts in the imposing Doge’s palace with its marvelous rooms, rich of history and incredible masterpieces made by great artists as Tiepolo and Tiziano. Be stunned in front of the Golden staircase: the main entrance for the halls of power where the Doge decided the faith of the Republic! Then Cross the Bridge of Sighs and go to the dark Venetian prisons, where many important figures were imprisoned, including Casanova.Skip the line: inside Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica and....Much more. - -

Head to the Saint Mark’s Basilica,: the five-dome Cathedral   known also as the Golden Basilica due to the interior completely covered by mosaics made with pure gold! The guide will escort you in this byzantine masterpiece and will teach you its history and the meaning of the many biblical scenes that decorate the church. See the breathtaking Pala D’oro with its uncountable gems and, then, enter in the Saint Mark Treasury: a stunning collection of relics and valuable items collected along many centuries.

With this special ticket you can visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square: (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman at work visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark’s square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.

Timetable: every day at 10:45 AM (not available on Sunday)
Duration: 2 hours (20 minutes more for the demostration in St. Mark’s Square)
Languages: from April to October: English, French, Spanish and German every day – Italian only on Saturday. The visit is monolingual.
From November to March: English from Monday to Saturday – German on Monday and Friday – French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Spanish on Wednesday and Saturday The visit could be bilingual.

Additional information

Know before to go

-The visit is monolingual from April to October, from November to March could be bilingual.
-Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
-Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
-For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
-For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and inside the Doges’ Palace, prior to your visit you must deposit them at the Ateneo San Basso (St. Mark’s Square- Calle san Basso). The storage service is free of charge, but please allow sufficient time!
– Comfortable shoes suggested.
-The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.
– Mobile vouchers are accepted.
– Free children under 6 years old
– Optional Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square at the end of the tour.

Meeting point

ST. MARK’S SQUARE – CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait you for with a signboard in which is written “TOUR”.
Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time


– Shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
– “Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and the Basilica guided tour including the Pala D’oro and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons.
– Entrance ticket valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
– Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.
– Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people

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