This tour takes you inside the centre of the religious power of Venice, with exclusive skip-the-line St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace tours. Our expert local history guide will give you a comprehensive and informative tour of the astonishing church and palace which are Venetian landmarks.
About this tour:
Avoid the waiting queues
- Explore the stunning St. Mark’s Basilica and it exclusive terraces
- Skip the line Doge’s Palace tour
- See paintings from world-renowned artists
- Visit the ballrooms, Great Councils hall and Opera Museum
- Admire the famous bridge of Sighs
Venice is one of the most fascinating cities in the world and this tour allows you to explore her right from the heart with a visit led by an expert local guide to two of the city’s top attractions.
Marvel at the art and architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica
Crowned by Venetian-Byzantine domes, St. Marks’ Basilica is one of the most evocative landmarks not only of Piazza San Marco, but the whole of Venice. You’ll meet an expert guide who will take you around this stunning church which has polychrome domes, walls clad in marble, and inside over 8000 square meters of glittering ceiling mosaics, many made with 24-carat gold leaf.
Enjoy a special Doge’s Palace Tour
The highlight of the day is an exclusive special visit to the Palazzo Ducale. You might be asking, how to skip the line at Doge’s Palace Tour? It is all sorted for you! So you can focus on enjoying your visit to the symbol of political Venice. The impressive structure has layers of ornamentation on its original 14th and 15 century foundations. It holds grand works of art too, with paintings from world-renowned artists like Titiano, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Veronese.
Go behind the scenes on your Doge’s Palace Tour
You’ll visit the courtyard and then the noble areas of the Doge’s public and private areas. Admire the ballrooms, the Great Councils Hall and the “Opera Museum,” which boasts an astonishing collection of portraits with more from the artists mentioned above. To round off the tour, you’ll also have the chance to admire the world-famous Bridge of Sighs and learn the story behind the origin of its name. This is the most comprehensive immersion in to the art and history of two of the most important political and religious landmarks of Venice!
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
Please let us know in advance any special needs or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accommodate them.
This tour runs on rain or shine.
Meet our tour leader in St. Mark's Square, under the column with the lion on the top, in front of Doge's Palace.
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