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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Venezia, Italy

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Visit two of the most popular attractions in Venice on this guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Listen to your guide's commentary clearly with provided headsets and avoid hours-long queues with skip-the-line admission tickets. Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace are also included for a hassle-free tour.
  • Skip-the-line guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Explore the seat of the once-powerful Venetian Republic on a guided visit to the Doge's Palace
  • Admire the largest painted canvas in the world inside the palace
  • Marvel at the gorgeous Byzantine mosaics in St. Mark's Basilica
Qualified guide
Personal headsets
Skip the line ticket to the Doge's Palace
Terrace and Museum of St. Mark's Basilica (until when interior visits will be restored)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Inside visit of St. Mark's Basilica (ground floor)

Departure Point

Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Departure Time

10:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For security reasons, backpacks and bags must be left at the free deposit in Calle San Basso; they are not allowed in the basilica
  • No refund will be given for no shows or late comers.
  • Wheelchair partially accessible, due to structural reasons some areas of the Doge's Palace are not accessible, so the tour may be limited. If assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The tour will be provided rain or shine, though may be cancelled if tides are exceptionally high. In this case we'll provide a full refund
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Park Viaggi

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Skip the line is always a must at major attractions and this is one of them!" See review
  • "Do NOT try to do these sites without a tour like this!" See review

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star-5
Great Tour despite COVID - questions answered!
Amanda_R
, Jul 2020
The experience was very nice - our teens ages 12 & 14 also enjoyed it. It was a good experience - our tour director was very patient with the rules instituted due to COVID. We were glad to be with a tour guide to make our way through the Doge's palace - as they kept us moving very smoothly through it all. She gave great information and answered all of our questions. The Basilica was not open in the main floor - we were only able to go directly upstairs to view the main floor from the balcony. We did not have to wait long at either site.
star-5
Interesting and informed
Jane_M
, Feb 2020
Excellent trip in small group. Historical detail .lenty of space . Easy to hear and understand . Pleasant guide
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Hurry up and wait
Amy
, Feb 2020
We were running behind and missed the tour by 5 mins. Totally our fault. Called and was told to catch the next tour in an hour. Great! We bummed around but the next tour got started nearly 30 mins late. And we weren’t told on the phone that we would not have a guide for Doge’s Palace. We would have to come back tomorrow if we wanted to see it guided. Well, can’t do because we have a different tour booked during that time. Also, the basilica tour only lasted 45 minutes. Was it rushed due to her being late? Or is this typical? Your guess is as good as mine! Our tour guide was pleasant and had some interesting stories but didn’t strike me as exceptional- which we generally feel after a tour. This tour was meh with all that happened.
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Highly Recommended for First Timers and Experienced Visiters
jccpope
, Jan 2020
Had a fantastic time on our tour. The guide was very knowledgable and was able to answer any questions I had (which was impressive given my prior knowledge on a lot of the subject matter). The perks of being able to cut the lines and being lead into areas that the general public aren't allowed access to cannot be overstated - it's a game changer. The group size wasn't too big, so it didn't feel like we were too encumbered and could make our way easily. Would certainly recommend anyone with an interest in visiting these two buildings to take this tour. Also, the Glass Factory demonstration at the end was a nice surprise and a great place to find a nice souvenir. My girlfriend loved that.
star-5
Great tour!
I9495RYwilliamp
, Jan 2020
The Basilica and Palazzo were packed. With our tour guide, we were able to beat the line and hear the rich history of both buildings.
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Doges Palace & St Marks Basilica Tour
Excursion788061
, Dec 2019
This was a very interesting and informative tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Note that this tour is not designed for children.
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First time in Venice
angelanic66
, Nov 2019
This was a fantastic tour. My husband and I highly recommend it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and his pace was not too fast. Doing this early was a good idea and we got in and around very quickly and were not rushed nor was it too crowded.
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DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY
kimr10272019
, Nov 2019
DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY. They left us waiting in the hotel lobby for a tour operator that would not show up because they are not paying their guides. Use AIRBNB experiences for a much better time.
star-5
Pleasant visit.
Ian W
, Nov 2019
Everybody turned up on time and the entire visit was well organised with a very knowledgeable guide. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend this tour to other visitors to venice.
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skip the line tour
mistral2165
, Nov 2019
an excellent tour made all the better by an extremely knowledgeable guide. The queues were awful but we really did skip them and had a most enjoyable tour, learnt an awful lot about Venice!

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