Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace

Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace

Delve into Venetian history on a tour showcasing the city's most iconic structures—St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace—as an expert guide sheds light on the stories behind both iconic attractions. Skip the line into the legendary St. Mark's Basilica, where you’ll wander through the mosaic-clad interior and even step onto the balcony overlooking Piazza San Marco—reserved for only a select few! Then, continue to the Doge's Palace and step into the political heart of a powerful empire.

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Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

Begin in the world-famous St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) and take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking space laid out in front of you. Your guide will lay the foundation for your experience, setting the scene of centuries of Venetian history under the famed arched portico.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, San Marco, 328, 30124 Venice Italy

Get special access into the pristine St. Mark’s Basilica, skipping past the long lines and straight into its opulent interior. Wander beneath the mosaics in the company of a local guide who’s especially skilled at reviving the past through storytelling and expert knowledge. Marvel at the mosaics and more of the basilica’s treasures, then take a walk out onto the balcony for a once-in-a-lifetime view overlooking Piazza San Marco, the Doge's Palace, and the Venetian lagoon.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

Weave your way through the Doge’s Palace, where pre-reserved tickets once again get you past the lines and inside what was once the political heart of the Venetian empire for hundreds of years. Walk through the Doge's private apartments and learn how politics and crime went hand in hand—even in medieval Venice. Finally, like many other (unlucky) Venetians before you, you’ll wander over the Bridge of Sighs—and learn why this romantic icon is a little grimmer than you may have heard—before finishing your exploration in the New Prisons.

Duration: 2 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour."
"Backpacks are prohibited inside St. Mark's Basilica."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Walks complies with all local government regulations. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information."
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Tour in English only"
"St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to liturgical celebrations or high tides. In this event, your guide will give the tour from the exterior of the Basilica or we will contact clients as soon as possible to arrange a suitable alternative."
"Due to the religious nature of the Basilica, all individuals regardless of gender must cover their shoulders and knees. A scarf or shawl is acceptable. The activity provider cannot be held responsible for those denied entry"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 3 Hours
Start location: Museo Correr, P.za San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line ticket for St. Mark's Basilica
  • Headsets when necessary
  • Exclusive access to the balcony of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Pre-reserved ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Exclusive Early Entry to the Doge's Palace (8 AM only)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Lunch


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