Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica Venice Guided Tour

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Our Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour will take you on a wonderful and historic journey through Venice’s famous palace and cathedral. Begin by entering Doge’s Palace, a magnificent residence once home to the authority of the former Republic of Venice. Adorned with Gothic elements and royal detailing, take time wandering the corridors, private quarters, and cross the Bridge of Sighs. Discover the preserved Renaissance art – dating back to the 1500s – of notable Italian painters like Tintoretto, Tiziano, and Veronese. Study their ancient brush strokes and admire their unique artistry. Continue into Saint Mark’s Basilica, a wondrous cathedral with golden mosaics. Gain insight into the fascinating history before reaching the terrace to take in the mesmerizing Venetian view.

Our Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour is best suited for history and art lovers who want a thrilling day tour in Venice. Enjoy wandering Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica – two regal destinations that will leave you breathless. Be led by an experienced local guide the whole time and gain insider access. This tour is available every afternoon and includes entry to both sites. Book your spot today!

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Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica Venice Guided Tour Highlights

  1. Visit Doge’s Palace, a royal residence embellished with Gothic elements and stunning interiors
  2. Study the well-preserved Renaissance artwork of the palace from painters like Tintoretto, Tiziano, and Veronese
  3. Tour the incredible St. Mark’s Basilica – adorned with golden mosaics – to learn about the rich history of this cathedral
  4. Be led by an expert guide throughout the 3.5 hours and gain insider knowledge of these incredibly majestic sites
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Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica Venice Guided Tour Itinerary

14:00 - Pick up from Venice
  • Meet your local tour guide at a centralized location in Venice
Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica Tour
  • Meet your local guide and begin your 3.5 hour tour journeying through art and history to learn all you can about Venice’s incredible sites
  • Visit Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica, both historic structures offer incredible treasures like golden mosaics, paintings, and legendary tales
  • Tour the glorious cathedral with preserved golden mosaics and discover the captivating history of its regal interior.
  • Climb to the terrace for an unbelievable view of Venice
17:30 - Drop off in Venice
  • The tour will end at the original departure point
NB - all timings on Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica Venice Guided Tour are approximate
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Essential Information
Please note that you have to follow a precise dress code for the Basilica entrance: shoulders, knees and thighs need to be covered so please avoid short dresses, tank tops, shorts and hats (for men). It is not allowed to enter with large bags, animals, weapons, lighters and scissors
St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace can be closed to the public during high tides; in this case, you will be contacted and provide an alternative
We kindly inform you that the Skip the line service for St. Mark's basilica during certain periods of the year is not available