Venice Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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Explore Venice's two most iconic monuments on a guided tour lasting approximately 2 hours. You will be able to enter St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace without queuing at the ticket office. You will also have the opportunity to see one of the most famous landmarks of Venice: the Bridge of Sighs.

Tour the different areas of the Doge's Palace such as the Opera Museum and the Armoury and see the original statue of St. Mark's horses in the Basilica.

  • Take advantage of the included ticket to access both monuments without queuing at the ticket office.
  • A guide will explain the history and the wonderful golden mosaics of the most famous temple of Venice: St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Discover the different rooms of the Doge's Palace, including the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, one of the largest in Europe.
  • If you wish, you can book a private guided tour to enjoy a guide just for you and your companions.

What’s included

  • Entrance to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

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Step by Step

See two of Venice's must-see sights: St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace on a 2-hour walking tour. With the included ticket, you'll be able to enter each of the sites accompanied by a local guide without having to wait in the long queues at the ticket office. If you prefer the guide to be just for you and your companions, you can also book a private guided tour.

The Ducal Palace is perhaps one of the most photographed monuments in the city and not for nothing, given that it has an attractive Gothic style architecture and offers different areas inside such as:

  • The Opera Museum: made up of 7 rooms that keep the remains of the palace such as columns, arches and windows.
  • Sala del Maggior Consiglio: it is the largest room in the palace and also one of the largest in Europe. You will find works of art by renowned artists such as Veronese and Tintoretto.
  • The Armoury: it is a museum that collects weapons, ammunition, swords, armour, instruments of torture and more.
  • La Scala dei Giganti: the famous work of Antonio Rizzo, these stairs were used by the most famous people of the time.

You will also be amazed by the majestic St. Mark's Basilica, which is more than a temple, it is a work of Byzantine art. It has facades with incredible mosaics, reliefs and imposing domes.

Inside the Basilica you will find the St. Mark's Museum, where you can see some bronze statues stolen in antiquity from the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the original St. Mark's Horses.

The visit also includes the Bridge of Sighs, one of the most famous bridges in Venice. Built of white limestone, this enclosed structure connects the New Prison with the rooms of the Doge's Palace where prisoners were interrogated.

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