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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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
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Qualified guide
Personal headsets
Skip the line ticket to the Doge's Palace
Terrace and Museum of St. Mark's Basilica
Skip the line ticket to St. Mark's Basilica
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
On Sundays visit of St. Mark's Basilica (ground floor)
Torre dell'Orologio , P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Meet our staff (holding the sign "TOUR") in front of the arches on the left side of the blue Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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.

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  • "Do NOT try to do these sites without a tour like this!" See review
  • "Doing this early was a good idea and we got in and around very quickly and were not rushed nor was it too crowded." See review
  • "Viator needs much specificity (like the cruise lines do on their tours) about difficulty walking, distance walking and if there are a large number of stairs." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Enjoyable and Thorough
Dana_A
, Oct 2021
He learns so much more on a tour than going so low walking through beautiful history like these two places. We had a great guide and I learned very much.
star-5
Good service
GeertR
, Oct 2021
Because of rain, the skip the line for the Basilica were cancelled. They returned the money for that part. The guide was gave extra time and info at the Dogespalace for it. Great.
star-5
Doge’s Palace is a Must-See in Venice!
Karen_S
, Oct 2021
We weren’t able to visit the Basilica but we had an excellent tour of the exquisite Doge’s Palace. The scale of the buildings, rooms and artwork was incredible. I learned so much from our knowledge guide, Caterina..
star-1
Don’t waste your time!!
brette_a
, Sep 2021
Horrible tour guide. I thought they had higher standards for their guides. Rude, hard to understand and didn’t seem to care much about making it a good experience for the group. Waste of money!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear, your review leaves us very perplexed. We always receive many compliments for the tour you have purchased and our guides are the best that the city of Venice can offer, carefully selected by our staff. We would like to ask you to write us an email with all the details about your visit in order to understand better what happened. Thank you and kind regards, Park Viaggi staff
star-5
The tour Guide was fun...
LuisErnesto_D
, Aug 2021
The tour Guide was fun and with a lot of knowledge. You can skip the line and enjoy scenery. Both the San mark church and dodge palace are worth visiting
star-5
Tall tales of Venice with Raphael
Grady_P
, Aug 2021
We absolutely enjoyed the tour with Raphael. He should be in the movies. Both the Doge and basilica. He had great perspectives we enjoyed on the historical and theological significance of Venice. Multo bene
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth every penny!
Allison_D
, Jul 2021
The Doges palace should NOT be missed! It is spectacular and being able to skip the line was great. The tour guide was wonderful and helped us to understand what we were seeing.
star-5
Well done tour
Mike_K
, Jul 2021
The guide was excellent; very knowledgeable of Venice and the history behind it. The skip the line at the Doge's palace was valuable, but recent COVID restrictions made the skip line line impossible for St. Mark's Basilica (for all tour guides in town). Still, the wait to get into the Basilica was not long, and felt even shorter as our guide continue to provide us information during the wait. I would book again if I return to Venice.
star-3
Still deciding if it was worth it. But no regrets.
Kristin_W
, Jul 2021
Wonderful sights to see. Worth it. But guide was repetitive and a bit militant. I’ve been to school and don’t need to be treated like a kid in school again. But not unpleasant. Still have to wait in line for St Marks so really NOT skipping the line.
star-4
condensed tour
Mark_H
, Oct 2020
This tour is strange under covid conditions but great efforts were made to keep people safe with windows open, one way systems etc. The guide was vary clear and covered well what was a big subject. At 90 minutes this was an ideal condensed tour for people who do not have time for the usual longer one and do not want too much detail.

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