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Skip-the-Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doges Palace Combined Tour

19 Ratings
  • E-Ticket
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • Skip the line
  • Live Guide
  • 2 hr

Enjoy a 2 hour skip the line guided walking tour of Saint Mark's Basilica, Saint Mark's Square and the Doges Palace. Be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and discover what it is like to live in this unique city! Walking around this open air museum our informative guide will take you to the external sights of Saint Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, the Sansovino library, the Bell tower, the incredible legends of the Clock tower and the Bridge of sighs and its adjoining prisons.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Piazza San Marco

Be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and discover what it is like to live in this unique city! Walking around this open air museum our informative guide will take you to the external sights of Saint Marks Square and the Doge's Palace, the Sansovino library, the Bell tower, the incredible legends of the Clock tower and the Bridge of sighs and its adjoining prisons.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Doge's Palace

First, skip the lines to the neighboring Doges’ Palace, the ducal seat of power during the Venetian Republic. Admire its Byzantine architecture, passing through decorative chambers to see paintings by Tintoretto, Titian, and Veronese, to name a few. Continue down a very small passageway to cross the Bridge of Sighs from the inside, and descend into the prison cells where Casanova was incarcerated until his legendary escape.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco

Next, skip the long lines to St. Mark’s Basilica, which enshrines the city’s history and the relics of saints. See stunning mosaics and gold work. Your guide will tell you the history of the cathedral and how it was built. Admire the masterpieces by Venetian goldsmiths.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Museo Correr

At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit on your own: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Saint Mark's square, opposite side of the Saint Mark's Basilica.

Duration: 1 hour