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

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    What to Expect
    Begin your tour with a visit to St. Mark's Basilica, dedicated to Venice's patron saint and awash in golden mosaic tiles.

    Walk through the church to the Pala d'Oro (Golden Altar), one of the treasures inside the church, representing the work of generations of Venetian goldsmiths. Experts consider the altar one of the best examples of Byzantine goldsmith craftsmanship.

    Continue your tour with a brief walk to the Doge's Palace, or Palazzo Ducale, which is adjacent to St. Mark's Basilica. Admire the different architectural features on the exterior of the palace, with elements of the Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance eras.

    Learn about the rulers who once lived in and governed from the Doge's Palace when this was the center of the Venetian Empire. Walk through ornately-decorated halls and rooms, some with artwork by famous Venetian painters – including Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese. Hear about the prison attached to the Doge's Palace, and about one of its best-known residents – Casanova – who famously escaped from this impenetrable building.

    Enjoy a perfect introduction to Venice with tours of these two important landmarks.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Carta Gate, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Inclusions
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly when over 10 people
    • Professional guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Correr
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Optional gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Food and drink
    • Does not include the upper floor of the basilica
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Dress code: Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter into Saint Marks Basilica church;
    • Large bags or ruck sacks are not allowed into Saint Marks Basilica or the Doges Palace for security reasons;
    • Our assistant will be holding an orange umbrella and a Venice Events sign;
    • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time;
    • Late arrivals, No Shows, No refund;
    • On very few occasions Saint Mark's Basilica may be closed due to Public holidays, Religious Ceremonies, private events or high water and we are not always informed in advance;
    • At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Saint Mark's square.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This is an amazing tour that we almost didn’t do, and skipping the long lines to get tickets was pretty great! Both the church and the Palace are awesome and definitely worth seeing and understanding the history of. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Justme3553
    VEincoming, General Manager at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your awesome review. We are really happy to see that you had a nice experience with us and we look forward in seeing you again. Best regards, Venice Events Team.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    With only being in Venice for such a short time, the first thing we had to do was book a trip via Tripadvisor. Initially I made a mistake with the booking and was able to cancel and get my money back with no quibble. So...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank cyclingran
    VEincoming, General Manager at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Tricia, Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately even if it's well mentioned that the backpacks are not allowed and shoulders and knees have to be covered for the Saint Mark's Basilica not all of our guests are following these simple rules. However we are...More

    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    Our tour guide was a very knowledgeable person about the palace and the basilica. The meeting point was relatively easy to find and all our details were very easily checked. The tour guide was very friendly and ensured everyone was ok throughout the tour. It...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank ChrisY503SJ
    VEincoming, General Manager at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

    Dear Chris, Thank you for your detailed feedback. We are pleased to see that you had a nice experience with us and we look forward in seeing you again. Kind regards, Dumitru.

    Reviewed 14 July 2019

    The tour was interesting and our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area. Everyone could tell he really loved the area and his city.Skipping the line is always a plus.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Philip G
    VEincoming, General Manager at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

    Dear guest, thank you for your review. We are really happy to see that you had a great experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

    Reviewed 10 April 2019 via mobile

    The tour guide was fabulous. I believe her name was Catharina. She was extremely knowledgeable. She had a great sense of humor. Only reason why I gave it four stars was because I thought it was overpriced .

    Thank manpsych
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    Response from manpsych | Reviewed this property |
    Depending on the tour company , most have a limit as to the number of people. It shouldn’t be very crowded for your tour. As for the rest of Venice, beware it is quite crowded and it makes New York City look empty .
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