Saint Mark's basilica skip the line access
Saint Mark shining golden mosaics
The Doge's Palace preferential entrance
Bridge of Sights
The famous horses from Costantinople
Breathtaking view of Saint Mark's Square from the terrace of the Basilica
After meeting your guide in a central and easy to find spot in St. Mark's Square, you will walk to the Doge's Palace, the former site of the Venetian government, where you will have preferential entrance. Here you will walk you through the important institutional rooms of the Doge's Palace, like the Hall of the Great Council admiring the masterpieces painted by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese.
Afterwards, you will visit the Doge's Apartment, pass through the famous Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Proceed to St Mark's Square as the guide explains the historical significance of the site while walking towards the Basilica.
Skip the long line to get inside, you will have the chance to admire its 43000 square feet of golden mosaics and learn the history of its architecture and decorations.
Climb on the balcony to admire the spacial treasure of the basilica, the famous 4 horses, brought to Venice from Costantinople after the sack of the city in 1204 by the Venetian Republic's army.
End your tour with a breath taking view of Saint Mark's Square and the Doge's palace into the lagoon from the terrace of the basilica.
Professional art historian guide
Skip the line entrance fee to Saint Mark Basilica
Skip the line entrance fee to the Doge's Palace Bridge of Sights New Prisons
Food and drinks
A dress code is required to enter places of worship in Italy. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
The terrace of St. Mark's Basilica, the prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible. For those interested in wheelchair friendly tours in Venice, please contact us.
St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In case the basilica is closed, the guide will give you explanations from the outside.
Between November 3rd and March 31st, there is no skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica, nevertheless, lines at this time of year are usually minimal.
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