Venice Skip the Line St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Private Tour

A seamless exploration of two of the city's most extraordinary treasures.

Art History & Museum

Private tour, skip the line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica, Pala Oro, Museum with Horses Loggia, Doge's Palace.

Experience the splendor of Venice's most iconic landmarks with our exclusive Skip-the-Line St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour. 

Step into the grandeur of St. Mark's Basilica, where opulent mosaics and stunning architecture await. With skip-the-line access, you'll glide past the crowds and delve straight into the heart of this magnificent cathedral. Marvel at the intricate Byzantine artwork, soak in the solemn beauty of the interior, and uncover the secrets of this sacred space with the insightful commentary of your expert guide.

Next, embark on a journey through Venetian history as you explore the Doge's Palace, the former seat of power of the Venetian Republic. Skip past the ticket lines and step into the lavish chambers where rulers once held court. Traverse the Bridge of Sighs, contemplating the fate of prisoners as they crossed from the courtroom to the prison. Delve into the intricate details of the palace's architecture and uncover the tales of intrigue and power that echo through its halls.

Throughout your private tour, your knowledgeable guide will regale you with fascinating stories and historical anecdotes, bringing to life the rich tapestry of Venetian culture and heritage. With personalized attention and the freedom to tailor the experience to your interests, you'll gain a deeper understanding of these iconic landmarks and their significance to Venice's past and present.

By choosing our Skip-the-Line St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour, you're not just saving time—you're unlocking an immersive journey through Venice's storied past, where every moment is enriched by the expertise of your guide and the unparalleled beauty of these architectural marvels. Experience Venice like never before, with VIP access and an unforgettable exploration of its most cherished treasures.

What's included

  • Professional art historian guide.
  • Private tour.
  • Skip the line entrance to St. Mark Basilica, Access to the Pala Oro ,the Horsesì Loggia and the Museum (from April to October).
  • Preferential Entrance to Doge's Palace.

What's excluded

  • Gratuities.
  • Transportation to / from attractions.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.


  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Stroller accessible.
  • Service animals allowed.
  • Near public transportation.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. 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.
  • Child under 18 old must provide valid ID to have reduced price to museums Pictures inside the St Mark’s Basilica is not allowed and Doge’s Palace allowed only if flash is off.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the museums or churches.
  • Please specify at time of booking what time you want to start your tour.

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