Venice Combo: Doge'S Palace & St. Marks Basilica Tour_332921

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Venice Combo: Doge's Palace & St. Marks Basilica Tour

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2 hours
Starting point
Piazza San Marco

On this tour, you will visit two of the most iconic places in Venice. You will marvel at the golden mosaics as well as other treasures at St. Mark`s Basilica. Get up close with the large ancient courtyard of Palazzo Ducale as well as the cells where prisoners were detained.

What to expect?


Stop At: Doge's Palace, Veneto

  • Join the guided group tour which starts at the winged lion column at Saint Mark's Square and enter from the large and bright courtyard of Palazzo Ducale, rich in precious marble decorations.

  • The guide will then lead you to a large and beautiful Chamber of the Secret Chancellery, whose walls are lined with cabinets containing public and secret documents relating to the work of most of the Venetian magistrate.

  • From there you’ll continue on to the Piombi. These cells were used exclusively for the prisoners of the Council of Ten, either those accused of political crimes, those awaiting sentence, or those serving short prison terms.

  • Later after being fascinated with the story behind this palace, you’ll walk your way to the entrance of the Cathedral, where you’ll Skip-the-line at the entrance.

Stop At: Basilica San Marco Evangelista, Rome, Lazio

  • Inside this Golden Basilica, the guide will fill you in on the various Byzantine artistry found here.

  • The guide will also point out the altarpiece of Pala d’Oro, an exquisite example of the Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones.

  • Later the guide will escort you to the Museum of St Marks. You’ll have the opportunity to observe the Bacoòoaas’c ceiling and the mosaics up close, as well as the sculpture of the Horses of St Mark. These gold-plated bronze horses were originally in the Hippodrome of Constantinople.

  • This three-and-a-half-hour tour will end at the museum of St. Marks Museum.

What is included?

  • English-speaking guide
  • We guarantee "Skip the Line" access, even during peak season
  • Admission to all attractions

Is this experience for me?

  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and are knee-length to access St Mark’s Basilica, otherwise you might not be allowed in
  • For security reasons, sacks, bags, or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica

Additional information

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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