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Best Skip the Line Venice Tour: Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica

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Duration 2-3 hours
Group Size up to 12 Person
Type Guided Tour
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Skip the Line Venice Tour

Venetians consider it to be the floating city of Italy and the most romantic city because they have to travel by boat. The city itself seems romantic. Skip the line Venice tour offers access to the legendary places in Venice, St. Marks Basilica, and Doge’s Palace. The places are known for their historic art and architecture that have been preserved for centuries. The rich architecture is evident in the St. Marks Basilica as it is an architectural masterpiece.

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COVID-19 epidemiological emergency

Updated: July 23, 2021

Important Announcement!

As provided for by the Decree-Law 23 July 2021, n. 105 “Urgent measures to address the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency and for the safe exercise of social and economic activities”, from August 6th to December 31st.

Access to cultural and recreational activities (cinemas, theatres, indoor or outdoor venues for events such as concerts or other kinds of events) will be granted only to individuals aged over 12 years, with a COVID-19 Green Certificate (Green Pass.

As provided for by the Decree-Law 26 November 2021, n. 172 “Urgent measures to address the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency and for the safe exercise of social and economic activities”:

– from November 29th, 2021 in the territories included in the yellow and orange area;
– from December 6th, 2021 to January 15th, 2022 also in the territories included in the white area;

Tour Details

Exploring St. Marks Basilica

The most celebrated ancient icon St. Marks Basilica has been a famous tourist place. Skip the line entry makes it possible for the visitors to enjoy more without wasting time. The guide will explain every detail related to St. Marks Basilica. The entrance takes you to the golden interior that is amazingly beautiful. The Basilica is home to hidden treasures that reveal themselves to the ones who want to know everything about it. The architecture speaks for itself as it still is wonderfully sculpted beyond imagination.

Mosaics of St. Marks Basilica

One of the more interesting secrets is that the mosaics and relics were borrowed from overseas and were not present in the Basilica. The mosaic covers almost an area of 1.5 football fields. It is crafted with excellence and inspiring to most tourists.

Jewels of the Basilica

The pala d’ Oro is a wall made of gold inside the Basilica and has hundreds of real gems like emeralds, sapphires, farmers, pearls, topaz, and many others studded inside the wall. All the tour seems to be dreamy, and visitors can get dazed by the beauty of the church. It has been well maintained to date. The gold and gems had the same shine a hundred years ago.

Resting place of St. Mark

The bones of St. Marks were also brought illegally to be placed inside the Basilica. Inside the bejeweled dome is a sight to behold, shimmering with its golden aura. Though the place has its rich history, the Doge palace is equally mesmerizing.

The Majestic Doge Palace

The Venice Doge Palace is nothing short of a historical hub floating on the Venetian islands. The place was once home to the Duke of Venice and held the court of the city. It was such a lively place with all the hustle and bustle going around. It has seen the highs and lows of the government once ruled ancient Venice.

Bridge of sighs

The guide will explain the historical background of the palace and share the details of it being converted into a prison. It held all kinds of prisoners who were involved in indecent acts. The bridge of sighs is known to be the place where prisoners sighed before being sentenced to punishment.

Museums of Doge Palace

Nowadays, the palace is home to 11 museums. The museums have displayed art and artifacts of ancient history. The guide is fluent in English, will share details regarding the artifacts displayed in the museums. The paintings and sculptures exhibited have a touch of renaissance, and modern art can not compete with this art. Artists like Tintoretto’s paintings are on display at the museums. The rooms of the palace are also adorned with the paintings of great artists and give a feel into the old culture of Venice.

Porta Della Carta

The grandeur of the palace is unmatchable. The palace has a gothic outlook built with huge blocks of stone. The porta Della Carta opens into the main courtyard, which has statues sculpted here and there. It has a square feeling but, in reality, has only three wings. It has a touch of the renaissance era because of its marble ornamentation.

The Gold Staircase

The staircase built with gold is a huge attraction in the courtyard. The huge stairs decorated with gold are one of a kind and connect the second floor to the first and third floor. Whether one believes it or not, the tour to Doge palace takes you into a world of the previous era that can not be imagined in this world of today.

In the end, it can be said that the tour to St. Marks Basilica and Doge palace is nothing short of entering the renaissance. The art and architecture reveal the secrets of that era. The deep impact of the culture and traditions is evident in the paintings of that time. The mosaics and relics reveal that the people were artistic and decorated their churches in a rich style. The Venice tour is not to be missed and is highly recommended.

During your visit, you can look forward to:

  • Regular temperature checks for employees
  • Safe for children
  • Sanitized for your safety
  • Face masks required for participants
  • Ensures the safety of visitors and staff
  • Updates travelers on any changes immediately

Included

  • Expert English-speaking guide for a truly immersive experience
  • Skip-the-Line Access to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Skip-the-Line Access to Doge’s Palace
  • Small groups of 10 people or less
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Not Included

  • Gratuities

Not Suitable For

  • Mobility-impaired people.
  • Wheelchair users.

Our Expertise

  • A top-rated experience – we know you’ll love it!

Measures Taken to Ensure Safety

  • Precautions have been taken to ensure safety.
  • We clean all areas where customers come into contact regularly.
  • There are a limited number of visitors in order to avoid crowds.

Meeting point

Next to Ponte della Paglia – Open in Google Maps 

Important Information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know Before You Go

  • Not suitable for people in wheelchairs or with mobility disabilities
  • Not recommended for people with back problems or heart conditions
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes are advised
  • You will receive a separate Email has your Tickets within 1h-24h, so please book your tickets before your arrival.

Cancellation Policy

  • This ticket is non-refundable, non-transferable

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Best Skip the Line Venice Tour: Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica
Best Skip the Line Venice Tour: Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica

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