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Guided tour

Walk through government headquarters and prisons in Doge's Palace and marvel at the historical masterpieces at St. Mark’s Basilica on a 2-hour guided tour.


  • Embark on a tour of Doge's Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica and admire their famous architecture on a 2-hour guided tour.

  • Discover the history and architecture of Doge's Palace or Palazzo Ducale, adorned with masterpieces from artists like Bellini.

  • Stroll through the palace courtyard, prisons, and the Bridge of Sighs while learning interesting bits of information from your knowledgeable guide.

  • Visit the Chruch of Gold—St. Mark’s Basilica—and uncover the significance of its biblical paintings.

  • Visit the Correr Museum, Marciana Library, and the National Archaeological Museum independently with skip-the-line tickets.


  • English, Spanish, German, or Italian-speaking guide

  • Skip-the-line tickets to Doge’s Palace and Ponte dei Sospiri

  • Group tour of Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica

  • Skip-the-line tickets to Correr Museum, Marciana Library, and the National Archaeological Museum

  • Access to the 3D app to visualize ancient Venice


  • Audio guide

  • Gratuities and personal expenses

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

Are you ready to rewind the clock to the era of stolen art, extravagant Gothic architecture, and tragic wars in Venice, Italy? Follow the tour guide to two of the most historically relevant palaces in the city before independently exploring other revealing sites. Use the 3D app provided to visualize Venice in all its past glory.

Imbibe History at Doge's Palace

Arrive at Doge's Palace and feast your eyes on intricate paintings dating back to the 1500s from artisans like Tintoretto, Tiziano, Bellini, and Veronese. Saunter through the palace’s main areas, including the courtyard, the armory, and the prisons. Listen to stories of the prisoners as you cross the same bridge they did—Ponte dei Sospiri or the Bridge of Sighs with skip-the-line tickets. Listen to tales of the old Venetian government inside the palace where former dukes (doge) once resided.

Explore St. Mark’s Basilica

Head to St. Mark’s Basilica and observe stunning golden mosaics on its inner walls. Some of the most notable works here are the Byzantine mosaics—covering the main portal with over a thousand precious gems. Also, see the Tomb of Saint Mark, the many marble inlays, and the historical relics at the San Marco Museum. After touring one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world, revel in panoramic views of the square from the museum’s terrace. Learn about the church's history and the stories behind the horse statues atop the basilica before leaving for your independent excursions. Skip the lines to enter the Correr Museum, Marciana Library, and the National Archaeological Museum and dive even deeper into the vibrant history of Venice.

know before you go

Important Information

  • Please follow a strict dress code to enter the Basilica: shoulders, knees, and thighs need to be covered so please avoid short dresses, tank tops, shorts, and hats (for men).

  • Large bags, animals, weapons, lighters, and scissors are prohibited on this tour.


  • Mon to Sat: 10:45am

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Calle Larga de l'Ascensione.

  • Address: 30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy.

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Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is San Marco (Vallaresso) SX. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 1, N to get you there.

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