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Venice Icons Tour: Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica with Priority Entry

Rated 4.3 out of 5.0 from 2103 reviews.
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2 hrs - 3 hrs
Guided tour

Explore two of Venice's most iconic attractions with priority access; St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. With a professional guide to accompany you, delve into their histories with gripping tales and facts as narrated throughout your tour.


  • Waltz into the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica with your priority access tickets, allowing you to skip the infamous queues.

  • Enjoy a 2-3 hour guided tour with our exemplary guide narrating interesting facts, important fragments of history and gripping tales.

  • Explore other museums around St Mark's square( Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana) with the same ticket.


  • Expert tour guide (English/German/French/Spanish)

  • Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace

  • Skip-the-line entry into Doge’s Palace & Basilica

  • Audio receiver device (for tour groups over 10 guests)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

ratings & reviews

2.1K Ratings
Lori Susan Sturges


Nov, 2023
This was a great tour that I did not research much prior to going so I learned so much from our tour guide Robbie. She was knowledgeable and witty and made the tour special. She was also happy to recommend restaurants to try out and we really enjoyed her recommendation.


Nov, 2023
Our tour guide Matias is so good. He shared lots of info and story behind the paintings and arts inside both Doge’s palace and St Marco Milano Cathedral.


Nov, 2023
very good guided tour of the docges and St Mark's Cathedral: a very good combination with very interesting explanations!
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Floriane REBROIN


Nov, 2023
Super guide with very good information in very good French. We had booked the mid-afternoon tour, so we had access to the Corer museum the next morning, which was great.
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Danielle Terry


Oct, 2023
Skipped the queues with no Problem. Guide was very knowledgeable and although it was very busy and the group quite large managed to keep us all together and informed. Pointed out some really interesting stuff that we wouldn't have seen or known without her. Very enjoyable experience

Plunge Into the Political History of Venice at the Doge's Palace

With this tour, you will get to visit two of the most emblematic attractions of Venice; St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace with priority access and a tour guide. The Doge's Palace is located in St Mark's Square and is one of the most fascinating and culturally rich monuments in Venice. Having been the seat of political and administrative power of the Venice Republic from its birth to its end, the Palazzo Ducale is a statement of the splendor of Venice. While you are here, devout all your attention to your guide as the halls and corridors of this building carry stories that will enthrall you no bound.

Explore the Opulent St. Mark's Basilica

After the palace, walk into Venice’s most majestic cathedral; St Mark’s Basilica. Lay your eyes on masterpieces of Byzantine art, colorful marble installations and shimmering gold mosaic art. Squinting your eyes when you enter the Basilica is only natural, thanks to the shimmering mosaics made with 24-carat gold leaves fused onto the back of the glass to exhibit divine light. Your tour guide is likely to conduct a session wherein you sit comfortably in a certain part of the church and he explains the biblical importance and peculiarities of this ancient basilica. Watch out for tales you may never have heard of before!

Important Information

  • This tour will not be operational in case of exceptionally high tide or in case of religious functions (in both these cases the visit can be postponed or a refund will be provided).

  • If there is a high turnout or for reasons of high tide or security problems, the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica may be slightly longer than expected. In such cases, please do line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking.

  • Bring along a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.

  • Please note that many sections of the Doge’s Palace are not air-conditioned (as A/C is not standard practice in Italy).

  • Please note that the itinerary for our tours may differ from the advertised order of destinations. We assure you that any changes made to the tour itinerary are carefully planned and intended to enhance your overall experience.


  • This tour is not accessible for guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance, as well as strollers or baby carriages.

-Strict Dress Code: Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for all guests entering religious sites.

  • Photography is permitted throughout most of the tour; however, photography is prohibited in St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you in a short while.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your tour guide.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.

Meeting Point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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