Private tour

Venice: Doge's Palace and Basilica Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Raphael Tours & Events
Private tour

Venice: Doge's Palace and Basilica Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Raphael Tours & Events

From US$ 517.27 per person

Discover two of Venice’s most famous attractions, Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Enjoy skip-the-line entry, then explore and learn about both sights with an expert guide. The experience ends with an unforgettable gondola ride.

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Duration 6 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch
Private group


  • Visit two of Venice's most iconic landmarks on this private tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica
  • Learn about local life, history, and culture from your expert guide
  • Relax on a romantic gondola ride along Venice's canals
Full description
Meet your expert guide, then set off on your six hour private walking tour. Start off at the impressive Doge’s Palace, known for its stunning fresco ceilings and walls. As you explore, learn about the artwork and the artists themselves.  Next, head to the world-famous St Mark’s Square. Delve into Venetian history as you admire the buildings' impressive architecture. Then visit the iconic St Mark’s Basilica. At the end of the experience, take a romantic stroll over the idyllic Rialto Bridge, followed by a relaxing gondola ride along Venice’s canals.
  • Private walking tour
  • English-speaking expert guide
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets to Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica
  • Gondola ride
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet next to the Lion Pillar in St Mark's Square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please provide a contact number when booking
  • Due to COVID-19, visits inside St Mark's Basilica are currently not permitted
Customer reviews

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Todo exep

November 8, 2022


Muy linda y completa la excursión, Carol una excelente guía nutrida de mucha información cultural.

September 8, 2022


Product ID: 389139