St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace small group tour

Tour Description

Discover the must sees of Venice and visit the monumental St. Mark’s Basilica which features impressive 9th century golden mosaics, and the Doge’s Palace, home to venetian Doges and center of political power of the Venetian Republic.

This small group tour includes a visit to the Doge’s Palace with tickets, with an official local guide.

During the visit to the Doge’s Palace you will be able to take in the timeless beauty of Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese’s art pieces. Stop at the Bridge of Sighs, named after the sighs of the prisoners who walked there before being condemned to death. In the same prison Giacomo Casanova was imprisoned in 1755.

Next, step into the Basilica of San Mark’s with skip the line tickets included. With your guide you will see the Byzantine Gold mosaics that all over the walls of the Basilica.  These are among the most impressive in europe!

Do not miss the chance to visit an old Murano glass factory. Here a Venetian master will perform a Murano glass sculpture in front of you. Discover all about Murano glass making that is known throughout the world. The art of Murano work is handed down from generations in Venice.

Skip the line tickets to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica

Official guide

Glass Blowing demo

Doge’s Palace
Bridge of Sighs
St. Mark’s Basilica
St. Mark’s Square

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Tour's Notes

DRESS CODE: in order to enter religious sites, such as Churches, every participant must make sure they cover their shoulders and knees.

We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.

Please note: the order of the sites visited may change.

Tickets to Doge’s Palace
Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
Official local guide
Glass bowing demo


Between the two big white columns with lions on it in St. Mark’s Square