A unique opportunity to visit the two most prestigious monuments of Venice that have marked the millennial history of this wonderful city.
Let’s meet under the Clock Tower, in St. Mark’s Square, to begin the visit. The Guide will lead you to the Doge’s Palace for a complete and detailed visit of the precious rooms and the countless masterpieces housed in it, including the famous Bridge of Sighs, the Giants’ Staircase, the Golden Staircase, the Institutional Rooms, the Doge’s Apartment, the Prisons where Casanova escaped from and much more.
Then will follow the visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, a work of art of inestimable value that for centuries has preserved the precious relics of San Marco. You can admire the fabulous and delicate gold mosaics, the sumptuous sacred furnishings, the wonderful Pala D’Oro one of the finest examples of Byzantine goldsmith art with precious enamel decorations and over 1,900 precious stones by the master goldsmith Buoninsegna.
- Availability: from April 1st to October 31st 2018 except April 25th, August 15th.
- Meeting point: under the Clock Tower in Piazza San Marco.
- Departure time: Monday to Saturday, 10.45am
- Duration: about 2 hours and 15 minutes
Languages available from April 1st to October 31st:
English: from Monday to Saturday
Spanish: from Monday to Saturday
French: from Monday to Saturday
German: from Monday to Saturday
Children up to 5 years: free
The tour includes: Guided tour – Entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace – Skip the Line Access to the Basilica of San Marco – Ticket to visit the Pala d’Oro
The tour excludes: What is not specified in “The tour includes”
Please be advised that it is compulsory to bring a paper copy of the voucher with you the day of the tour. The voucher will be delivered to you once in the hotel, upon check-in.
No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you do not show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).
Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time. At the tour departure point, you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.
Please be advised that, due to the new security measures concerning the entrance into the major Venice museums, there might be queues at the entrance, with consequent protraction of the usual waiting time to access the museums.
During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st), the tour is bilingual, because explanations will be provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.
Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors with suitable attire (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.
The Procuratoria di San Marco reserves the right to prohibit visits and access to the basilica at any time and without notice for reasons of force majeure (e.g. high water) and/or safety reasons. In cases of extra liturgical ceremonies, exceptional high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark’s Basilica may not be permitted and therefore the tour will not take place.
This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
This is a combo tour including 2 single tours.
Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.