Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, German

Duration: 2 hours

Visit the main attractions of Piazza San Marco with a private guide! Skip the line tickets


Amazing private guided tour of The Doge’s Palace and the marvelous Golden Basilica!

A professional local guide will accompany you to the Doge’s Palace and its marvelous rooms, rich in history and decorated by incredible masterpieces made by great artists as Tiepolo and Tiziano.
The Golden staircase will leave you speechless: this was the main entrance to the halls of power where the Doge decided the fate of the Republic!

Head to the Saint Mark’s Basilicathe five-dome Cathedral, known also as the Golden Basilica due to the interior completely covered by mosaics made with pure gold!
The guide will escort you into this byzantine masterpiece and will explain you its history and the meaning of the many biblical scenes that decorate the church.

The price includes
  • Private guided tour with specialized guide to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • “Skip the Line ticket" for Doge's Palace and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons
  • “Skip the Line ticket" for St. Mark's Basilica
The fee does not include
  • St. Mark's Basilica Terrace and Pala d'Oro
Things to know before leaving
  • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts) 
  • During some days of high turnout or for reason of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St.Mark's Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.
Meeting Point
  • Meeting Point: Campo San Gallo, San Marco 1093/B, Venice Tours office, close to San Marco Square. Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the departure time. Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the departure time. 


  • The office is close to  San Marco Square.  Having the  Basilica of San Marco  behind you, stay on  the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is in the square, San Marco 1093/B.

Cancellation policies
  • No penalty for cancellation within 24 hrs before the tour. On line customer service 7 days a week, 9 am – 6 pm
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)