Special Early Entrance Doge's Palace - St. Mark's Basilica and its Terrace Tour

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Gain early priority access to the Doge’s Palace, before the normal public access times, allowing you the chance to admire this wonder in a whole new light.

Gain Skip-the-line priority access to St. Mark’s Basilica and its terrace, where you will get to admire the opulence and the luxuriousness of the Basilica and also witness the panoramic view of Piazza San Marco, the island of San Giorgio, the Campanile and the Clock Tower that will surely be a sight to behold.

Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of Venice and fall in love with its culture, religion, art and food while marveling at the incredible architecture and history of this city on water.

What's Included


Professional local guide

Special early Entrance for the Doge’s Palace and the St. Mark’s Basilica + Rooftop

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Pick-up and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infect
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Doge's Palace
Your guide will firstly accompany you to the Doge’s Palace. This Venetian Gothic architectural masterpiece is said to have been built in 1340 and extended and modified throughout the following centuries. Being one of the main landmarks of Venice, this was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic.

The Doges palace acted as the heart of all affairs of the which constituted with a central body and imposing towers at the corners, helping form this masterful gothic architectural wonder.

The Doge’s Palace offers an extraordinary experience for anyone interested in this magical floating city and the designs of the interior of the palace decorated in gold along with the elegance of the Verona marbles is sure to impress you by its luxurious nature. You will then get to pass across the famous Bridge of Sighs “Il Ponte dei Sospiri” that connect to the new prisons, your guide will explain the interesting stories that lie behind this unique name.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Basilica di San Marco
After having experienced the opulence of the Doge’s Palace, you will make your way towards one of the most imposing monuments of the city.
St Mark's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic diocese of Venice. It is one of the best-known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. The cathedral declares and displays the wealth of Venice over centuries with its domes and turrets and gold mosaic standing out over the square. This Cathedral acted as a temple of civic life as well as of religious faith, bearing witness to the greatness of Venice. For about a thousand years it had served as the Ducal Chapel. It had always been the church where the Venetian people and the government have held their highest celebrations.
The access to the Basilicas terrace will surely top of this marvelous experience of witnessing the majestic cathedral below. The panoramic view of Piazza San Marco, the island of San Giorgio, the Campanile and the Clock Tower will surely be a sight to behold.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


francescosogaro, 24-04-2022
Getting the chance to be one of the first to enter the Dodge Palace empty is a once in a lifetime experience. One of the best tour experiences I have had the chance to take part in. Strongly recommended!!!
Fabulous Tour!!!
shamilanihr, 22-04-2022
I had such a wonderful experience on this tour! Money well spent. The early entrance made me save so much time that would have been spent otherwise waiting in line. Being one of the first people to get in to the Palace, was an experience on its own!
Taking part in a very well organized tour, guided by a local guide was the best way to explore and experience Venice in my opinion!

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