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Legendary Venice: St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Tour

Immerse in the story of the rise and fall of the Venetian Empire as you explore two top attractions in Venice, Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica

Step inside the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica to learn the history of Venice, one captivating tale after another. You'll meet your local guide in St. Mark's Square, one of the loveliest public squares in all of Europe, before using your pre-reserved tickets to skip long lines for a complete St Marks Basilica tour.

Inside, you'll encounter opulence at a level you can barely imagine. With 43,000 square feet of golden mosaics glowing above your head, you'll explore this vast church and hear the story of how it was founded through angelic prophecy and, um, grave robbing; as well as how it grew along with the fortunes of Venice, which weren't always the most scrupulous. With special access, you'll also get to see some of its most coveted treasures, like the beautiful Pala d'Oro altarpiece, and the first level, where you'll find the famous bronze horses (they have a great story) and get closer to the mosaics. Finally, step out onto the balcony of the church for a beautiful view over St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace and the lagoon beyond.

Next up, your skip the line Doge's Palace tour. Walk through the palace doors and enter into the administrative and political heart of an empire that once encompassed much of the Mediterranean. You'll explore the general access rooms, as well as the incredible council chamber where the Doges held their most important meetings under frescoes by Veronese and Tintoretto. As you marvel at the architecture and decorations, your guide will tell you about all the backstabbing and skullduggery that went on behind the scenes here; and why one of the Doges has been covered with a veil in his official portrait.

You'll also walk through the palace armory, featuring all the weapons that Venice used to defend its trade routes; as well as the New Prisons, where inmates could be thrown for a litanny of offenses that were deemed threatening to life in the lagoon. On the way you'll stroll across the famous Bridge of Sighs, which, as your guide will tell you, isn't quite as romantic as you might have thought.

Led by a local tour guide, this tour is the most enjoyable (and affordable) way to get a taste for the history of Venice. With Skip the Line access at both the busiest sites in the city, it's the best way to make the most of your time on the islands of Venice.

Additional Information

  • Tour duration: 3 hours
  • Visitors under 2 years of age may participate in this tour free
  • Visitors are advised to observe appropriate dress codes during their visit to St. Mark’s Basilica.
    • As the Basilica is a holy place, the premises insist that both men and women wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees.
    • Visitors that do not meet this standard may be denied entry
  • Kindly note that St. Mark’s Basilica has very tight rules about what you can and cannot bring inside
    • Anything bigger than a purse - including backpacks or luggage – is NOT allowed inside the Basilica
  • Visitors are permitted to enter Doge’s Palace with handbags and small backpacks, but any large backpacks or luggage are not permitted inside

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
3 Hours
Transport
Not Included
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
Amendment
7 Days Prior
Refund
7 Days Prior

Operating Hours

Tour departs at 09:00 hrs or 14:00 hrs

*Tour departure time is subjected to availability - In the event that the timeslot selected is unavailable, alternative arrangements will be communicated via email

What You Get

Includes

  • Skip the Line St. Mark's Basilica tickets
  • Skip the Line Doge's Palace tickets
  • Headsets
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Groups limited to 25 people or fewer

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity fees

How to Use

  • Kindly present a printed or mobile booking confirmation to the tour operator on the day of the tour

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Kindly refer to your booking confirmation for instructions and directions to the meeting point.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$150.00
$105.00
Age 15 and Above
Child
$140.00
$95.00
Age 2 to 14 years old

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