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Venice: Doge's Palace Reserved Entry Admission Ticket

1. Venice: Doge's Palace Reserved Entry Admission Ticket

Visit the Doge's Palace, an important historic landmark that served as the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. As you explore the seat of a 1,000-year republic, you’ll travel back in time to the Middle Ages. Marvel at the rich details of the magnificent gold staircase and spectacular works of art. Relive the anguish of the prisoners as they crossed the famous Bridge of Sighs. Your admission ticket also includes entry to the Correr Museum on St. Mark's Square. The building was originally designed as a residence for Napoleon, and later became the Venetian residence of the King of Italy.

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Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line Tour with Pala d'Oro Access

2. Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line Tour with Pala d'Oro Access

Discover two of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour with skip-the-line access to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. See impressive artworks and magnificent interiors and admire the beauty of the gem-encrusted Pala d’Oro altar. Meet your expert guide and enjoy priority access to Doge’s Palace, the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Immerse yourself in the European Middle Ages and see masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. Step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Lastly, view the opulent Pala d’Oro, the high altar of the basilica, decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones.

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Venice: Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Private Tour

3. Venice: Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Private Tour

Discover 2 of the most important buildings in Venice on a private tour of Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, skipping the long lines to both to save time and see more. Meet your guide on Saint Mark’s Square for an overview of the monuments from the outside. Take in the lively atmosphere of the street cafés, entertainers, and hundreds of pigeons! Then, go inside Saint Mark’s Basilica for a comprehensive tour of the marble and mosaic décor. Learn the Basilica's history, and discover the biblical symbolism behind the cathedral’s art. Admire the precious stones of the Pala d’Oro, the high altar of Saint Mark’s. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and lagoon from the terrace. Next, discover the seat of political power during the Venetian Republic at the Doge's Palace. Hear how the duke and his council controlled the fate of the 1.000-year Republic as you wander past masterpieces of art in the palace corridors. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs, and experience the inside of the prison cell that was once home to Giacomo Casanova.

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Venice: Doge's Palace & Basilica Tour

4. Venice: Doge's Palace & Basilica Tour

Visit 2 of Venice's main attractions with an art-expert guide. Explore Doge's Palace on an exclusive visit to its prisons. Enter St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entrance and admire its grandiose domes. This tour takes you inside the center of the religious power of Venice, the beautiful St. Mark's Basilica. Enjoy skip-the-line access and receive a comprehensive and informative tour of the landmark church. Admire its profusion of polychrome domes, walls clad in marbles, and over 8000 square meters of glittering ceiling mosaics. Enjoy a special visit to Doge's Palace, the symbol of political Venice. Be impressed by its intricate architecture and see paintings from world-renown artists. See the prisons and from there, visit the great ballrooms, the Council Hall, the Doge’s lavish apartments, and the Opera Museum featuring a collection of portrait paintings. You will also have the chance to walk the famous Bridge of Sighs and learn the story behind the origin of its name.

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Venice: Private City Tour

5. Venice: Private City Tour

Enjoy the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic by taking an enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and marvel at the richness of its beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of its floors. Visit the Doge’s Palace, a 14th-century building from where the ancient Venetian republic exerted control over the city. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a republic with a thousand-year-long history. Be surprised by the details of the gold staircase and the realism of the scenes depicted. Pass through the famous Bridge of Sighs to reach the Prisons Palace.

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The visit to the Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica with a private guide it was awesome