Small-Group Venice Masterclass: Doge Palace's and St. Mark's Basilica and exclusive terraces with skip-the-line access.
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THE GREAT POWERS OF VENICE: Unique, mysterious and intriguing, Venice is one of the most fascinating and amazing cities in the world.
Our guide to Small-Group Venice Masterclass: Doge Palace's and St. Mark's Basilica and exclusive terraces with skip-the-line access.
Explore Venice right from her heart with a very high quality “masterclass level” visit led by an Art Expert Guide, visiting the two most important and beautiful sights of Political and Religious power of Venice:
The Grandiose St Mark’s Basilica - the main cathedral, crowned by the Venetian-Byzantine domes
The Doge’s Palace - House of Power, Secrets, Carnival and Masterpieces.
This tour takes you inside the center of the religious power of Venice, the beautiful Basilica of St Marks and its terraces (EXCLUSIVE ENTRANCE) with our skip-the-line access, where our expert history guide will give you a comprehensive and informative tour of this astonishing landmark-church that boasts a profusion of polychrome domes, walls clad in marbles and, inside, over 8000 square meters of glittering ceiling mosaics, many made with 24-carat gold leaf.
The highlight of the tour is our exclusive special visit of the Doge's Palace, the very symbol of political Venice, an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions and today hosting paintings from world renown artists like Titiano, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Veronese and set to the grand ball of Venice Carnival.
You will visit the courtyard and then the noble areas of the Doge’s public and private areas, to visit the great ballrooms, the great Councils hall and the “Opera Museum” boasting astonishing collection of portrait including Renaissance and Mannerism with prominent “Venitian school” paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese.
You will also have the chance to admire the famous bridge of sighs and learn the story behind the origin of its name.
The most comprehensive immersion into the art and the history of the two most important political and religious landmarks of Venice. A must-do when in Venice, with a highly specialised licensed history guide. Art lovers only!
Tours depart from St Mark's Square, meet our tour leader under the column with the lion on the top, in front of the Doge's Palace.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Small-Group Venice Masterclass: Doge Palace's and St. Mark's Basilica and exclusive terraces with skip-the-line access.
- The tour runs rain or shine.
- Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
- Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility and we will do our best to accomodate them.
- Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 72 hours of the scheduled departure or do not show for the tour, there is a 100% cancellation fee.