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Golden Basilica and Doge´s Palace Private Tour

Highlights / General details

On this tour, escorted by your guide, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you'll have the pleasure to savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.


Hotel pick-up and drop-off (ONLY if located in St. Mark's Area); 2-hour walking tour with private tour guide; Entrance Ticket "SKIP THE LINE" to Doges Palace; Entrance Ticket "SKIP THE LINE" to St. Mark's Basilica.



Hours of operation

Available daily departing at 9:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm* and 3:00pm. TOUR ON SUNDAYS IS AVAILABALE ONLY at 2:00pm.


Approximately 2 hours.


Meeting Point: HOTEL ONLY IF LOCATED IN THE ST. MARK'S AREA. If not, OLTREX OFFICE, located a few steps from St. Mark's Square, in Castello #4192, Riva degli Schiavoni (ground floor of Hotel Danieli – white building).

Additional Information

Small Private Group Tour with a minimum of 2 participants.

Comfortable shoes suggested.

Participant restrictions

Children 0-6 years of age participate free.



Clients must reach the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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