Venice: Magnificent Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica

About this activity

Audio tour and entrance ticket
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2 km
Duration 2h - 3h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
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Tour preview

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  • Discover the St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the world’s most stunning churches
  • Visit the Doge's Palace, the former residence of the Doge
  • Walk in the heart of Venice — St. Mark's Square, the largest square in the city
The Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica are among the most important symbols of Venice. These are at the heart of this tour that will take you on a journey through the city’s history. Your trip into the past of Venice will start with a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the world’s most stunning churches where the remains of St. Mark are located. You'll have a chance to witness breathtaking golden mosaics covering the high walls, the well-conserved art masterpieces, and frescos that can still be seen today. Next, you’ll visit the Doge's Palace, the former residence of the Doge, and one of the most luxurious palaces in Europe. You'll see how the Doge lived and where he had his guests. Walking through the numerous magnificent halls decorated with gold, marble, and paintings of the most famous artists of that time will take you back to medieval times. Note! This tour is not affiliated with the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica but is provided by an independent creator.

What's included

  • Skip-the-Line Ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones — bring your own
  • Ticket to St. Mark's Basilica (last admission: 4.45pm; ticket: 3 €; free for children up to 6 years)
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide
    • The tour is available only on the WeGoTrip app. This is a different app from the source or app you booked the tour if it's not WeGoTrip site or app
    • To ensure the quality of the download, please remember to do so before your visit
    • Please note that there is no staff at the meeting point or staff on site for this tour. You can start the tour at any time from the meeting point
    • An Android version 7.1+ or an iOS smartphone version 12+ is required for the audio guide. You will need around 100 MB of free space for the download
    • Enter the Doge's Palace anytime between 10:00 and 18:00. Last admission one hour before closing. It is recommended to go after 11am to avoid long lines.
    • Free entrance for kids under 6, disabled visitors (+ carer) & Venetian citizens and residents
    • The ticket price includes a pre-sale fee
    • The ticket price includes a pre-sale fee.
    • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance of each venue.

Places you will visit

St. Mark's Square
Sestiere di S. Marco, 312
Doge's Palace San Marco, 1

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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1 rating & review

September 2019
Very informative and useful to understand this marvelous places without being in a tiresome tour.

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