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Tickets for Best of Venice: Palazzo Ducale, St. Mark's Basilica & Gondola Tour

History, spiral staircases and breezy gondolas – explore the City of Masks

Saint Mark's Basilica
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  • Explore the splendor of the Venetian Republic with audio guided, skip-the-line access to both Palazzo Ducale and St. Mark's Basilica
  • See Venice from its network of canals, including the Grand Canal, on a cool and charming 30-minute gondola tour with an audio guide
  • Get access to historical highlights like the Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana, and National Archaeological Museum, plus see the famous Bridge of Sighs


Let your audio guide lead the way on this best of Venice tour! Skip the line to the historic Palazzo Ducale – also known as the Doge's Palace – and the museums of St. Mark's Basilica, and cruise the beautiful Grand Canal in a gondola.

Enter the iconic Palazzo Ducale and uncover the history and culture of the City of Masks. Inside, you'll find fantastically ornate rooms decorated by artists, including Persian carpets, liturgical vestments, illuminated manuscripts and more!


Points of interest

Venues you'll visit:

What's included

Skip-the-line entrance to Palazzo Ducale and the Museum of the Palazzo Ducale
Skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica - temporarily closed, but the St. Mark’s Museum and the Terrace are open
Skip-the-line entrance to the Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana and the Archaeological Museum - closed until 31 July 2020
Audio guide in mobile app format for Palazzo Ducale, St. Mark's Basilica, San Marco and Rialto
30-minute ride in a shared gondola (max. 6 people) with commentary
Self-guided Grand Canal tour by ACTV vaporetto

What's not included

Live guide
Additional info


  • The Basilica is temporarily under restoration and the entrance is allowed only to a small number of believers, usually locals. But everybody can visit the St. Mark’s Museum and the Terrace, from where you can see the Basilica from above
  • The Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana and Museo Archeologico Nazionale are closed until 31 July 2020.

Audio guides:

  • Palazzo Ducale & Basilica: English
  • Grand Canal: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian
  • San Marco & Rialto: English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, French

Gondola itinerary:

  • Mozart’s House
  • Fenice Opera House
  • Canal Grande
  • Basilica Santa Maria Della Salute
  • San Giorgio Maggiore Island
  • Saint Mark’s Basin with an overview of Piazza San Marco

Amendment policy

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Venice Tours
Calle Larga Ascensione, 1257, 30124, Venice
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco 1, 30124, Venice
  • Go to the Venice Tours Assistance Point and show your smartphone voucher to collect your paper tickets
  • Tickets can only be collected between 10:00 and 15:00
  • The Venice Tours Assistance Point is a grey newsstand situated between the Fendi boutique and the Poste Italiane
  • Show your ticket at the entrance of the Palazzo Ducale (last admission: 30 minutes before closing)
  • You must take your gondola tour at 11:00 or 16:00. The tour operator will wait for you at the entrance of Museo Correr, on Piazza San Marco, with a 'GONDOLA TOUR' sign. He'll escort you to the departure point
  • For Grand Canal ACTV vaporetto tour, you must take boat #1 from the San Zaccaria or Piazzale Roma stop


Opening hours

Doge's Palace
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saint Mark's Basilica
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed

Ratings & reviews

based on 14 reviews
Sep 15, 2019
The package comes with a lot of museum entrances. I love the fact that it was a reasonably priced package to include skip the line and also a Gondola Ride. It was easy to pick up package, the lady...
The package comes with a lot of museum entrances. I love the fact that it was a reasonably priced package to include skip the line and also a Gondola Ride. It was easy to pick up package, the lady helped explain everything perfectly. No fuss, no difficulty. Enjoyed our day. Thank you.
Note: When you get to building, there’s no store sign. Their business is in a building with others, so you have to press their button and they will ring you in.
Sep 13, 2019
It was splendid! Absolutely recommendable! Thanks a lot to Alexia from Venice Tours :)
Jun 30, 2019
Everything was perfect!

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