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Venice Skip the Line Tours in Off Season?

Old Dec 27th, 2019, 06:06 AM
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Venice Skip the Line Tours in Off Season?

Hi,

We will be visiting Venice over a long weekend in mid-March. The major sites (Basilica, Doge's Palace, etc) don't allow individuals to purchase advanced reservation/skip the line tickets until April 1. Even though it's technically off-season, I'm still concerned about lines. There are countless commercial tours advertising "skip the lines". Does anyone know if these tours can actually skip the lines in March, or are they subject to the same date limitations and can't actually skip the lines?

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Old Dec 27th, 2019, 10:49 AM
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I was in Venice in mid March 2017 and the line for the Doges Palace around 9 am was 10 minutes long. Quite a contrast to when was there in July the year before. You really shouldn't have to worry about lines in March, especially if you go to the main sites early in the day.
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thx!
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If you are still worried about getting into the Doge's Palace without queuing, buy your ticket at the Museo Correr in the opposite corner of Piazza San Marco; both museums are on the same ticket and if you visit the cafe in the Correr you will have the best view of the Piazza and the Basilica. It's a lovely museum anyway and is well worth a visit. You will then be able to walk straight into the Doge's Palace.
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Cafe at Museo Correr, late May 2019.

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If you are still worried about getting into the Doge's Palace without queuing, buy your ticket at the Museo Correr in the opposite corner of Piazza San Marco; both museums are on the same ticket and if you visit the cafe in the Correr you will have the best view of the Piazza and the Basilica.
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Cafe at Museo Correr, late May 2019.


great idea! thx!
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Thanks for the protographic evidence, Leely2!
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