The Doge's palace and St. Marks square
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Visit the sumptuous Doge's palace, the institutional chambers, the prison, the bridge of Sighs
Activity Level :
Enjoy your first-time tour in Venice, getting to know its fascinating history and its most famous square.
With this tour you'll have an in-depth insight into the political history of Venice and an understanding of the incredible longevity of La Serenissima - The Most Serene Republic of Venice. We'll sightsee the Doge's Palace that displays many masterpieces of Venetian painting as well as the armoury, the state's rooms and the dark prisons, passing through the famous Bridge of Sighs.
We will then explore the square with the Bell Tower, the ancient glamour bistros, the elegant atmosphere.
Finally we'll enter the Basilica of St Mark that hosts the relics of the Saint and has been decorated with the most ancient and precious mosaics throughout the centuries.
The port of Venice OR your hotel in Venice OR any spot in the city center
Please note :
A dress code is required for entering the Basilica of St Mark: shoulders and knees must be covered, both for men and women (bring a scarf with you if possible, otherwise a light kimono is for sale at the entrance of the church)
St. Mark's Basilica is not open to visitors on Sunday mornings. Access to the church is subject to religious festivities and special celebrations. On some days and times the Basilica is closed without notice.
In case of extremely high tide the monuments may be partially closed
This Tour includes :
- Guided service for the whole duration of the tour
I hold a Skip the line pass for the Church of St Mark (per person price)
This Tour does NOT include :
- Entrance Tickets for the Doge's Palace
Transportation fees to reach St Mark's square
Skip the line pass
Price for the whole party, not per person
Options (+ or -) may apply and will be calculated at the next step
This Tour is available in the following languages :
English, Français, Italiano
Kids friendly tour
This is mainly a cultural tour but kids will be fascinated by the stories of the Doge's palace and the atmosphere of the main square and its monuments
Wheelchair friendly tour
This tour is fully wheelchair friendly, provided that guests can access a private watertaxi or a public waterbus
Meet your guide :
Welcome to the Veneto! I am Daniela and I have been a local guide since 2009. I have studied art and history and I am still attending specialization courses on these specific subjects.
I was born in this beautiful region, surrounded by beauty and harmony, that's why I work hard to deliver the best tailor-made experience to those tourists who come here for the first time, or those who want to go deeper to the exploration of art and history.
I love what I do, and I do what I love, which makes me a lucky person indeed!
I wait for you in Veneto for sharing with you the wonders and the rich surprises of my beautiful region.
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