Total Venice Walking Tour, Doge's Palace and Basilica

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Duration
4 hours - 4.5 hours
Skip the Line
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English, German, Spanish, French, Italian

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What You'll Do
  • Discover Venice' most famous buildings and symbols
  • Marvel in front of the majesty of the Doge's Palace
  • Visit one of the most beautiful churches in the world: St. Mark's Basilica
  • Explore the picturesque corners of the famous water city
  • Learn interesting facts about Venice and life in a water city
Overview
Enjoy a full immersion into Venice and its ever lasting symbols: The Doge's Palace, the Basilica of St. Mark and a beautiful walking tour to discover the famous water city and its ordinary life.
What to Expect
This combo will start with a beautiful walking tour which will take you among the most hidden and peaceful corners of Venice. Enjoy an unforgettable tour to discover Venice through it's narrow alleys called “calli”, countless bridges and wide traditional and picturesque squares, still the heart of Venetian people's social life. Discover the famous sites as well as hidden gems mixed with interesting facts about the city of the Serenissima and its everlasting history.

The first highlight of the walking tour is St. Mark’s Square, with the description of the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica, the elegant Doge’s Palace, the Clock Tower and the Procuratie (only external, for now). From St. Mark’s Square, move forward to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where you will admire the SS. Giovanni e Paolo church with the famous Pantheon. Follow the Scuola Grande di San Marco also knowns as “Great School of Charity” (the Captains of Fortune). Last but not least, head back to St. Mark’s and admire the Malibran Theatre, step through the famous Mercerie, once the pulsing heart of commercial life back in time, nowadays Venice’s main shopping district between Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square.

Please note that this first part of the tour will completely take place outside and it does not include any admittance to local sites.

A visit to one of the most famous symbols of Venice: The Doge’s Palace follows. The Doge’s Palace is one of the most important symbols of Venice. For centuries, it has represented the seat of the Venetian political power. In its majestic rooms, the Duke and his Council ruled the fate of the Most Serene Republic for centuries, surrounded by hundreds of art masterpieces. Today, the symbol of Venice and its power is still standing in all its beauty and majesty, everyday taking travelers' breath away.

Another undisputed symbols of Vvenice is the St Mark Basilica, a beautiful example of Byzantine architecture where Eastern and Western architecture run into each other. Here, learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, about St. Mark and how his ruins came to rest and be shielded here. Surrounded by the Basilica’s beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays, your professional guide will take you along the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece. Among the priceless treasures shielded in the Basilica, you will have the chance to admire the Pala d’Oro, a fine example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones, and the Treasury, a splendour of the religious art. And, of course, the golden mosaics, maybe the most famous feature of the cathedral.
What's Included
  • Entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Skip-the line access to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • A passionate tour guide
Meeting Point

In front of Yex Change Office near the Clock Tower in St Mark's Square (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Please note that due to new security measures lines to enter the Doge's Palace might be expected also for travelers with skip-the line access. It is still a privileged access but all travelers are required to go through safety checks (metal detector)
• In occasion of bank holidays or special dates large amount of participants might be excepted. it is not a private, or small group tour
• For security reasons backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and they have to be left at the free deposit available in Calle San Basso. Travelers are kindly advised to take less bags as possible in order to avoid long lines at the deposit
• Please wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders)
• Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals. The tour will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be cancelled and refund will be provided

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