This 2-hour walking tour of one of the world's most beautiful and romantic cities will give you a great overview of Venice, and includes entry to the Doge's Palace and St. Marks Basilica.
Meet your guide at St. Marks Square and head for Doge's Palace, the extraordinary palace that served as the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Enter the splendid rooms, hung with hundreds of painted masterpieces.
Explore where the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic. Travel back to the Middle Ages as you discover the rich details of the magnificent gold staircase, and relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the famous Bridge of Sighs. Enter the notorious Venetian prison, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova and many others.
Next, tour one of the world's most majestic cathedrals, with entrance to St. Marks Basilica. Enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of this masterpiece of Byzantine art, and savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble floor inlays.
Admire the Pala d'Oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with thousands of gems and precious stones, and enjoy the art treasures in the Treasury, collected over many centuries.