Inside And Outside Doge's Palace And St Mark's Basilica Tour - Venice

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Overview

Explore medieval Venice on this 3.5-hour tour of St. Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace. Marvel at the magnificent interiors of the buildings, and revel in the atmosphere of St. Marks square. Enjoy a walking tour to see significant Venetian monuments.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation

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Part one: Visit the landmarks and historical sites of the city center (exteriors only)

This walking tour features all the most significant monuments that stand in testimony to the glorious past of Venice.  Discover the thousand-year long history of the Serenissima, and learn how this island city became a cross-roads of civilizations and the Queen of the Seas.

Part two: Cultural visit to the interiors of the Doge's Palace and access to the prisons through the bridge of sighs

You enter the Doge’s Palace, the highest achievement of Gothic architecture in Venice, through the  Porta del Frumento (Corn Door) on the waterfront. The monumental complex was the symbol and center of the political and administrative life of the Serenissima. At once the Doge’s residence, seat of government and court of justice and prisons, the Palace was for centuries the symbol of the wealth and power of the Venetian Republic.

Part three: Visit to the interior of the St. Mark's Basilica and its priceless treasures

The greatness of Venice has always been reflected in the richness of St. Mark’s Basilica, the perfect synthesis of Venetian art and a unique blend of Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements. Five Oriental-looking domes crown the shadowy, mysterious interior gleaming with golden mosaics, colored marbles, precious stones and pearls, and guarded by the four gilded bronze horses that stand proudly atop the central entrance. The glittering mosaics of the interior tell the story of St. Mark and episodes from the Bible. Its most famous treasure stands behind the altar in the sanctuary - the Pala d’Oro, a golden altar screen encrusted with jewels.

The tour includes, at the end of the first and the second part, 2 stops of 15 minutes each.

Inclusions for Inside And Outside Doge's Palace And St Mark's Basilica Tour

  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Exclusions for Inside And Outside Doge's Palace And St Mark's Basilica Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Because of security checks, you might experience a line to get inside the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. You will skip the line for non-reserved tickets, but the security check is mandatory.

Maximum of 35 people on each tour

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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