Morning Venice Walking Tour Plus Doge's Palace Guided Visit

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 15 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take part in this 3-hour tour that combines a fascinating walk through the historic centre of Venice and a guided visit to the Doges Palace. You will pass through the gates of the thousand-year-long history of a unique city.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Skip the line
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide and start an interesting stroll to discover the most distinctive places of Venice and finally the precious rooms of the Doge's palace, where the history of the Venice Republic was made.

In St Marks Square you will get a complete overview of the main monuments and palaces overlooking the square, such as St Marks Cathedral, the Bell Tower, The Clock Tower, the Doges Palace and the Procuratie.

Then you will move to Santa maria formosa and hear tales and legends about this splendid church and the nearby square, and Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo. This exciting tour will then take you to the most significant places of Venice, where history and myths are entwined, such as the site where Marco Polos house once stood and the exteriors of the Malibran Theatre, known as the most extravagant theatre in the whole of Venice.

While heading towards St Marks Square, you will visit the Mercerie, that is the main shopping street in Venice, where precious goods from faraway markets were once sold.

The second part of the itinerary focusses on the Doges Palace, a symbol of Venice which was for centuries the headquarters of its political power. Inside the Doge's palace you will visit the Opera Museum, the precious Doges Apartments, the Institutional Chambers, the Arms Room and the Old Prisons. Finally, you will have the opportunity to cross the famous Bridge of sighs, built in 1614 to join the Doges Palace to the New Prisons. Its curious name derives from the last sigh that convicts used to breathe before being locked up forever.

Inclusions

Guided tour

Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.

At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.

During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is BILINGUAL, so explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher)

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.

From November 1st to March 31st: BILINGUAL TOUR (explanations during the guided visit are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed). English: every day; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday. From April 1st to October 31st: English: every day; Spanish: every day; French: every day; German: every day; Italian: Saturday.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Jul-2017

    Great tour! highly recommend.

  • 18-Jun-2017

    This was a an enjoyable tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and was good at avoiding the crowded areas.

  • 13-Jun-2017

    Great way to see Venice
    Do this on your first day and get a great lay of the land and landmarks
    Guide was very informative and kept an even pace during the tour
    Many many groups meet in the square so get there on time and pay attention to who goes where
    As groups get moved around and the second part of our tour the dodges palace was a different group of people.

  • 13-Jun-2017

    Great way to see Venice
    Do this on your first day and get a great lay of the land and landmarks
    Guide was very informative and kept an even pace during the tour
    Many many groups meet in the square so get there on time and pay attention to who goes where
    As groups get moved around and the second part of our tour the dodges palace was a different group of people.

  • 03-Jun-2017

    Tour was great. It was a rainy day and there were many people...but it was a great walk through the narrow streets and many bridges of Venice. The Doges palace was amazing...highlight of trip. Tour guide was knowledgeable and very interactive. Would recommend.

  • 22-May-2017

    The sights that we saw were interesting and well explained by the guide. The Doge's Palace was very interesting.

  • 07-Nov-2015

    Our tour guide was a retired art history professor and a fantastic guide through the city. Great tour!

  • 22-Aug-2015

    Super value. Guide was interesting and it was great to skip the line to the Doge's Palace. The groups were quite large but they gave out headsets so you could always hear what was being said. I think the tour operators upgraded me as I was alone because I also got entrance and a tour of St Mark's Basilica and although the group for that part was HUGE and it was incredibly crowded it was well worth it as it was spectacular inside. A great introduction to Venice.

  • 08-Aug-2015

    The walking tour was really not much at all--we could have done it ourselves, for free, and without the disorganization. The tour of the palace itself was also fairly bland and we felt that we could have booked skip-the-line tickets ourselves without the tour and had about the same, if not a better experience.

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