Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica And Doge's Palace

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am or 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy,
  • Return Details :
    St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • 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

If you want to submerge yourself in the incredible history of Venices once-great maritime empire, this Venice tour is the perfect excursion for you. Take access of two of the floating citys most important buildings: St. Marks Cathedral, and the Doges Palace. As you explore these jaw-droppings spaces, your expert local guide will bring them to life with the histories and stories of how they were built and the human dramas that played out inside. History buffs and casual visitors alike will love the way this tour brings the stones of Venice to life.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation

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Start in St. Marks Square, taking a moment to appreciate the space before heading into St. Marks Cathedral. As you explore the inside, learn how Venice built a mercantile empire that once spanned the entire Mediterranean from your guide. Youll also get special access to the first floor terrace where you can see the famous horses stolen from Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade as well as amazing views over St Marks Square and the city.

Next its off to the Doges Palace, where pre-reserved tickets once again get you past the lines and inside what was the political heart of the empire for hundreds of years. Visit the opulent apartments and the Hall of the Great Council where matters of state were decided under beautiful frescoes by Veronese and Tintoretto.

See the Armory and the New Prisons, where youll learn about the grim lives of those unlucky enough to be taken prisoner, and hear the secret behind the mysterious black veil that interrupts the official series of Doges portraits. Hint: it will make you not want to work in Venetian government.

Finally, youll wander over the Bridge of sighs and learn the real story behind this romantic icon.

Venice is a beautiful city, but it doesnt really come to life until you have a guide to take you deep into the area's history and lore. In a group of no more than 25 people, you'll be able to ask all the questions you want about one of the worlds most unique cities.

Itinerary:

Sites Visited:

• St. Mark's Basilica
• St. Mark’s Square
• Doge’s Palace (general access rooms)
• New Prisons
• Bridge of Sighs
• The Horses of St. Mark

Inclusions

Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide

Special access to the terraces of St. Marks Basilica

Headsets when necessary

Expert English-speaking guide

Entry/Admission - Ponte dei Sospiri

Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco

Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The terrace of St. Mark's Basilica, the prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible, as a result of which we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.

St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.

Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.

This tour runs rain or shine. However, occasionally St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. In these cases customers are contacted as soon as possible to arrange a suitable alternative.

Please note, the order of sites visited is subject to changes.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

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