This tour combination is the right one for those who crave a full immersion into Venice and its everlasting symbols.
This combo will start with a beautiful walking tour which will take you among the most hidden and peaceful corners of Venice. Discover the city through its narrow alleys called calli, countless bridges, and wide traditional and picturesque squares, still the heart of Venetian people's social life.
The first highlight of the walking tour is St. Marks Square, with the description of the majestic St. Marks Basilica, the elegant Doges Palace, the Clock Tower and the Procuratie (only external, for now). Please note that this first part of the tour will completely take place outside and it does not include any admittance to local sites.
Following this, visit one of the most famous symbols of Venice: The Doges Palace. Today, the symbol of Venice and its power is still standing in all its beauty and majesty, every day taking travelers' breath away. Your ticket allows you to enter without waiting in line. Audio-receiver device included.
Another undisputed symbol of Venice is the St Mark Basilica, a beautiful example of Byzantine architecture where Eastern and Western architecture run into each other. Here, you will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, about St Mark and how his remains came to rest and are shielded here.
Surrounded by the Basilicas 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 dOro, a fine example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones, and the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art. And, of course, the golden mosaics, maybe the most famous feature of the cathedral.
Please wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders), and for security reasons, backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica (free deposit available in Calle San Basso).