Palazzo Ducale & Golden Basilica guided tour
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Palazzo Ducale & Golden Basilica guided tour

2 h
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Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

Visit the imposing Doge’s Palace with its marvelous rooms rich of artistic artwork made by famous venetian artists. You will discover the halls of power where the Doge and the highest politicians decided the faith of the Venice Republic. In these rooms you will be stunned in front of the “Last Judgment” by Tintoretto, one of the largest paintings in the world. Then the guide will escort you down in the old venetian prisons, passing through the magnificent Bridge of Sighs!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

The guided visit will proceed to the Basilica of Saint Mark, known also as the Golden Basilica, thanks to its uncountable mosaics made of pure gold! The guide will explain the history and meaning of the masterpieces that decorate the cathedral. You will admire the incredible Pala D’Oro with its hundreds of precious stones and the Treasury of Saint Mark: many precious items collected along the centuries!

At the end of the tour will be able to see a glass furnace, near St. Mark’s Square where real glass craftsman will create a unique item in front of your eyes.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco San Marco 52, 30124 Venice Italy

This special ticket allows you to visit by yourself the Palace in St. Mark’s Square:Old Royal Palace (Museo Correr), the Biblioteca Marciana and Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Here you will discover the Venice lifestyle in the past; the rooms of Sissi (empress of Austria) and the archaeological museum.

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

The two symbols of Venice are in the middle of the marvelous Saint Mark's Square.

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  • Guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and the Basilica guided tour including the Pala D’oro and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons.
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
Not included
  • Hotel pickup
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The visit is monolingual from April to October, from November to March could be bilingual.
  • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
  • For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and inside the Doges’ Palace, prior to your visit you must deposit them at the Ateneo San Basso (St. Mark’s Square- Calle san Basso). The storage service is free of charge, but please allow sufficient time!
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.
  • Mobile vouchers are accepted.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
5 | 2019-04-01

We had an amazing time touring the city, our guide was excellent and we learned so much about this beautiful city, that it is a must to visit!

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