Fabulous Venice: Palazzo Ducale, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
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Fabulous Venice: Palazzo Ducale, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
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Fabulous Venice: Palazzo Ducale, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride

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

A guided tour in the Palazzo Ducale the old seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a guide that will show you the halls of power and the bridge of Sighs to reach to the prisons.

You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie with the same ticket! 

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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

After, you visit one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! You will be escorted by a tour guide enjoying a full visit of the Golden Basilica. You'll have the pleasure to admire beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vecchia Murano, Castello, 4392/a 300 metri da Piazza San Marco, 30122 Venice Italy

The magic art of glass blowing! 

In front of you a glass craftsman master will create a unique item explaining the ancient phases of the production. You will live this experience in Saint Mark's Square in an old Glass Factory Showroom where you will see the main objects are made with glass. At the end of your experience you will receive a little glass gift for each couple or each family, as a souvenir of this visit

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy

Gondola ride with commentary

An exciting gondola ride in Venice that will take you along the canals of this magical city. Enjoy the gondola cruise through the Venice most romantic waterways passing under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal! During your pleasant gondola ride you will admire the Mozart House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. At end you will enjoy a breathtaking view of St. Mark' basin with the splendid San Giorgio Island. Comfortably seated on your special boat you willlisten to the mobile-app narrating history and legends of the attractions around you: 10 points of interest described in your languages, so you can really know the soul of this incredible city. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

Panoramic Tour

A personal walking tour is the best way to discover independently the most famous and marvelous areas of Venice: Accademia, San Marco and Rialto! 31 points of interest spread across the itinerary, among them you will see the magnificent Theatre “La Fenice”, Rialto Bridge with its typical market and the majestic Accademia Bridge! Of course, the audio-guide will escort you through the endless-history of Saint Mark’s Square and its breathtaking basin! Download the app on your device and you won’t get lost in the city! You will be able to visit Venice, corner by corner, step by step, at your pace.

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  • Guided tour of Doge Palace and Basilica with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide. The visit is monolingual.
  • 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
  • Approximately 30 minutes shared gondola ride
  • Multilingual assistance for embarking on gondola
  • Mobile app for panoramic tour
  • Mobile app with audio-commentary of gondola itinerary to download on your device
  • Mobile app with audio-commentary to download on your mobile
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Vecchia Murano
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
Not included
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight.
  • The Gondola Ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondoliers strike (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • The itinerary of gondola ride may change in the event of wind or bad weather
  • Services could be done in different days, please you should indicate the date for each tour
  • This combo includes 4 services, therefore it is compulsory to print the paper vouhcer or show the mobile one 4 times
  • You will receive the QR code and the instruction to activate the mobile app by e-mail at the moment of reservation. Please download the app before to start the tour.
  • Please pay attention Our App, is totally independent from your the Viator App. On your device will appear Pop Guide icon.
  • The mobile app is supported by the followed system: Apple: from IOS 8; IPhone, Ipad and Ipod Touch Android: from the 4.1 version system
  • The doge's Palace & Basilica visit is at 10:45 AM - Glassblowing at 2:30 PM and the gondola ride at 4:00 PM
  • 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
Frank G
5 | 2019-08-08

We enjoyed this tour. We saw lots of places, the Basilica church and the Doge Palace. The Jeweled Art in the church was amazing. Enjoyed the Bridge of Sighs and dungeon. The Gondola Ride was our favorite. Thank You!

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