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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride provided by Raphael Tours in Venice

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20455P22
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Gondola Ride • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace • Entry/Admission - Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch is not included but the local guide can give you great recommendations
Duration
6h
Departure details
Piazza San Marco, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The meeting point is next to the Lion Pillar
Inclusions
Local guide • Gondola Ride • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace • Entry/Admission - Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch is not included but the local guide can give you great recommendations
Departure details
Piazza San Marco, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The meeting point is next to the Lion Pillar
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza San Marco
    P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    The meeting point is next to the Lion Pillar
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Ponte di Rialto
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Casa di Marco Polo
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    San Polo
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Campo Santa Maria Formosa
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Piazza San Marco
    P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    The meeting point is next to the Lion Pillar
    See address & details
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BlazeToursandTravels
Mumbai, India256 contributions
See the Best Venice has to offer in a Single Day with an Experienced Local Guide
Jul 2018 • Family
We were priveleged to have Dr. Romy Rigattieri, a learned local Venetian as our guide for the day.
As Romy knew the city like the back of her hand, she took us to visit it's main highlights through meandering streets, off the beaten path, so that we could see so many hidden gems and aspects of the city, en route. Two such unique stops that were significant for us were to a historic Gondola boatyard [where Romy explained the painstaking process that goes into the construction of a single gondola] and to an iconic waterfront gelateria where we were made to try a unique dessert [which Romy used to relish as a child] of chocolate and whipped cream!
Being very experienced Romy brought the ancient and mesmerising city of Venice to life for us with her detailed and animated commentary. She took us to iconic mask shops to explain the process and significance of this unique Venetian phenomenon. She also took us to try Cicchetti, typical Venetian snacks, similar to Spanish tapas.
Her explanations of the Doges Palace, Bridge of Sighs, the adjoining Prison and of the Byzantine influenced San Marco were exceptionally notable.
Our Tour ended with a private gondola ride which my young daughters were looking forward to the most. Seeing that the gondoliers were very busy and hence nonchalant and uncaring of the thronging tourists, Romy never left our side until she was sure that we were seated in a comfortable gondola with an attentive gondolier. This for us was very touching. As the gondolier pushed away from the shore and took us down the canal, we could see Romy gradually disappear from view. She never stopped waving to us.
~Felicia Variava Albert. Managing Director, Blaze Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India
Written 24 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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