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Venice in 1-Day: walking tour, Doge's Palace and the Golden Basilica

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    Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

    Learning about the past of this charming city while walking along the historical streets of Venice!

    Walk through the Piazza San Marco with a qualified and experienced guide in order to learn Venetian history before the viewing of the main monuments in this area, including the Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. You will admire Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo (the “Pantheon” of Venice), the Great School of Charity before viewing Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre. Visit the stunning Rialto Bridge with its traditional market.

    Coming back to San Marco through the main shopping area known as Mercerie!

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    The Palazzo Ducale has been for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of painting masterpieces, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate for thousand-years in the old Republic. You’ll live it together with a guide who will show you the halls of power, plunging you into a very special historical context: the European Middle Ages. You’ll be surprised by the details of the gold staircase and of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Pass By: Ponte dei Sospiri, Piazza San Marco, 1, 31024 Venice Italy

    Relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.

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

    Follow a tour guide through St. Mark's Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world. Learning about byzantine art and its religious background while taking a glimpse at the gold mosaics and marble floors.

    After the visit of the Basilica you will have the opportunity to visit a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark’s Square where you can see a Glass Craftsman at work. Please note this is a free of charge optional tour of approximately 20 minutes and it is not a part of the tour.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square as known as Procuratie. You will discover the Venetian way of life, Venetian paintings, library, coinage, sculpture. You will go back directly to the secrets of Venetian Empire and you will visit the area built by Napoleon and the rooms restored for Sissi Empress Austria
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My 2 adult children and I took this tour, as our time was limited, and boy did it deliver! Excellent overview of Venice, all the highlights! A lot of walking, but a gondola ride and lunch break in the middle makes it work. And got...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank nik4nt
    tommaso111111111, General Manager at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear, thank you very much. We are very happy that you and the children enjoy our tour! I hope to see you in Venice soon. Best regards

    Reviewed 9 July 2018

    I am glad we booked a tour for this. We were able to go right in and the guide gave an amazing history and explanation of why things were set up like they were. Beautiful architecture. We would not have gotten as much out of...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Deanna L
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

    Thanks for your kind review. Regards

    Reviewed 3 May 2018

    The tour guide (Rosann) was excellent. We inadvertently picked a holiday weekend and the place was more than busy. There was a long line for ‘skip the line tours’ the line moved very quickly tho and the whole experience was great. Really recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank Angie M
    Giuseppe M, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

    thanks a lot for your kinf review

    Reviewed 15 February 2018

    This was a fantastic 2+ hour tour. The guide was miked up and we had earpieces so we had no problems with people fighting to be near enough to the guide to hear them. The guide herself was a great presenter and painted a fantastic...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank Patrick S
    Giuseppe M, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

    Thank you for your kind review! Our team is totally at your disposal for the further experiences you would like to do in Venice!

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