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Fairytale Venice: Palazzo Ducale, mysterious walking tour & Gondola ride

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    Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

    The tour starts in the breathtaking Saint Mark's Square

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

    The Palazzo Ducale was the seat of the Venetian power during the golden centuries of the Republic of Venice. In its stunning rooms you will admire the artistic masterpieces of the most important Venetian artists, such as Tiepolo. A qualified guide will show you the halls of power and the residence of the Doge. Admire the incredible gold staircase and then cross the famous Bridge of Sighs to enter the Venetian prisons, famous for housing Giacomo Casanova.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

    After the visit to the Palazzo Ducale, your guide will escort you to the heart of Venice in a unique walking tour, which will allow you to visit parts of Venice off the beaten track!
    The expert guide will tell you secrets and mysteries about Venice and take you to some of the most fascinating and picturesque spots, such as Rialto Area with its traditional markets, and San Giacometto’s Church: the oldest church of Venice, built in the XII century.


    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Pass By: Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice Italy

    You will walk through the labyrinth of calli (narrow streets) and “campi” (venetian squares) and discover the hidden artistic jewels as the Fenice Opera House, where Giuseppe Verdi composed the “Traviata”, its absolute artistic masterpieces, and the incredible Scala Contarini del Bovolo: a stunning spiral staircase which belonged to one of the most important venetian families.

    Stop At: Canal Grande, Venice Italy

    After that, get on a gondola and starts and unforgettable tour along the Canal Grande and its romantic waterways. You will admire Mozart’s house, La Fenice Theatre, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Madonna della Salute Church and Punta della Dogana from where you will enjoy a quick breathtaking view of S. Giorgio’s Island, Saint Mark’s with its Belltower, and the Palazzo Ducale


    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    The days after the tour, you can visit on your own the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square using the same ticket.(Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).
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    Reviewed 25 May 2018

    This tour was only OK. The gondola ride was the best part. Our tour guide was hard to understand. The headphones were fine, but her command of English was not that great.

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank marjorieg868
    Venice C, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

    Thanks for your review we will take care of your comments to improve our service. Regards

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