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Guided tour Doge's Palace w/secret tour and St Marks ONLY

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Guided tour Doge's Palace w/secret tour and St Marks ONLY

My family is traveling to Italy in July 2014 and we are looking for a guided tour of Doge's palace w/the secret tour as well as the inside of St Marks. We were anticipating 2 hours at Doge and 1 hour at St Marks. Based on our travel plans, this tour would need to take place on July 3rd. All of the guided tours that we found on line either 1) include other sites in Venice or 2) Do not include the secret tour. We would prefer a single guide so that we can accomplish these two sites back to back. Any guided tour recommendations would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Guided tour Doge's Palace w/secret tour and St Marks ONLY

You don't need a guided tour of the Basilica if you have a decent guidebook. You can have a free guided tour of the Basilica at 11 a.m. in one of several languages. Italian every day (except Sunday), for other languages you need to ask. The tours can be taken every day (excluding Sundays and holidays) from April to October at 11 a.m. The meeting point is in the basilica's atrium next to the centre doorway - right side - where the calendar for other tours is given in detail in Italian and other languages. Groups are accepted only with prior reservations. Phone (+39) 041 241 3817 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday to Friday for information.

The Secret Itineraries tour is conducted by a member of the DP staff. After that you are free to tour the DP on your own. I'm sure they must have audio guides, and there are sheets in each room in several languages to tell you what you are looking at.

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2. Re: Guided tour Doge's Palace w/secret tour and St Marks ONLY

You have to pre book the Secret Itineraries Tour,

www.vivaticket.it/index.php…

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3. Re: Guided tour Doge's Palace w/secret tour and St Marks ONLY

If you go to the Doge's Palace the self guided tour takes you on a pre-determined path through all the important rooms. At each room there is a case with sheets of information in many languages that tells of the history of the room and its decorations. The information is more than adequate.

If you book the SI tour you will be left after that tour to visit the Doge's Palace in this fashion.

For San Marco, there are guided tours of the Basilica at certain times of the year as Venicelover has indicated, or you can book your own time to enter, avoiding the queues, and see the interior, perhaps using a guide book to advise you of the meaning of the mosaics etc.

There may well be private guides in Venice, such as these www.walksinsidevenice.com/private-tours.php and others you can search out on Google who might set up an itinerary to suit you. But it will not include the SI tour.

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4. Re: Guided tour Doge's Palace w/secret tour and St Marks ONLY

Once inside the Basilica, can I purchase access to the terrace and the museum?

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5. Re: Guided tour Doge's Palace w/secret tour and St Marks ONLY

Yes, oconn 11, you pay extra to go up some steep stone steps where there is access to the terrace that overlooks St. Mark's Square. Also on the upper level there are views over the nave of the Basilica and good views of the stained glass windows. The original 4 bronze horses are also up there. There is also a gift shop and if you go all the way to the banquet hall, you'll find toilets.

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6. Re: Guided tour Doge's Palace w/secret tour and St Marks ONLY

thank you very much!

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