CRUISE PORT: This excursion is intended for passengers docked at the cruise port of Venice / INCLUDED: Guided Tour of The Saint Mark's Basilica and The Doge's Palace, Admission fees, Live tour commentary provided in English, Audio headset for tour commentary while more than 10 pax on group, Skip-the-Line entrance to the Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, Guided Tour of The Grand Canal, Private water taxi for Grand Canal Boat tour / NOT INCLUDED: Upstairs of Saint Marks Basilica is not included, Secret itineraries of Doge's Palace – we do not enter into these rooms, Optional gratuities, Port pick up and drop off, Food and drink / MEETING POINT IN VENICE: The tour starts at Saint Mark's Square under the arches of the Correr Museum. It’s extremely important that you arrive at the meeting point no later than 15 minutes before departure.
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*Exteriors sites of Saint Marks Square
*Inside the Basilica of Saint Marks
*"Pala d'Oro" - Golden Altar
*Full visit of the Doge’s Palace and the prison cells
*60 min boat tour along the Grand Canal and the city's more secluded
During this combined tour of 3 hours in Venice, you will have a guided walking tour inside Saint Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace and a guided small boat tour along the Grand Canal of Venice, Italy. You will be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and discover what it is like to live in this unique city.
Walking around this open air museum our informative guide will take you to the external sights of Saint Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, the Sansovino library, the Bell tower, the incredible legends of the Clock tower and the Bridge of sighs and its adjoining prisons. You will discover the extraordinary architectural master pieces and why they were built that way. Take advantage of our expert guide, hear anecdotes about this remarkable city and its historical characters, Casanova, Marco Polo to name two. This walk is an absolute must for the first time visitor, leaving you knowing so much more about this not so practical but precious city.
Than you will be accompanied by our expert guide during an hour walking tour inside the Doge's Palace, "Palazzo Ducale" in Italy. The Palace is a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the centre of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Venetian Government. Hear about the different roles played by the Doge and his counsellors, be entertained by our informative guide and learn about the history of the Venetian legends as you walk through the eerie, narrow passageways towards the prison cells whilst learning about the prisoners and of course, Casanova, perhaps Venice's most famous and intriguing escapee. At the end of the visit you will have free time for lunch.
After the Doge's Palace, at 16:30, you'll finish your day picking-up a private motor launch (water taxi) which will take you 1-hour along the most spectacular high street in the world "Venice’s Grand Canal" giving you a great overall view of the city covering many of the “sestieri” (areas).