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Doge's Palace, secret Venice walking tour and gondola ride

Availability: Everyday
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Learn the history of the Doge's Palace at the heart of the Venetian Republic
  • Discover the hidden streets between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto
  • Take an enchanting gondola ride down the small canals off the Grand Canal
  • Marvel at the reflections of old palaces and romantic bridges in the water
What to expect

Enjoy the most appreciated and traditional sides of Venice combined in a single itinerary lasting approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes... A unique experience to learn the history of this ancient city and get in touch with the genuine everyday life that survives in the less tourist places of the historical center!

Meet the guide near St. Mark's Square and start your tour at the Doge's Palace: here, you will enjoy a complete guided tour of the environments that have shaped the history of the Serenissima. Marvel at the Doge's private apartments, see the Giant’s Staircase and admire the picturesque views of St Mark’s Square by the floor of the Lodges. Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and visit the terrible prisons of the Venetian Republic. The guide will accompany you in one of the most interesting tours of the Doge's Palace!

Then, discover some hidden sites on a walking tour of the less touristy quarters between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Discover small, artisan shops and typical inns. Admire the unusual façade of La Fenice opera house, and the Bovolo Spiral Staircase in Contarini Palace.

Finally, climb aboard a gondola for a 30-minute punt along the canals of Venice. Be lulled by the gentle sway of the lagoon as you move deeper into the minor canals and coast past lesser-known areas to see quaint corners and majestic palaces from a new perspective.

Please consider that this is a combo tour formed by three individual tours: book now these fascinating must-do experiences in Venice and save on the final price! The combo tour is cheaper than purchasing the single itineraries!

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What's included
  • Guided visit and admission to the Doge’s Palace
  • Gondola ride
What's not included
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
  • Explanations during the gondola ride
Reduced price
  • Children from 2 to 5 years: reduced
  • Children up to 1 year: free
Where

Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Meeting point:
  • ‘Yex’ Change Office - Under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square
What to remember
  • Please note this is a combo tour including 3 single tours
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.
  • At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour
  • Not refundable tickets
  • This is a collective tour
  • The gondola ride might be suspended in case of bad weather
  • Please note that we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility
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When
  • From April 1st to October 31st
  • Every day
  • 2.15 pm
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Provider
Insidecom srl
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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