Walking tour of Venice with Doge's palace skip the line and gondola ride
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Walking tour of Venice with Doge's palace skip the line and gondola ride

Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 45 minutes
Do this because
  • Walking tour in the heart of Venice
  • Get advantage of the skip-the-line tickets to the Doge's Palace
  • Enjoy a gondola ride along Venice canals
What to expect

Your guide will take you inside Palazzo Ducale, once the seat of Venetian political power. The guide will show you the palace's splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of paintings. You'll discover the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries.

After the visit of Doge's Palace, you will visit the unusual and fascinating corners of Venice off the beaten track where time seems to have stood still centuries ago. You will enjoy a panoramic walking tour with the guide of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, through a labyrinth of little canals, and sites of historic and artistic interest, passing by some special places: Teatro La Fenice (The Phoenix), one of the most famous opera house in Europe; Scala del Bovolo, a unique spiral staircase with a plethora of arches; Rialto Bridge and its typical shops, one of the architectural icons of Venice.

At the end of the walking tour, you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride approximately 30 minutes ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area).

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What's included
  • Guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Skip-the-line Doge’s Palace guided tour and city highlights walking guided tour
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Gondola ride without commentary 30 minutes
  • Entrance ticket valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-2): free of charge
  • Child (3-5): reduced
Where

Piazza San Marco, 30100 Venezia VE

Meeting point:

St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower near the exchange office (the white building with blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you with the sign “TOUR”. Do NOT go to the Bell Tower. Please arrive at the meeting points 15 minutes before the departure time.

What to remember
  • This tour is available only in English
  • Bookings can be canceled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in this case it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Comfortable shoes suggested
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside Doge’s Palace: Free deposit inside
  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
  • Each gondola can guest a maximum of 6 people
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When
  • Daily at 2.15pm
  • From April to October
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Provider
Venice City Tour
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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