Venice guided tour of Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica with gondola ride
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Venice guided tour of Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica with gondola ride

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Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark's Square
  • Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Admire masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese
  • Marvel at the golden mosaics and marble inlay flooring in the basilica
  • Enjoy a nice gondola ride and explore Venice from its charming canals
What to expect

Meet your professional guide in front of the Clock tower in Saint Marks square and start your combination tour discovering the chamring buildings in the square. Then you will access the Doge's Palace, a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the center of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Venetian Government. Your guide will tell you everything about it, as you pass through its lavish chambers, which display masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese.

Hear about the different roles played by the Doge and his counselors, 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. Ater that, you will visit Saint Mark's Basilica, which majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city’s history and Saints relics.

At 1:00 pm you will end the first part of the tour and you will have approx 2 hours free time to stroll around Saint Mark's square, to have lunch (not included) or to visit the Correr museum on your own already included with the Doge's Palace ticket.

The second part of your combined tour will be the classic gondola ride at 3:00 pm or 5:15 pm, the appointment will be 15 min before the departure time behind the Correr museum in Saint Marks square (in front of the post office). On this unique exploration of the Venetian romantic canals, unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19
  • Tickets can only be purchased online
  • What's included
    • Guided tour inside the Doge's Palace and the St Marks Basilica
    • 30 min gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller canals
    • Admission fees
    • Live tour commentary in english, italian, german, french and spanish
    • Audio headset for tour commentary while more than 10 pax on group
    What's not included
    • The classic gondola ride is not guided
    • Secret itineraries of Doge's Palace – no entrance in the rooms
    • Optional gratuities
    Where

    Piazza San Marco, 15, 30124 Venice, VE, Italy

    Meeting point:
    • Doge's Palace & Basilica departure at 10:45 ammeeting point 15 min before the departure time in front of the clock tower (the white tower with the blue clock and the bell on top) next to the YEX change office in St. Mark's Square, Venice. Look for the assistant with a white "TURIVE TOUR" sign.Meeting point address: Piazza San Marco 15, 30124, Venice
    • Gondola ride departures: April - October gondola at 3.00pm or 5.15 pm | November - March gondola only at 3.00 pm - meeting point 15 min before in front of the post office in Calle Larga Ascensione 1256, San Marco (behind the Correr Museum in Saint Mark's square). Look for the assistant with a white "TURIVE TOUR" sign
    What to remember
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible, and it operates rain or shine
    • The gondola tour is not guided, and it could be shared with max. 5 people per gondola
    • Shoulders and knees must be covered in the Basilica, and backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica and Doge's Palace
    • On very few occasions Saint Mark's Basilica may be closed due to religious ceremonies, public holidays, private events or high water and we are not always informed in advance.
    • At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Saint Mark's square
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    When

    Piazza San Marco, 15, 30124 Venice, VE, Italia

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    Provider
    VENICE EVENTS srl
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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