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Venice: Highlights Tour St.Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace

Two must see sites: Basilica of St.Mark and Doge's Palace with pre-reserved tickets

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Meeting Point

We meet in Saint Mark’s Square near the waterfront at the big column with the winged lion on top. Your guide will have a signboard that says, “Walks In Europe.”

Duration: 3 hours

This tour runs Monday to Saturday at 09:00 / 11:00 / 14:00

Sundays the tour runs at 1400

German is only offered as a private option 

 

Senior ( Ages 66 - 99
64
Adult ( Ages 15 - 65 )
69
Youth ( Ages 6 - 14 )
64
Child ( Ages 3 - 5 )
47
Infant ( Ages 0 - 2 )
Free
Private Tour Base price for 2 people
349

Highlights of Venice Walking Tour

Spend three hours in Venice with a local guide exploring the major highlights of the city: Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge’s Palace, all with pre-reserved tickets. 

Meet your expert guide at famous St. Mark’s Square and start getting to know the city and its origins. Learn about its historical, social and political importance in the most renowned public space in the city. Study the Clock Tower and the Marble Lions that are all an integral part of St Mark’s history.

Continue to the Basilica of St. Mark and enter the cathedral with your pre-reserved tickets. Take in its sheer size and the fascinating golden mosaics that decorate it. You’ll soon understand its opulent design, its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, and why it’s called the Church of Gold.

Admire the exotic elements of the Cathedral as they mixes with the classic Venetian-style Renaissance Art. Listen to the story of the life-size Horses of St Mark’s Basilica, said to be some of Europe’s finest creations. Why are these statues here? What are they made of, and how are they connected with Istanbul? Find out the answers to all these questions and more as you accompany your guide through this expansive monument.

Follow your guide at a relaxed pace into towards the opulent Doge’s Palace, where you enter with pre-reserved tickets. Learn about the supreme authority and wealth of the ruling Venetian Doges as well as the Gothic architecture of this palazzo. Ask about the talented 14th-century sculptors who worked on it, and enjoy stunning views across the Lagoon as you exit this world-famous landmark.

Continue to the Old Prison, originally part of the Doge’s Palace, and learn why the New Prisons were built. You’ll also understand the significance of the Bridge of Sighs, another renowned highlight of Venice.

Leave your guide with enough knowledge to enjoy the rest of your stay at Doge’s Palace, where you are free to linger as long as you please.

Your admission ticket also includes entry to the Correr Museum on St. Mark’s Square. The building was originally designed as a residence for Napoleon, and later became the Venetian residence of the King of Italy. Enjoy the Correr Museum at your own leisure after the tour has ended.