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

Enjoy This Guided Tour in Venice, Italy, Visiting San Marco Cathedral and Doge's Palace with Pre-reserved Tickets

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Adult (15 - 65)
Youth (6 - 14)
Child (3 - 5 )
Infant ( Ages 0 - 2 )
Private Tour Base price for 2 people

Highlights of Venice Walking Tour

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

Meet your expert guide at the 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 Venice tower called the Bell Tower and the Marble Lions which are all an integral part of St Mark’s history.

Continue to the Cathedral with your pre-reserved St Mark’s Basilica 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 mix with the classic Venetian-style Renaissance Art. Listen to the story of the life-size Horses of Saint 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.

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