Venice Highlights: St.Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace

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  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Join a small group guided tour for a more personalized and interactive experience Benefit from pre-reserved tickets to make the most of your valuable time Enjoy 3 hours in Venice to see the major highlights of the city St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Explore Venice and its major monuments with an expert local guide for more insider knowledge Leave your tour and guide with enough knowledge to be independent in Venice

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Walks In Europe

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Venice

Join a 3 hour guided tour in Venice to see the major highlights of the city led by an expert guide with the two must-see sites: Doge’s Palace and Basilica of St. Mark with pre-reserved tickets

Stop At: Piazza San Marco

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

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco

Continue your way to the Basilica of St.Mark and enter the cathedral with your pre-reserved tickets. Savor its amazing sheer size and the fascinating golden mosaics. Learn about its opulent design, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, known by the name Church of Gold. Listen to the story of the life-size Horses of St Mark’s Basilica said to be some of Europe’s finest creations. Find out the answers to all of your questions and more as you accompany your guide on this well-planned Venice walking tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Doge's Palace

Follow your guide at a relaxed pace to visit the Doge’s Palace with pre-reserved tickets straight into this opulent palazzo. Learn about the supreme authority and wealth of the ruling Venetian Doges in the Gothic architecture of the palace. Ask about the talented 14th-century sculptors that worked on the palace and enjoy stunning views across the Lagoon as you explore this world-famous landmark.

Duration: 2 hour

Pass By:

Continue to the Old Prison that was part of the Doge’s Palace, learn why the New Prisons were built, and understand the significance of the Bridge of Sighs, another highlight of Venice. Listen to the extraordinary story of the famous Casanova and his life in Venice.

Stop At: Museo Correr

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. You can visit Correr Museum at your own leisure once the tour has ended.

Duration: 10 minutes
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