St Mark's Square Tour: Doge's Palace and Basilica

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Tour Number

Activity Level

301042


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

A visit to Venice headquarters: politics and religion, two faces of the same coin


Let's visit the symbols of the political and religious power of the most admired "city-state" in the old Continent.
From the geographical point of view Venice covers a surface of a bunch of miles. The Queen of the Adriatic, as it is still addressed, was able to develop a body of laws and international relationships that allowed her to prosper and remain independent over centuries. Nobody questioned the good administration of the Parliament. During our visit we'll see the corridors of power and will understand why Venice was called the Serenissima Republic.
The Golden Basilica was the State church: Venice didn't like interferences from Rome.
Skip the line tickets to both the church and the Palace will be provided so as not to waste time.
It is not always possible to get the most convenient entrance slot to the church due to the high number of visitors and also the Doge's can be congestioned. But I'll try my best to develop the tour in a smooth way.
On Sundays the Basilica opens to visitors at 14, 30!

Itinerary

An overview of the main tourist attractions around St Mark's Square will be followed by a visit to the precious Basilica and the seat of Venice Parliament in the past times.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Entrance to Museum Correr, at the end of St Mark's Square.
Your hotel can be a meeting place if it has a central location

End location: St Mark's Square or city centre

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

This is a foot tour in a restricted area

What’s Included

Other: My guiding inside the Doge's Palace and St Mark's church
Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 EUR - You might buy a drink or a souvenir at the Doge's book store.

What’s Extra

Other: 3 Eur per person for the skip the line tickets to enter St Mark's church. This service is available from March to October; the rest of the year is usually not crowded and we might spend just a few minutes queuing.
For parties of 10 or more audio sets are mandatory at the price of 3 eur per person.
These costs have to be settled on spot.

Restrictions

Licensed guides have no restrictions.
For tours run on the mainland, vehicles will be driven by professional drivers.

A Recent Review of this tour

Thank you for this wonderful tour itinerary and Isa our great guide. Perfect combination of history and humor! Thank you and I highly recommend this tour and guide!
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