Golden Venice: most famous highlights

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Tour Number

Activity Level

215882


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

French (basic), English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Greek (advanced)

Explore Saint Mark square with a private guide


Discover the story of this most incredible city through its most famous monuments! The church of Saint Mark, a perfect mix of Eastern and Western art, where Saint Mark's body rests since a thousand years, and the Doge's Palace, the best place in Venice to admire masterpieces of Venetian painting and to understand how the longest lived Republic of the world worked.

Itinerary

We'll start with a short introduction about the Square and its history, admiring its incredible monuments, as the clock tower, the Procuratorie and the bell tower.
Later we'll visit the Basilica of Saint Mark, its amazing medieval mosaics, and much more!(during summer we'll skip the line).

After the basilica, we'll go to the Doge's Palace, the hearth of the ancient Venetian political life. Marvelous example of medieval art, the palace is a treasure chest of art and history; absolutely the best spot to admire masterpiece of Venetian painting.

We'll see the Armoury, the state's rooms and the dark prisons too! To get to them we'll cross the famous bride of Sighs, discovering why it has this strange name.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

In case of flood the access at the square could be longer. Saint Mark is a a cathedral used for religious events; it could be closed without any previous communication.

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: Skip the line access to Saint Mark Basilica

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2 euro - This is the price of a coffee at a counter in a Saint mark square bar

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses

Other: Admissions:
Doge's Palace Tickets (25 euro for person, 13 for students and over 65).

Other admissions may occur according to your wish of visiting other places in the church of Saint Mark.

From 10 people on, it is mandatory to use individual audio-receivers at the price of 2,00 euros per person.

Any personal expenses, from food to souvenirs.

Restrictions

NONE

A Recent Review of this tour

Francesca R. was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable, interesting, and informative, and we enjoyed our tour very much. Initially, we were not sure that we would be able to take the tour, because our original flight to Venice had been canceled, and we did not arrive in the city until a day and a half later than we should have. Francesca did everything possible to reschedule the tour for us, and we were able to take it on our last day in Venice. Thank you, Francesca, for the great tour!
David Crowell

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    215882


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    French (basic), English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Greek (advanced)

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