Golden Venice

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Tour Number

Activity Level

215882


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

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

A private guided tour of the most famous Venetian highlights in Saint Mark square


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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Under the clock Tower in Saint Mark square or in your hotel if you're staying in the san Marco square area. Just tell me where you'll be staying to see what the best meeting point will be.

TO ENTER SAN MARCO CHURCH, please be respectful: no shorts, no sleeveless, no backpacks (can be left in deposit).

End location: Doge's Palace

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

Other: A three hours walking tour with a licensed tour guide.

Tickets for the Doge's palace and the 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

Other: Admissions:

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

Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions in: churches, historical buildings, all public museums and galleries and in most private collections.

A Recent Review of this tour

Francesca has a wealth of knowledge about the Doge's Palace and was able to share the most important facts without overloading us with details. She told us some very interesting stories about the palace, the prison, the Bridge of Sighs and the nobility of Venice. We highly recommend Francesca when you are touring Venice!
Penny C.

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Private tour guide Francesca

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