St. Mark's church and the Ducal Palace Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

300468


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Visit of Venice's two most important buildings


This tour is a must for any visitor wishing to grasp Venice's main historical, artistic and religious facts.

St. Mark's church once a national shrine to keep the relics of the Evangelist as the city's protector is one of a kind building. Its architecture recalls the early Byzantine buidlings of Costantinople while the 8000 sq. meters of mosaic covering the ceiling is one of the world's largest.

The Ducal Palace now a museum was the seat of the executive, legislative and judicial powers during 350 years in its present version. But above all it epitomizes the long standing power of the Venetian Republic the first ever in Europe. Venetians spent with no restraint calling the greatest architects and artist to decorate it providing thus to present visitors a great collection of art.

Join then this tour to visit St. Mark's church, the Ducal Palace, the old prison and the bridge of Sighs. And get also a full description of all buildings encompassing the square.

Itinerary

- St. Mark's square with description of all buildings

- St. Mark's church

- Ducal Palace including State Rooms, the Old Prison and the bridge of Sighs.

NOTICES
To enter St. Mark's church:
NO to short pants, miniskirts, sleeveless, bare shoulders, backpacks which can be dropped in deposit before entering.
YES to bermuda pants, knee long skirts, T or Polo shirts, a scarf to cover shoulders.

St. Mark's church open hours:
Mon > Sat. from 09:45am to 4:30pm
Sundays and holydays from 2:00 to 4:00pm
Being a Cathedral used for religious events the church of St. Mark can be closed without notice

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the column topped with a winged lion in St. Mark's square, unless your hotel is very close by.

End location: St. Mark's square

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour

What’s Included

Other: - My service as your private guide for three hours.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 euros - 3,00 euros to enter the church + 2,00 euros to see the Golden Altarpiece (on client's request)

What’s Extra

Other: 3,00 euros per person to avoid long lines to access St. Mark's church (from April 1 to October 31)

NOTICE: from 10 people on, it is mandatory to use individual audio-receivers at the price of 3,00 euros per person

Any personal expense like food, drinks and souvenirs.

Restrictions

Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions at all.

A Recent Review of this tour

Outstanding guide full of information over and above. My husband is disabled over and above helpful highly recommended
Jo Trust

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