Free Cancellation Up to 48 hours in advance
Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes
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Discover the main monuments of the Venice in this guided tour: the Doge’s Palace, The Golden Basilica and the Royal Palace. Enjoy an incredible guided tour which throws you back to the centuries and history of the Glorious Republic of Venice!
The main monuments of the Venice:
The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of Venetian political power. In its gorgeous rooms, surrounded by hundreds of painting masterpieces, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year old republic. You’ll experience with a qualified and experienced guide who will show you the halls of power, plunging you into a very special setting: the European Middle Ages and the centuries immediately following. You will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. The ticket to access the Palace is included in the tour price and allows you to enter without waiting. Entrance ticket also gives you access to the following palaces around St. Mark’s Square: Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. You can visit them by yourself.
You will have a privileged access in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! avoiding the queues! On this tour, escorted by a qualified guide, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique in Italy. You will be admiring the amazing gold mosaics of The Golden Basilica and marble inlays in the floors while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient Basilica.
The Royal Palace of Venice, today known as Museo Correr, stands as a reminder of Venice’s long history as an independent state. The Museo Correr is located in the Piazza San Marco, housed within the Procuratie Nuove. The Ala Napoleonica, or Napoleonic Wing, a neoclassical structure built by the orders of Napleon I, houses the museum’s entrance.
The building contains what once was the royal palace of Venice, whose interiors display the work of some of the period’s most renowned designers. Construction of the palace began in 1808, and the building was used by ruling powers throughout the nineteenth century.
The museum’s collection, established in 1830 and supplemented by gifts and acquisitions in later years, documents both the civic and artistic history of the city. About this tour.
This is a shared guided tour, you will be guided by a qualified and experienced guide. The tour will provide you with entrance tickets valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana). You will skip the Line to Doge's Palace, the Basilica and Pala D’oro with our guided tour. Audio-receiver devices are included only in case of groups over 10 people. After the visit of these spectacular monuments you will have the opportunity to visit a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark’s Square where you can see a Glass Craftsman at work. Enjoy an incredible guided tour which takes you to earlier centuries and history of the Glorious Republic of Venice!
• For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts). • For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and inside the Doges’ Palace, prior to your visit you must deposit them at the Ateneo San Basso (St. Mark’s Square- Calle san Basso). • The storage service is free of charge, but please allow sufficient time! The tour is not considered private but is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party. • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. • Comfortable shoes suggested. • During some days of high turnout or for reasons of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica might be longer than expected. • This tour does not operate during unplanned religious celebrations.