History, mysteries and power in Venice
- See all the main sights of Venice under the guidance of a professional guide.
- Get skip-the-line access to St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
On request upon availability
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (other languages available on request with supplement) - Please specify the selected language upon reservation
Gorgeous palaces, quaint squares where time seems to have stopped, domes, mosaics. Glittering masks gazing from shop windows, gondolas drifting and fiery-red sunsets over the lagoon. Unique, mysterious and intriguing, Venice is one of the most romantic and amazing cities in the world. Explore the heart of Venice, get to know your way around and breathe in the one-of-a-kind atmosphere! Our enlightening half day orientation visit allows you to discover the city’s main historic center and major landmarks with the privilege of a private guided tour led by a specialized private guide. Walk along the canals lined by gorgeous ancient palaces and through airy squares embellished by centuries-old statues and fountains, learn about the city’s eventful history, and catch unexpected views. Admire the gothic architecture of the Doge's Palace, once seat of the government, Palace of Justice and prison, as well as home of the Doge, and the famous and hauntingly lovely Bridge of Sighs. Marvel at the grandeur of sumptuous St Mark’s Square, crowned by the Venetian-Byzantine domes of Venice’s main cathedral, the grandiose St Mark’s Basilica. Founded in the 9th century to house the remnants of St Mark the church boasts a profusion of polychrome domes, walls clad in marbles and, inside, over 8000 square meters of luminous mosaics. Get ready to be surprised! Highlights include the glittering ceiling mosaics, many made with 24-carat gold leaf, the basilica's oldest mosaics and the three golden domes.
Then visit the Doge’s Palace, an airy masterpiece of gothic architecture with a splendid white stone and pink marble
façade. Despite its graceful outside aspect, the building was once seat of the government, Palace of Justice, state prison, as well as of the Doge’s private apartments and a vast complex of chambers and courts. Take an unforgettable journey back in time admiring the palace’s grand central courtyard and the imposing corridors lined by majestic sumptuous rooms and learn all about the palace’s history, mysteries and captivating legends.
• Private professional licensed guide for 3 hours
• Entrance tickets to St Mark’s Cathedral
• Entrance tickets to the Doge’s Palace
St. Mark's Square: under the column with the lion on the top, in front of the Doge's Palace.
This tour is suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility. Kindly specify it on the notes.
This tour runs rain or shine.