AVAILABLE FROM MAY 2021! The great power of Venice: Unique, mysterious and intriguing tour of San Mark's Basilica and Doge Palace
- 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
- Exclusive access to prisons and secret passages of the Doge's Palace closed to the general public
- Small group tour max 15 pax
Mon to Fri at 2PM
Venice is one of the most fascinating and amazing cities in the world.
Explore her right from her heart with a very high quality “masterclass level” small group visit led by an Art Expert Guide, visiting the two most important and beautiful sights of Political and Religious power of Venice:
the grandiose St Mark’s Basilica - the main cathedral, crowned by the Venetian-Byzantine domes – and the Doge’s palace, house of power, secrets, carnival and masterpieces, including the prisons and secret passages closed to the general public with an exclusive one-of-a-kind visit.
This tour takes you inside the center of the religious power of Venice, the beautiful Basilica of St Marks with our skip-the-line access, where our expert history guide will give you a comprehensive and informative tour of this astonishing landmark-church that boasts a profusion of polychrome domes, walls clad in marbles and, inside, over 8000 square meters of glittering ceiling mosaics, many made with 24-carat gold leaf.
The highlight of the tour is our exclusive special visit of the Doge's Palace, the very symbol of political Venice, an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions and today hosting paintings from world renown artists like Titiano, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Veronese and set to the grand ball of Venice Carnival.
We’ll have a very exclusive access for our group to the closed-to-general-public secret passages including the old torture chambers and prisons, including famous Casanova’s.
From the prisons you will visit the courtyard and then the noble areas of the Doge’s public and private areas, to visit the great ballrooms, the great Councils hall, and the Doge’s lavish apartments and the “Opera Museum” boasting astonishing collection of portrait including Renaissance and Mannerism with prominent “Venitian school” paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese.
You will also have the chance to walk the famous bridge of sighs and learn the story behind the origin of its name.
The most comprehensive immersion into the art and the history of the two most important political and religious landmarks of Venice. A must-do when in Venice, in the comfort of a small group and a highly specialized licensed history guide. Art lovers only!
Licensed English speaking guide
skip the line entrance to San Mark's Basilica
exclusive access for your group to the Secret Passages of Palazzo Ducale
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St. Mark's Square: under the column with the lion on the top, in front of the Doge's Palace.
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Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
The tour runs rain or shine.
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