Private Saint Marks Basilica and Doge´s Palace tour

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Travel back to the days of the Venetian Empire on a walking tour of 2 of the most important buildings in Venice.
Go inside St. Mark's Basilica and the Doges’ Palace and admire their opulent interiors.

First, skip the long lines to St. Mark’s Basilica, which enshrines the city’s history and the relics of saints. See stunning mosaics and gold work. Your guide will tell you the history of the cathedral and how it was built.
Admire the masterpieces by Venetian goldsmiths.

Next, skip the lines to the neighboring Doges’ Palace, the ducal seat of power during the Venetian Republic. Admire its Byzantine architecture, passing through decorative chambers to see paintings by Tintoretto, Titian, and Veronese, to name a few.
Continue down a very small passageway to cross the Bridge of Sighs from the inside, and descend into the prison cells where Casanova was incarcerated until his legendary escape.

 

Included:

• Guided tour of Saint Mark's Square, Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
• Private guide for 2 hours
• Skip the line entrance fees
• Tour available in english, italian, german, french, spanish
• Opportunity to visit all the Saint Mark's Square museums with the same ticket (Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana, and Museo Archeologico)

 

Not included:

• Food and drink
• Optional gratuities
• Entrance to the upper floor of Saint Mark's Basilica
• Pala d'oro
• Hidden itineraries in the Doge's Palace

Languages. German, English, Spanish, French, Italian

Requirements:

• This tour is not suitable if you have limited mobility
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible
• This tour operates rain or shine
• Please note that shoulders and knees must be covered when entering Saint Mark's Basilica
• Rucksacks are not allowed into Saint Mark's Basilica
• Children 5 years old or younger enter for free (document required)

 

Important information

MEETING POINT: Meet your guide in front of the entrance of the Correr Museum in Saint Mark's Square, opposite side of Saint Mark's Basilica.

PLEASE NOTE: once you have booked send us an email at incoming@veniceevents.com and advise us about the language.

 

How to reach the meeting point:
• Arriving by boat (Vaporetto): Arriving close to the Saint Marks Square get off the boat (Vaporetto) No:1 or No:2 at the “Vallaresso” boat stop and walk directly down the street “Calle Vallaresso” passing Harrys bar on your right and the Hotel Monaco and Grand canal on your left. When you arrive at the end of the street turn right and walk towards Saint Marks square, before you pass under the arches bear left and then go right under the arches in front of the post office making your way into the square. Here you will find the entrance to the Correr museum and will see our assistant holding an orange umbrella at the entrance to the square.
• Arriving by foot: Make you way into Saint Marks square, the Correr museum is at the opposite side of the church right on the other side of the square under the arches.

For your tablet, smartphone or GPS System:
Latitude: 45.433636 Longitude: 12.337166

 

Emergency:
It is your responsibility to be at the meeting point punctually.
Late arrivals, no shows, NO REFUND!

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