This 3.5-hour walking tour takes you to two of Venice's most iconic highlights, with a few secret gems thrown in for good measure. With skip-the-line access to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s, you will cut out the long waiting times, and whisk from one highlight to the next. Enjoy a tour of St. Mark's Basilica, and marvel at the diversity of Venetian culture as your guide points out where eastern architecture and western design combine. In a rare extended tour, learn how St. Mark’s remains arrived illegally, and see countless treasures, some made in Venice and others plundered during the Crusades. Finally, tour the Doge’s Palace, where Casanova was held in an attic prison before his escape. Admire ceiling frescoes by Tintoretto and paintings by Veronese in the exquisite rooms.
Meet next to Ponte della Paglia, the bridge with the view of the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs). You can find the bridge in front of Doge's Palace, facing the lagoon. GPS Coordinates are 45.433538 , 12.340747". Please arrive 15-minutes before the tour's departure time. Late arrivals or no-shows are not eligible for a refund.open in google maps ->
Next to Ponte della Paglia, the bridge with the view of the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), in front of the Doge's Palace, facing the lagoon. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time. Late arrivals or no shows won't be refunded.open in google maps ->
• Groups are of no more than 20 people • For all running days (excluding Sunday), the tour ends at 12:30 at the Doge’s Palace. On Sundays the tour ends at 18:00 at the Doge’s Palace • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and steep staircases. Comfortable shoes are recommended • Wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour • It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points • Entrance into churches requires appropriate dress. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Entry may be refused due to improper dress • Please do not bring large bags, tripods, non-collapsible umbrellas, or backpacks on this tour. They are not permitted in St. Mark’s Basilica and must be checked into the luggage storage area off-site. You may miss a portion of the tour for this procedure. • Please note, the Gondola ride (if selected) is a shared experience. This means that you might enjoy the ride with other customers
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