Experience a more intimate, everyday side to Venice on a combined secret walking tour and guided tour of the Doge’s Palace, former residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic of Venice. Meet your guide near St. Mark’s Square, and enter the Doge’s Palace for a guided tour of the lavish apartments and Institutional Chambers. See masterpieces of art, and ornate decorations by Tinteretto, Veronese and others. Marvel at the ceremonial Giants’ Staircase, guarded by Sansovino’s colossal statues of Mars and Neptune. Cross into the Armoury, and see the legendary Bridge of Sighs, where the condemned would get a last view of Venice before entering the prisons. Then, discover some of the hidden sites of the city center on a walking tour of the lesser-known quarters between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Admire the unusual façade of La Fenice opera house, and the Bovolo Spiral Staircase in Contarini Palace. Experience everyday life in the city in the picturesque streets around the Rialto market, discovering small, artisan shops and typical inns along the way.
‘Yex’ Change Office, under the clock tower in St. Mark's Square, Venice.open in google maps ->
• Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time. • At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour. • No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher) • This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you. • Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, it cannot be guaranteed that the whole tour will be accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users might not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
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