Golden Basilica & Doge Palace guided tour: Daily except Sunday
Gondola Ride, St Mark Square & Rialto Tour: Daily
Golden Basilica & Doge Palace guided tour: 2hours 15minutes
Gondola Ride: 30 minutes.
St Mark Square & Rialto Tour: You are in control! Visit anytime you want and stay as long as you like!
Golden Basilica & Doge Palace guided tour (morning tour): 10:45am
Gondola Ride (morning tour): 3pm
Golden Basilica & Doge Palace guided tour (afternoon tour): 2:45pm
Gondola Ride (afternoon tour): 5:15pm
Make way to the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office.
To avoid any last minute rush, please reach meeting point 15 minutes prior to the departure time
St. Mark’s Area
Venice, the “Bride of the Sea”, is truly a vision in vintage charms. This city exudes an unmistakable vibe of antiquity that charms you enough to leave an indelible smile on your face! This super saver combo brings you the best Venetian experiences at a fantastic discounted price, which includes Skip-The-Line tickets for The Doge’s Palace and The Golden Basilica as well an Entrance Ticket to the Old Royal Palace. That’s not all - it also includes a Skip-The-Line Gondola ride on the Grand Canal and a self-guided tour of Saint Mark and Rialto. Trust us when we say that you will return from this tour going all mamma mia!
TOUR I - Skip-The-Line Guided Tours of The Doge’s Palace and The Golden Basilica + Entrance Ticket to Museo Correr or Old Royal Palace
Venice in a sublime vision in European and this tour treats you the city’s celebrated treasures. First up is the historic Palazzo Ducale or Doge’s Palace which had been the seat of political power for centuries. Home to the former supreme authority of the Venetian Republic, it acts as a museum presently, sharing with visitors a bite of its rich history and incredible wealth. Accompanied by a captivating commentary, our skip-the-line ticket ensures you enjoy the very best of this Venetian Gothic gem with an insider’s look into the palace’s collection of treasures, minus long queues.
The tour also includes an Entrance Ticket to the Royal Palace or the Museo Correr where you can feast your eyes on stellar Imperial Rooms of Emperor Sissi as well as the impressive Neoclassical Rooms. You can also use the ticket to visit the 16th century Museo Archeologico Nazionale with its remarkable curation of art works, archaeological artefacts (some of them dating back to the 1st century), ceramics, statues and more, as well as “one of the earliest surviving public manuscript depositories” - the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.
The next part of our guided tour comprises the model of Italo-Byzantine architecture and a church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice - the ravishing Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, nicknamed as the Chiesa d'Oro or Church of Gold. Thanks to our exclusive partnership with the Curia of Venice, you can experience one of the grandest cathedrals in the world with a privileged entry, avoiding the crowds and long queues. Admire the mesmerising gold mosaic floors, the eye-popping sculptures, a magnificent view of the Treasury and the collection of gems. Don’t forget to marvel at the unforgettable Pala d’Oro, the high altar which has been universally recognised as one of the finest specimens of Byzantine enamel work.
TOUR II - Grand Canal Skip-The-Line Tour by Gondola
The magic of Venice is incomplete without a Gondola promenade. Winding its way through the more secluded waterways of the renowned Grand Canal, passing under quaint bridges and by beautiful homes and art works, it’s a great way to explore the city’s gems all while avoiding the crowds.
The city is shrouded in not just history but fascinating legends and myths as well, and this tour treats you to all of that and more. We will cross a host of renowned locations, including Basilica della Salute - locally known as Desdemona’s House and believed to be the home of the Desdemona from Othello, as well the musical genius Mozart’s House. The ride also crosses the world-famous Teatro la Fenice, an Italian opera house and an icon in the history of Italian theatre, and cruising along Rio de l'Alboro o de le Ostreghe or the canal of the tree, you can see one of the most visited attractions in Venice - the stunning modern art museum, Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace.
As a final tryst with the city’s inimitable beauty, you will pass by the marvellous Roman Catholic Church - the Santa Maria della Salute, and the gorgeous Punta della Dogana point from where you can savour a spectacular panorama of S. Giorgio’s Island, Saint Mark’s Campanile as well as Doge’s Palace.
TOUR III - Saint Mark’s Square and Rialto Self-Guided Tour
Our final treat on this tour is a self-guided walk through Rialto and St. Mark’s Square with a map of Venice which includes 31 points of interest in the city that you should definitely explore. An audio guide, an intriguing commentary and a well-laid out map is the best way to uncover the city’s enigma and this tour does just that for you. Take your time to soak up the most significant area in the city, from the Rialto Bridge with its typical Italian market, one of the most recognisable landmarks in Venice - the splendid Ponte dell'Accademia or the Accademia Bridge, and a host of other attractions that will get you up close and personal with Venice’s spellbinding heritage.
Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
Since there are three individual tours that have been put together for this one, you can actually enjoy them conveniently on different days. All you have do is tell us your preferred days for each of the tours.
Please remember to keep your vouchers ready for checking more than once as it includes a saver combo of multiple tours.
Please collect the app every day from 9am to 6pm for self-guided tour of St Mark and Rialto from Venice Tours Assistance Point (meeting point).
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