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The Doge’s Palace Visit, Guided Walking Tour and Gondola Ride, Venice

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Key Highlights

  • • Enjoy a combined tour of Palazzo Ducale, a walking tour of Venice and a gondola ride
  • • Explore Doge's Palace and see ornate public rooms, frescoes by Tintoretto and the Bridge of Sighs
  • • See some of Venice's hidden gems on a guided walking tour
  • • Enjoy a picturesque 35-minute gondola ride on the Grand Canal and minor canals
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    1 April to 31 October: Daily

    Duration

    3.5 hours

    Start time

    2:15pm

    Meeting Point

    ‘Yex’ Change Office - Under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square

    Ending Point

    Stazio Gondolieri Trinità Bauer

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Enjoy a 3.5 hour combined tour and discover Venice with a guided tour of the Doge's Palace, a walking tour of Venice's hidden gems and a romantic gondola ride. Explore the seat of the Venetian political power on a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace. Admire sites and attractions of Venice on an informative walking tour as your guide shows you places tourists in Venice normally miss out on.

    Enjoy a romantic 35 minutes gondola ride and admire the unique city from the water! Embark on a journey that is both enlightening and romantic with 3 distinct elements!

    Itinerary

    The tour starts at the ‘Yex’ Change Office. On this tour, you will be covering the following things:

    Palazzo Ducale Tour: Also known as Doge’s Palace, the palace has for centuries represented the seat of the Venetian political power. The Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic from these majestic rooms filled with hundreds of masterpieces in paintings. Enjoy a guided tour of the halls of power and retrace the history of the European Middle Ages and the following centuries. Study the rich details of the gold staircase, the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs and learn about the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.

    Walking Tour: Enjoy a walking tour between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge with your guide and walk past Teatro la Fenice, Scala del Bovolo and the Rialto Bridge.

    Gondola Ride: Enjoy 35 minutes of a scenic gondola ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area) - The tour ends with the landing at the station Bauer.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • • Admission and guided visit of the Doge’s Palace
    • • Guided walk
    • • Gondola ride

    Exclusions

    • Food
    • Hotel pick up and drop off services
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    The gondola ride might be suspended in case of bad weather. In such cases you are required to go to the tour departure point in order to know whether the tour takes place or not and any alternative ways to use the service.

    People with walking difficulties and wheelchair users may not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.