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Venice Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Access to Doge’s Palace

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct:
    English/ French/ German/ Spanish Tour: Daily

    Italian : Saturday

    01 Nov - 31 Mar:

    English Tour: Daily
    German Tour: Monday & Friday
    French Tour: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (It will operate daily effective 1 Feb 2020)
    Spanish Tour: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
    The visit could be bilingual

  • Duration

    Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

  • Start time

    9:00am

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts at 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.

    Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Discover the hidden treasures of city squares like Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo and the Piazza San Marco
  • This tour is ideal for those looking to find out more about the history and culture of Venice
  • Tour Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre
  • A qualified and experienced guide will teach you all about the history of these iconic Venetian landmarks

Overview

Familiarise yourself with the rich history of Venice by taking a walking tour of the city with a well-informed guide leading the way. Start your Venice walking tour from the Piazza San Marco and admire the monuments that dot this popular city square. Take a look from the outside to San Marco Basilica and the many monuments on San Marco Square and discover the wonderful Clock Tower and Procuratie at San Marco Square.

Admire the Renaissance architecture of Santa Maria Formosa and explore the Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo square, which houses many popular landmarks. Take a visit to Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre, learn their past and the stories associated with the sites.

Enjoy guided tour of Doge’s Palace, the seat of the Venetian political power. The beautiful paintings and the rich details of the golden staircase in particular will leave you completely amazed. Walk across the popular Bridge of Sighs and visit the Venetian prisons.

Itinerary

You will find your guide waiting for you under the Clock Tower with a “tour” placard in his hand. The guide will take you through Venice’s most important sites, revealing the rich history of this charming city.

You will uncover much about the history of Venice on your visit to the Piazza San Marco. A professional guide will reveal the history and origins of the main monuments like the Basilica San Marco, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and the Procuratie.

The next attraction on your walking tour is the Santa Maria Formosa. Learn the history and evocative stories related to this wonderful church. Enjoy exploring the past of the Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo Square, a site which holds the "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of Fortune and more.

Your tour will take you through Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre, where you will learn the rich history of the theatre and find out more about the great Venetian adventurer, Marco Polo.

Moving forward, pass through the Mercerie, both the main connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main shopping centre in Venice. The next stop in your walking tour is  Doge’s Palace.

With your guide in town, discover the halls of power and admire hundreds of masterpieces on-site. At the Doge’s Palace, admire the gothic Venetian architecture.

The palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana) with the same ticket you have for the Doge's Palace.

Your guide will take you through the Bridge of Sighs leading you to the Venetian prisons, where Giacomo Casanova was imprisoned. Your walking tour will conclude at the starting point.

Inclusions

  • English, Spanish, German, French or Italian Guided tour of Venice and the Doge's Palace
  • Admission fees
  • Headset for tour commentary
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace
  • Unguided visit to the palaces Correr Museum, Biblioteca Marciana and Museo Archeologico

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals

Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.

For security reasons sacks, bagpacks are not allowed inside Doge’s Palace.

Storage service free of charge inside the Doge's Palace.

The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide and in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded.

The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.

This tour is not fully accessible for walking disabilities.

We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes.

Tour doesn’t on Christmas and New Year and in case of bad weather.

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.

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