Heart of Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica, charming gondola ride and panoramic tour!

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Italy

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from$98.48
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A wonderful 3- hours experience to discover the historical and artistic heart of Venice! A professional guide will escort you in the glorious past of Venice visiting the Doge’s Palace and the Golden Basilic. Then you will enjoy a romantic gondola ride through the picturesque venetian waterways! Included in this activity you will have our Self-Guided tour to visit the Rialto and Saint’s Mark areas by yourself: download our mobile app with the audio-guide in 8 different languages, put the earphones and start to walk, the app will accompany during the itinerary.
A guided tour in the Doge’s Palace the old seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Doge and his Council controlled the ancient Republic of Venice. A professional guide will escort you in the halls of power and the bridge of Sighs to reach to the old prisons. Then, you will enjoy an amazing guided tour to the historical and famous Golden Basilica. You will admire stunning gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica.  You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie with the same ticket!  Gondola ride Enjoy a charming gondola ride through the most romantic waterways, passing under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal!  During your pleasant gondola ride you will admire the Mozart House, the famous La Fenice Theatre, Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” and part of the spectacular Grand Canal where you will see the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Ca’ Dario Palace the Santa Maria de la Salute Church and other magnificent palaces. The only gondola tour with commentary: a mobile-guide which will explain the magnificent palaces and attractions around you! Venice Goes App is an innovative mobile app (included in the price) that you can download easily on your mobile, click here to know how to get it.  Panoramic Tour A personal walking tour is the best way to discover independently the most famous and marvelous areas of Venice: Accademia, San Marco and Rialto!  31 points of interest spread across the itinerary, among them you will see Campo Santo Stefano, Rialto Bridge with its typical market and the majestic Accademia Bridge! Of course, the audio-guide will escort you through the endless-history of Saint Mark’s Square and its breathtaking basin! Download the app on your device and you won’t get lost in the city! You will be able to visit Venice, corner by corner, step by step, at your pace.

What’s included

  • Shared guided tour of Doge Palace and Basilica with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide. The visit is monolingual.
  • “Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and the Basilica guided tour including the Pala D’oro and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons.
  • Entrance ticket valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Approximately 30 minutes shared gondola ride
  • Multilingual assistance for embarking on gondola
  • Map with description of attractions of gondola ride
  • Mobile app with audio-commentary of gondola itinerary
  • Mobile app for panoramic tour

What’s not included

  • -Hotel pick-up - Food and drinks
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