Fabulous Venice: Doge Palace, Golden Basilica, glass demonstration, and gondola ride

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Venice

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A complete tour  (4 hours) to make you discover the best and most famous attractions of Venice!  It includes the guided visit to the Doge’s Palace and the Golden Basilica; a charming gondola ride and an amazing glass demonstration by an expert artisan! You can experience Venice in all its splendor! Un unmissable occasion! Included in this activity you will have our Self-Guided tour to visit the Rialto and Saint’s Mark Square 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 Palazzo Ducale  the old seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a guide that will show you the halls of power and the bridge of Sighs to reach to the prisons. After, you visit one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! You will be escorted by a tour guide enjoying  a full visit of the Golden Basilica. You'll have the pleasure to admire beautiful 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!  The magic art of glass blowing!  In front of you a glass craftsman master will create a unique item explaining the ancient phases of the production. You will live this experience in Saint Mark's Square in an old Glass Factory Showroom where you will see the main objects are made with glass. At the end of your experience you will receive a little glass gift for each couple or each family, as a souvenir of this visit Gondola ride An exciting gondola ride in Venice that will take you along the canals of this magical city. Enjoy the gondola cruise through the Venice 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 passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. At end you will enjoy a breathtaking view of St. Mark' basin with the splendid San Giorgio Island. 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 the magnificent Theatre “La Fenice”, 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

  • 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)
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.
  • 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 for panoramic tour

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks