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Ducal Venice: morning walking tour with Doge's Palace

4.6/5
Excellent
Based on 36 reviews
Free cancellation
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Take part in a guided tour to visit the highlights of Venice

Explore Piazza San Marco with its main monuments

Visit the Doge's Palace, the seat of the Venetian political power

Listen to anecdotes on the square of Santa Maria Formosa

What to expect

Walking Tour of Venice

Have a walk (no entrances) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. Treat yourself to an essential and multilingual tour for the understanding of Venice.

ITINERARY:

  • Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.
  • Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square.
  • Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of Fortune.
  • Marco Polo's House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice.
  • Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.

The Doge's Palace tour

The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and 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, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You’ll be surprised by the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed!

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

Walking tour throughout Venice + tour of the Doge's Palace

Ticket for the Palace, which will allow you to enter without waiting

Audio-receiver devices for groups of 10 or more people

Location

Calle Larga Ascensione, Venezia, VE, Italia

Meeting point:

Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the Post office just next to St. Mark's Square. Go to the wooden stand with the yellow sign "Meeting point". Please arrive 15 minutes before tour starting time.

Provider

Gray Line Venice

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Skip-the-line tickets allow you to skip the line at the ticket purchasing counter. However, everyone must pass through the newly imposed security checks. Waiting times depend on the number of people present

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.6/5

Based on 36 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From Germany - June 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - May 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Bellissima passeggiata mattutina per la Venezia meno turistica

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - April 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Guida preparata ed esperta. Tour ben organizzato

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - April 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - April 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Germany - April 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5