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Ducal Venice Morning Guided Tour (Combo T1+T2)

SAVE €3 ON THIS PRODUCT!! This Combo includes 2 guided tours: Guided Walking Tour of Venice (T1) and Dodge's Palace Guided Tour (T2)

 

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€56,00
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 SAVE €3.00  on This Combo Product! Includes 2 guided tours:

  • Guided Walking Tour of Venice (T1)
  • Dodge's Palace Guided Tour (T2)

 

Product Details

 

INCLUDED: Immediate access to Doge’s Palace. No waiting in lines.

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours 

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TIME:   9:00 AM 
 
AVAILABILITY:

From 1st November 2017 till 31st March 2018

  • English: available daily
  • French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Spanish: Wensday, Saturday, Sunday
  • German: Monday, Friday
 
From 1st April 2018 till 31st October 2018
  • English: available daily
  • French: available daily
  • Spanish: available daily
  • German: available daily

 

MEETING POINT:  “YEX” Exchange Office next to the Clock Tower in St. Mark’s Square. 
 
 

Tour Description

9:00 AM: Guided Walking Tour of Venice (T1)

Visit the landmarks and historical sites of the city center (exteriors only).
This walking tour features all the most significant monuments that stand in testimony to the glorious past of Venice. Learn how this island city became a crossroads of civilizations and the Queen of the Seas.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • St. Mark’s Square, a description of the history of the main monuments: St. Mark’s Basilica, The Doge’s Palace, the Campanile, the Clock Tower, the Procuratie.
  • S. Maria Formosa, with its lively "Campo", one of the most popular squares in Venice.
  • The Church and Campo of SS. Giovanni e Paolo, A.K.A. the "Pantheon” of Venice and the great charitable Scuola.
  • Marco Polo’s house and Teatro Malibran - ancient and recent history meet in this wonderful corner of Venice.
  • Back to St. Mark’s through the famous " Mercerie", once the commercial lifeline between Rialto and St. Mark’s and today Venice’s main shopping district.
 

10:30 AM: Doge's Palace Guided Tour (T2)

Cultural visit to the interiors of the Doge’s Palace and access to the Prisons through the Bridge of Sighs.  We enter the Doge’s Palace, the highest achievement of Gothic architecture in Venice, through the Porta del Frumento (Corn Door) on the waterfront. The monumental complex was the symbol and center of the political and administrative life of the Serenissima.
Once the Doge’s residence, the seat of government and court of justice and prisons, the Palace was for centuries the symbol of the wealth and power of the Venetian Republic.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enter the Doge’s Palace and the inner courtyard surrounded by the four monumental facades. Ascend to the first floor through the spectacular Giant’s Staircase flanked by the huge marble statues of Mars and Neptune by Jacopo Sansovino
  • See the impressive halls and the magnificent Sala del Maggior Consiglio, the hall where the Major Council met
  • Through the adjoining Bridge of Sighs, cross into the bleak cells of the Prison Building