Meet your professional guide in front of the Clock tower (not the bell tower) in Saint Marks square and start your combination tour discovering the buildings in the square and then we enter inside the Doge's Palace "Palazzo Ducale", a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the centre of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Venetian Government. It was once the residence of the Doge, the elected ruler of the city.
Listen to our informative guide as you pass through its lavish chambers, which display masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese.
Hear about the different roles played by the Doge and his counsellors, be entertained by our informative guide and learn about the history of the Venetian legends as you walk through the eerie, narrow passageways towards the prison cells whilst learning about the prisoners and of course, Casanova, perhaps Venice's most famous and intriguing escapee.
The tour then continues into Saint Marks Basilica, which majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city’s history and Saints relics.
With its awe – inspiring gold mosaics our talented guide will walk you through the church.
At 1:00 pm you will end the first part of the tour and you will have approx 2 hours free time to stroll around Saint Mark's square, to have lunch (not included) or to visit the Correr museum on your own already included with the Doge's Palace ticket.
The second part of your combined tour is the classic gondola ride at 3:00 pm.
The appointment will be at 2:45 pm behind the Correr museum in Saint Marks square (in front of the post office).
On this unique exploration of the Venetian romantic canals, unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city.
As you sit back and take in the views, you will inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers - as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself!
-> Doge's Palace & Basilica departure at 10:45 am
from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm approx 2 hours free time
-> Gondola ride departure at 3:00 pm
Classical Gondola ride, Saint Marks Basiilca and the Doges Palace Combination City Tour in Venice with professional guide
A guided walking tour that ends with a hot capuccino and a typical venetian Carnival cake 'frittelle'
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During your private gondola ride in Venice, appreciate the beauty, of this unique city built on water
The perfect way to appreciate Venice from the water on this classical shared Gondola ride
Discover the Doge's Venice on this combined tour visiting first the Doge's Palace, and the external of Saint Marks and the square
Explore the Doge's Palace, once the heart of political power and still today, one of the most important buildings in Venice
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