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Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Skip the line
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Meet your guide and start an interesting stroll to discover the most distinctive places of Venice and finally the precious rooms of the Doge's Palace, where the history of the Venice Republic was made.
In St Mark’s Square you will get a complete overview of the main monuments and palaces overlooking the square, such as St Mark’s Cathedral, the Bell Tower, The Clock Tower, the Doge’s Palace and the Procuratie.
Then you will move to Santa Maria Formosa and hear tales and legends about this splendid church and the nearby square, and Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo. This exciting tour will then take you to the most significant places of Venice, where history and myths are entwined, such as the site where Marco Polo’s house once stood and the exteriors of the Malibran Theatre, known as the most extravagant theatre in the whole of Venice.
While heading towards St Mark’s Square, you will visit the Mercerie, that is the main shopping street in Venice, where precious goods from faraway markets were once sold.
The second part of the itinerary focusses on the Doge’s Palace, a symbol of Venice which was for centuries the headquarters of its political power. Inside the Doge's Palace you will visit the Opera Museum, the precious Doge’s Apartments, the Institutional Chambers, the Arms Room and the Old Prisons. Finally, you will have the opportunity to cross the famous Bridge of Sighs, built in 1614 to join the Doge’s Palace to the New Prisons. Its curious name derives from the last sigh that convicts used to breathe before being locked up forever.
Entry ticket to the Doge's Palace
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.
At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.
During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is BILINGUAL, so explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.
No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher)
This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
From November 1st to March 31st: BILINGUAL TOUR (explanations during the guided visit are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed). English: every day; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday. From April 1st to October 31st: English: every day; Spanish: every day; French: every day; German: every day; Italian: Saturday.