Fabulous Venice: Doge Palace + Golden Basilica + Art of Glassblowing + Gondola ride + Panoramic Tour

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A guided tour in the Palazzo Ducale which 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.

After, you visit one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a tour guide you will enjoy a full visit of the Golden Basilica, unique of its kind in Italy, 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!

A great experience that will bring you to know the manufacture and glassblowing art!

In front of you a glass craftsman master will create a unique item explaining the ancient phases of the production. You will discover this historical art came from Romans! 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.
The only gondola tour with commentary: a mobile-guide which will explain the magnificent palaces and attractions around you! Venice Goes App is an innovative mobile app (included in the price) that you can download easily on your mobile, click here to know how to get it.


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.


KEY DETAILS

  • Meeting point: for Doge Palace, Golden Basilica and the Magic Art of Glassblowing is at Clock Tower in Saint Mark Square, near the exchange office (the white building with the blue clock facade). Please be there 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour.
  • Timetable: 10:45 AM every day except on Sunday
  • Languages (Doge Palace and Basilica): From Monday to Saturday in English or French or German or Spanish. Italian only on Saturday. The visit is monolingual.
    From November to March: English from Monday to Saturday - German on Monday and Friday - French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - Spanish on Wednesday and Saturday. The visit could be bilingual.
  • Languages for glassblowing demonstration: All year in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese (the visit could be multilingual)
  • Meeting Point for Gondola ride: Ground floor colonnade in front of Correr's Museum - Saint Mark's Square
  • Timetable for gondola: 16:00 PM
  • Languages on gondola: just download the App for the commentary (English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Italian and French)
  • Duration: about 3 hours (30 minutes for gondola ride, 20 minutes glass blowing)
  • Price: € 88,00 for person - € 30 under 6 years – Child under 2 years free

This tour is not fully accessible wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities - Comfortable shoes suggested – Services could be done in different days - It is compulsory to write the 5 services/and tours and to show the mobile voucher 5 times or to print it 5 times.

The tour is not considered private, but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party – Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guest’s weight –  Mobile vouchers are accepted. Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people. Tour does not operate on Sunday, on 25th April, 8th and 25th December, 1st and 6th January; and in case of exceptional high tide or in case of special religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded). For the visit of the Basilica proper clothing is required (no shorts or tank tops) – For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica and Doge Palace:Prior to your visit you must deposit them at the Ateneo San Basso (St.Mark’s Square – Calle San Basso). The storage service is free of charge, but please allow sufficient time!

During some days of high turnout or for reason of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide. For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”. You will receive an e-mail with the QR code and instruction to active the app.

REF. CODE FOR OPERATORS ONLY: QPCOMBO11

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  1. Meeting Point: Doge Palace
  2. Meeting point Gondola ride