TOUR ABSOLUTE VENICE - Visit all Venice landmarks.E

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ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

  • Travel with an experienced guide through the Serenissima Republic.
  • Admire the Piazza San Marco with the history of the main monuments in this area including the Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.
  • 1 hour of walking tour
  • 1 hour guided tour at Doge's Palace
  • 1 hour guided tour at the Golden Basilica
  • 20 minutes for optional demonstration of glass blowing in St. Mark's Square
  • Visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie with the same ticket

  • Walking tour

Walk trought Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo (the “Pantheon” of Venice), the Great school of Charity before viewing Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre. Return to San Marco through the main shopping area, Mercerie. Move to the front of the entry line and take a guided tour through Doge’s Palace (the Palazzo Ducale).

  • Doge's Palace guided 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.

  • The Golden Basilica Instructions for Glass Craftman Demostration

Follow a tour guide through St. Mark's Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world. Learn about byzantine art and its religious background while taking a glimpse at the gold mosaics and marble floors.

  • Glass Craftsman Demonstration

At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman Demonstration visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.

  • Special Ticket

You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie with the same ticket. You will discover the way of life of the venetians, with paintings, library, coinage, sculpture. You will be entered in the secrets of Venice Empire, with description of Arsenale who produced the famous battleship Galea. You will visit the area built by Napoleon and the rooms restored for Sissi Empress Austria.
Entrance ticket valid to visit yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).


KEY DETAILS

  • Meeting Point: ST. MARK’ S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Please be there 15 minutes before the beginning fo the tour.
  • Departure time: From Monday to Saturday (Not available on Sunday) at 9:00AM 
  • Duration: 3 hours and 30 min. approx. (20 minutes more for demonstration in St. Mark's Square)
  • Languages: From April to October: English, French, Spanish and German: from monday to saturday. Italian only saturday. The visit is monolingual.
    From November to March: English: from monday to saturday - French: tuesday, thursday and saturday-  Spanish: wednesday and saturday -  German: monday and friday. The visit could be bilingual.
  • Price: € 80 - Child: FREE under 6 years

TRAVEL TIPS

This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
 Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.
Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of 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 inside the Doges’ 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!
Comfortable shoes suggested.
Tour does not operate on sunday, on 8th and 25th december; 1st and 6th january, 25th April and 14th August and during religious celebrations.
The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.
During some days of high turnout or for reasons of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access to St.Mark's Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.
For general conditions refer to our brochure "Discover Venice".
Mobile Vouchers are accepted

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Highlights

  • An incredible tour which throws you back the centuries and history of the Glorious Republic of Venice!
  • Explore the main monuments of the city and their peculiarity!
  • Join the visit of the three most important museums of Saint Mark's area!
  • Entrance ticket valid to visit yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).

Route

  1. Clock Tower-St. Mark's Square