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Discover Venice Day Tour €120

Operates: Daily except Sunday

Starts: 9:00am

Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Adult: €120

Child: €100 (6 – 14 years) Children under 6 years travel free

From April to October, this tour is available in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

From November to March, English and German are available daily, French is available on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, Spanish is available on Wednesday and Friday, Italian is available on Monday and Saturday.

This tour may not operate in case of exceptional high tide and during unplanned religious celebrations.

For the visit of the Basilica please ensure to be wearing appropriate clothing (no shorts are allowed). For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed in the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. There is storage space available at the venue.

Learn the history of the charming city of Venice

Explore the Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower, and Procuratie

Discover the astonishing rooms of Doge’s Palace, the Basilica and the Pala d’Oro

Admire the majestic cathedral of St Marks Basilica

Free time to explore St Mark’s Square which will lead you to see places including Royal Palace, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

Guided walking tour by a local licensed guide

Skip the line tickets to the Doge’s Palace, St Marks Basilica and the Pala d’Oro

Entrance ticket valid to visit the palaces around St Mark’s Square including Museo Correr, Museo Archeological Nazionale and Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

The meeting point for the tour is at St Mark’s Square Clock Tower near the Exchange office. Please be noted to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. You will be given full instructions once you have completed your booking.

Discover Venice Day Tour €120

Discover Venice Day Tour Itinerary

Discover the beauty of Venice in one easy tour as we set out to explore The Floating City’s most famous landmarks within 3.5 hours. Led throughout the day by an expert local guide, you’ll learn about the Venetian Republic and how it became one of the most powerful civilisations on earth, plus visit the likes of Doge’s Palace, the Golden Basilica and the former Royal Palace.

Our first stop is Piazza San Marco. This sprawling square is where many of the city’s key monuments are located, including the Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the Pantheon of Venice and the Great School of Charity. Wandering the nearby streets, we’ll also come across Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre before returning to Piazza San Marco via the bustling shopping street, Mercerie.

Our next stop is Doge’s Palace, a lavish structure that was once the political capital of Venice and the personal home to the city’s supreme leader. Skip the line as we head inside and admire its many highly decorative rooms – there are literally hundreds of masterpieces dating from the European Middle Ages. Explore the ancient passageways with your guide, there’s also the ornate Golden Staircase and the striking Bridge of Sighs, where you can experience the same walk that prisoners had to take as they were led into the Venetian prisons.

The next destination on this tour is St. Mark’s Basilica, which is undeniably one of the most impressive cathedrals that can be seen anywhere on earth. With its astounding religious history, your guide will provide some fascinating insight into this remarkable place. Don’t miss your chance to admire the gold mosaics, the marble floors or the Pala d’Oro, an extraordinary altar that’s widely regarded as the best surviving Byzantine enamel creation.

You’ll be happy to know that your entrance ticket also grants you access to a wealth of other nearby landmarks that you’re welcome to explore by yourself. From the Museo Archeologico Nazionale to the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and the Museo Correr, there are a huge variety of paintings, sculptures and coinage to explore.

Following your visit to Doge’s Palace, there’s the optional opportunity to visit a Glass Factory near Saint Mark’s Square. Free of charge and separate from our tour, this additional 20-minute journey is where you can see expert Glass Craftsman hard at work.

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