DOGE'S PALACE - Guided Tour

ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE 1 hour guided tour of Doge's Palace with a professional guide Skip the line tickets Ticket valid for visiting by yourself  the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana). 20 minutes demonstration of glass blowing in a glass factory near Saint Mark's Square THE 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. You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed! 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). The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to entry without waiting. 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. 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 of the tour. Departure time: every day 10:45 AM (all year) - 02:15 PM (from april to october) Languages: from November to March: English every day - French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday -German on Monday and Friday - Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday - The visit could be bilingual. From April to October: English, French, German and Spanish every day - Italian only Saturday. The afternoon tour is ONLY in english. Duration: 1 hr. approx. (20 minutes more for demonstration in St. Mark's Square) Price: Adulti: € 36 - Child: FREE under 3 years   Venice needs your help: Check the guide of the responsible visitor. TERMS & CONDITIONS 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  For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace  Comfortable shoes suggested The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded). Tours does not operate on 25th December and 1st January Mobile vouchers accepted The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.

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Excursion to the Islands - Murano, Burano and Torcello

ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE A cruise in the Lagoon is a suggestive as well as enjoyable experience, a new and different way to see Venice off the most beaten tracks by the mass tourism. You can have the possibility to enjoy a unique experience which will lead you to the historic, artistic and popular heart of the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon, comfortably seated in a Grand Tourism motor-boats driven by an highly qualified crew and guided in 5 languages by a specialized Tour leader. You will visit MURANO, BURANO and TORCELLO which are the traditional destination among the islands located in the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon. After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the Lido (the famous beach resort), the boat arrives at MURANO known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here there is a stop to visit one of the factories. The second stop is on the picturesque island of BURANO, famous not only for its lace but also for its fishermen's houses painted in bright colors. Then, after a short sail, you will reach the quiet and sparsely populated island of TORCELLO, the first centre of civilization in the estuary. Only the Cathedral of “Santa Maria Assunta” with its magnificent mosaics and the church of “Santa Fosca” remain the testimony of its former glory. The tour includes the service of a specialized official tourleader which provides  information on board and assistance on the islands. KEY DETAILS Meeting Point: Yellow box in front of the Prisons’ Palace, close to Ponte della Paglia (between Doge’s Palace and Hotel Danieli) - Please be at meeting point 20 minutes before the departure Departure time: Every day at at 9:30AM and 2:30PM (from 1st March until 12th november 2018) - only at  2:00 PM from 13th november to 28th February) Duration: 4 hrs. and 30 minutes approx.(roughly 30 minutes each island) Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian - The visit could be multilingual PRICES & HOT DEALS Make the most out of your holiday in Venice. Book this experience and you will receive a Gift Code for a 10% off your next booking!  Adult: 20€ From 3 years to 6 years: € 10 Child: FREE under 3 years TERMS & CONDITIONS This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. The entrance inside the churches in Torcello is not included Comfortable shoes suggested  The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party Tour does not operate on 25 of december and in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered, the tour operates regularly in case of rain. Mobile vouchers accepted. For general conditions refers to our broucher "Discover Venice"  

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GONDOLA: THE MAKING OF

This tour will lead you to discover one of the most interesting areas of Venice: Dorsoduro, where past and present of Venice meet. This area have been for centuries the heart of gondolas artesanal production.  Your visit will start at the famous Accademia Bridge, the only woodden bridge in Venice. You will then walk towards San Trovaso church, one of the oldest in Venice. The building, that was there since the foundation of the city, is characterized by a double façade, a double entrance that allowed the two rival families of the area to enter the church from different doors. Next stop will be the old San Trovaso Squero (workshop). Squero comes from Squara a team of people working together to create a boat. This lab is famous for its construction, as it looks exactly like a mountain house as its founders (as well as the wood) came from the Dolomiti Area. You will then move on towards the Squero Tramontin where you will visit the workshop and learn all the secrets of this art directly from the words of the master artisans. You will discover for example that each gondola is built according to the weight of its gondoliers and that all measures are taken not in meters but in "venetian feet" used since 1400. The tour will end with a walk on the Zattere, Venice sunny promenade with is fantastic views on the Giudecca island. An interesting travel into the secrets of the boat known as a symbol of Venice all over the world.

Canal Grande Tour

The only guided tour along the fascinating Canal Grande! Discover by yourself the most inimitable road in the world with your personal commentary in order to learn the ancient history of Venice and many secretes hidden its magnificent palaces! Let’s know about the history of Ca’Vendramin, the ancient gambling house of the lagoon; the Palazzo Grimani: ancient residence of one of the most famous Doge or listen to some curiosities about the outlandish life of Peggy Guggenheim and its marvelous house. 24 descriptions in 7 different languages of the most intriguing and charming palaces who adorn the Canal Grande. The audio descriptions will begin automatically on your device as you pass in front of each palace together with a picture displayed on your phone. When and how can I do it? Anytime by night and by day, how many times you want (the app is valid for 1 week). To use the app you must take public boat line number 1 (white circle with black number). Alternatively you can hire a private taxi or a Gondola and the app will take you by hand on this breathtaking experience of unforeseen surprises. How can I get it? At the moment that you buy the activity. Activity is valid for 1 week. (Click here for instructions) Price: € 15 p.p. including boat ticket line n.1 (The ticket line is valid for 75 minutes from the moment of validation) Languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. This app won’t use up any data connection as it runs on GPS only. If you want to know the list of attractions and monuments described in th the app click here Venice needs your help: Check the guide of responsible tourist.

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SKIP THE LINE: The Golden Basilica

A guided tour in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a professional and passionate Guide, you will enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you'll have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics (the Basilica has 43,000 square feet of mosaic alone!) 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. Admire The Pala d'oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones; enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries. The Basilica is the perfect synthesis of Venetian art and a unique blend of Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements with the Five Oriental-looking domes crown.  BOOK THIS TOUR AND JUMP THE QUEUE ! Key details Meeting point: Clock Tower in Saint Mark Square, near the exchange office (the white bulding with the blue clock facade). Please be there 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Timetable: from monday to saturday at 12:00 PM Languages: from November to March: English every day - German: monday and friday - French: tuesday, thursday and saturday - Spanish: wednesday and saturday. The visit could be bilingual. From April to October: English, German, Spanish and French: every day - Italian only on saturday. Price: € 24 - Free under 3 years Duration: 1 hour (20 minutes more for the demonstration in St. Mark's Square) 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.  Venice needs your help: Check the guide of the responsible visitor. 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 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. 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 Balisica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide. Comfortable shoes suggested. The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party. Mobile vouchers accepted. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”  

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The Lost Treasure of Marco Polo

A walk through the city of Marco Polo and a jump back to Venice during medieval time! You start visiting Palazzo Loredan, once the house of seven Doges of Mocenigo Family and nowadays Institute of Science, Literature and Arts where you will admire some details of interior architecture of the Palace as well as its bust collection including the most important characters of Venice. Walking through hidden “calli” (Venetian narrow alleys) you then reach “Corte del Milion” and the house where Marco Polo lived. Nowadays the Marco Polo’s House, totally renovated in 1993, hosts the Malibran Theatre. During its restoration, archeologists found many important objects belonged to the Polo family including a rare purple glass produced in Murano in the 1300 B.C. After a short walk you reach the Rialto Market where an entire area named “Erbaria” was specifically dedicated only to the spices imported from Asia and from the rest of the world by Marco Polo and by Venetian traders. Here you will discover how the prices of spices and fish were calculated in the past. Aboard a private water taxi, travelling through part of the Grand Canal and smaller canals, you then reach Murano Island and visit a glass factory where an expert glass master, with the same ancient technique used in the past, will create in front of you a copy of the purple glass of Marco Polo. Tour ends in Murano Island. Key Details Meeting point: Hotel Pick up service for the hotels in the historical city center (Venice Island) otherwise at Venice Tours Office - San Marco 1130 Calle Tron (few Steps from St. Mark's Square. Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes approx. Timetable: From Monday to Friday at 9:30 Languages: English, Spanish or Italian Price: € 177 for a group from 1 to 5 person. This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. Comfortable shoes are suggested. The tour is private. Mobile vouchers accepted. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.  

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The Magic Art of Glassblowing

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 while he is showing and explaining the ancient technique phases of the production. You will discover this ancient art came from Romans that, on the run of barbarians, established the city of Venice. You may feel the warmth, the smells and the sounds of the furnace and you will see the clever hands of the artisan mold the glass in front of your eyes and than, like a magic, that will be transformed in an unrepeatable object, thanks to the work of a millennial artisan culture that is handed down from one generation to another . The glassblowing art is recognized in all the world such as synonym of beauty.  Venetians mold too much things with the glass that were used daily, like cups, glasses, dishes, mirrors and lamps. This art of molds the glass in all these shapes, was one of the secrets that was best safeguarded in the Venetian Republic. You will live this experience in Saint Mark's Square in a old Glass Factory Showroom and you may have the possibility to know and see the principal objects that are made with glass. At the end of your experience we will give a little glass gift for each couple or each family, as a souvenir of this visit Key details Meeting point: St.Mark's Square - Clock Tower exhange office (the white building wi the blue clock facade) -  Please be there 5 minutes before the beginning of the tour) Languages: English, spanish, french, italian and japanese (the visit could be multilingual) Duration: 30 minutes approx. Timetable: every day at 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM Price: Adult € 9,00 p.p. - Free under 12 years -  Special Family offert for maximun 6 people € 18,00 This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities – Comfortable shoes suggested – Mobile vouchers are accepted - Tour does not operate on 25 December, 1st January andb in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded) - The tour is not considered Private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party – For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.

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TOUR ABSOLUTE VENICE - Visit all Venice landmarks

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 teh 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 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. From April to October: English, French, Spanish and German: from monday to saturday. Italian only saturday. Price: € 79 Child: FREE under 3 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. 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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TOUR BYZANTINE VENICE

An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!! Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most historical and important places of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic focusing on the byzantine story! Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping. After a bit of leisure you visit one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you'll have the pleasure to savour 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. Admire The Pala d'oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. 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. Key details Meeting point: Clock Tower in Saint Mark Square, near the exchange office (the white bulding with the blue clock facade). Please be there 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Timetable: from Monday to Saturday at 9:00 PM Languages: from November to March: English every day - German: monday and friday - French: tuesday, thursday and saturday - Spanish: wednesday and saturday. The visit could be bilingual. From April to October: English, German, Spanish and French: every day - Italian only on saturday.  Price: € 45 per person - Free under 3 years Duration: 2.30 hour (with 20 minutes more for the demonstration in St. Mark's Square) 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 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. 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 Balisica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide. Comfortable shoes suggested. The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party. Mobile vouchers accepted. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”  

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SKIP THE LINE: Walking Tour of Venice and the Doge's Palace

Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!! Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping. After, you visit 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. You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have  decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed! 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. 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. 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 of the tour. Timetable: Every day at 9:00 AM Duration: 2.30 hours (20 minutes more for demostration in Saint Mark's Square) Languages: from November to March: English every day - German: Monday and Friday - French: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The visit could be bilingual. From April to October: English, French, German and Spanish every day - Italian only on Saturday. Price: € 56,00 per persona - Free under 3 years. 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). The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to entry without waiting.  Venice needs your help: Check the guide of the responsible visitor. 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 on 25 December and 1st January and in case of exceptionally high tide. Comfortable shoes suggested. For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside Doge’s Palace. The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.  Mobile voucers are accepted. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.

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Skip the line: inside Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica and.... much more.

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. You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed! After, you visit one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you'll have the pleasure to savour 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. Admire The Pala d'oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. 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. 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. Key details Meeting point: St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower near exchange office (the white building with blue clock facade) Timetable:  every day at 10:45 AM (not available on Sunday) Duration: 2 hours  (20 minutes more for the demostration in St. Mark's Square) Languages: 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. From April to October: English, French, Spanish and German every day - Italian only on Saturday. Price: € 55 - Free under 3 years old The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to entry without waiting. 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).  Venice needs your help: Check the guide of the responsible visitor. 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. For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace.  Comfortable shoes suggested – For the visit of Basilica proper clothing are required (noshort or tank pops). The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party. The tour does not operate on 8, 25 of december, 1, 6 of January, 25 april, 15 august and during the religious functions and in case exceptional high tide or in case of special religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after ortherwise it will be refunded). 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 Balisica 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 “Discovering Venice”.  

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Walking Tour of Venice

ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. 20 minutes demonstration in St. Mark's Square Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping. 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. KEY DETAILS Meeting Point: ST. MARK’S SQUARE -  CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Please be the 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Departure time: Every day at 9:00 AM Duration: 1.30 hrs. approx (20 minutes more for demostration in St. Mark's Square) Languages: English, French, Spanish, German: every day -  Italian only on Saturday (from  1 of april to 31of october 2018). English: every day - German: monday and friday - French: tuesday, thursday and saturday -  Spanish: wednesday, saturday and sunday(from 1st of november 2017 until 31th march 2018). The visit could be bilingual Price: Adult € 25 - Child: FREE under 3 years TERMS & CONDITIONS This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities - Tour does not operate in case of exceptionally high tide and on 25th December and 1st January Comfortable shoes are suggested. Mobile voucher are accepted Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people. The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party   For General Conditions refers to our brochure "Discover Venice"  

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Gondola Ride & Walking Tour discover Venice

ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE: Discover Venice with this gondola ride combined with a walking tour! The only way to visit the unusual and fascinating corners of Venice off the beaten track where time seems to have stood still at centuries ago. You will enjoy a panoramic walking tour (no entrance foreseen) with a specialized Tourist Guide of the area near Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, through a labyrinth of little canals, and sites of historic and artistic interest, passing by some special places Route Teatro la Fenice (“The Phoenix”), one of the most famous opera house in Europe, the site of many famous operatic premieres; Scala del Bovolo, an unique spiral staircase with a plethora of arches; Rialto Bridge and its typical shops, one of the architecural icons of Venice. The tour does not include the explanation of St. Mark’s Square. At the end of the walking tour you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride (up to 6 people per gondola – 30 minutes ride) on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area). On the gondola ride there is no commentary. KEY DETAILS Meeting Point: Calle Larga Ascensione ( in front of Museo Correr). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of tour Duration: 2 hours approx (30 minutes for gondola ride) Departure summer time (april to october): Every day at 3:45 PM Departure winter time (november to march): Every day at 3.00 PM Languages:  Winter time: ENGLISH (every day), FRENCH (Tue-Thu-Sat), GERMAN (Mon-Fri), SPANISH (Wed-Sat-Sun).The visit could be bilingual. Summer time: ENGLISH, FRENCH (every day) - GERMAN (Mon-Fri) SPANISH (Tue-Wed-Thu-Sat-Sun). T During the winter time (from November 1st to March 31st the tour starts with a Gondola Ride and then the walking tour PRICES & HOT DEALS Don't miss our offer! Book this experience and the tour The Magic Art of Glassblowing  is included! Adult: 49 €  Child: FREE under 2 years TERMS & CONDITIONS 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 during the walking tour. The walking tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide. The Gondola Ride  does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondolier’s strike: Comfortable shoes suggested. The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party. Mobile voucher accepted. Each gondola can guest maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight. The tour does not operate on 25 of december and first of january. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”

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DISCOVER VENICE - The Unusual Venice

ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE 1:20 hour guided walking tour around the unusual corners of Venice Expert Guide THE TOUR You will enjoy a panoramic walking tour (no entrance foreseen) with the Tourist Guide of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, through a labyrinth of little canals, and sites of historic and artistic interest, passing by some special places. Route: Teatro la Fenice (“The Phoenix”), one of the most famous opera house in Europe, the site ofmany famous operatic premieres; Scala del Bovolo, an unique spiral staircase with a plethora of arches; Rialto Bridge and its typical shops, one of the architecural icons of Venice. The tour does not include the explanation of St. Mark’s Square. KEY DETAILS Meeting Point: Calle Larga dell’Ascension – in front of the post office. Please be there 15 minutes before the departure time. Departure time: Every day 3:45 PM Languages: From Aprli to October: Every day in English & French;  Monday & Friday in German - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday in Spanish  - The visit could be bilingual. From November to March: Every day in English - Monday & Friday in German -  Tuesday ,Thursday & Saturday in French - Wednesay, Saturday and Sunday in Spanish. The visit could be bilingual. Duration: 1 hr. and 20 min. approx. Price: Adult: 22€ - Child: FREE under 3 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  Comfortable shoes suggested The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party   The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide For general conditions refer to our brochure "Discover Venice"

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SPECIAL OFFER! COMBO TOUR - Walking Tour of Venice + Gondola Ride

Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. After the stunning walking tour relax yourself on a gondola which brings your through the labyrinth of Venetian canals! An essential tour for the understanding of Venice! Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping. At the end of the walking tour you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride approx. 30 minutes ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area). 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. 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 of the tour. Timetable: Every day at 9:00 AM Duration: 2 hours (20 minutes more for the demonstration in Saint Mark's square). Gondola tour takes 30 minutes approx. Languages: from November to March: English every day - German: Monday and Friday - French: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The visit could be bilingual. From April to October: English, French, German and Spanish every day - Italian only on Saturday. On the gondola ride there is no commentary Price: € 52,00 per person - Free under 2 years.  Venice needs your help: Check the guide of the responsible visitor. 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 on 25th December and 1st January and in case of exceptionally bad weather, or local gondolier's strike The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be potponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded).. Comfortable shoes are suggested The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party Each gondola can guest maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guests weight. Mobile voucher are accepted. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.  

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