Skip the line: inside Doge’s Palace, Golden Basilica and….Much more.
Amazing guided tour of The Doge’s Palace and the marvelous Golden Basilica!
The tour starts in the imposing Doge’s palace with its marvelous rooms, rich of history and incredible masterpieces made by great artists as Tiepolo and Tiziano. Be stunned in front of the Golden staircase: the main entrance for the halls of power where the Doge decided the faith of the Republic! Then Cross the Bridge of Sighs and go to the dark Venetian prisons, where many important figures were imprisoned, including Casanova.
Head to the Saint Mark’s Basilica,: the five-dome Cathedral known also as the Golden Basilica due to the interior completely covered by mosaics made with pure gold! The guide will escort you in this byzantine masterpiece and will teach you its history and the meaning of the many biblical scenes that decorate the church. See the breathtaking Pala D’oro with its uncountable gems and, then, enter in the Saint Mark Treasury: a stunning collection of relics and valuable items collected along many centuries.
With this special ticket you can visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square: (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman at work 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.
• 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 April to October: English, French, Spanish and German every day – 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.
|Know before to go|
-The visit is monolingual from April to October, from November to March could be bilingual.
ST. MARK’S SQUARE – CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait you for with a signboard in which is written “TOUR”.
– Shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide