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  3. Venice
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Venice: Doge's Palace, Secret Venice and Gondola Combo

Product ID: 53159
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See Venice from the land and water on a 3.5-hour, combined afternoon adventure that includes a guided visit of the Doge's Palace, a stroll through the hidden quarters of “La Serenissima,” and a gondola ride along the magical canals.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the Doge's Palace at the heart of the Venetian Republic
  • Discover the hidden streets between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto
  • Take an enchanting gondola ride down the small canals off the Grand Canal
  • See the luxurious apartments of the Venetian Doges
  • Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs
  • Marvel at the reflections of old palaces and romantic bridges in the water
  • Get off the usual tourist path and discover small, artisan shops used by locals
Full description
Learn the history of “La Serenissima” on an unforgettable afternoon tour of Venice. Meet your guide near the Royal Gardens of St. Mark’s, and enter the neighboring Doge’s Palace.

Enjoy a guided tour of the gilded rooms of the Doge’s Palace, and discover the seat of power during the powerful Venetian Republic. Follow in the footsteps of former rulers as you marvel at the apartments and Institutional Chambers. See the Giant’s Staircase by Sansovino’s statues of Mars and Neptune. Recreate the final journey taken by the Republic’s prisoners as you cross the Bridge of Sighs and get a final view of the lagoon.

Then, discover some hidden sites on a walking tour of the less touristy quarters between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Discover small, artisan shops and typical inns. Admire the unusual façade of La Fenice opera house, and the Bovolo Spiral Staircase in Contarini Palace.

Finally, climb aboard a gondola for a 30-minute punt along the canals of Venice. Be lulled by the gentle sway of the lagoon as you move deeper into the minor canals, and coast past lesser known areas to see quaint corners and majestic palaces from a new perspective.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Gondola ride

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At ‘Yex’ Change Office - Under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note this is a combo tour including 3 single tours
• Your guided tour takes place inside the Doge’s Palace and during the walk; not during the gondola ride
• No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no-show
• This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you
• The gondola ride might be suspended in case of bad weather. In this case you are required to go to the tour departure point to find out whether the tour will take place, and to learn of any alternative ways to use the service
• Please note that the supplier cannot guarantee that the whole tour will be accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users may not be able to access the whole tour
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.6 / 5
based on 5 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.0/5
Organization
4.0/5
Value for money
3.7/5
Safety
4.3/5

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Product ID: 53159