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Venice: Private City Tour

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Venice: Private City Tour

From US$ 183.34 per person

Enjoy the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic by taking an enchanting panoramic tour through the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments: St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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  • Explore the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic
  • Enjoy an enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments
  • Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge's Palace
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Enjoy the ancient greatness of the Serenissima Republic by taking an enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s square and its main monuments. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and marvel at the richness of its beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of its floors. Sit comfortably while your guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire the Pala d'Oro and enjoy the view of the Treasury. Visit the Doge’s Palace, a fourteenth century building from where the ancient Venetian republic exerted the control over the city. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a republic with a thousand-year long history. Be surprised of the details of the gold staircase and the realism of the scenes depicted. Pass through the famous Bridge of Sighs to reach the Prisons Palace.
  • Private licensed guide
  • Entrance ticket at the Doge’s Palace and Basilica
  • Gondola right (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Until further notice, entrance inside St. Mark’s Basilica is not possible due to ongoing restoration work. Tours will visit the basilica's Terrace and its Museum instead
  • The tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
  • Options for the private tour plus a gondola ride are available
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4.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

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The visit to the Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica with a private guide it was awesome

September 7, 2021

Wir haben eine private Tour“Markusdom und Dogenpalast gebucht“ Wir waren nur 3Personen, das hat viel Raum für ausführliche Erklärungen und interessante Anekdoten gelassen. Wir haben viel gelernt. Unsere Guide hat perfekt Deutsch gesprochen. Jederzeit wieder mit Maria Angela!

October 19, 2021


September 2, 2021

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