Venice of the Doges Walking Tour with Guided Skip-the-Line The Doge's Palace Combo

Price: $95.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? St. Mark's Square
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on paved as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers. For security reasons, all visitors must pass through a metal detector, which might lead to a short line even with skip-the line access.

Venice of the Doges Walking Tour with Guided Skip-the-Line The Doge's Palace Combo

This combo will take you into the heart of Venice and to one of Venice's most significant historical site: the Doge's Palace. You will have the opportunity to explore important landmarks and see spectacular architecture as you stroll through the narrow streets of this incredible city.

The powerful Doges ruled the Venetian Empire from the Gothic fantasy palace that is Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) until 1797. The site was one of the first things those arriving in Venice saw as their ships sailed through the lagoon and landed at St. Mark's Square, and the doges ruled with an iron fist. Today, the site is one of the most well-known attractions in Italy.

Your adventure begins with a walking tour which will take along the beautiful and peaceful channels of Venice. Your experienced guide will take you through hidden corners and will provide you with interesting facts about Venice's past and what it is like to live in a city built on water.

In the second part of this tour, you will visit the Doge's Palace and the halls of power, where you will immerse yourself in medieval Europe surrounded by stuccoed halls and hundreds of art masterpieces. Inside the palace, admire the many paintings by Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese, and climb the narrow staircases to visit the Doge's apartments and the prison cells, as well as the ducal notary. Discover the history and culture of Venice on this fascinating shore excursion.