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

Price: $95.00
This tour operates from November to March.
Venice of the Doges Walking Tour with Guided Skip-the-Line The Doge's Palace Combo
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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. Please note that the only entrance will be at the Doge's Palace, all other sites will be described from the outside.

The tour will take place with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be cancelled, and a refund will be provided. Because of safety reasons, all visitors have to get through metal detector checks, which might lead to a short line to enter the palace even if having skip-the-line access. This tour departs from and returns to the St. Mark's Square area. Depending on your ship's docking location, a vaporetto, water shuttle, or walk may be required. Transportation between your ship and St. Mark's Square is not included in the tour price.

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 (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
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. However, the Doge's Palace is 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 backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica (free deposit available in Calle San Basso. Because of safety reasons all visitors have to get through metal detector checks, which might lead to a short line to enter the palace even if having a skip-the line access.
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