Meet your professional guide in front of the Clock tower in Saint Marks square and start your combination tour discovering the chamring buildings in the square. Then you will access the Doge's Palace, a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the center of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Venetian Government. It was once the residence of the Doge, the elected ruler of the city. Your guide will tell you everything about it, as you pass through its lavish chambers, which display masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese.
Hear about the different roles played by the Doge and his counselors, be entertained by our informative guide and learn about the history of the Venetian legends as you walk through the eerie, narrow passageways towards the prison cells whilst learning about the prisoners and of course, Casanova, perhaps Venice's most famous and intriguing escapee.
Sfter that, you will visit Saint Mark's Basilica, which majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city’s history and Saints relics.
At 1:00 pm you will end the first part of the tour and you will have approx 2 hours free time to stroll around Saint Mark's square, to have lunch (not included) or to visit the Correr museum on your own already included with the Doge's Palace ticket.
The second part of your combined tour will be the classic gondola ride at 3:00 pm or 5:15 pm, the appointment will be 15 min before the departure time behind the Correr museum in Saint Marks square (in front of the post office). On this unique exploration of the Venetian romantic canals, unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city.
- Walking tour: 9.00 am (1h 30 min)
- Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica: 10.45 am (2 hours)
- Gondola Ride: 3.00 pm (30 min)