Venice Walking Tour and Doge's Palace Guided Visit

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Venice Walking Tour and Doge's Palace Guided Visit

From $95.86 per person

Experience a guided tour that combines a fascinating walk through the historic center of Venice and a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace. See some of the city’s top sights and then pass through the gates of Venetian history as you enter the Doge’s Palace.

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Duration 195 minutes
Starting time 9:00 AM
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English, Spanish, French, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • See some of the most iconic sights of Venice on a guided walk
  • Visit the Mercerie and admire the historic buildings along St. Mark’s Square
  • Take a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace, and learn about the history of Venice
Full description
Meet your guide and head out on an interesting stroll to see some of the most distinctive sights of Venice and later to the Doge's Palace, to learn about the history of the Venice Republic. On this 3-hour program walk to Santa Maria Formosa and admire the splendid church and the nearby square and also Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo. Your guide will then take you to places where history and myths are entwined, such as the site of Marco Polo’s house and the exterior of the Malibran Theater, known as the most extravagant theater in all of Venice. As you walk toward St. Mark’s Square, visit the Mercerie, the main shopping street in Venice, where precious goods from faraway markets were once sold. In St. Mark’s Square have an overview of the main monuments and palaces overlooking the square, such as St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower, the Doge’s Palace and the Procuratie. The second part of the itinerary focuses on the Doge’s Palace, a symbol of Venice and for centuries the headquarters of its political power. Inside the Doge's Palace visit the Opera Museum, the stunning Doge’s Apartments, the Institutional Chambers, the Arms Room and the Old Prisons. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to cross the famous Bridge of Sighs, built in 1614 to join the Doge’s Palace to the New Prisons. Its curious name derives from the last sigh heard from convicts before they were locked up forever.
Includes
  • Admission ticket for the Doge’s Palace
  • Guided tour
    COVID-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    Yex Change office, under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • No credit or refunds are provided for no-shows
    • This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants on the tour with you
    • Due to the particular morphological structure of Venice, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to those with limited mobility
    • From April 1 to October 31:
    • English, Spanish, French and German tours: every day
    • Italian: Saturday
    • From November 1 to March 31:
    • Bilingual tour (explanations will be provided in two languages if the audience provenance is mixed)
    • English: every day
    • Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
    • French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • German: Monday, Friday
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.0/5
    • Value for money
      3.9/5
    • Service
      4.2/5
    • Organization
      4.1/5
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    La guide Francophone ne s'est malheureusement pas présentée. La visite dans la ville s'est très bien déroulée : nous aurions dû accélérer la cadence puisque pour la visite du palais des doges, nous étions en retard. Nous l'avons visité un peu rapidement. C'est une visite à effectuer (malgré les nombreux touristes) : nous n'imaginons pas la grandeur du palais.

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    February 25, 2020

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    Magnifique et intéressante visite

    Bien organisé. Visite guidée en 2 parties. Une guide pour la partie ville (la guide parle un français parfait. Elle vit à Paris et à Venise. Une mention spéciale à elle. Elle est passionnée et fière de sa ville et nous donne envie de la découvrir avec les yeux d'une vénitienne "pur jus"Un vrai moment de bonheur. Merci MADAME. Retour à la piazza San Marco. Petite pause de 15-20 min. Juste le temps pour prendre un petit café (excellent) à 1.50 euros (au comptoir important car les prix sont fluctuants si au comptoir, assis dans le café ou encore sur la terrasse) et ainsi pouvoir utiliser gratuitement les WC. Puis changement de guide et départ pour la visite au Palais des Doges (palazzo Ducale) bien commenté par la guide qui tenait compte des petits enfants présents dans le groupe en s'adressant régulièrement directement à eux. La visite se termine par le passage obligé à la boutique du musée. La guide s'en va et nous repartons lorsque nous le désirons. Il y a un bar à café à la sortie.

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    October 22, 2019

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    EXCELLENTE GUIDE

    Félicitations à la guide Visite très intéressante

    November 21, 2018

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