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Ducal Venice, Historical Walking Tour & Skip the line Doge's Palace

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to Saint Mark’s Square, where you’ll meet a guide at 9am for a 2-hour walking tour through the Saint Mark’s and Castello neighborhoods. Follow narrow lanes into Saint Maria Formosa Square, and continue into Saints Giovanni and Paolo Square, where you’ll find a famous church that’s buried several of Venice’s Doges.

    Check out the equestrian statue of the Italian mercenary Captain Bartolomeo Colleoni, and pass the house that once belonged to Marco Polo, who defined exploration and adventure writing for centuries. Walk past the famous Malibran Theatre, then pass through Saint Mark’s Square on your way to the last stop of the day, the Doge’s Palace.

    Walk past the lines and straight into the palace, where your guide will share important historical context as you take in the stuccoed halls and masterpiece paintings, including the largest oil painting in the world. Descend into the basement prison to see the cells that once held some of Venice’s most famous criminals, crossing the fully-enclosed Bridge of Sighs with views down into the Rio di Palazzo. This 3-hour tour concludes at the Doge’s Palace.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Carta Gate, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    • Guided walking tour in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Skip the line
    • Entrance fee (Doge's Palace)
    • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Correr
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Visit of the Hidden Itineraries in the Doge's Palace
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involve
    • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
    • Backpacks and large bags are NOT allowed inside the Doge's Palace
    • This activity operates rain or shine
    • Children are free until 5 years, from 6 they pay the full ticket (document required)
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The listing for this excursion was GUIDED tour of the palace. We were there on time at the entrance. No sign of a guide. The admissions people suggested we tour the museum on our own, which we did. Take the word GUIDED out of the title.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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