Visit Venice's iconic landmarks on a fun walking tour with an expert local guide. Explore the magnificent Saint Mark's Basilica and the beautiful square that shares its name. Marvel at the Gothic Doge’s Palace and the treasures contained in its museum, and learn the secrets of this unique city.
Though many travelers associate Venice with boats, you have to be on your feet to truly experience the city's greatest sights. This walking tour is the perfect way to discover some of the most iconic attractions in Venice, including Saint Mark's Basilica, Saint Mark's Square, and Doge's Palace with its assciated museum. Enjoy your time with an expert tour guide who knows this city inside and out!
Doge's Palace is a true symbol of this one-of-a-kind city. The Venetian Gothic style abode on the water is a sight quite unlike any other in Italy. This elegant edifice was the one-time seat of government for the city and the entire Venetian Empire. In these long lost times, the Palace served as the residence of the Doge, the elected ruler of the Republic of Venice.
Today, the palace is a celebrated museum and historical landmark. Before heading in, pause to take in its breathtaking façade, which is decorated by 14th century sculptures and overlooks the lagoon. In addition to its ornate architecture, the museum contains a significant art collection which is ripe for viewing. Venture through this ancient seat of government while your professional guide recounts its story and the lesser-known details of its long existence.
Follow your guide outside to Piazza San Marco, or Saint Mark's Square, the principal public plaza of Venice. Though the square includes a well-known clock tower, it is undeniably dominated by Saint Mark's Basilica. As the one-time chapel of the Doge, the Basilica is right next door, so it isn't a far walk!
Use your exclusive pass to skip the lines - which are usually quite long - and tour this amazing church. The Basilica, nicknamed the "Church of Gold" due its opulent design, has long been a symbol of Venetian wealth and power. This is evident once you go inside, where your trusty guide will lead you through hallowed halls adorned with gorgeous gold mosaics and exceptional artwork. Highlights include the Pala d'Oro, or Golden Altar, known worldwide as one of the best of its kind.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to tour the most significant symbols of Venice with a highly-recommended local guide. Your spiritual and artistic journey awaits!
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