Discover the terrific city of Venice on a small walking tour that shields the most significant highlights of St Mark’s square Venice, with entry to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. This Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica tour of one of the world’s most gorgeous and romantic cities will offer you a countless sketch of Venice. Meet your guide at St. Mark’s Square and head for Doge’s Palace tour, the astonishing palace that served as the seat of Venetian political power for eras. Go in the impressive rooms, hung with hundreds of painted masterpieces.
Duration: 2 hours
St Mark’s Basilica is the top ornament of Venice, one of the utmost splendid cities in the western world. This decorative cathedral blends elements of Gothic, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Renaissance architecture—testimony to the city’s political and economic dominance that spanned centuries. Appreciate a complete Venice guided tour of this masterpiece of Byzantine art, and enjoy attractive gold mosaics and marble floor inlays. Doge’s Palace 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 justice was often meted out here.
The St Mark’s Basilica is greatest crowded at midday, so initiate or end your Venice tour with a morning or late-afternoon visit. Summer is the most prevalent time of year to visit, while Venice is moderately quiet from November through February (away from the Christmas and New Year holidays, and through Carnival). The palace’s hours vary seasonally, so choose the right time for doge’s palace tour.
You’ll see the secret chancellery where the delicate work of governing was done, the secret archives, the torture room, and the cell from which the famous writer Giacomo Casanova made his escape with doge’s palace secret itineraries tour. St. Mark’s Basilica is the most famous monument in Venice and hosts millions of visitors each year, so there are often long lines to enter. Visiting St Mark’s Basilica can be one of the fascinating parts of your Venice guided tours.
Duration: 2 hours