Venice: St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Glass Factory

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Discover St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace on a guided tour. Learn about the history of city as you explore the palace and the basilica with a local guide and see a glassblowing demonstration.

Highlights

  • Step back in time as you explore the Doge's Palace with a local guide
  • Discover the secrets some infamous prisoners and the Bridge of Sighs
  • Experience the majesty of St. Mark's Basilica and its grand bell tower
  • Explore two of the main highlights of Venice on a tour with a local guide
  • Watch a captivating demonstration of the ancient art of glassblowing

Description

Meet in Saint Mark's Square and join a group tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace with a local guide. Skip the line and step inside the Doge's Palace, once the residence of Venice's rulers. Make your way through lavish chambers adorned with masterpieces by renowned artists such as Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese. Ascend the Golden Stairs and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Venetian history. Along the way, listen to tales of intrigue from your guide. Cross the legendary Bridge of Sighs, where prisoners once lamented their fate, and discover the infamous prisons where daring escapes and dramatic encounters took place. Discover St. Mark's Basilica, see the impressive bell tower, and feel the energy of these iconic sites. Admire the amazing decorations and uncover the history with your guide. Conclude your tour with a demonstration of the ancient art of glass blowing and learn more about this traditional Venetian craft.

Includes

St. Mark's Basilica guided tour Skip-the-line St. Mark's Basilica entry Skip-the-line Doge's Palace entry (if option selected) Doge's Palace guided tour (if option selected) Glassblowing demonstration Headset (for groups over 7)

Important Information

  • Mandatory Dress Code: not allowed to access the Basilica with Sleeveless T-shirts and shorts unless they partially cover knees. On Sundays, public holidays, and during religious celebrations, the tour provides access to the terrace and the Museum of San Marco on the first floor, from where parts of the mosaics can be seen Marciana Library is closed on Sundays The waiting time to enter St. Mark's Basilica may be longer than expected on busy days or due to other unforeseen reasons

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