Doge’s Palace and Gondola Ride
Tour in a Day
Available: All year Around.
Departure time: At time of Ship disembark.
Meeting point: At Cruise Dock - To be advised.
Tour Highlights: Panoramic Transfer with Motor Launch; Guided Tour of Venice; St. Marks Square and Doge's Palace; St. Marks Cathedral; Scenic Gondola Ride.
Price includes: Local English Speaking Escort; Private tour Motor Launch (Transfers); 2 Hours Private guided tour; English Speaking Guide; Gondola Ride ( Max 6 Guests per Gondola); Entrance fees/reservation Doge's Palace and St. Mark Cathedral; Taxes and Services charges.
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For those who want to enjoy one of the most magical tours of Venice, this 6-hour guided tour offers an up close and personal view of some of the city’s most famous landmarks. The first portion of the tour involves a visit to the Doge’s Palace – the ruler of Venice for hundreds of years. The palace is an amazing example of Gothic architecture, and the ornate façade and multi-arcaded loggia are two of its best known features.
You’ll be able to explore the Doge’s Palace, climb the Golden Staircase and enter the Great Council Chamber. Here, you’ll find original paintings by masters like Tintoretto and Veronese. Taking a trip across the Bridge of Sighs will let you experience the last sight granted to prisoners sentenced to Venice’s dungeons.
Of course, you’ll also get to enjoy St. Mark’s Square, filled with merchants, musicians, vendors, cafes and life. Afterward, you’ll be taken into St. Mark’s Cathedral. While your guide is not permitted to narrate within the cathedral, you can still experience the beauty and wonder of the architecture, art and history.
Once you finish with St. Mark’s Cathedral, it’s time to board your sleek, black Venetian gondola for a ride through the city’s famous canals. Your gondolier will guide you through history, beauty and past some of the most amazing sights in the Floating City. Your trip will last for a full 40 minutes before returning you to St. Mark’s Square for free time and a chance to do some shopping before you return to your ship.
Tour Operates rain or shine with a minimum of 2 participants.