Ca’ Rezonico, the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica
Tour in a Day
Available: All year around.
Departure time: Scheudled with Ship disembark.
Meeting point: At Cruise Dock - To be advised.
Tour Highlights: Cruise in Venice Canals during transfers; Guided visit to St. Mark's Square; Doge Palace; St. Mark's Basilica; Ca' Rezzonico.
Price includes: Local English speaking Escort; Tour private Motor launch (Transfers); Private English speaking Guided Tour; Entrace Fees/reservation Doge's Palace and St. Marks' Cathedral; Taxes and Service Charges.
Price doesn't include: All not mentioned under "Price Includes"
For this 5-hour tour, you’ll take a motor launch from your ship and enjoy a scenic ride to one of Venice’s most popular attractions – St. Mark’s Square (or Piazza San Marco, as the Venetians call it). Recognized as one of the most beautiful piazzas in the world, St. Mark’s Square is also perhaps the most famous. You’ll find the square alive with activity, with street performers, merchants, tourists and business people.
The first stop on your tour will be the Doge’s Palace, constructed in the 13th century. The palace is located right on the square, so the walk is short, but exciting. The palace was more than just the home of the city’s ruler, though – it also served as the seat of government for centuries. The Bridge of Sighs connects the palace directly to the city’s old dungeons (crime was taken very seriously).
The next stop on your tour will be St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most magnificent sights in Venice. Here, you’ll witness the influence of Byzantium on Venice’s architecture, with the basilica’s golden domes and stunning mosaics. The tour will take you into the basilica, where you can bask in the incredible beauty of the architecture and decoration before moving on to the next stop on the tour.
After leaving the basilica, you’ll journey to the beautiful Ca’ Rezzonico, a perfect example of the luxurious living that once marked the residential district along the city’s Grand Canal. Built in 1756, the palazzo is now a museum, though it once housed the powerful and famous (including poet Robert Browning and even the Pope). You can explore the Ca’ Rezzonico, the Long Gallery and the rest of the attractions before heading back to your ship.
Tour Operates rain or shine with a minimum of 2 participants.