We had a guide called Elena who was brilliant. She was enthusiastic and told us so much about the sites that we could have not possibly been able to take in in such a short space of time on our own. She was patient for...More
Greet your guide in central Venice and head straight to your first stop, St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica de San Marco) to bypass the long lines often in excess of two hours. Inside your guide reveals hidden details and leads you to the first-floor terrace not usually open to the general public.
The next stop is Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), where skip-the-line tickets allow you to avoid waiting in line once again. Visit the opulent Hall of Great Council, home to frescoes by the likes of Veronese and Tintoretto, and discover the palace’s dark history in the Armory and New Prisons.
Your tour culminates with a walk across the Bridge of Sighs, where you bid your guide farewell.
We are always pleased with Walks of Italy, having taken their tours in Rome and Florence. Our guide Mose provided an informative and entertaining tour of St. Mark’s and Doge’s Palace. We highly recommend it!
I really enjoyed the terrace of the Basilica. It was great to see the square from that angle, and to view the mosaic ceilings closer. Crossing the Bridge of Sighs was very interesting.
This is an excellent tour! We met at 8:45am across from St Marks on a absolutely beautiful Saturday morning. Our guide, Josephine, was very funny and educated us on Venetian history and culture. She was excellent at not just sharing facts, but presenting the information...More