Doge Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica are the must-see sites to visit while you are in Venice. You will visit the political heart of Venice with the Doge Palace, admire the world-famous Bridge of Sighs and enter St Mark’s Basilica. You will benefit from pre-purchased skip the line tickets, to maximize your time in the city. Have fun visiting Venice, the “Queen of the Adriatic sea”.
You will meet our local private guide in St. Mark’s Square where our 2-hour private tour of Venice begins. You will see first of all the Bridge of Sighs wich name derives from the sighs of the prisoners who crossed the bridge before being executed. Then you will visit the political heart of Venice with the Doge’s Palace, once belonging to the rulers of Venice. Our guide will accompany you through the different rooms of the Palace, while revealing stories, anecdotes and political scandals of the aristocratic families that ruled Venice for centuries making it one of the most powerful and rich Republic on the Adriatic coast. You will walk into the Doge’s apartments, enriched by the marvellous works of art and see the amazing paintings of Titian and Tintoretto, your guide will enrich the explanation with many local ancient stories, you will proceed to the Hall of the Council and of course see the ancient prisons! Your next stop will take you to the Basilica of St. Mark’s, dating back to the end of the 9th century, and inside the visitors will be overwhelmed by the incredible mosaic decoration, it has been estimated that there are over 4000 square meters of mosaics.
Your tour will end in St. Mark’s Square.
We can also add 30 minutes gondola ride after the tour, so you can appreciate the city from a different point of view. This is the ultimate way to round-off your stay in Venice!