Eyes of Rome
Eyes of Rome

Venice Highlights Walking Tour with Palazzo Ducale

Rialto, St.Marks & a very Particular Palace

Focus

  • Art
  • History
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

Take advantage of the skip-the-line entrance at the marvelous Palazzo Ducale and get to know a whole new world of politic, social, cultural and economic prosperity

Get familiar with the every-day life in Venice along with its ups and downs and step from past to present time

Learn how beautiful Venice can be, not only for the unparalleled urban landscape, but also thanks to the interior of its stunning buildings, of which you'll see the most important one

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

4 hours

START TIME

09:00

TRANSFER

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Entrance Tickets to Palazzo Ducale
  • Blue Badge Qualified Guide
  • Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation in Venice
  • Private Tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Gratuities
  • Meals

Sites you’ll visit

  • Ponte di Rialto
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Grand Canal
  • Doge's Palace
  • This marble beauty known the world over was quite an architectural undertaking in its day. It has become a beloved Venetian landmark, worth every penny it cost to build. Its magnificent reflection glistens in the water below, making for a stunning photograph. We stop at Marco Polo’s home to learn of this son of Venice who regaled his people with tales of another world, the Far East. And, when in Venice, what better thing to do than people-watch in a local campo (square)? Marvel at spectacular structures and observe the locals in their daily routines.
  • Piazza San Marco represents the very heart of Venice, where to be amazed by different historical architectonical monuments like the Basilica, named after San Marco as well, or the Renaissance buildings along the long sides of the square. But there is something more: did you know that walking in Piazza San Marco actually means to be walking the only square of Venice? The square is always beautiful, also when it is flooded by the water of the lagoon: an unusual and impressive experience for locals and tourists.
  • The floating city of Venice is surprisingly not just one island. It is made up of 118 islands that are connected by over 400 bridges! The most characteristic aspects of the city are the beautiful canals that run through every corner of the city as if streets. The largest and most important of all is the Grand Canal that runs through Venice dividing it into two, lined with great palaces.
  • Located in Saint Mark's Square, right next to the famous Basilica is the Dukes Palace. First inhabited in 1340 by the most powerful of the the Venetian Republic (A republic that staggeringly ran from 697AD to 1797AD) only became a visitable museum in 1923. A highlight of the building is the "Bridge of Sighs" a walkway between buildings that led to the Prison of the Venetian Republic and notable of Casanova.

Tour description

Venice is universally considered the most beautiful city in the world, thanks to its unusual urban design and its inestimable artistic heritage that has it included in the heritage of humanity projects protected by UNESCO.


Enjoy a panoramic walking tour with your knowledgeable licensed guide and explore the area between Piazza San Marco Rialto Bridge, including their labyrinth of little canals and sites of interest, including entrance to the Palazzo Ducale. You will be enchanted by the glorious tales of the “Serenissima Republic” along with the imagery of the most important Venetian artists, Bellini, Titian, Veronese, and Tiepolo.


This is the perfect tour for those who come to Venice for the first time: learn about the winged lion, the story of St Mark being brought to Venice from Egypt, his “golden church”, and then Theodore, killing a dragon, and, of course, when, how and why the Venetians have built a city on hundreds of thousands of wooden poles stuck in the mud of its lagoon. You will visit St Mark’s square and end at the Rialto bridge on the Grand Canal. By the end of the tour, you will understand the everyday life in the city, its problems, what it's like to live in such a city, especially when “high water” strikes, you'll learn how people protect the city and the lagoon.


Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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