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Absolute Venice Tour
Absolute Venice Tour
Travel with an experienced guide through the Serenissima Republic. Learn about the past of this charming city while walking along the historic streets of Venice.
Walk through the Piazza San Marco. Learn about the history of the main monuments in this area including the Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower, Santa Maria Formosa, and Procuratie.
Make your way to Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo before viewing Marco Polo's House and the Malibran Theatre.
Return to San Marco through the main shopping thoroughfare, Mercerie.
Move to the front of the entry line and take a guided tour through Doge's Palace (the Palazzo Ducale). View hundreds of paintings while learning about the context in which they were crafted. Relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs along with other memorable, historical events.
Follow a tour guide through St. Mark's Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world. Learn about byzantine art and its religious background while taking a glimpse at the gold mosaics and marble floors.
Admire the view of the Treasury before taking an optional private boat ride to the glass factory on Murano Island. Skip the line and join this tour of a facility where glass has been made for almost 700 years.
- Admission fees
- Guided tour
- Murano Island trip
- Audio devices (where available)
- English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian-speaking guide
- Roundtrip transportation
Approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes with optional tour to Murano Island
Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes without optional tour to Murano Island
Departure time and location:
9:10 AM; from in front of the Tourist Information office in St. Mark's Square
Return time and location:
1 PM; to the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square without optional tour to Murano Island
3 PM; to the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square with optional tour to Murano Island
Children 6 and under receive complimentary admission.
Audio-receiver devices are available for groups of 10 or more in Doge's Palace and are available for all guests on Murano Island.
Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. For security reasons, sacks, bags, or knapsacks are not allowed inside Doge's Palace or St. Mark's Basilica. Shorts and tank tops may not be worn on the tour of St. Mark's Basilica. Proper attire is required.
Please note: Some days, due to church services or exceptional high tides, access to St. Mark's Basilica may not be possible. The tour can be held the next day or reimbursed. Please contact Oltrex 4M Spa for more information.