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The Doge’s Palace and Gondola Ride - Afternoon

Codice Tour: T25
Id Tour: 45

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The Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the secret Prisons - The thrill of Venice on a gondola ride

 

Part One

Cultural visit to the Doge's Palace and access to the ancient Prisons via the Bridge of Sighs.

You will enter the Porta del Frumento (Corn Door) on a tour that will take you inside the Doge's Palace, a masterpiece of Gothic art in Venice. The Palace was the symbol, and the centre, of the political and administrative life of the "Repubblica Serenissima" and its power over the seas and the many people of the Mediterranean. Sumptuous state rooms, private rooms dedicated to the Doges, impressive rooms for public justice, rooms which incite fear and imprison the enemies of Venice: the Doge's Palace is all of this because over the years, it has represented the power and prestige of a great nation that became the "Queen of the Sea".

 

Part Two

Travel by water: the Grand Canal and the canals of Venice

Navigating a gondola through the lagoon and its canals is an irreplaceable experience, where you can become acquainted with Venice from its truest perspective. The natural rocking movement of the gondola gives the gondolier the profile of a dancer, emphasising his ability to flex his body in synchronization with the water's movement, down waterways where he and his passengers will never be bored.

 

 

 

Highlights

- Skip the line and enjoy a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace
- See the residential offices of the Venetian government
- Admire the superb Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture
- Discover masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, and Bellini
- Relive the anguish of prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs
- Go to the prison where Casanova was incarcerated, and which he later escaped
- Take a romantic gondola ride along the canals of Venice
- Float down the Grand Canal, taking in the sights of the city
- Explore the waterways of the Minor Canal, and experience the unique atmosphere of Venice from the water

 

 


 

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Periods and Meeting Points

SEASON
FROM APRIL 1st TO OCTOBER 31st

Available daily
English


MEETING POINT AND DEPARTURE DETAILS
 
2.05 PM - Calle Larga Ascensione between the Museum Correr and the Post Office

Things to Remember

On request all excursions can be organized privately

  • Each participant is required to present himself promptly to the meeting place
  • The delay at the meeting point or the non-presence are grounds for cancellation of the right to reimbursement
 

 

Duration

approx. 1.5 hours – 1.5 hours break between the two tours

Guided Tour

Afternoon

Details

From 1st April to 31st October 

Adults: 76,00 € per person
Children under 2: free (Infant)

 

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