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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Venice Skip-the-Line Sights and Gondola Ride

Product ID: 60800
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Explore the interiors of the Doge’s Palace with skip-the-line access. See the Bridge of Sighs, the sights of St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Enjoy an enchanting gondola ride along the Grand Canal and the inner canals of Venice.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to 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
  • Go to the prison where Casanova was incarcerated, and from which he later escaped
  • Enjoy a combined Venice sightseeing walking tour and gondola ride
  • Drift along the Grand Canal and minor canals in a gondola
  • See the restored Fenice Theatre
  • Admire the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
  • Gaze upon the famous Rialto Bridge and enjoy the lesser-known treasures in Venice
Full description
Your tour begins with skip-the-line access to the Doge's Palace, the pinnacle of Venice's Gothic architecture, through the Porta del Frumento (Corn Door) on the waterfront. This monumental complex was the symbol and center of the political and administrative life of the Serenissima. It performed several functions: the Doge’s residence, the seat of government, court of justice and prisons. The Palace was for centuries the symbol of the wealth and power of the Venetian Republic.

Next, a guided tour through the streets of Venice will take you from St. Mark’s Square to the Rialto Bridge. The hustle and bustle of the shopping district will give way to the quiet, more atmospheric back alleys where the sky is reflected in the gently flowing water, voices echo in the distance and each palace has a story to tell. The ancient 'fondaci' of the foreign merchants and the marketplace reveal the glory and exotic trading past of the city in every architectural detail.

Finally, you embark on a gondola ride. Glide along the Venetian canals, and admire the city from a unique vantage point. Venice was made to be seen from the water, and the gentle, flowing movements of the gondola will make this a mesmerizing experience. Lay back and let the gondolier guide you through the magic of the city.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Doge's Palace
  • Entrance tickets to all St. Mark's Square Museums (The Correr Museum, The Archaeological Museum, The Biblioteca Marciana)
  • 30-minute gondola ride

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at 14.00 on St. Mark's Square, by the 'YEX' exchange office at the Clock Tower.

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Very Viva Venice Srl

Product ID: 60800