A professional licensed local guide will be with you in the afternoon for the visit of the Ducal Palace, once the Residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the “Serenissima” Republic.
Started in 1309, the palace housed political institutions of the Republic of Venice until the Napoleonic occupation of the city in 1797 and it is today the main museum of the city with its Ducal apartments decorated with frescoes by Tintoretto and Veronese, its Senate and with its jails connected to the Palace through the bridge of the Sighs.
You’ll continue your visit with the main church of the city, the Basilica of St. Mark. Cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice it is famous to be one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture with its beautiful gilded mosaics.
Constructed in 828, when Venetian merchants stole the supposed relics of Mark the Evangelist from Alexandria of Egypt, the church also houses a museum located on the rooftop with the original Horses of St. Mark, bronze statues of four horses which were exposed in the hippodrome of Constantinople and which the Venetians brought to their city after the 4th crusade.
A private water taxi will take you back to the port.
END OF THE TOUR.
-8 HOURS ASSISTANCE OF A TOUR MANAGER
-PRIVATE WATER TAXI ROUND TRIP FROM THE PORT TO ST.MARK
-PRIVATE WATER TAXI TO THE ISLAND OF MURANO
-PRIVATE LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE FOR VISIT OF DUCAL PALACE AND ST. MARK BASILICA
-ADMISSIONS INTO DUCAL PALACE (16,00 Euros)
COST: (total not per person)
1-3 persons-755,00 Euros
4-6 persons- 795,00 Euros
7-8 persons- 855,00 Euros
Over 8 persons- Please contact us