Guided tour

Venice Walking Tour: Power of the Republic

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Activity provider: Venice Boat Experience

Venice Walking Tour: Power of the Republic

Activity provider: Venice Boat Experience
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From US$ 86.51 per person

Likely to sell out

Learn the 1,000-year history of the Republic of Venice on a 3-hour walking tour. Look inside the amazing Doge’s Palace to discover masterpieces of art in the former seat of political power.

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Duration 3 hours
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German, French, English, Spanish
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  • Explore the historical neighborhoods of the most fascinating city in the world
  • Look inside the impressive Doge's Palace
  • Discover where the dukes of Venice were buried from the 15th century
Full description
Learn the 1,000-year history of the Republic of Venice – traditionally known as La Serenissima – from the 8th to 18th centuries, and see all the main monuments on a guided walking tour. Admire the Renaissance church of Santa Maria Formosa and hear fascinating stories about the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, where 25 of the doges of Venice were laid to rest. Hear about the role of the Great School of Charity and Captains of Fortune, see the house where Marco Polo lived and pass the historic Teatro Malibran. Return to Piazza San Marco via the Mercerie between the Rialto and San Marco districts. Enter the Doge's Palace to explore the seat of political power during the republic and see masterpieces of art in the splendid rooms. Marvel at the gold staircase and cross the Bridge of Sighs from the inside. End with an optional visit to a glass furnace.
  • Entrance fees
  • Walking tour
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Turive kiosk on Calle Larga de l’Ascension near St. Mark’s square.

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  • This tour is not guaranteed in adverse weather conditions
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Sehr kompetente Führung mit Infos, die nicht im Reiseführer stehen. Preis/Leistung ist super!

April 27, 2022

Gloria Exelente!!!!

July 31, 2022


Wir hatten eine ganz wunderbare und fachkundige Führung in deutscher Sprache durch den Palazzo Ducale mit Natalia Spolador. Ihre Begeisterung war ansteckend. Es ist eine Freude, mit Natalia unterwegs zu sein! Herzliche Grüße aus Hamburg

June 20, 2022


Product ID: 129765