Venice in 1 day: Doge Palace, Basilica & gondola ride

See Venice in a day with our gondola ride, Doge's Palace and San Marco's Basilica tour

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Discover the Best of the City in 1 day

Enter in the imposing Palazzo Ducale with its marvelous rooms, rich of history and incredible masterpieces made by great artists as Tintoretto that made the “Last Judgment, one of the largest paintings in the world, for the “Major Council Hall”.
Admire the Golden staircase: the main entrance for the halls of power where the Doge decided the faith of the Republic! Cross the Bridge of Sighs going down to the dark Venetian prisons famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. Here you will relive the anguish of the prisoners who, from the bridge, saw Venice for the last time.

Later, enjoy a marvelous 1-hour visit inside the Golden Basilica: famous for its five-domes covered by gold and the uncountable art masterpieces. The expert guide will accompany along its secular history narrating history, curiosities and legends around the Church! Be stunned in front of the Pala D’oro: stunning altar full of gems and precious stones.

In Piazza San Marco you’ll visit a glass showroom where a local craftsman creates a unique glass artwork using the ancient Murano techniques. During the 20-minutes demonstration you’ll learn the history of this magic art that made Murano worldwide famous. At end you’ll receive a small present as souvenir.

Get on gondola and discover the Canal Grande and its romantic waterways! During the pleasant promenade you will admire some of the main Venice highlights as Mozart’s house, the world-wide famous Fenice Opera house, Basilica of Santa Maria della SalutePunta della DoganaPeggy Guggenheim Collection and many others!
Included in the gondola you’ll enjoy the commentary by mobile app that narrates you history and curiosities about the palaces around you.