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Venice Doge's Palace and Golden Basilica tour

Visit two of Venice’s most characteristic and beautiful buildings on this double tour of the Palazzo Ducale and of the Golden Basilica. By discovering these two buildings you will receive an unparalleled insight into the wonders of the Queen of the Adriatic’s glorious past; an educational yet fun and unforgettable experience. Begin with the tour of the Doge’s Palace, or Palazzo Ducale in Italian. Located near the spacious Piazza San Marco, stepping inside this construction is like jumping into a time warp that zaps you back to the European Middle Ages. As you explore its immense interior, contemplate the masterpieces of painting that line the walls, as well as other opulent decorations such as the breathtaking golden staircase. Other experiences you will live in this manse of wonders include crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs – just like condemned prisoners used to do centuries ago – and delving into the sinister prisons where Giacomo Casanova was held. Leave behind the earthly treasures of the Palazzo Ducale to then get in touch with the heavenly ones of the Golden Basilica. This extraordinary cathedral is a masterpiece of byzantine architecture, unparalleled in the rest of Italy. Alongside your tour guide, prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, contemplate the shimmering golden mosaics and the marble inlays of the floors. Then learn all about the biblical stories depicted in the cathedrals decorations. At the end, this tour includes an optional boat trip to Murano Island, where you can visit a glass factory that produces world-renowned Venetian glass. Visit two of Venice’s most characteristic and beautiful buildings on this double tour of the Palazzo Ducale and of the Golden Basilica. By discovering these two buildings you will receive an unparalleled insight into the wonders of the Queen of the Adriatic’s glorious past; an educational yet fun and unforgettable experience. Begin with the tour of the Doge’s Palace, or Palazzo Ducale in Italian. Located near the spacious Piazza San Marco, stepping inside this constructio Meeting/pick-up point: Exchange office in front of the Clock Tower in Saint Mark's Square. Duration: Approx. 2 hours. Start/opening time: At 10.30am. Languages: English, French, German and Spanish.