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Ducal Venice

Highlights / General details The tour includes the following: VENICE WALKING TOUR - The tour leaves from Piazza San Marco (the Guide will explain the origins, history and description of the main monuments: St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, the Campanile Bell Tower, the Clock Tower and the Procuratie). We will pass Santa Maria Formosa (the Guide will recount the stories and anecdotes linked to this splendid and characteristic area). We will then arrive at Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo (the Guide will explain the "Pantheon" of Venice, the great Scuole di Carità (charitable schools), the Captains of Venture). We will then visit the House of Marco Polo and the Teatro Malibran (the Guide will recount anecdotes where ancient and recent history meet in this wondrous corner of Venice). Finally we return to San Marco through the Mercerie, the vital lifeline between Rialto and San Marco and the city’s main shopping district. THE DOGE'S PALACE - Would you like to discover the places where the Doge and his council held the fate of Venice? Together with an experienced and qualified tour guide you will visit the halls of power, immersing yourself in medieval Europe among the stuccoed halls and hundreds of masterpieces. You will be amazed by the richness of detail of the Golden Staircase, reliving the anguish of prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs and entering the Venetian prison in which you will see how the prisoners of the Most Serene Republic lived. A tour that will forever live in your memories! Inclusion Venice Walking Tour. The Doge’s Palace. Guide service and Entrance Fee to Doge's Palace. Exclusion Transportation, Gratuity and Meals, Entrance fees for Venice Walking Tour. Hours of operation 2015-2016 Frequency (bilingual): November 01, 2015 to March 31, 2016 VENICE WALKING TOUR and THE DOGE'S PALACE: English: daily; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday. 2016 Frequency (bilingual): April 01, 2016 to October 31, 2016 VENICE WALKING TOUR and THE DOGE'S PALACE: English, French, Spanish, German: daily; Italian: Saturday. Departure Venice Walking Tour: 8:45 AM. Departure The Doge's Palace: 11:00 AM. Duration Tour is Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Location VENICE WALKING TOUR - departure from YEX office under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square at 8:45 AM. THE DOGE'S PALACE - departure from YEX office under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square at 11:00 AM. Participant restrictions Children 5 years and younger are admitted free of charge. Policies Due to security reasons, sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside. Visit during celebrations is not permitted. Visitors are recommended to respect the sacred place, in particular: - Clothes must be appropriate for a place of worship; - Loud explanations are not allowed. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**