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Inside Venice

Highlights / General details The tour includes the following: 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! THE GOLDEN BASILICA - Together with a tour guide arranged in agreement with the Curia di Venezia, you can take in a full tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice, and the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlay flooring. Comfortably seated, listen to our Guide describe the biblical scenes represented and the history and particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire the Pala d’oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. At the end of the tour, included but optional, you could take advantage of a trip on a private boat to the Island of Murano, to a glass factory to see and touch one of the greatest Venetian arts. The return to San Marco is included Inclusion Guided service and Entrance Fee to Doge's Palace. Exclusion Gratuity, Transportation and Meals. Hours of operation 2015-2016 Frequency (bilingual): November 01, 2015 to March 31, 2016 THE DOGE'S PALACE: English daily; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday. Departure: 10:30 AM. THE GOLDEN BASILICA: English from Monday to Saturday; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday. Departure: 11:45 AM. 2016 Frequency (bilingual): April 01, 2016 to October 31, 2016 THE DOGE'S PALACE: English, French, Spanish, German: daily; Italian: Saturday. Departure: 11:00 AM. THE GOLDEN BASILICA: English, French, Spanish, German: daily (except Sundays when tour does not operate); Italian: Saturday. Departure: 12:15 PM. Duration Approximately 2 hours. Location THE DOGE'S PALACE - Departs from YEX office under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square. THE GOLDEN BASILICA – Departs from YEX office under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square. 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**