With A Day in Venice private guided tour we meet you at the cruise terminal, and take you to the hub of the city: St Mark’s Square. The tour begins with the Doge’s Palace, the most famous historical building of Venice. The Palace was far more than the residence of the Head of State, the Doge: it was the home of the governing councils, the law courts and even the State Prison. Visiting the old house of power of the past Venetian Republic you’ll learn about the origins of Venice, and how it became the capital of a vast empire. The mythological paintings celebrate the glory of Venice and show the fascination of the Venetian School of Painting. Crossing the Bridge of Sighs you’ll see the “new” Prison of Venice built starting from the end of the 16th C.
Your guide will then take you to see the Basilica of Saint Mark to admire about two acres of golden mosaics, and the magnificent Golden Screen, decorated with almost 2.000 precious stones.
The second part of A Day in Venice will be on a boat, to admire the Venice and the Venetian Lagoon from a different point of view. This is when you’ll realize how large is the Lagoon, and how important this natural environment is.
The boat will stop in Murano, by one of the best glass making workshops where the authentic glass is produced. At the end of the tour you will be taken back to St. Mark’s Square.
On request we can organize a transfer back to the cruise port
DURATION: 5 hours
THE PRICE OF A DAY IN VENICE GUIDED TOUR INCLUDES:
- the service of a certified tour guide
- the service of a private luxury boat for the boat part of the tour
- admission to the Doge’s Palace
- skip-the-line admission to the Basilica
- admission to the Golden Screen