Absolute Venice - T123

The finest treasures of the Serenissima Republic

Part one

This walking tour features all the most significant monuments that stand in testimony to the glorious past of Venice.  Discover the thousand-year long history of the Serenissima, and learn how this island city became a cross-roads of civilizations and the Queen of the Seas.


•  St. Mark’s Square, description of the history of the main monuments: St. Mark’s Basilica, The Doge’s Palace, the Campanile, the Clock Tower, the Procuratie
•  S. Maria Formosa, with its lively "Campo", one of the most popular squares in Venice
•  The Church and Campo of SS. Giovanni e Paolo - the "Pantheon” of Venice, the great charitable Scuola and the heroic deeds of the famed Captains of fortune
•  Marco Polo’s house and Teatro Malibran - where ancient and recent history meet in this wonderful corner of Venice
•  Back to St. Mark’s through the famous Mercerie, once the commercial lifeline between Rialto and St. Mark’s and today Venice’s main shopping district

Part two

We enter the Doge’s Palace, the highest achievement of Gothic architecture in Venice, through the  Porta del Frumento (Corn Door) on the waterfront. The monumental complex was the symbol and center of the political and administrative life of the Serenissima. At once the Doge’s residence, seat of government and court of justice and prisons, the Palace was for centuries the symbol of the wealth and power of the Venetian Republic.


•  Enter the Doge’s Palace and the inner courtyard surrounded by the four monumental facades. Ascend to the first floor through the spectacular Giants' Staircase flanked by the huge marble statues of Mars and Neptune by Jacopo Sansovino
•  See the impressive halls and the magnificent Sala del Maggior Consiglio, the hall where the Major Council met
•  Through the adjoining Bridge of Sighs cross into the bleak cells of the Prison Building


approx. 3.5 hours





From 1st November 2017 till 31st March 2018

Adults: 79,00€ per person
Children under 6:  free (reservation under infant)

From 1st April 2018 till 31st October 2018

Adults: 80,00€ per person
Children under 6:  free (reservation under infant)



Entrance fee to the Basilica for immediate access. No waiting lines!
Seated explanation inside the BASILICA Entrance fee to the Doge’s Palace for immediate access.
No waiting lines

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The guided tour may be bilingual
Tour guide equipped with microphone
Wireless headphones (for groups with over 10 partecipans)
Fully licensed and highly qualified professional tour guides and escorts

APRIL 1, 2018 TO OCTOBER 31, 2018

Available daily (except Sundays)
guided tour in English, French, German,
Italian speaking guide


9.00 AM - Under the Clock Tower 

in St. Mark's Square next to the Clock Tower

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 TO MARCH 31, 2018

Available daily (except Sundays)
English-speaking guide
Monday, Friday
German-speaking guide
TuesdayThursday, Saturday
French-speaking guide
Wenesday, Saturday
Spanish-speaking guide


9.00 AM - Under the Clock Tower 

in St. Mark's Square next to the Clock Tower


All tours can be organized
on a private basis on request

•  Dress appropriately when entering a place of worship.
No shorts or bare shoulders.
The entrance and privileged visit
inside St.Mark’s Basilica
is made possible
by courtesy of the Patriarchal Curia of Venice

•  Inside the St.Mark’s Basilica
for security reasons, no admittance
with rucksacks, backpacks, or other luggage

• Inside the St.Mark’s Basilica
the guided tour may be
postponed to the following day
in case of special religious services
or exceptionally high water

It is the responsibility of each client
to arrive at the meeting point

at the scheduled date and time

•  No refunds or rescheduling
in case of late arrivals
at the meeting point or no-shows