Make your way to Saint Mark’s Square, where you’ll a guide for your first destination, the Doge’s Palace. Once the seat of the powerful Venetian government, the Doge’s Palace is an architectural masterpiece filled with lavish décor. Listen to stories about Venice’s golden age, and immerse yourself in the culture of medieval Europe as you explore the stuccoed halls and artwork.
Continue to the Basilica, once the private chapel of Venice’s Doges, which you’ll tour with a private guide from the Curia di Venezia. Learn the legend of the basilica, whose Byzantine domes date to the 10th century, and follow the story on a series of 13th-century mosaics. Discover the artistic and architectural highlights of the church, including the marble inlaid floor, where animals and geometric patterns are brilliant counterpoint to the painted ceiling.
This tour concludes at the Saint Mark’s Basilica, close to Venice attractions and public transport.