Découvrez la grandeur et l’histoire de Venise lors de cette visite privée de la basilique Saint-Marc et du palais des Doges. Admirez les mosaïques scintillantes et les autels dorés de la plus célèbre cathédrale de la ville, et admirez les chefs-d'œuvre de Titian et du Tintoret tandis que vous vous promenez dans les somptueuses chambres des anciens dirigeants de la République de Venise. Évitez les longues files d'attente dans les deux attractions avec un accès prioritaire afin de ne pas perdre une minute de votre temps précieux en vacances.
Visite privée de 2 heures de la basilique Saint-Marc et du palais des Doges à Venise
Explorez deux des attractions les plus célèbres de Venise avec un guide d'historien de l'art
Découvrez la signification des mosaïques dorées et des autels de la basilique Saint-Marc
Explorez les appartements privés, les chambres du gouvernement et la prison du palais des Doges
Voir les chefs-d'œuvre de Tintoret, Titien et Véronèse
Passer les longues lignes avec accès prioritaire
Guide privé pour une expérience plus personnalisée
Faites votre choix parmi quatre horaires de visites quotidiens qui correspondent à vos horaires de visites et retrouvez votre guide privé à votre hôtel ou sur la place Saint-Marc, au cœur de la ville. Si vous vous rendez à votre hôtel, votre guide vous accompagnera jusqu'à la place Saint-Marc en marchant ou en taxi (à vos frais), en fonction de l'emplacement de l'hôtel. En route vers la place, découvrez l’histoire et la signification de la grande place publique de Venise, qui abrite certains des monuments les plus emblématiques et les plus importants de la ville. Rendez-vous à l’extérieur opulent et italo-byzantin de la basilique Saint-Marc et contournez les longues lignes d’entrée avec accès prioritaire. Émerveillez-vous devant les mosaïques complexes et dorées et les autels scintillants de la cathédrale, tandis que votre guide partage l’histoire et le symbolisme de leurs motifs religieux. Continuez vers le palais des Doges (Palazzo Ducale) à proximité, sautant à nouveau la file d'attente (billet d'entrée non inclus). Écoutez les histoires et les scandales des puissants doges qui ont gouverné la République de Venise alors que vous vous dirigez vers les anciennes chambres du gouvernement et les appartements privés. Admirez le riche mobilier historique et les peintures de maîtres italiens tels que Tintoretto, Titian et Veronese, puis découvrez le côté plus sombre du palais lorsque vous traversez le tristement célèbre Pont des Soupirs dans le complexe pénitentiaire. De retour à la lumière du jour, vous pouvez continuer à explorer la place Saint-Marc par vous-même ou retourner à votre point de départ avec votre guide.
Absolutely the most entertaining and informative tour I have been on
, juin 2019
Monica was our tour guide and she was most engaging. She knew the answers to any question I asked her. She had personal stories that was very relative to the Dodge's Palace. Current and past events she was able to intertwine into a story that made you want more. She was NOT one of those "dates and statistics" guide who just regurgitate the facts. My wife and I could have spent the entire day with her.
If you book this tour ask for Monica she lives in Venice. You will not be disappointed.
It was not a skip the line tour during our trip. First we have to wait in line to get the ticket for Doge’s Palace and then another line to get in. The line for St. Mark’s Basilica was so long it would have taken us more than 2 hours to get in. Our guide Rosenna was awesome! She made it happen!
TOUR OPERATOR FEEDBACK: Please note, as mentioned on the voucher, there are no Skip-The-Line entrances to Saint Mark's basilica from November to the end of March. We are glad to hear you still enjoyed your tour guide.
This could have been an amazing tour. Sadly, it was anything but, and that was entirely due to our lousy guide. My husband and I had spent considerable time learning about our destinations before taking our multi-week Italian vacation and decided to improve our trip through private tours at really special locations. 8 of our 9 tours were 5 stars and have already become happy memories. Those tours had great guides who knew their subjects inside and out.
Our key tour in Venice, this one was miserable and our guide ignored critical visit details more below. My husband and I are eager, educated tourists who are respectful of our surroundings and love to learn. We left this tour feeling like we could have had a better experience with an audio guide, and we hate those things. This tour's guide, Gianna, had a poor delivery and a lack of consideration that caused us quite a bit of anger and frustration at the end.
To start, Gianna gave us the impression that she was disinterested in our tour. That we were just another set of tourists to run through the two sites. She arrived moments before its start time--we had been worried we'd gone to the wrong meeting point--and went through the entire tour as if on autopilot. She has a heavy accent and tends to talk to the ground, which wouldn't have been an issue if she'd paused to make sure we heard / understood what she'd said now and again.
The only time she really seemed to show any kind of excitement was to walk me up to the guards at both the Basilica and Palace to show them my small backpack purse and confirm that it needed to be checked. Of course they said yes, despite letting through plenty of big backpacks and Gianna's own massive shoulder bag at least 4x my bag's size her coat hanging off. I felt like I'd been tattled on. Twice. Off we went to both checked bag locations--one across the Square!--where I had to turn over my purse to an open cubicle. Nice.
Gianna's touring style was to walk into a room or in front of a set of stairs and talk for 10 minutes then leave the space. She didn't really gesture to interesting points or make the space interesting in any way. She talked on and on, without passion or even an attempt to make the tour fun or exciting. She just spewed historic facts at us, again, like an audio guide. She didn't ask us if we understood or followed or even pause long enough for us to ask questions until the end of her lectures. She spoke for so long we had to put down our bags when we still had them. Unlike our other tours where we had fun and felt energized, this one was exhausting.
What was frustrating about the tour was Gianna's inability to answer some basic questions or point out important details, the reason for our taking this tour in the first place! For example, I'd point to a painting that covered an entire wall of the Palace and asked about the subject matter. She didn't know. This happened multiple times. Sometimes she said, oh, it's an allegory... An allegory of what?? Another example was when we passed through a room that was very crowded with several guided groups. She walked through saying we'd skip it and go to the next, then started to walk to the next room after her talk. When I asked about going back to the one we'd skipped, she said, oh, if you want to, but then didn't know much about the paintings. Again, this was very different from our other guides who had all been experts and highly knowledgeable. I gave up on asking questions.
What truly ANGERED us about this tour was that we were so close to the 4 horses and didn't get to see them. Why? Not because I hadn't mentioned my interest in the horses to our guide. Not that I hadn't said I was an avid horse person. Not because we hadn't said we wanted to see them. No, the reason was because our guide ignored all of this and took us outside of the Basilica to end our tour on time instead of telling us they were right up the stairs in the museum. She never asked if there was anything else we wanted to see or if we had any questions before leaving. No. She just walked out and in our ignorance we had followed her.
Once we walked outside with Gianna our tickets were void and our ability to walk up the stairs to see the horses disappeared. We tried to buy another ticket to get back in during our Venice stay but the lines were so long we couldn't make it. So one of our chief reasons for visiting Venice didn't happen because our guide phoned in her tour and was more interested in herself than making sure we had a good experience. I was VERY ANGRY and deeply disappointed about this.
Given the number of tourists who visit Venice every year, Gianna will probably keep on giving tours to people who will then say private tours aren't worth it. Fortunately for us we had other guides who were fantastic so we can point to her as the cause for our this one's poor quality.
We are so glad to have booked this as a private tour for just four of us. Venice is ALWAYS crowded during the day and especially when there are 4 or 5 cruise ships in port.
After meeting our professional guide in St Mark's square we went directly into Doge's palace and as the tour says we did skip the line which was very long. As a private tour we were able to move about more freely than the large tours and were able to interact with her and ask questions about everything we were seeing.
Her knowledge of the palace and all of the rooms was exceptional.
There are many aspects to the Palace. the 'Secret' rooms ar a separate tour and entrance fee, so be aware of that before you book. We chose not to do this because of time restraints, but each 'section' of the palace has different ticket pricing and entrance times.
We also toured the interior of the Basilica which was beautiful.
An added bonus was that she got us into the Murano Glass facility right there in Venice. While it is not the full factory, there was a glass blowing exhibition and we were the only 4 people viewing it! Once inside you have all of the Murano pieces available to purchase. Because of our short schedule, this was an unexpected treat at no charge and saved us at least a half day to go to the island for the full factory tour.
Due to the incredible crowds, both of these tours were very difficult. It was hard to move around. Our guide did her best to move us to areas that were quiet and she could explain about the Basilica and Palace. It was an incredible experience, one not to be missed. Try and find the least busy times to go though.
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