Venice Highlights with Doge's Castle and St Mark's Cathedral

Venice Highlights with Doge's Castle and St Mark's Cathedral

Venice Highlights with Doge's Castle and St Mark's Cathedral

Transfer (not included) from the ship via launch to St. Mark's Square, where you begin your adventure on foot.

This journey will include the following:

Piazza San Marco - You will be guided through the very heart of Venice, as your knowledgeable guide points out the city's landmarks, including the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, the Campanile and the many arcaded buildings around the square.

St. Mark's Basilica - Venice's basilica is a testament to Byzantium's influence on Venice. Included features are gold mosaic arches rising above the carved, Romanesque portal and the rooftop is bedecked with five domes, reminiscent of St. Sophia in today's Istanbul.

Your guide points out the basilica's features before you enter; guides are not allowed to narrate while visiting the interior. Then join the entry line. The basilica's interior features marble floors and walls that blend in exquisite, carpet-like patterns. Gilded mosaic murals, like icons, adorn the walls.

Doge's Palace - Residence of the Doge and Venice's seat of government the Palace was the example of the Republic's maritime and commercial power.

The ornate facade features an arcaded loggia, and your interior tour takes in the famous Golden Staircase, the Great Council Chamber, other historic rooms, and paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese.

Bridge of Sighs - Cross the 17th-century covered stone bridge that is one of Venice's most photographed landmarks. The bridge links the Doge's Palace with the old prison dungeons.

Departures (Local Time)

9:00 AM (Hours: 2.5)

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Hours: 2.5

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  • Guided walking tour
  • Museum entrance


This is an adventure you will enjoy on foot. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Should be able to walk roughly 1 mile on cobblestones This is a small group experience, you will not be in the masses from the ship

Departure Location

The specific meeting location will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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