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Set off on foot for an exploration of Venice that provides an intimate look at the city’s most impressive attractions. Begin with a tour through the ornate chambers of Doge’s Palace. Climb the famous Golden Staircase and stand within the Great Council Chamber graced by the paintings of Tintoretto and Veronese. Cross the Bridge of Sighs that leads to the old palace prison before continuing to ever-lively St. Mark’s Square. Here, history beckons from every corner while artists, musicians and street entertainers do their best to woo the generosity of strangers. Of course, this is also home to Venice’s most glorious landmark, St. Mark’s Cathedral. Learn about the cathedral’s rich history and enjoy a guided interior visit. Examine exquisite blue and gold mosaics, marble floors and walls, and massive pillared arches. Afterwards, visit a nearby glass showroom for a short demonstration and the chance to do a little shopping.
Explore Doge’s Palace, one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Italy.
Enter St. Mark’s Square, lined with stately buildings and teeming with musicians, artists and street performers.
Enjoy a guided tour of legendary St. Mark’s Cathedral, the jewel of the Venetian Republic.
What to BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with up to 500 steps.
Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
A strict dress code is enforced inside Saint Mark’s Cathedral.
No exposed shoulders or knees.
No tank tops or shorts.
Narration inside the basilica is not permitted.
Guide will provide information outside the Cathedral then lead guests through the interior.
At end of tour guests may opt to return to ship via motor launch or stay in town and return independently. Tour sequence may vary.
This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.Tours cannot enter the Basilica on Sunday mornings and church holidays, or in case of unespected religious functions, due to services. If the church permits and time permitting, however, entry may be allowed on an individual basis.
For security reasons, large bags and backpacks must be left in a checkroom before entering the venue. Guests are highly recommended not to bring such items on this excursion to avoid any inconvenience or loss of time.
Location Venice, Italy
Tour Code VE33
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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.
*Prices are representative, subject to change and availability and vary by sailing. Tours, tour dates, and times are subject to change and availability. A cruise booking number and at least one deposit payment is required to purchase a tour. Tours may be purchased online or by calling us up to four days prior to the cruise departure date. After that time, tours must be booked onboard.
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