Venice Highlights Full Day Shore Excursion
This journey will start from the cruise ship port in Venice, and later we will get on a private wooden water taxi upon arrival and be driven through the Grand Canal and over to the island of Murano for a glass presentation of the historical pieces.
Afterwards, we will be taken to Piazza San Marco where you will go through the very heart of Venice, discovering the city’s landmarks, including the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Campanile and the many arcade 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. The basilica’s interior features marble floors and walls that blend in exquisite, carpet-like patterns. Gilded mosaic murals, like icons, adorn the walls.
– Murano Island
– Doge’s Palace – Residence of the Doge
– The Golden Staircase,
– The Great Council Chamber, other historic rooms, and paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese.
– Bridge of Sighs
– St Mark’s Basilica
– Piazza San Marco
– Guiding services
– Private transportation to/from the port
– Private boat taxi
– Entrance fees