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Venice: Doge's Palace Self-Guided Tour & Gondola Ride

1. Venice: Doge's Palace Self-Guided Tour & Gondola Ride

Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace to marvel at the magnificent halls of the former seat of power of the Venice Empire at your own pace. Get a handy guide book to explore the palace and associated museums, with 8 suggested itineraries. Learn about life in the city in centuries past through the sculptures and paintings of the Museo Correr. Explore the city's naval power at the crossroads of the East and West. Then, climb aboard the most iconic mode of transportation in Venice and cruise down the Grand Canal and smaller waterways by gondola. See sights such as La Fenice Theatre and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection from the water. Admire the noble Ca’ Dario Palace and Punta della Dogana, with its breathtaking view of St. Mark’s Basin.

Venice: Smartphone Self-Guided Audio Tour App

2. Venice: Smartphone Self-Guided Audio Tour App

Tailor your tour of Venice to your unique individual interests using the navigation functionality on this smartphone app. Find out about the city's heritage at iconic landmarks like Doge's Palace and Capitoline Museum.  Make the most of your time with the suggested walking routes and the navigation option. Listen to cultural and historic information as you approach sites like the stunning 16th century Rialto Bridge which spans the Grand Canal.  Tune into your audio commentary to hear about the tourist hotspots like the grandiose St. Marks Square which hosts St. Mark's Bascilica, an ancient church which seamlessly mingles Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic elements.  Have the freedom to stop and resume your tour whenever you want. Pinpoint your favorite sights and source the best photo hotspots at attractions like the 14th-century sculptures which decorate the lagoon-facing Doge's Palace.

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What people are saying about Grand Canal

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We picked up the tickets for the museums and the Doge's Palace without any problems and then came in with them everywhere. Unfortunately, as described, there was no real map with marked walking tours but only a map with the districts.

Doge's Palace great, gondola ride did not take place due to rain

Doge's Palace great, without queuing, gondola ride did not take place, because of heavy rain, nobody came ..., but then communicated on the Internet and returned money without problems

Once we understood that we had to install a specific application to use it, it worked well. A little more explanation on the installation would be easier.

Easy to install. Interesting explanations of many places in the city

Informative short information about the very dangerous!