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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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St. Mark's Basilica is a Venice must-see, but usually elbow-to-elbow with crowds. This small-group tour lets you explore after hours in a crowd-free environment with the lights ablaze, so you can fully appreciate the interior. Plus, you get in-depth guided commentary and to visit the usually off-limits crypt, inaccessible to the general public. Upgrade to tour another Venice highlight—the Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs—at a quieter, more peaceful time slot.
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CazBUk wrote a review Oct 2020
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom434 contributions175 helpful votes
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We began our walk to the Arsenale on the Fondamente Nuove which is on the northern edge of central Venice, in Cannaregio, continuing into Castello and then bearing south until we found ourselves next to the impressive water gate of the Arsenale. After crossing the canal, we continued to explore the area - very quiet, with few other tourists. We found the equally impressive Lorenzo Quinn sculpture ‘Building Bridges’, and then a small cafe inside one of the warehouses - sat outside in the sun, enjoying a coffee, before exploring further, finding parks and gardens - a pleasant respite from the crowds of St Marks square. We stopped for lunch in a bar/cafe near the park (Cafe Paradiso ), then continued alongside the Canale di San Marco until we reached the Riva Degli Schiavoni and St Marks Square. This walk to and around the Arsenale was definitely worth doing for a different view of the city in less crowded areas. October 2019
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Date of experience: November 2019
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SmileyKay wrote a review Sep 2020
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,408 contributions361 helpful votes
A complex of former shipyards where only military personnel has entrance rights. However, if you want to avoid the crowds in San Marco, this is a quiet, lovely area that you can visit anytime. And the main gate (with its towers) has a spectacular architecture - go and see for yourself : )
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Date of experience: July 2020
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lianath wrote a review Aug 2020
Olsztyn, Poland88 contributions111 helpful votes
I would really like to give a better feedback, but simply cannot. Why???? Because it seems virtually impossible to get there. I did find some contact details to Biennale Venezia, which was suppose to led some tours inside according to the website. The contact was awful and 3 of 4 messages were simply unanswered. It is a real pity.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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JaakkoTapio wrote a review Feb 2020
Helsinki, Finland579 contributions120 helpful votes
You can reach this area also by boat - vaporetto (line 1). There is separate are which is marked as military area - and you can find an interesting marium museum also - full of history. Two separate towers are the best mark to recognize that area, near south strand of San Marco.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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frank1e wrote a review Dec 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1,258 contributions322 helpful votes
arsenal is where the gondolas are mostly built some of the small yards have been in the same family for decades keeping the tradition alive.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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