The Private Accessible 8 hour Venice Shore Excursion combines the best of both worlds for disabled travelers. You will get a professionally guided tour of two major sites inside Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace, but you will also have the autonomy to explore St. Mark’s Square and surrounding neighborhood at your own leisure!
This accessible Venice shore excursion begins by meeting the private, wheelchair accessible, water taxi at the Venice cruise dock. Once aboard, enjoy the short, unique, boat ride to the shoreline of St. Mark’s square.
Spend the morning of this shore excursion of accessible Venice touring St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Neighborhood. Each place provides an incredible look into the history of this Italian city. See the Clock Tower, built in the late 15th century as a statement of the wealth and glory of Venice to all who sailed by. Visit the Correr Museum, named after its original benefactor, TeodoroCorrer.Correr was a passionate collector of art, documents and individual pieces that represent the history of Venice. Upon his death, he left funding for the city to continue his work and make the collections available to the public. There is an accessible entrance to this museum. See the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the new prison to interrogation rooms of the Doge’s Palace. The name came from the sound inmates would utter as they crossed the bridge and looked out onto Venice for the last time. You can view this enclosed, white limestone, bridge from the more desirable view of a ramped bridge nearby. Then enjoy an authentic Italian lunch at one of the accessible restaurants in St. Mark’s square.
In the afternoon on this accessible shore excursion of Venice, you will meet your professional tour guide at the Porta della Carta, which is the Doge’s Palace exit. From there, enjoy a two and a half hour private tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace. Your guide will take you through the wheelchair accessible entrances to experience these “must see” Venice attractions. St. Mark’s Basilica can present some accessibility challenges, but your knowledgeable tour guide can help you navigate around those while making sure you don’t miss any of the beauty contained within the church.
To conclude this Venice accessible shore excursion you will meet the private, accessible, water transport at the designated location and enjoy a short ride back to your cruise ship at the Venice cruise dock.
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- St. Mark’s Piazza
- St. Mark’s Basilica
- Doge’s Palace
- The Clock Tower
- Bridge of Sighs
- Correr Museum