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Heart of Venice Accessible Tour

Between beautiful architecture at St. Mark’s Piazza, the cupolas at St. Mark’s Basilica and historical art at Doge’s Palace, this two and a half to three-hour wheelchair accessible tour is the best way to discover Venice, especially if this is your first time here. One of the best disabled tours in Venice available, this tour is available every day, all year long.

If you are staying in one of the accessible hotels in St. Mark’s neighborhood, a tour guide can meet you in the hotel lobby. Otherwise, your group can meet at Porta della Carta, which is the exit for Doge’s Palace. You will not have to wait in the long lines of St. Mark’s Basilica or the Doge’s Palace during this disabled tour in Venice.

The attractions featured on this accessible Venice tour, including the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, can be visited in a wheelchair. The tour will take you through St. Mark’s Piazza to St. Mark’s Basilica where you will see centuries’ old work from some of the greatest Italian and European artists. There are some accessibility barriers (such as the small step shown below on the left) but your tour guide will ensure that you see everything that you can.

Description: ST300_San Marco Description: ST300_San Marco basilica wheelchair ramp

 At Doge’s Palace, you will learn about the history of the Venetian government and see Doge’s Throne as well as the lovely courtyard. As a special treat, you will be able to view the largest painting in the world, Tintoretto’s Paradise. You will also see Portraits of the 76 Doges, including the notorious Doge Marin Falier. Your tour guide will ensure you get around the step at the main entrance (shown below on the left) and are able to use the private elevator (shown below on the right).

 

 At first glance, touring Venice may seem like a daunting task for disabled visitors. However, this accessible tour will help you overcome your fears about visiting this extraordinary city. The neighborhoods you will visit on this Venice disabled tour and our Land & Sea Accessible Wheelchair Tour are flat, have no steps and no cobblestones, and avoid all bridges.

Tour Highlights in St. Mark’s Basilica

– Mosaics on ceilings and walls
– Crucifix Capital
– Genesis cupola
– Apocalypse vault
– St. John the Evangelist’s cupola
– St. Leonard’s cupola

Tour Highlights in the Doge’s Palace

– History of the Venetian government
– Doge’s Palace courtyard
– Sansofino’s Mars and Neptune statues
– Senate Hall
– Hall of the Grand Council
– “Lion’s Mouth” postbox
– Portraits of the 76 Doge’s (including the notorious Doge Marin Falier)
– Tintoretto’s Paradise (largest oil painting in the world)
– Doge’s Throne
– Note: Armory, Bridge of Sighs, and Prisons are not visited because they have steps to reach them.

Venice Disabled Tour Details

– Tour duration: 3 hours
– Cost: €325 for 1-2 persons, €350 for 3-4 persons, € 420 for 5-6 persons
– Days of the week the tour is offered: Every day. St. Peter’s Basilica is closed on Sundays.
– Meeting place:Porta della Carta, which is the exit of Doge’s Palace
– Dress code: Covered shoulders and knees
– Number of people on tour: Up to 6
– Entrance tickets: Not included. 1 disabled visitor + 1 companion are often given free admission

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Tour Meet-up Location (at Porta della Carta which is the Doge’s Palace exit):

 
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