Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Doge's Palace

4.4 / 5

304 Reviews

Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Doge's Palace

4.4 / 5

304 Reviews

Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Doge’s Palace: a symbol of Venice and its history, and a breathtaking architectural masterpiece.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration: 1 hour
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English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Venice's most famous building
  • Admire priceless works of art
  • Hear interesting facts about Venice's past and present
  • Explore an architectural masterpiece
Full description
For centuries, the Doge's Palace, a majestic architectural masterpiece, greeted the ships coming in from the lagoon. During this tour, discover the heart of Venice and its history with skip-the-line access and personal audio system. The Doge’s Palace is one of the most important symbols of Venice and for centuries represented the seat of Venetian political power. In its grand rooms, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of the Serenissima surrounded by hundreds of artistic masterpieces. Exploring its powerful hallways, golden staircases and important paintings, you will have the opportunity to go back in time and discover a place where Byzantine and Oriental architecture collide. While inside, admire some of the most famous works by Tintoretto, Veronese and other important artists. Finally, feel the anguish of the prisoners, who after crossing the well-known Bridge of Sighs entered into the darkness of the prisons here, which famously hosted Giacomo Casanova. Learn how the prisoners of the Moste Serene Republic used to live. 
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Personal audio system
  • Food and beverages
COVID-19 Special information

You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • Temperature checks are mandatory

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Meeting point

Under the arches beside the Clock Tower in St Mark's Square

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to recent safety concerns, some lines to enter the Doge's Palace may occur even for skip-the-line ticket holders
  • Please note that this is a shared tour and during bank holidays or special dates a larger number of participants may be expected
  • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no-shows or late arrivals. The tour will take place in the event of rain. In the event of exceptionally high tides, the tour may be cancelled and a refund will be provided
  • The tour may be multilingual in the winter season, depending on the number of participants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 304 reviews

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Sumptuous palace. Passage through the bridge of sighs and the prison.

Visit of the Doge's Palace with an Italian guide speaking French (pronounced accent). The visit is carried out with an earpiece, average sound quality requiring us to be concentrated to fully understand the guide. Interesting visit despite everything. Note that it was not necessarily easy to find the queue in the crowd. A sign would be desirable to identify.

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October 7, 2019

Vrai billet coupe file avec une guide, Barbara, qui nous a fait découvrir les secrets du palais des doges en français. Elle connait son sujet et sait transmettre et intéresser sans trop en faire. Très bonne visite qui nous a appris plein de choses sur la partie historique et architecturale. Petit plus : possibilité de visiter un atelier de fabrication de verre

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June 24, 2019

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