Guided tour

Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour

Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour

From $52.78 per person

Skip the long lines at Doge’s Palace. Admire its golden staircase, lavish halls, and its impressive collection of artworks on a guided tour of this Venitian gem.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Private or small groups available
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace an see its art masterpieces
  • Explore the lavish halls and corridors alongside and expert guide
  • Admire the Golden Staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Discover the fascinating history of the dukes of Venice
Full description
Benefit from skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View impressive artworks, admire magnificent interiors, and discover the place that served as a seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages as you explore the seat of a 1,000-year republic. Marvel at the vast collection of masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. See the rich details of the golden staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace. Learn the history of the dukes of Venice as you wander around the lavish halls and corridors at your own pace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. After your visit, enjoy a complimentary admission ticket to the Correr Museum, the National Archeological Museum, and the Biblioteca Marciana on St. Mark's Square.
  • Doge's Palace guided tour
  • Access to Doge's Palace
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Alilaguna ticket office in front of the Giardinetti Reali near Piazza San Marco.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Even though you have a skip-the-line access, there could be a line for security check
  • In case of bad weather, the activity may be changed, canceled, or postponed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1789 reviews

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Fuimos con Elena, tuvimos suerte, estábamos solos. Contratamos el tour en ingles porque no había disponibilidad en español el día que teníamos libre y Elena nos lo explicó en español. Muy buen guía!! La entrada sirve para los demás museos de la Plaza de San Marcos que aparecen en el ticket. La organización muy mal, la hora acordada con GetYourGuide no era la de la agencia que coordinaba el tour, es la segunda vez que nos pasa. Si la contratas 2 de concretar la hora y el punto de encuentro con la agencia.

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9 November 2018


Don’t Miss This Awesome Tour

Our guide Mirco was phenomenal. He was thoroughly knowledgeable about the Doge’s Palace and we learned so much along the way. Loved that we did not have to wait in long lines for this spectacular attraction.

8 October 2018

Our guide was very friendly, knew a lot about the city and our sights, and was very helpful and fun!

13 May 2018

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