Guided tour

Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

4.4 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: Venice Boat Experience

Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Venice Boat Experience

From £49.87 per person

Skip the long lines to the Doge’s Palace and learn the history of the seat of political power in Venice on a 75-minute guided tour. See masterpieces of art in the magnificent rooms and cross the Bridge of Sighs from the inside.

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Duration 75 minutes
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German, English, French, Spanish, Italian


  • Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace
  • Marvel at masterpieces of art
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs from the inside
Full description
Explore the historical seat of political power in Venice on a guided tour of the Doge's Palace. Save precious time and skip the long lines to wander the splendid rooms where hundreds of masterpieces of art are on display. Journey through more than 1,000 years of history as you learn the importance of the Venetian Republic in the Middle Ages and beyond. Be amazed by the rich details of the gold staircase, and gaze in awe at the realism of scenes depicted by the many artists who decorated the building. Relive the anguish of the prisoners who crossed the Bridge of Sighs to enter the gloomy cells that Giacomo Casanova famously escaped from. End with an optional visit to a glass furnace to learn more about one of the great art forms of Venice.
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace
  • Audio receiver device per person
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
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Traveler requirements
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Calle Larga de l’Ascension, in front of the TURIVE kiosk near St. Mark’s square, 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 70 reviews

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PERFETTO! Superb visit starting with a detailed explanation of Piazza San Marco, the southern islands and small anecdotes about Venice. Once inside the Palazzo Ducale, Roberta, our guide was on top!!! She shows us, explains to us, gives us anecdotes about the paintings, the different rooms etc.. Very pleasant person, she listens to customers, answers questions etc... A 2 hour visit (Piazza San Marco + exterior of the Palazzo Ducale + interior of the Palazzo Ducale + Crossing the Ponte de Sospiri + visit to the Prisons) We are voting for Roberta as the next Doge of Venice!!!! A big thank you to her for her good mood !!!!!!

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28 May 2022

Meeting point is easy to find. We were lucky and were in the Doge's Palace in a few minutes. Guided tours may have to wait a little, but nothing compared to the other queues. The tour was great. Very informative and entertaining. You can stay there as long as you want. We recommend! Luigina was our guide. She is just great! We could have listened to her for hours. She tells a very lively and exciting story.

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15 April 2022

The guided tour is very interesting, very important indeed I would say the presence of the guide is essential! The guide, however, very prepared not only on the palace visited but knows all the history concerning Venice! As always, to understand what you are looking at, you need someone to help us interpret it!

13 March 2022

Product ID: 129669