On this unique 1-hour tour, you’ll wander through the lavish chambers of the Doge’s Palace in Venice. You’ll walk along the narrow paths leading to the Palace’s secret prisons, and marvel at magnificent works of art by Tintoretto, Titian, and much more.
What to Expect
Visit the Doge's Palace, or Palazzo Ducale on a 1-hour guided tour. The Palace is a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture and was the seat of the Venetian Government. It was also the home of the Doge, who was the elected ruler of Venice.
Your informative guide will lead you through the lavish chambers, where you’ll see masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, and Bellini. You’ll hear about the different roles played by the Doge and his counselors, and learn about the history of Venice.
You’ll walk through the eerie, narrow passageways leading to the prison cells, and shiver as you learn about the fates of the prisoners, including Casanova, the most famous and intriguing escapee.
If you wish to spend more time inside the Doge's Palace independently after the tour, your museum pass will allow you to do so. Joining the tour means you skip the long lines, as your guide takes you in by a separate entrance.
- Skip-the-line entrance
- Authorized guide
- Personal audio set for groups of more than 10 people
- Museum pass
St. Mark's Square. Meet between the 2 columns (one with a lion on the top) at the waterfront of St. Mark's Square. A tour representative will be waiting, holding an orange umbrella.
Know Before You Go
• It may be possible to pay a reduced entrance fee to the Doge's Palace with proof of disability. Please go to the museum entrance well in advance of the tour to request this
• Please note that this tour is in English only