Guided tour

Venice: Doge’s Palace with Bridge of Sighs

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Doge’s Palace with Bridge of Sighs

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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Jump back into the past by visiting the imposing Doge’s Palace. An expert guide will escort you through its fascinating rooms and you can marvel at Venice from the Bridge of Sighs before touring the Venetian prisons.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, German, English, Spanish, French
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the imposing Doge’s Palace and its prisons
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and admire Venice from an exclusive point of view
  • Be escorted through the heart of Doge Palace
  • Customize your route around Venice
  • Discover the 5 areas of Venice through a self-guided tour
Full description

Visit Doge's Palace with an expert guide and tour its extraordinary rooms. Explore the 5 districts of Venice on a self-guided tour with an app featuring more than 120 points of interest.

Together with your expert guide, you will be escorted inside the palace where you can admire artistic masterpieces created by the most famous painters and sculptors of that time. Tiepolo and Tiziano make up only a few of the many artists that decorated this palace.

Be stunned in front of the golden staircases, the entrance of the rooms of the Doges, and the halls of power from where you can see the “Last Judgment” by Tintoretto, one of the greatest and largest paintings in the world.

Cross the Bridge of Sighs and see Venice from an exclusive point of view as the old prisoners did in the past, before venturing down to the cold and dark prisons. You will see also the jails, celebrated to have hosted also Giacomo Casanova who somehow managed to escape from there.

Discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. This mobile app includes a map that escorts you through the city, letting you decide what to see.

Listen to the audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 120 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, and much more. With this app, enjoy the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians. With this special ticket, you can visit the Old Royal Palace in St. Marks Square. Here you will discover the Venice lifestyle in the past; the rooms of Sissi (Empress of Austria) and the archaeological museum.

  • Skip-the-line entry to Doge’s Palace
  • Guide
  • Private skip-the-line to Doge's Palace (if option selected)
  • Audio-receiver device
  • Mobile app with commentary for self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • A visit to the Bridge of Sighs
  • A visit to the Piombi Prisons
  • 2D map in the app showing historical views of the city with panoramic video of Venice from the middle age until 1700
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Guided tour of Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

The office is close to San Marco Square. Having the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is in the square, San Marco 1093/B.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to a day after or be refunded)
  • For security reasons, suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace, the storage service is free of charge
  • The tour is not considered private, and will be shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
  • Partner staff will assist you to download the mobile app over the partner's free WiFi
  • In the app there is a 2D version, so you can see how Venice looked in the past
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 197 reviews

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We recommend!!!! In an almost empty Venice, we were able to experience a beautiful tour of the Doge's Palace with our fantastic guide Natalia. Natalia brought centuries of Venetian history to life in perfect German! With humor and great knowledge, she conveyed the history of Venice and the Doge's Palace to us in an unspeakably entertaining way. An experience that we will not forget! Thank you very much Natalia and the Venecian Tours team, who organized everything in a very friendly and professional manner! Be sure to book!!!!

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24 January 2022

The meeting point and time was given as 10:10 a.m. The duration was given as 1 hour, but in fact we only started at 10:50 am and the duration was then a full 2 hours. The tour itself was very extensive and detailed, it took a lot of effort, but it would be desirable if the time indicated corresponded to reality. Because our daily planning was thrown a bit overboard.

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29 July 2021

The tour was very worth it, the guide told a lot of interesting things and could hardly stop. However, one should not see the time of one hour too closely. Both the group assignment and the queuing at the group entrance took 45 minutes. The tour itself is a good 1: 15h. Overall recommendable

23 July 2021

Product ID: 184349