Go behind the scenes on a 2-hour tour of the Doge’s Palace, Venice, and discover the secret passages of the rulers of the Venetian Empire. See the secret archives, offices, and torture chambers, as well as the palace attic and top-security prison cells.
What to Expect
Discover the secret passages of the Doge’s Palace with an expert guide on an entertaining 2-hour tour of one of the most famous monuments in Venice.
Meet your guide by the statue of the winged lion on St. Mark’s Square. Then, enter the palace to hear anecdotes about the Venetian dukes in their secret meeting halls and torture chambers. Escape the crowds, and walk in the footsteps of some of the most colorful characters of Venice, such as the legendary brigand, Casanova. Discover how, against all odds, he managed to escape his cell inside the Doge’s Palace.
See rooms that the vast majority of Venetians of the past never knew about, admiring antique cabinets and lavish apartments along the way. Walk on creaky floors to look at the Hall of the Great Council, where the city’s all-important general assembly made their decisions.
Admire dramatic paintings by Veronese and Tintoretto, and explore halls that demonstrate the prestige of the Most Serene Venetian Republic. Leave no stone unturned or door unopened on this comprehensive VIP exploration of Venice’s most historic site.
At the end of your Doge’s Palace Tour, get a comprehensive introduction of St. Mark’s Basilica and Skip-the-Line Tickets to explore the basilica on your own.
- Entrance and reservation fees for the Doge’s Palace
- Special access to the secret passages of the Doge’s Palace
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Meet your guide just outside the entrance of the Correr Museum on Piazza San Marco, 30124
On St. Mark's square at the opposite side of the Basilica you will find the Correr Museum entrance underneath the portico.
What to Remember
• Children under 6 are not allowed inside the secret passages
• The prisons and secret passages are not wheelchair-accessible. The route is not suitable for those with walking disabilities or for pregnant women
• This is a small group tour of 12 people or fewer