Guided tour

Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with City Walking Tour

4.4 / 5

34 reviews

Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with City Walking Tour

From US$ 86.21 per person

Skip the long lines at the iconic Doge’s Palace and explore some of the most important places and monuments in Venice on a guided city tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, French, English, Spanish
Optional audio guide
German, English, Spanish
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Backpacks
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace an see its art masterpieces
  • Admire the Golden Staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • See the most iconic monuments and buildings around St. Mark's Square
  • Discover hidden gems and walk through picturesque squares and alleys
Full description
Discover the best of Venice on a walking tour with skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace. See impressive monuments, marvel at magnificent interiors, and explore the fascinating history of the floating city alongside an expert guide. Meet your expert guide and enjoy priority access to Doge’s Palace, the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Immerse yourself in the European Middle Ages and see 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 abouty of the dukes of Venice that ruled the city as you wander around the lavish halls and corridors. 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. Admire the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Stroll through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Walk past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Wander through small alleys and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.
  • Access to Doge's Palace
  • Access to New Prisons, Doge's Palace
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the TURIVE kiosk, located on Calle larga de l' Ascension, near the post office, behind the Correr museum.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 34 reviews

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Contact number didn’t work when I was running late

I was 12 minutes late due to cancelled trains, and, although I didn’t expect the tour would wait, I did expect I would be able to contact someone and catch up. They would have probably still been in St Marks square, and I walked around asking tours guides if I was supposed to be in their tour, to no avail. I started trying to call the contact no about half an hour before the meeting time when I realised I wasn’t going to make it. Very disappointed that the contact details provided in the booking were not correct and I had to abandon both the walking tour and the entry to the Doge’s Palace. Expensive lesson.

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September 6, 2019

An educational tour that I can recommend. The Day Palace was really worth seeing. The guides were great. Gave us great tips on restaurants and other activities.

February 11, 2020

The French speaking guide unfortunately did not show up. The visit to the city went very well: we should have accelerated the pace since for the visit of the Doge's Palace, we were late. We visited it a bit quickly. It is a visit to be made (despite the many tourists): we cannot imagine the grandeur of the palace.

February 25, 2020

Product ID: 397206

VA ID: 397206