Guided tour

Venice: Historical Walking Tour & Doge’s Palace Guided Visit

4.2 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Historical Walking Tour & Doge’s Palace Guided Visit

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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Enjoy a morning walking tour and visit the Doge's Palace with a qualified guide to discover the glorious past of Venice. You will cross the famous Bridge of Sighs to admire Venice from a different and unique point of view.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French


  • Skip the long lines to enter the Doge's Palace
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and see the ancient Venetian prison
  • Listen to you expert guide, who will show you the main points of interest in Venice
  • Discover the 5 areas of Venice with a self-guide tour
  • Customize your route around Venice
Full description
This amazing visit to the historical heart of Venice starts with a morning walking tour from Saint Mark’s Square to some of the most important monuments in Venice. You will see Santa Maria Formosa, the Teatro Malibran, the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, known as the Venetian Pantheon, and much more. Your professional guide will narrate the amazing history of these monuments to you. Passing through the main shopping street, you will reach Rialto Bridge and its typical markets, once the commercial center of Europe. Later your guide will escort you inside the breathtaking Doge’s Palace. For centuries this was where the Doge and the highest politicians lived and decided the fate of the ancient republic. Admire the incredible artistic masterpieces by the most famous painters and sculptors of that time. Cross the Bridge of Sighs and see Venice from the same perspective as prisoners did in the past, before descending into the cold, dark prisons. You will see also the jails that Giacomo Casanova incredibly managed to escape from! After the tour you will have the opportunity to visit a glass factory close to Saint Mark’s Square, where you can see a craftsman at work. Please note this is an optional, free tour lasting approximately 20 minutes. Entrance to the old palaces around St. Mark’ Square is included in this tour, which you can visit by yourself at a time of your choosing. This magnificent experience will allow you to discover the glorious past of this city, making your visit to Venice unforgettable. Download the app and discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. The mobile app includes a map which escorts you through the city, letting you decide what to see and information about the city's highlights. 
  • Walking tour of Venice's historical center
  • Guided visit to the Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entrance
  • Entrance ticket to the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
  • Audio devices are included if the tour group is over 10 people
  • Glass factory visit
  • Mobile app with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign that says "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • The walking tour is at 9:00 AM, the visit to the Doge's Palace is at 11:45 AM. Please consider the time gap between the walking tour and the Doge's Palace visit
  • The tour will not operate in the case of exceptionally high tides. If this occurs, the tour will be postponed or refunded
  • For security reasons, bags and backpacks are not allowed inside the Doge's Palace. There is a free cloakroom inside
  • The app does not require data to run once it has been downloaded
  • The mobile app is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 11 reviews

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The guide's name was Barbara. Excellent French expression. The walking tour in the Castello district was an opportunity to explain the origin of Venice, the methods of its construction, the way of life of its inhabitants yesterday and today. Very interesting. A guide who has temperament and who does not hesitate to share his opinion on the European Union for example. The visit to the Doge's Palace was more "classic".

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