Private tour

Venice Doge's Palace Private Tour

Venice Doge's Palace Private Tour

From US$ 371.07 per group up to 2

Enjoy a private tour of the stunning Palazzo Ducale with an expert guide. Skip the line at the entrance and visit the impressive seat of the Venetian political power.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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The experience
  • Visit the Palazzo Ducale, the seat of the Venetian political power
  • Enter the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova
  • Admire the gold staircase and the realism of the scenes depicted
Full description
The Doge's Palace represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his council controlled the fate of a thousand–year republic. Experience it together with a guide and discover the halls of power, as you step back into the rich historical context of the European Middle Ages. Take in the rich details of the golden staircase and the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, and relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs. Step into the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.
  • Private tour
  • Friendly, local guide
  • Skip–the–line ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Headphones (for groups of more than 5 people)
  • Stops at "Instagrammable" locations along the way
  • Secret itineraries tour
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, although most of the palace is accessible, the Secret Itineraries, Prisons, and Armoury are not
  • This is a private tour for a group of up to 10 guests
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or backpacks are not allowed inside Doge's Palace
  • Skip–the–line tickets allow you to skip the line at the ticket purchasing counter; however, everyone must pass through the newly imposed security checks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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La guida, ben preparata, è stata molto esaustiva, addentrandosi anche nei dettagli storici. Dispiace solo aver avuto poco tempo a disposizione. E' una visita che merita almeno 3 ore.

April 3, 2018


great tour!

October 24, 2019

July 2, 2021

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