Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

4.3 / 5

15 reviews

Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

From $100.84 per person

Skip the long lines at Doge’s Palace. Admire its lavish halls and vast collection of artworks on a guided tour that includes a picturesque gondola ride under the city canals.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, German, French, English
Highlights
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace an see its art masterpieces
  • Explore the lavish halls and corridors alongside and expert guide
  • Admire the Golden Staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Go on a charming gondola ride and glide through Venice’s iconic canals
Full description
Benefit from skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View its impressive artworks, admire magnificent interiors, and afterward explore the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages as you explore the seat of a 1,000-year republic. Marvel at the vast collection of 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 the history of the dukes of Venice as you wander around the lavish halls and corridors at your own pace. 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. After your visit, enjoy a complimentary admission ticket to the Correr Museum, the National Archeological Museum, and the Biblioteca Marciana on St. Mark's Square. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you along the canals and be fascinated by the hidden corners of Venice as seen from the water.
Includes
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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    Doge Palace Tour: St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower near the exchange office (the white building with the blue clock facade). An assistant will wait for you with a signboard with “TOUR” written on it. The tour starts at 10:45 AM. Gondola Ride: Ground floor colonnade in front of Museo Correr's entrance in Saint Mark's Square. Facing the Museo Correr's entrance, you will see the Post Office (POSTE ITALIANE) on your left. An assistant will wait for you with a signboard with “GONDOLA TOUR” written on it. The gondola tour starts at 4:00 PM. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before. Customers are advised not to go to the Bell Tower.

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    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Backpacks

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    • In case of bad weather, the activity may be changed, canceled, or postponed.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 15 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      3.7/5
    • Value for money
      3.9/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    Our guide, whose name I unfortunately didn't catch was incredible. She says she has been giving these tours for 30 years and she new everything. The gondola ride on the other hand was disappointing. Almost entirely along the back canals and uncomfortable as I was given one of the cramped side seats!

    August 16, 2021

    Great guided tour in the Doge's Palace. Everything worked out great.

    August 17, 2020

    Great, informative tour and nice gondola ride

    Contrary to many reviews regarding some tours, I can only say positive things about our tour! It was incredibly informative and very nice and relaxed. At this point a very big thank you again, my mother and I would book it again at any time! Unfortunately, the 30-minute gondola tour passed far too quickly, it was really nice! They are shared with the other people on the gondolas, which was not a problem for us. I would book it again anytime!

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    April 2, 2019

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    Product ID: 156588

    VA ID: 397207