Guided tour

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

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

From $94.53 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.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Optional audio guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian
Private group available
Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments

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    Meet at the YEX exchange office by the clock tower.

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    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 64 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Service
      4.2/5
    • Organization
      4.3/5

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    Amazing experience and the guide was very helpful. Totally recommend this if you want to learn all about the city.

    August 22, 2021

    Venice was beautiful, the tour guide was HORRIBLE!

    Use another company if you can. The tour guide was MUCH worse then a recorded tour. I think she learned from a recorded tour a night before. She would take us from point to a next in complete silence, just walk for 2 minutes. No personality or interest in what she was doing, could not answer any questions. The worst tour guide we had in Italy.

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    May 9, 2016

    Poor would have preferred British Guide

    Group too large. Would rather have spent more and had a smaller group.

    March 5, 2016

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    VA ID: 397206