Venice: Doge's Palace Self-Guided Tour & Gondola Ride

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Venice: Doge's Palace Self-Guided Tour & Gondola Ride

From $77.47 per person

Explore the Doge’s Palace at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket and handy guide book with essential information about the former seat of power. Complete your experience with a gondola ride down the Grand Canal.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Save precious time with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Learn more about life in the Venice Empire at the Museo Correr
  • Ride down the Grand Canal aboard a gondola
Full description
Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace to marvel at the magnificent halls of the former seat of power of the Venice Empire at your own pace. Get a handy guide book to explore the palace and associated museums, with 8 suggested itineraries. Learn about life in the city in centuries past through the sculptures and paintings of the Museo Correr. Explore the city's naval power at the crossroads of the East and West. Then, climb aboard the most iconic mode of transportation in Venice and cruise down the Grand Canal and smaller waterways by gondola. See sights such as La Fenice Theatre and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection from the water. Admire the noble Ca’ Dario Palace and Punta della Dogana, with its breathtaking view of St. Mark’s Basin.
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace and other sites around St. Mark’s Square ((Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
  • Guide book with details about the Doge’s Palace, Basilica of St. Mark's, and St. Mark’s Square
  • Suggested itineraries to explore Venice (one per 2 people)
  • Detailed map, including information about public boat transportation
  • Small glass souvenir for every couple or family
  • Flyer with a description about the art of glassblowing
  • Shared gondola ride for 30 minutes
  • Multilingual assistance on embarkation
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must bring their own headphones
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand (with many souvenirs and newspapers): You will see a sign that says "Venice Tours Assistance Point". Please go there and ask for the ticket. The newsstand is between the Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). For the gondola ride, meet on the ground floor colonnade in front of the Museo Correr, St. Mark’s Square.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
    • You will need to collect the tickets at the meeting point
    • The ticket includes single admission to the Doge’s Palace and combined museums. All museums can be visited on different days
    • This tour will not operate in the event of exceptionally high tides. It may be postponed or you will get a full refund
    • The combined museums have different visiting times
    • The glassblowing demonstration can be multilingual
    • Each gondola can hold a maximum of 6 people. Seats cannot be reserved and are assigned by the gondolier depending on the weight of guests
    • The gondola ride will not operate in the event of exceptionally bad weather or high/low tides. It may be postponed or you will get a full refund
    • The itinerary is subject to change in the event of bad weather
    Customer reviews

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    3.1 / 5

    based on 14 reviews

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    We picked up the tickets for the museums and the Doge's Palace without any problems and then came in with them everywhere. Unfortunately, as described, there was no real map with marked walking tours but only a map with the districts.

    August 5, 2019

    Was able to find the tickets for the Doge palace at the book shop with no problems. However, there was no designated meeting time for the Gondola ride. Waiting at the meeting point for over an hour and 1/2 and never did see anyone show up. I asked one of the gondola stands and they rudely pointed me to the meeting spot like they were annoyed. I ended up reaching out to GetYourGuide and they just send a really small partial refund. Pretty disappointing I wasted an hour and 1/2 of my time and no one showed up. Womp womp!

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    July 22, 2019

    It was a nice experience.

    For the autonomous tour it would be better to have a complete and detailed guide. The gondola ride is organized well.

    July 16, 2019

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