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Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Doge's Palace

Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Doge's Palace

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From US$ 58.04 per person

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Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Doge’s Palace: a symbol of Venice and its history, and a breathtaking architectural masterpiece.

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Duration 1 hour - 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish


  • Discover Venice's most famous building
  • Admire priceless works of art
  • Hear interesting facts about Venice's past and present
  • Explore an architectural masterpiece
Full description
For centuries, the Doge's Palace, a majestic architectural masterpiece, greeted the ships coming in from the lagoon. During this tour, discover the heart of Venice and its history with skip-the-line access and personal audio system. The Doge’s Palace is one of the most important symbols of Venice and for centuries represented the seat of Venetian political power. In its grand rooms, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of the Serenissima surrounded by hundreds of artistic masterpieces. Exploring its powerful hallways, golden staircases and important paintings, you will have the opportunity to go back in time and discover a place where Byzantine and Oriental architecture collide. While inside, admire some of the most famous works by Tintoretto, Veronese and other important artists. Finally, feel the anguish of the prisoners, who after crossing the well-known Bridge of Sighs entered into the darkness of the prisons here, which famously hosted Giacomo Casanova. Learn how the prisoners of the Moste Serene Republic used to live. 
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Live guide
  • Personal audio system
  • Food and beverages
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

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Meeting point

Meet by Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the post office next to St. Mark's Square. Go to the wooden stand with the yellow sign that reads "Meeting Point".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • Due to recent safety concerns, some lines to enter the Doge's Palace may occur even for skip-the-line ticket holders
  • Please note that this is a shared tour and during bank holidays or special dates a larger number of participants may be expected
  • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no-shows or late arrivals. The tour will take place in the event of rain. In the event of exceptionally high tides, the tour may be canceled and a refund will be provided
  • The tour may be multilingual in the winter season, depending on the number of participants
  • Please note that entrance to the Venice Museums is allowed only with the Green Pass and ID (except for minors under 12 years of age). Customers who cannot show a Green Pass and ID upon entry to the Doge's Palace will not receive a refund
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 335 reviews

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I was hesitant at first thinking this might not be an informative tour, but I was so wrong. This tour was excellent and our tour guide exceptional! She gave us history not just on the palace but of Venice too. She made the tour fun and skipping the line was totally worth it!

June 20, 2022

The guide was on top for 1 hour She explains the anecdotes very well in French. And the skip-the-line ticket means you don't have to queue. You can still stay in the palace when the guide has finished her work. The meeting point is located in front of Saint Mark's Basilica at the bottom of the arcades. We see the yellow logo of the Post Office advancing on St Mark's Square.

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April 16, 2022

Sumptuous palace. Passage through the bridge of sighs and the prison.

Visit of the Doge's Palace with an Italian guide speaking French (pronounced accent). The visit is carried out with an earpiece, average sound quality requiring us to be concentrated to fully understand the guide. Interesting visit despite everything. Note that it was not necessarily easy to find the queue in the crowd. A sign would be desirable to identify.

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October 7, 2019

Product ID: 59362