Guided tour

Venice: Doge’s Palace Guided Tour

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
Guided tour

Venice: Doge’s Palace Guided Tour

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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Jump into the past by visiting the imposing Doge’s Palace. Follow a guide through its fascinating rooms.

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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, German, Spanish, English, French
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the imposing Doge’s Palace, one of Italy's Venetian Gothic palaces
  • Admire Venice from a different point of view
  • Be escorted through the heart of the palace that's been a museum since 1923
  • Take in original Byzantine-Veneitian architecture from before 1172
  • See art from famous painters and sculptors housed inside, including by Tiepolo
Full description

Visit Doge's Palace with an expert guide and tour its extraordinary rooms.

Together with your expert guide, you will be escorted inside the palace where you can admire artistic masterpieces created by the most famous painters and sculptors of that time. Tiepolo and Tiziano make up only a few of the many artists that decorated this palace.

Be stunned in front of the golden staircases, the entrance of the rooms of the Doges, and the halls of power from where you can see the “Last Judgment” by Tintoretto, one of the greatest and largest paintings in the world.

Visit the Old Royal Palace in St. Marks Square. Here you will discover the Venice lifestyle in the past; the rooms of Sissi (Empress of Austria) and the archaeological museum.

  • Skip-the-line entry to Doge’s Palace
  • Guide
  • Private skip-the-line to Doge's Palace (if option selected)
  • Audio-receiver device
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Guided tour of Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Venice Tours Office in Campo San Gallo next to San Marco Square. With San Marco Basilica behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find the Olivetti Museum, turn right, pass under the archways, cross the little bridge, and go straight to Campo San Gallo.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to a day after or be refunded)
  • For security reasons, suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace, the storage service is free of charge
  • The tour is not considered private, and will be shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 250 reviews

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The start of this tour was a bit chaotic. We met at the tour office and got to use a VR headset to view 3 images of how Venice would have looked in the past. We then were taken to the far side of St Marks Square to meet the rest of the tour so we hung about for quite a bit, then we got headsets and were taken to the other side of the Square, where the group got split into smaller qroups based on language, but our guide wasn't there initially, so we had to hang about again. It was just the lack of communication that was frustrating. The actually tour was really interesting and I learned a lot about the history of Venice, not just the Doge's Palace.

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March 27, 2023

This was such a great experience! Very well run. Takes a little time to get started from the meeting point to getting head sets and waiting for guide etc so add another half hour to the time if you’re in a rush…. We had no time constraints so all was good. Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable. The Doge’s Palace is amazing! Breathtakingly beautiful… be sure to do the tour that includes the underground… stark contrast to the Palace above! Highly recommend.

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March 27, 2023

The tour was fantastic, we enjoyed it so much. The guide was really enthusiastic and told a lot of interesting stories about Venice's past. It was also nice that the organisers did not leave us behind when we were late 10 minutes (vaporettos were full, we just couldn't get on).

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 184349