Guided tour

Venice: Doge’s Palace with Bridge of Sighs

Venice: Doge’s Palace with Bridge of Sighs

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Jump back into the past by visiting the imposing Doge’s Palace. An expert guide will escort you through its fascinating rooms and you can marvel at Venice from the Bridge of Sighs before touring the Venetian prisons.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the imposing Doge’s Palace and its prisons
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and admire Venice from an exclusive point of view
  • Be escorted through the heart of Doge Palace
  • Customize your route around Venice
  • Discover the 5 areas of Venice through a self-guided tour
Full description

Visit Doge's Palace with an expert guide and tour its extraordinary rooms. Explore the 5 districts of Venice on a self-guided tour with an app featuring more than 120 points of interest.

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.

Cross the Bridge of Sighs and see Venice from an exclusive point of view as the old prisoners did in the past, before venturing down to the cold and dark prisons. You will see also the jails, celebrated to have hosted also Giacomo Casanova who somehow managed to escape from there.

Discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. This mobile app includes a map that escorts you through the city, letting you decide what to see.

Listen to the audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 120 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, and much more. With this app, enjoy the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians. With this special ticket, you can 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.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line Doge’s Palace guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Private skip-the-line to Doge's Palace (if option selected)
  • Audio-receiver device
  • Mobile app with commentary for self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • A visit to the Bridge of Sighs
  • A visit to the Piombi Prisons
  • 2D map in the app showing historical views of the city with panoramic video of Venice from the middle age until 1700
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

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
  • Partner staff will assist you to download the mobile app over the partner's free WiFi
  • In the app there is a 2D version, so you can see how Venice looked in the past
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 172 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.1/5

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The meeting point and time was given as 10:10 a.m. The duration was given as 1 hour, but in fact we only started at 10:50 am and the duration was then a full 2 hours. The tour itself was very extensive and detailed, it took a lot of effort, but it would be desirable if the time indicated corresponded to reality. Because our daily planning was thrown a bit overboard.

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July 29, 2021

The tour was very worth it, the guide told a lot of interesting things and could hardly stop. However, one should not see the time of one hour too closely. Both the group assignment and the queuing at the group entrance took 45 minutes. The tour itself is a good 1: 15h. Overall recommendable

July 23, 2021

The meeting point was easy to find and the contact person was easy to identify with a tour sign. The tour was in a small group and therefore pleasant. The guide then led us through the Doge's Palace fairly quickly in the last half an hour. The guide was easy to understand through the headphones that were provided.

September 14, 2020

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