Guided tour

Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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From US$ 60.76 per person

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Skip the long lines to one of the most iconic buildings in Venice with a fast track ticket to the Doge's Palace. Discover the center of political power during the Venetian Republic and marvel at masterpieces of art by Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
French, German, Italian, English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace
  • Learn the history of the powerful Doges of Venice and their opulent residence
  • Journey back in time and encounter fascinating characters from history
Full description
Start your tour of the Doge's Palace in the best way possible by skipping the long lines to get in! Once inside, your guide will introduce you to the features of the palace and immerse you in the history of "La Serenissima" (Republic of Venice). Built in a Venetian Gothic style, the palace was the official residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic of Venice. Travel back in time to the city's golden age and walk through some of its most important places from the time. Marvel at the lavish apartments of the Doge and the spacious enclosed courtyards and see masterpieces of art by Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto along the way. Enter the Opera Museum, where many of the 14th-century capitals can now be seen complete with allegorical engravings that mix the sacred and profane, history and legend, astronomy and astrology. Discover the ancient entrance of the Doge's Palace along with the Giants' Staircase in the internal courtyard. Look at the statues of Mars and Neptune, find the Atrium that served as a waiting room, and go to the Golden Staircase with its marble statues of Atlas and Hercules. Cross the legendary Bridge of Sighs from the inside and discover how the Doge's Palace was connected to its prisons, where former inmates include Casanova.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the TURIVE kiosk, near the post office.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to download the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour
  • During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is BILINGUAL
  • No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no-show
  • Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems, it cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility or wheelchairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 805 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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What a fantastic tour! Our guide was incredible - she was very knowledgeable and her detailed history was sprinkled with humour which kept us listening from start to finish. This activity is a must for those interested in learning about the history of the Doge's Palace and its seat of power. I thoroughly recommend this tour - it is not to be missed!

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July 28, 2022

This is a good tour of just the palace. Be aware that you need to have your proof of vaccination and picture ID or green pass with you or they won't let you in. Also, they don't allow backpacks inside, so they will take them and store them if you bring them.

September 15, 2021

The tour started on time and entry was also problem-free. Lots of interesting information about the history of the Doges and the palace. However, the guide ran out of time and we had to rush through the prison to finish. Since we had only booked the guided tour in the Doge's Palace, we were simply left standing at the end.

June 29, 2021

Product ID: 59154