Guided tour

Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour

Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour

From US$ 51.19 per person

Skip the long lines at Doge’s Palace. Admire its golden staircase, lavish halls, and its impressive collection of artworks on a guided tour of this Venitian gem.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Optional audio guide
Private or small groups available
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace an see its art masterpieces
  • Explore the lavish halls and corridors alongside and expert guide
  • Admire the Golden Staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Discover the fascinating history of the dukes of Venice
Full description
Benefit from skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View impressive artworks, admire magnificent interiors, and discover the place that served as a seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages as you explore the seat of a 1,000-year republic. Marvel at the vast collection of masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. See the rich details of the golden staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace. Learn the history of the dukes of Venice as you wander around the lavish halls and corridors at your own pace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. After your visit, enjoy a complimentary admission ticket to the Correr Museum, the National Archeological Museum, and the Biblioteca Marciana on St. Mark's Square.
  • Doge's Palace guided tour
  • Access to Doge's Palace
  • Access to Chamber of the Great Council
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments
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  • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Alilaguna ticket office in front of the Giardinetti Reali near Piazza San Marco.

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    • Even though you have a skip-the-line access, there could be a line for security check
    • In case of bad weather, the activity may be changed, canceled, or postponed
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    4.3 /5

    based on 1891 reviews

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    The day started badly because at the meeting point I was informed that the visit I purchased was, confirmed, but actually canceled weeks earlier due to the Covid emergency but, we don't know how, sold online anyway. I was then immediately offered a refund or the possibility of making the visit with an "upgrade" with a private guide which, of course, I immediately accepted. It was a very interesting visit, having a guide available (there were two of us) is the most complete you could wish for to deepen many aspects sometimes overlooked in group visits. Marco the guide who accompanied us is a genuine Venetian and transmits a lot of passion for his city with professionalism and competence. The visit to the Basilica of San Marco (even if partial because it is closed for restoration) and to the Doge's Palace are not to be missed and I would have been really disappointed if for a trivial mistake I had missed this opportunity. I recommend GetYourGuide

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    August 28, 2020

    Timing off.

    Got to meeting point on time then our group was walked through crowd at st marks square to a second meeting point then waited and started tour 15 minutes late. Tour ended 30 minutes late. Guide was nice and knowledgeable but her accent was extremely heavy and she was having microphone issues so some in our group stopped listening - The details were more about art than architecture so make sure that’s what you want.

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    August 7, 2019

    Excellent tour!

    Filippo gave us an exceptional tour of the Doge's Palace, including the Bridge of Sighs and some of the dungeons. It lasted longer than an hour (more like 90 minutes - possibly left a little late), but these minor things were worth it for the information we received. Filippo was accommodating, informative, easy to follow (literally and figuratively) and kind. This was just enough to learn about the location without feeling overwhelmed with information. He walked through significant art and history to tell a complete story. The pace felt comfortable. I would recommend this tour and this guide!

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    June 27, 2019

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