Guided tour

Venice: 1-Hour The Doge's Palace Tour

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37 reviews

Venice: 1-Hour The Doge's Palace Tour

From US$ 66.75 per person

Avoid the queues and skip the line with your professional guide to discover Doge's Palace, once the seat of power of the Republic of Venice. Admire the paintings of Tintoretto and cross the famous Bridge of Sighs to reach the iconic prisons.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the history of the famous Doge's Palace
  • Admire the world′s largest oil painting by Tintoretto
  • View the impressive halls of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, the Hall of the Great Council
  • Visit the prisons of the Doge's Palace by crossing the Bridge of Sighs
Full description
Discover the Doge's Palace, one of the most important symbols of Venice and for centuries, the historical seat of the most important political power of the Serene Venetian Republic. Meet your professional guide in St. Mark's Square who will escort you into this magnificent palace to visit the halls of power and immerse yourself in medieval Europe, among hundreds of masterpieces. Dominating St. Mark's Square, the heart of Venice, the Doge's Palace stands out for its size and its extraordinary structure, where Byzantine, European and Oriental architecture collide. Immediately entering the palace, you will pass through the great courtyard and admire the wealth of detail on the famous Golden Staircase. Once inside the palace, you will visit the halls where the Duke (Doge) and his Council controlled the fate of the Serene Republic, whilst surrounded by hundreds of artistic masterpieces and discover the political history of Venice and its people. You will be able to admire the paintings realized by some of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance, amongst them, the world's largest oil paintings by Tintoretto. Passing through the famous Bridge of Sighs, you will reach the new prisons. The bridge was given its name by the English poet Lord Byron, probably referring to the last breath of the prisoners, who had their last view of the lagoon and of Venice from the window of this bridge, before they were to be imprisoned. This guided tour will conclude in the courtyard of the Doge's Palace. Here, it will be possible for you to stay longer inside the palace absorbing the history and mystery of days gone by.
Includes
  • Guided tour of the Doge's Palace
  • Admission fees to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Square Museums (Correr Museum, Biblioteca Marciana, Archaeological Museum)
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace
  • Live tour commentary in English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hidden itineraries in the Doge's Palace
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Backpacks are not allowed inside the Doge's Palace
  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • Tour may be affected in case of high tides
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.1/5
  • Organization
    3.9/5

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La visite à été excellente mais mes plus grands remerciements vont vers la flexibilité et la compréhension dont vous avez fait preuve en décalant notre visite d une journée ( le premier jour, nous sommes restés bloqués sur le vaporetto qui a eu un souci technique et n'avons pas pu arriver à temps ) toute l'équipe a été charmante et très pro active pour nous permettre de décaler au lendemain et profiter pleinement de notre visite. Un grand merci

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August 6, 2021

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October 31, 2019

A tour of 20 or 25 is always a bit unruly, but our guide (Elizabeth) was delightful and the palace was fascinating.

September 24, 2019

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