Venice: Doge's Palace Tour

• Admire the superb Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture
• Skip-the-line to Doge’s Palace and Embark on a 2-hour tour with a professional experienced
• Hear interesting facts about Venice's past council, political history, institutional bodies deputed to government and justice of the Venice Republic.

Enjoy Skip-the-line to explore one of the most iconic buildings in Venice. The tour takes through the Doge’s Palace’s rooms and chambers where the delicate work of some of the most important bodies in the Venetian administration was carried out. The tour offers an interesting insight into the civil and political history of the city, its public organizations and administration of justice.

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  • What's included :
    • Official certified guide
    • Radio system to hear the guide
    • Skip the Line access to the Doge's Palace
    • We guarantee "Skip the Line" even during peak season
    • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Headphones will not be provided due to COVID-19 (We recommend to bring your own headphones)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Campanile di San Marco, Sestiere San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

    Join the guided group tour which starts at St Mark's Campanile. From here on as you walk towards the entrance doors of the Doge’s palace as the guide will give a little insight into the history of the Venetian dukes, council, and stories about the political powers and controllers and the epic rise and fall as a European trading power. You’ll skip the long line with priority access, with the guide and go straight inside.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

    Once inside,the guide will introduce you to the features of the palace and the history of the Republic of Venice. In the grand rooms, you’ll see hundreds of artistic masterpieces and as you explore the hallways, you’ll see and learn about the magnificent golden staircase with Byzantine and Oriental architecture masterpieces collided on the walls. The guide will escort you and point out some of the most famous works of Tintoretto, Veronese and other important artist’s artwork for you to admire.

    Your tour doesn’t end there, you’ll have the access to armoury which contains a vast collection of armaments and weapons from different periodsand to the prisons to see the realism of the scenes created by the many artists who decorated the building.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

    After discovering the mysterious yet admirable palace with great artwork, you’ll discover the legendary Bridge of Sighs which is connected to the prison from the Doges Palace. Finally, feel the anguish of the prisoners, who after crossing the bridge entered into the darkness as the guide and you will cross the Bridge of Sighs, peeking out at the crowds below for the last time just like the prisoners in the 18th century.

    Before the two tour ends, the guide will reveal stories of the council, political history, institutional bodies deputed to government and justice of the Venice Republic

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point : San Marco, 3, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • • Unfortunately, wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour. All customers must be able to autonomously walk, climb and get off the steps.
    • • Please note that customers suffering from claustrophobia, vertigo of cardio-respiratory disorders, pregnant women and Children under 6 are not allowed on this tour.
    • • Due to recent safety concerns, some lines to enter the Doge's Palace may occur even for skip-the-line ticket holders
    • • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of religious functions (in these cases it can be rearranged or refunded)
    • • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
    • • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Palace
    • • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
    • • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
    • • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Bring your own headphones
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Star Florence

Activity ID: V-73434P57

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