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Skip the Line: 3-Hour Ducal Venice Tour

Product ID: 11320
See the major sights of Venice on a 3-hour walking tour. Pass through the narrow streets of this fascinating city, taking in St. Mark’s Square, Santa Maria Formosa, the Bridge of Sighs, and more! Enjoy priority admission and a tour of the Doge’s Palace.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Skip the line and enjoy a guided tour of the Palazzo Ducale
  • See Venice’s main monuments and learn about the city’s history
  • Walk along the Mercerie, the main shopping street connecting the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square
  • Relive the anguish of prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs
Full description
Enjoy a walk through Venice with an experienced guide. On this 3-hour tour you’ll take in the exteriors of the most important monuments of this beguiling city. You’ll also tour the Doge’s Palace with your priority entrance ticket.

Your route begins in Piazza San Marco, where you’ll learn about the city’s origins and its history. Hear about the main monuments, including the Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Head to Santa Maria Formosa, where you guide will tell you stories related to this characteristic square.

See Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo, the Pantheon of Venice, Marco Polo’s house, and the Malibran Theatre. Return to San Marco by way of the Mercerie, a vital connection between Rialto and Piazza San Marco, as well the main street for shopping in the city!

Skip the line at the Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace). For centuries this was the seat of Venetian political power. Its splendid rooms house hundreds of masterpieces of painting. The guide will show you the halls of power, taking you back in time to the European Middle Ages.

You’ll marvel at the rich detail of the gold staircase and at the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists represented. You’ll also relive the anguish of prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs before their incarceration.

Your priority admission ticket for the Doge’s Palace is included in the tour price.
  • Ticket for the Doge's Palace

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the YEX exchange office by the clock tower.

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Important information
Know before you go
Audio-receiver devices are free-of-charge for groups of 10 or more.

Please note that from November to March, tours may be conducted in more than one language.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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War ein schöner Stadtrundgang hatten die Stadtführerin für uns drei alleine somit konnten wir unsere Wünsche was wir gerne sehen wollten uns erfüllen und schlenderten ganz ohne Stress durch die kleinen Gassen Nicola war eine sehr nette Führerin, auch die Führung mit Beatrice im Dogenpalast war nett und unterhaltsam vielen Dank gerne wieder!

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May 3, 2018


Poor would have preferred British Guide

Group too large. Would rather have spent more and had a smaller group.

March 5, 2016

Highly informative, sufficient time to cover Venice comfortably

Very good tour guide, reasonably sized group and well timed pace covering many aspects of Venice through the ages.

October 3, 2015

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Very Viva Venice Srl

Product ID: 11320