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  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Bridge of Sighs

Venice: 1-Hour The Doge's Palace Tour

Product ID: 132795
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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. Marks Square who will escort you.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace
  • Live tour commentary
  • Admission fees to the Correr Museum (to visit on your own at the end of the tour)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hidden itineraries in the Doge's Palace
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card for children
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time
• This tour is not suitable if you have limited mobility
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible
• Backpacks are not allowed inside the Doge's Palace
• You should wear comfortable walking shoes
• This tour operates rain or shine
• Tour may be affected in case of high tides
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.0 / 5
based on 7 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.8/5
Organization
3.8/5
Value for money
3.0/5
Safety
4.2/5

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Venice Events srl

Product ID: 132795