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Doge's Palace Priority Entrance & St. Mark's Square Tour

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Enjoy priority entrance at the Doge's Palace with a guided day or evening tour of St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and New…

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The Magnificent Architecture of the Doge's Palace

The Doge's Palace, now a famous museum, was once the seat of power of the Venetian Republic. With its ornate Gothic facade, beautifully frescoed interiors, and gilded ceilings, it's a wonder to behold – here are five of its architectural highlights.

Filippo Calendario's Portico and Statues

Filippo Calendario's Portico and Statues

Filippo Calendario, the mastermind sculptor and architect, designed the gorgeous columned arcade in the palace's facade and also sculpted many of its marvellous statues.

The Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs

One of Venice's most famous landmarks, this enclosed bridge was a passageway for convicts leading from the interrogation rooms inside the palace to the prisons across the canal.

Golden Staircase

Golden Staircase

Built to impress, this staircase with an opulently gilded stucco ceiling offered visitors a majestic entrance to the Doge's apartments on the upper floor.

The Doge's Apartments

The Doge's Apartments

Lavishly decorated with ornate ceilings and fireplaces, the Doge's apartments also hold a priceless collection of Renaissance paintings by the likes of Titian and Giovanni Bellini.

Higher Council Hall

Higher Council Hall

Designed to showcase the magnificence of the Republic, this large hall is full of artistic masterpieces, including Paradise by Tintoretto, the largest oil painting in the world.

Our insider tips

Enjoy the Benefits of a Tour

If you want to make the most of your visit to the Doge's Palace, taking one of the tours is a good idea. Not only is it the best way to discover all about the rich history that ran its course within the walls of the palace, but it also offers access to some otherwise restricted areas. Note that some of the more popular tours may require booking in advance.

Take Advantage of the Senior Discount

If you're over 65, don't keep it to yourself – make sure to say so when buying your ticket, you'll enjoy a €7 discount!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM on Sundays to Thursdays. Open until 8:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Is it expensive?
    Around €16, but prices depend on the time of year.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Recommended!
  • How to get there
    The Doge's Palace can be found on St Mark's Square.
  • Additional information

    • Flash photography is not permitted inside the museum.

    • Backpacks and other chunky items must be left outside with a clerk, free of charge.

What people are saying about Doge's Palace

Beautiful Palace and didn't have to wait in line!

This was a great way to see the beautiful Doge's palace and not have to wait in line to do it! We breezed past the line of people and walked right up to the ticket window. A must do if you are short on time!

Venice: Doge's Palace Priority Admission Ticket Reviewed by Naomi, 06/18/2019

Wonderful experience to see Venice in a day

We had been deliberating how to get a day in Venice fitted into our short trip to Lake Garda. Having used this company before searched the website and found this. Pick up in Bardolino at 8.45 we were one of the last ones and then on to Venice with a comfort break half way. It was a really well organised trip and Alex the tour guide was really knowledgeable and lovely guy. It is a really good way to see Venice in a day. There are optional tours above what is included and a gondola ride and a boat trip are fantastic and worth the additional cost.. 5 stars

Venice Full-Day Group Tour from Lake Garda Reviewed by Jane, 06/15/2019

Transportation was a breeze with city pass and skip the line

The transportation pass saves you money and time standing in line to buy tickets. If you ride a couple of times, it’s actually cheaper. The skip the line for the Doge’s Palace worked great and you truly do skip the line and go right in. Highly recommend.

Venice City Pass with Doge's Palace & Public Transport Reviewed by Anonymous, 06/12/2019

Excellent tour! Would recommend to anyone going!

It’s a little confusing meeting up with your tour, but ask at the kiosk the map sends you too and they can assist you.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and good at her job.

There were complications with the unexpected strike against the cruise ships but our guide did an excellent job getting us through the madness. I would recommend her.

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