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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

Doge's Palace Priority Entrance and Guided Tour

Product ID: 67343
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Skip the long lines to the Doge’s Palace and explore the impressive art and architecture of the Gothic building with an expert guide. See masterpieces of art and refined details of the stunning monument up close.
About this activity
Duration 1.45 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a guided tour inside the impressive Doge's Palace
  • Marvel at masterpieces of Mannerist and Renaissance art and architecture
  • Walk over the Bridge of Sighs
Full description
Explore the former palace of the powerful rulers of Venice on a guided tour of the Doge's Palace. Marvel at the Giardinetti Reali close to Piazza San Marco and get some historical information about the building before you skip the long lines to look inside.

Admire impressive features, from the 14th and 15th-century foundations to Renaissance and opulent Mannerist additions. Get an overview of the central courtyard and admire the Giants' Staircase, protected by Sansovino's 2 huge statues of Mars and Neptune. Continue to the Loggias' floor, through the Renaissance wing, from the Censors' Staircase to the Scala d'Oro (Gold Staircase), named for the spectacular golden stucco vault.

Be impressed by the institutional chambers where the Chamber of the Council of Ten and Senate Chamber met. Marvel at the Chamber of the Great Council, and then walk over the Bridge of Sighs to the old prisons, where former inmates included Casanova.
  • Entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Guided tour

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Alilaguna ticket office in front of the Giardinetti Reali near Piazza San Marco.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• You can stay at the Doge's Palace to explore at leisure at the end of the guided tour
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Organized by

Bucintoro Viaggi

Product ID: 67343