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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace Self-Guided Tour and Glass or Gondola Ride

Product ID: 159056
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Explore the Doge’s Palace at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket and handy guide book with essential information about the former seat of power. Complete your experience with your choice of a gondola ride or glassblowing demonstration.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Save precious time with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Learn more about life in the Venice Empire at the Museo Correr
  • Watch a glassblowing demonstration on St. Mark's Square
  • Ride down the Grand Canal aboard a gondola
Full description
Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace to marvel at the magnificent halls of the former seat of power of the Venice Empire at your own pace. Get a handy guide book to explore the palace and associated museums, with 8 suggested itineraries.

Learn about life in the city in centuries past through the sculptures and paintings of the Museo Correr. Explore the city's naval power at the crossroads of the East and West. Choose from 2 different options to complete your experience:

Glassblowing Demonstration:
Watch a master craftsman create an original glass object using ancient modes of production. Feel the warmth of the furnace, and be amazed as an artisan molds glass before your eyes in an old glass factory on St. Mark's Square. Get a small glass gift per couple to keep as a souvenir.

Gondola Ride:
Climb aboard the most iconic mode of transportation in Venice and cruise down the Grand Canal and smaller waterways by gondola. See sights such as La Fenice Theatre and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection from the water. Admire the noble Ca’ Dario Palace and Punta della Dogana, with its breathtaking view of St. Mark’s Basin.
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace and other sites around St. Mark’s Square ((Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
  • Guide book with details about the Doge’s Palace, Basilica of St. Mark's, and St. Mark’s Square
  • Suggested itineraries to explore Venice (one per 2 people)
  • Detailed map, including information about public boat transportation
  • Shared glassblowing demonstration in St. Mark's Square with live commentary in English, Spanish, Italian, or Japanese
  • Small glass souvenir for every couple or family
  • Flyer with a description about the art of glassblowing
  • Shared gondola ride for 30 minutes
  • Multilingual assistance on embarkation
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
• Tickets and guide books must be collected daily from the Museo della Musica
• The ticket includes single admission to the Doge’s Palace and combined museums. All museums can be visited on different days
• This tour will not operate in the event of exceptionally high tides. It may be postponed or you will get a full refund
• The combined museums have different visiting times
• The glassblowing demonstration can be multilingual
• Each gondola can hold a maximum of 6 people. Seats cannot be reserved and are assigned by the gondolier depending on the weight of guests
• The gondola ride will not operate in the event of exceptionally bad weather or high/low tides. It may be postponed or you will get a full refund
• The itinerary is subject to change in the event of bad weather
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Product ID: 159056