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

The Doge's Palace 1-Hour Tour

Product ID: 6523
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Visit the Doge’s Palace in Venice and discover a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture. See the center of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Venetian Government.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get entry to the Doge's Palace
  • See the residential offices of the Venetian government
  • Admire the superb Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture
  • Discover masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, and Bellini
  • Go to the prison where Casanova was incarcerated, and which he later escaped
Full description
The Palazzo Ducale, or "Doge’s Palace," represented  the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. With this 1-hour tour you will get entry to the splendid rooms, ornately outfitted in hundreds of masterpieces of art, where the Duke and his council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year-old republic.

Listen and learn as the palace comes to life in the company of an expert guide, who will show you the halls of power, plunging you into a very particular historical context – the European Middle Ages, and the immediately following centuries.

Be surprised by the rich details of the gold staircase and by the remarkable realism of the scenes created by the many artists who decorated the building. Relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and enter the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova, among many others.
Includes
  • 1-hour guided tour inside the Doge's Palace
  • Entrance tickets to all St. Mark's Square Museums (The Correr Museum, The Archaeological Museum, The Biblioteca Marciana)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet at: Calle Larga Ascensione, between Museo Correr and the Post Office.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Free for children aged up to 6
• Please note that your entrance ticket to the St. Mark's Square Museums does not include a guide. This ticket is valid for 3 months from date of emission
• In November to March, tours could be bilingual
• Because of security checks you might experience a line to get inside the Doge's Palace. You will skip the line for non reserved tickets but security check is mandatory.
Customer reviews
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based on 621 reviews
Review summary
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4.3/5
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4.1/5
Value for money
3.9/5
Safety
4.4/5

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Very Viva Venice Srl

Product ID: 6523