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Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with City Walking Tour

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Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with City Walking Tour

From $96.96 per person

Skip the long lines at the iconic Doge’s Palace and explore some of the most important places and monuments in Venice on a guided city tour.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Small group available
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace an see its art masterpieces
  • Admire the Golden Staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • See the most iconic monuments and buildings around St. Mark's Square
  • Discover hidden gems and walk through picturesque squares and alleys
Full description
Discover the best of Venice on a walking tour with skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace. See impressive monuments, marvel at magnificent interiors, and explore the fascinating history of the floating city alongside an expert guide. Meet your expert guide and enjoy priority access to Doge’s Palace, the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Immerse yourself in the European Middle Ages and see masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. See the rich details of the golden staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace. Learn abouty of the dukes of Venice that ruled the city as you wander around the lavish halls and corridors. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. Admire the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Stroll through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Walk past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Wander through small alleys and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.
  • Doge's Palace guided tour
  • Access to Doge's Palace
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments

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Meeting point

St. Mark's Square - clock tower near exchange office (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our operator will wait for your with the sign "tour". Customers are advised not to go to the Bell Tower.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

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  • Backpacks
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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 62 reviews

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announced duration approx. 150 minutes instead of the actual 240 min

March 6, 2019

Venice was beautiful, the tour guide was HORRIBLE!

Use another company if you can. The tour guide was MUCH worse then a recorded tour. I think she learned from a recorded tour a night before. She would take us from point to a next in complete silence, just walk for 2 minutes. No personality or interest in what she was doing, could not answer any questions. The worst tour guide we had in Italy.

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May 9, 2016

Poor would have preferred British Guide

Group too large. Would rather have spent more and had a smaller group.

March 5, 2016

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Product ID: 184505

VA ID: 397206