Guided tour

Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Venetoinside - Insidecom
Guided tour

Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Venetoinside - Insidecom

From US$ 68.99 per person

Skip the long lines to one of the most iconic buildings in Venice with a fast track ticket to the Doge's Palace.

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Duration 1 hour
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French, German, English, Spanish, Italian


  • Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace
  • Learn the history of the powerful Doges of Venice and their opulent residence
  • Journey back in time and encounter fascinating characters from history
Full description

Start your tour of the Doge's Palace in the best way possible by skipping the long lines to get in.

Once inside, your guide will introduce you to the features of the palace and immerse you in the history of "La Serenissima" (Republic of Venice). Built in a Venetian Gothic style, the palace was the official residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic of Venice.

Travel back in time to the city's golden age and walk through some of its most important places from the time.

Marvel at the lavish apartments of the Doge and the spacious enclosed courtyards and see masterpieces of art by Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto along the way. Enter the Opera Museum, where many of the 14th-century capitals can now be seen complete with allegorical engravings that mix the sacred and profane, history and legend, astronomy and astrology.

Discover the ancient entrance of the Doge's Palace along with the Giants' Staircase in the internal courtyard.

Look at the statues of Mars and Neptune, find the Atrium that served as a waiting room, and go to the Golden Staircase with its marble statues of Atlas and Hercules. Cross the legendary Bridge of Sighs from the inside and discover how the Doge's Palace was connected to its prisons, where former inmates include Casanova.

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the TURIVE kiosk, near the post office.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to download the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour
  • During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is BILINGUAL
  • No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no-show
  • Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems, it cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility or wheelchairs
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Great tour! We highly recommend if you plan to tour Doge's Palace. GetyourGuide makes it easy and you just get to relax and enjoy! Wonderful experience all around! (Only recommendation for GetYourGuide - finding the Meet Up Spot was challenging and it would have been nice to have better directions)

March 27, 2023

Excellent guide! She was funny, amazing and knowledgeable. Be aware of using the coordinates on the GetYourGuide app to locate the meeting point though. GPS tends to jump around with all the small allies and pathways in Venice. I would use the detailed description of the meeting spot to locate the starting point instead so you won't end up missing the tour.

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March 27, 2023

What a fantastic tour! Our guide was incredible - she was very knowledgeable and her detailed history was sprinkled with humour which kept us listening from start to finish. This activity is a must for those interested in learning about the history of the Doge's Palace and its seat of power. I thoroughly recommend this tour - it is not to be missed!

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 59154