Guided tour

Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

From US$ 66.73 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. Discover the center of political power during the Venetian Republic and marvel at masterpieces of art by Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace
  • Guided tour
  • Anything not specified in "what's included"
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at the Yex Change Office under the Clock Tower in Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square).

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 783 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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This is a good tour of just the palace. Be aware that you need to have your proof of vaccination and picture ID or green pass with you or they won't let you in. Also, they don't allow backpacks inside, so they will take them and store them if you bring them.

September 15, 2021

The tour started on time and entry was also problem-free. Lots of interesting information about the history of the Doges and the palace. However, the guide ran out of time and we had to rush through the prison to finish. Since we had only booked the guided tour in the Doge's Palace, we were simply left standing at the end.

June 29, 2021

We recently took a trip to Italy with friends. We booked a last minute tour of Doges Palace and were not disappointed. Our guide was very passionate and had a good understanding of the history and art displayed in the palace. Because we booked last minute we were in a larger group of about 20 people. The guide used a microphone & we all had earbuds so we were able to hear all she was telling us about this beautiful place. We skipped the long lines outside and went directly inside. This is the only way to go in my opinion. The tours are reasonably priced, you get the history of the place and you don't waste all day standing in a long line only to try to figure out a handheld audio tour or simply just look at the rooms and wonder what it all means.

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October 24, 2019

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