Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries
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Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries

  • Type: Tours in Venice

  • Departs From: Venice

  • Meeting Point: At the foot of Ponte della Paglia

  • Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

  • Available Languages:

  • Available: Monday Thursday Saturday Sunday at 08:30 or daily at 09:00

  • Product Code: 8814

Doge's Palace Secret ItinerariesThe Doge's palace features the very best and the very worst of Venice's history - from vast paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese to the wooden slot where accusations of treason were slipped to the fearsome Secret Police. To wander the corridors of the Duke's palace is to understand the Republic of Venice, for better or for worse.

Our tour of the palace combines a guided visit to the Secret Itineraries with a free visit to Doge's Chambers, assuring you get the most complete tour of the Doge's Palace. Marvel over ceilings frescoed by Tintoretto to show Justice presenting herself to the Doge while you think of all the feet that have shuffled on the tiles you stand on - ambassadors waited nervously in this very spot for an audience with the Doge in the Hall of Four Doors. Then there's the numerous flattering works produced on demand by the masters of the time - 'Virtues of the Republic' in the Council Room was Veronese's rosy outlook on the state of his nation while 'The Triumph of Venice' in the Senate Hall was where Tintoretto paid his dues on a high ceiling.

For all of the splendor that its corridors hold, you would never guess what is hidden in the attic upstairs in the Doge's palace. Follow your guide to the attic prison where Venice's famous lover and writer Casanova was kept for months before he miraculously managed a successful escape. Peering around this dark room, considering the security that must have existed, it's almost impossible to imagine how he did it - never mind, our guides have the answers.

Casanova was not the only man to see the Doge's palace on less than favorable terms. After your guide has left you, you'll have the opportunity to walk through spectacular Bridge of Sighs - so named for the prisoners that walked its length on their way to cells across the canal. As they took their last look at beautiful Venice they couldn't help but sigh.

Your guide will leave you inside the Doge's palace so that you can cross over to the 16th century New Prisons. If time allows wander around inside to see the graffiti that lines cells here, protestations of innocence etched out on the walls.

A visit to the Doge's Palace is a rollercoaster experience, taking you from the artistic highs of Renaissance Venice to its grim bottom. When you step, blinking back into the sun, your head will be full of masterfully executed paintings and needlessly executed prisoners. One thing is for sure - you'll never again see Venice in the same light.

Highlights
Guided Tour
- Chamber of the Secret Chancellery
- Torture Chamber
- Casanova's Cell
- Chamber of the Inquisitors
- Chamber of the Three Head Magistrates
Non-guided - to be visited on your own time
- Chamber of the Great Council
- The Chamber of the Scrutinio
- The Compass Room
- The Chamber of the Council of Ten
- Senate Chamber
- The Council Chamber
- Antechamber to the Hall of the Full Council
- The Four Doors Room
- Bridge of Sighs

Includes
- Skip the Line Access and Entrance Ticket to the Doge's Palace
- Entrance into the Doge's Palace Secret Itinerary
- Expert English speaking guide

Excludes
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please Note
- Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
- It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points.
- This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We are unable to accommodate customers with baby carriages, strollers, wheelchairs or walking disabilities.
- This tour is operated with a maximum of 25 guests.
- Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.
- This tour is operated in English only.
- The tour ends inside the Doge's Palace.
- Photography is prohibited inside the Doge's Palace.

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Season : April 07, 2014 to April 30, 2014

Price per adult $87.97 $70.38
Price per child $80.88 $64.70
Departs Monday Thursday Saturday Sunday at 08:30
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Price per adult $87.97 $70.38
Price per child $64.70
Departs daily at 09:00
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MUSTAFA A., Saudi Arabia
We enjoyed toooo much .. very interesting palace with too much secret itineraries and information ..

Fred S., USA
The history of the palace and it's inner workings would have been missed without the tour. Those inner workings were the real meat of how the system worked in Venice. If you don't have that insight, you don't really know the political structure of Venice. Our guide was exceptionally good at explaining this concept.

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Meeting Point: At the foot of Ponte della Paglia
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"A very interesting tour that did a good job at going into the complexities of Venetian politics. I was pleased that I was the only one on the tour and they still ran it."


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Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries
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Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries
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Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries
Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries
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See areas of the Doge's Palace not normally open to the general public, like the cell from which Casanova escaped and the prison's torture chamber. We also include a visit of the rest of main areas of the Doge's Palace, giving you the opportunity to walk through the Bridge of Sighs - something not normally included on the Secret Itineraries tour.