“Excellent tour guide (sorry didn't catch her name). Lots of interesting history. Superb paintings and wood carvings. A good display of weaponery. Walked over the bridge of sighs and into to prison. Well worth it - highly recommend. ...Diane D., United Kingdom – See more reviews
What To Expect
Together with one of our expert licensed guides - equipped with headphones - you'll explore the lavishly decorated chambers of the Doge's palace to learn how a small community of fishermen created one of the most liberal states in Europe. Learn about the Venetian unique form of government, the role of the Doge, of the different councils and, among them, the notorious Council of Ten created to maintain the security of the State.
Your guide will tell you about the architecture of the Doge's palace that exemplifies the extraordinary Venetian Gothic style and you will enjoy detailed discussions on the fabulous works of art created by some of Venice's most celebrated artists. You'll visit the elegant Doge's apartment and the magnificent institutional chambers.
At the end of the tour cross the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Prison! Learn why the bridge was given this nickname and how prisoners lived in the prisons of the Republic.
Cross the Bridge of Sighs
Visit the Prison
Learn about the Venetian Unique Political Institutions
Learn about the Council of Ten
Highly qualified guide
Headphones (if group exceeds 9 people)
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children below 6 years old are free of charge.
This tour has a 5 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
This tour can accommodate a maximum of 25 guests.
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