Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries: Guided Tour with Skip The Line Tickets

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Explore the restricted areas and mysterious places in Venice's most prominent attraction, the Doge's Palace.

Description

Enter the secret rooms and chambers of the Palace where the superior works of the administration was carried out.

Operating Hours

  • Italian 9:30, 11:10

  • English: 9:55, 10:45, 11:35

  • French: 10:20, 12:00 noon

  • The 10:45 visit is not available in August

This product requires booking at least 2 business days in advance.

  • Bookings cannot be modified, cancelled and is non-refundable.

  • You must bring at least 2 valid identity documents (driver's license, passport, photo id cards - only originals are accepted).

  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

  • The Secret Itineraries, the Prisons and Armory are not wheelchair-accessible. They are also not suitable for pregnant women. All visitors must be over 6 years.

PLEASE NOTE DESC:

  • Special discount tickets are available for Children (E.U. and non E.U.) ages 6 to 14; Escorts (max. 2) for groups of children, Students (E.U. and non E.U.) ages 15 to 29 (with valid student ID), Escorts (max. 2) for groups of children or students, E.U. and non E.U. citizens over 65, Staff of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Holders of the Rolling Venice Card, Holders of the Venice Card Orange, Residents of Venice, ICOM members, Holders of the combined ticket to the Museums of St. Mark's Square and Holders of the Museum Pass issued by the Musei Civici Veneziani. Please inquire.

You will be asked to show a valid I.D. at the museum entrance.

  • Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are due for any kind of ticket and for free admission days.

Includes

  • Skip the line ticket to the Doge's Palace

  • English-speaking guide
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Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries: Guided Tour with Skip The Line Tickets

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Inclusions: Skip the line ticket to the Doge's Palace / English-speaking guide

I got the tickets for the tour at almost 30% off the price I would pay on the ticket desk. What was odd, though, was the numerous questions I got to answer about my contacts - including flight number of the plane that I will use to get there, name and phone of the venue I am staying at, etc. This was quite unusual and I am not sure why it's needed.

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Schedule

Starting time: 10:00 - 11:45 (Show more)
  • 09:30

    Check in at Doge's Palace Ticket Office

  • 10:00

    Start of the Secret Itinerary Guided Tour

    Explore the Secret Itineraries, usually not included in the standard ticket to the Doge's Palace. Learn about the dark history of the palace. See it's torture chambers, prison where Giacomo Casanova was held and walk through the secret passages and halls.

  • 11:15

    End of the Guided Tour

  • Explore at Your Leisure

    The Doge’s Palace was the seat of Venice government for centuries. As well as being the home of the Doge (the elected ruler of Venice) it was the venue for its law courts, its civil administration and bureaucracy and — until its relocation across the Bridge of Sighs — the city jail.

  • Doge's Palace

    A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions.

  • End

    Leave at the Time of Your Choosing

  • 10:15

    Check in at Doge's Palace Ticket Office

  • 10:45

    Start of the Secret Itinerary Guided Tour

    Explore the Secret Itineraries, usually not included in the standard ticket to the Doge's Palace. Learn about the dark history of the palace. See it's torture chambers, prison where Giacomo Casanova was held and walk through the secret passages and halls.

  • 12:00

    End of the Guided Tour

  • Explore at Your Leisure

    The Doge’s Palace was the seat of Venice government for centuries. As well as being the home of the Doge (the elected ruler of Venice) it was the venue for its law courts, its civil administration and bureaucracy and — until its relocation across the Bridge of Sighs — the city jail.

  • Doge's Palace

    A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions.

  • End

    Leave at the Time of Your Choosing

  • 11:15

    Check in at Doge's Palace Ticket Office

  • 11:45

    Start of the Secret Itinerary Guided Tour

    Explore the Secret Itineraries, usually not included in the standard ticket to the Doge's Palace. Learn about the dark history of the palace. See it's torture chambers, prison where Giacomo Casanova was held and walk through the secret passages and halls.

  • 13:00

    End of the Guided Tour

  • Explore at Your Leisure

    The Doge’s Palace was the seat of Venice government for centuries. As well as being the home of the Doge (the elected ruler of Venice) it was the venue for its law courts, its civil administration and bureaucracy and — until its relocation across the Bridge of Sighs — the city jail.

  • Doge's Palace

    A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions.

  • End

    Leave at the Time of Your Choosing

  • (For Check-In) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy) Time: 09:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy)

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy) Time: 09:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy)

  • (For Check-In) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy) Time: 10:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy)

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy) Time: 10:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy)

  • (For Check-In) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy) Time: 11:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy)

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy) Time: 11:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Doge's Palace (Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco, 1 30124 Venezia VE Italy)

Price & Options

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; the venue automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out.

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Please print the second official and approved voucher from the activity provider and bring it on the day of your tour.

  • Printed voucher by activity provider

  • A valid government-issued photo ID

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 25.

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Reviews

I got the tickets for the tour at almost 30% off the price I would pay on the ticket desk. What was odd, though, was the numerous ...questions I got to answer about my contacts - including flight number of the plane that I will use to get there, name and phone of the venue I am staying at, etc. This was quite unusual and I am not sure why it's needed. more

Vladislav

We booked the Secret Itineraries tour through Veltra. It was very easy and informative. It was easy to figure out which line we w...ere supposed to because the directions were simple. The tour was excellent. We had a very friendly guide —we could understand them pretty well. The tour is definitely worth doing when in Venice, and afterwards we stayed around to look at the other rooms not on the tour and took pictures. We loved hearing all the stories about Casanova and seeing Titian’s oil painting, the largest in the world was amazing. It is also convenient that you do not have to wait in the long line up outside especially in the heat right now. I loved all the facts and was just in awe. It is must to do this tour!

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Clarisse Ramos

The Doge’s Palace Secret Itineraries tour was very interesting. We went to the administrative offices, interrogation/torture room ...and also to the prison cells which include Casanova’s. We had a wonderful tour guide who told us a lot about the palace and its people. Doge’s palace is very rich in history, so hearing our tour guide’s stories made me understand and appreciate the role of the palace especially during the old times. What I liked most about the tour was being able to see the actual site where Casanova was imprisoned and then his route towards freedom. It was really interesting especially with the tour guide describing how Casanova escaped. After the guided tour, we were able to freely explore the palace on our own and take time to admire its beauty. Definitely a must when visiting Venice!! ☺ more

dora the explorer

If you wish to experience the shadowy side of Venice, then Doge’s Secret Itineraries will be an interesting tour for you. The tour... took us to the secret prisons, torture chambers, hidden passages, and administrative offices which looked like the deck of a ship. We were escorted by a very informative tour guide who explained how powerful men of Venice schemed, and where the fearsome secret police did their “interrogations” in these rooms. The most interesting part was the story of how the famous lover Casanova’s escaped from the attic prison inside the palace. The tour itself took around an hour and a half to cover the hidden areas, neither too short nor too long. Once the main Secret Itineraries tour has ended, we were free to explore the rest of the palace at our own pace. Be sure to check out the famous “Bridge of Sighs” where prisoners have one last glance at beautiful Venice before they are sent to jail. more

Mysticstaff

Our first problem was finding where to meet up. You need to proceed through to the audio office and into the square beyond where ...you will find the meeting point by the toilets.
What should have been a very interesting tour was ruined by the tour guide.
Our guide was totally uninterested and rushed us through everywhere, urging us into a tight crowd throughout. There was absolutely no possibility of photos as we were always crowded together and were treated like disobedient school children on an outing.
Although she asked if we had questions at certain spots she never gave satisfactory replies.

We were most disappointed.
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Athena

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