Doge's Palace Skip the Line Ticket and Guided Tour

It was good to do the tour. . . as expected, you meet as a group, you get headsets, you walk through, and the guide explains things. It was good in that there were interesting things to hear eg the use of the Venetian Mask and Napoleon destroying the Venetian Lion images etc, and the building is very beautiful. ...Leeanne M., Australia – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Explore the Doge's Palace and take advantage of the priority access to the most visited attraction in Venice. Hear all about the history and function of the palace from an expert local guide and relive the Middle Ages of Venice as you stroll through the lavishly decorated rooms, golden staircases and walk on the Bridge of Sights to the infamous prison.

Highlights

  • Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace and save time

  • 1 hour guided tour with an expert guide

  • Walk on the Bridge of Sights and see the medieval prison

  • Learn who the doges were and what their role was in the history of Venice

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Venice
Departs From:
Venice
Meeting Point:
Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square (near YEX Exchange Office)
Duration:
1 hour
Availability:
daily at 10:45 AM
Product Code:
7087
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Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

The Doge's Palace represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In these splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year old republic. You'll live it together with a guide who will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries.

You'll be surprised with the rich details of the gold staircase and the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building. You will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed!

After the visit, a free coupon for a visit to a Murano glass factory will be given. Get to discover one of the Venetian greatest arts. Please note this is a free of charge optional trip by a private boat to Murano Island (generally scheduled from 2PM to 4PM) and it is not a part of the tour. Be aware that this optional visit could take longer than the scheduled time and that it is not recommend to participate if you have other reservation scheduled on the same day.

Entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace is valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark's Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).

Includes

  • Guided tour

  • Entrance fee to the Doge's Palace

  • Audio receiver device*

  • Optional trip to Murano Island**

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Available Languages

April to October Schedule (Summer)

  • Morning departure: English, German, French, Spanish daily / Italian every Saturday only (visit can be bilingual)

  • Afternoon departure is in English only

November to March Schedule (Winter)

  • English: daily

  • German: Monday and Friday

  • French: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

  • Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday (the visit can be bilingual)

Please Note

  • *For groups of 10 or more people

  • **The optional trip to Murano Island will take another two hours.

  • Morning departures and afternoon departures will meet at the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.

  • We recommend you wear comfortable shoes.

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.

  • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside Doge's Palace.

  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.

  • The tour does not operate during religious holidays and in cases of exceptional high tide and bad weather.

  • This tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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