Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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
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What To Expect

Learn about the unique Venetian political institutions as you explore the chambers of the Doge Palace. Visit the elegant Doge's Apartment with its magnificent institutional chambers before crossing the Bridge of Sighs where you'll visit the Prison of the Republic.


  • - personal head set so you won`t miss a word of our expert and knowledgeable guide

  • - escape the crowds with priority entrance ticket

  • - discover all the secrets about Venetian ancient rulers and the works of some of best artists of the time

  • - Cross the bridge of sighs


Day Tours in Venice
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Meeting Point:
Entrance to the Royal Gardens
2 hours
daily at 9:00 AM
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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.

Tour Highlights

  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs

  • Visit the Prison

  • Learn about the Venetian Unique Political Institutions

  • Learn about the Council of Ten

  • See the Doge's Apartment


  • Highly qualified guide

  • Headphones (if group exceeds 9 people)

  • Skip the Line tickets to Doge's Palace


  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • 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.

  • The tour operates rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 9 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 5 to 8 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 4 days or less prior to date of activity.

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