Castle & palace tours

Doge's Palace skip-the-line tour

based on 307 reviews
Availability: Every day
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit the Palazzo Ducale, avoiding entrance queues
  • Enter the Venetian prisons where Casanova was held prisoner
  • Admire the golden staircase and cross the famous Bridge of Sighs
What to expect

The Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) has represented the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. In its 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. Together with a guide, you'll discover the history of the European Middle Ages and the centuries immediately following, admiring the beautiful rooms along the way.

You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the golden staircase and the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who decorated this building. You will also have the opportunity to cross Bridge of Sighs and enter the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.

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What's included
  • Doge's Palace skip-the-line tour
  • Earphones for groups of over 10 people
What's not included
  • Tour of the secret passageways
Reduced price
  • Children (0-5 years): free
Where

St Mark's Square, 146, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of the Yex Change Office next to the Clock Tower in St Mark's Square. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starting time.

What to remember
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or backpacks are not allowed inside Doge’s Palace
  • Due to newly imposed security checks, you may have to wait in queues even with your skip-the-line tickets
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When
  • Every day at 10.45am
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Provider
Gray Line Venice
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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