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Small group Doge's Palace tour

Availability: Consult calendar
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
SKIP THE LINE
Do this because
  • Visit the buildings that were once the residence of the Doge of Venice
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doge's Palace and prisons
  • Learn about the unique Venetian political institution and the Council of Ten
What to expect

A full 2-hour Venice walking tour of the Doge's Palace in Venice should be an absolute must for anyone visiting Venice. The most important building in Venice is the key for understanding the city and its inimitable form and longevity.

Within its walls, the city's form of government was as unique as the city itself, and during this captivating tour of the Doge's Palace, you'll learn all about the inner workings of the brain of Venice. Equipped with complimentary headphones, you'll be able to hear all the detailed commentary of your expert English-speaking guides, as they recount a fascinating story of the longest ever-running independent Republic in the history of the world.

Learn about the Venetian's unique form of government, the role of the Doge (the Duke of Venice) and the notorious Council of Ten, who were created to maintain the security of the State. Not to mention the notorious torture chambers and prisons reserved for enemies of the state. While housing all the institutions inside its chambers, that made Venice one of the most enlightened cities in the world, the Venetians themselves also adorned the Doge's Palace with fabulous works of Art that will be discussed during your tour.

Cross the Bridge of Sighs to see the prisons of the Doge's Palace. And of course, during your 2-hour tour, you'll discuss the architecture that went on to influence the rest of the city with its Byzantine-Gothic style of architecture, reflecting a city that neither belonged to the west or the east.

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What's included
  • Licensed expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Headphones
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Doge's Palace
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
Reduced price
  • Children (0-5): free
  • Children (6-12): reduced
Where

Sestiere di S. Marco, 312, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Meeting point:

At the entrance of the Royal Gardens on the waterfront of St. Mark's Square. From St. Mark's, facing the Basilica, turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns, facing the water, turn right and following the line of trees after 100 meters, you'll come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens, where we'll be waiting for you, holding a sign with Doge's Palace walk written on it

What to remember
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly for alternative routes suitable for you.
  • At times, Doge's Palace closes without notice. No refunds are available, as these events are beyond our control.
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When
  • 1st November 2017 - 12th November
    • Monday to Saturday at 9.00 am
  • 14th November - 20th December
    • Tuesday, Friday, Saturday at 1.00 pm
  • 21st December - 5th January 2018
    • Monday to Saturday at 1.00 pm
  • 1st February - 7th February
    • Tuesday, Saturday at 1.00 pm
  • 8th February - 13th February
    • Monday to Saturday at 1.00 pm
  • 14th - 11th March
    • Tuesday, Friday, Saturday at 1.00 pm
  • 12th March - 31st March
    • Daily at 9.00 am
  • 1st April - 31st October
    • Monday to Sunday at 9.00 am
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Provider
Avventure Bellissime
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 week, 1 day before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 4 days before, you can still receive a 50 % refund.

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