Doge's Palace Guided Tour - Venice

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    April 1 to October 31, 2016: 11:15am or 2:15pm , November 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017: 10:45 am, April 1 to October 31, 2017: 10:45am or 2:15pm,
  • Departure Details :
    Venice
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Skip the line at the Doges Palace, and discover the center of the political power of Venice during its golden age. On this 1-hour tour, admire masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto, and see richly decorated rooms, sumptuous sculptures, and decorative elements. Accompanied by a guide, you'll become immersed in the fascinating history of Venice as you cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and visit the dungeons where Giacomo Casanova was imprisoned. Select a departure time when booking.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

Start your tour inside Doge's Palace, enjoying skip-the-line access. Your guide will introduce you to the palace, making you feel as though you've stepped back into Venice's past.

The palace, built in Venetian Gothic style, was the dwelling of the Doge, the supreme authority of the Venice Republic. As you walk through one of the most important places in the city's history, learn about what the golden age of Venice was like. You'll visit the lavish Doge's Apartments with their decorated rooms, the spacious enclosed courtyards, and the palace dungeons. Your guide also shows you works by Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto while you explore.

Admire the Opera Museum, with a sort of allegorical speech engraved on the stone, and visit the ancient entrance of the palace, the Giants' Staircase with the two statues of Mars and Neptune, the Lodge Atrium, the Golden Staircase with the marble statues of Atlas and Hercules, and the Institutional Chambers.

At the end of your tour, cross the Bridge of Sighs, which connects Doge's Palace to the prisons. The bridge was built in 1614, and its nickname refers sadly to the convicts who exhaled their last breath of freedom before reaching their place of imprisonment.

Inclusions

  • Guide
  • Admission to the Doges Palace

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before tour departure time

At the tour departure point, you will meet a representative who will check your voucher and give you information to do the tour

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no-show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher)

This is a group tour, which means there might be other participants on the tour with you

Please note: Due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistical problems resulting from it, it cannot be guaranteed that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that those with walking difficulties and wheelchair users might not be able to access some parts of the itinerary

From November 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016, the tour is bilingual (explanations are provided in two languages if the audience is mixed). English: daily; Spanish: Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays; French: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; German: Mondays, Fridays

From April 1 to October 31, 2016: English: daily; Spanish: daily; French: daily; German: daily; Italian: Saturdays