Doge's Palace Private Tour With A Local Guide - Venice

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Every day at 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 4 pm
  • Departure Details :
    St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


During this private tour, you will explore with your local private guide paintings, marbled rooms, and architecture pearls, in the rooms of the Palace, where the Doge and his Council controlled a thousand-year-old republic.

Your local and friendly guide will show you the different halls of the Palace, taking you back in time to the first years of the Renaissance. You will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.

This private tour is tailored-made just for you. Be ready to live a completely custom-made experience in one of the most enchanting cities in the world.

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The Doge's palace (Palazzo Ducale) represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. 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. Youll live it together with a guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries.

Youll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of 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! The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to enter without waiting. Audio-receiver devices are included in case of a private group over 10 people.

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


2-hour private tour

Friendly and local guide

Skip-the line-access at the Doge's Palace

Headphones (for groups of more than 5 people)

Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace


Secret itineraries tour

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

This tour is partly accessible: although most of the palace is accessible, the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armoury are not

This is a private tour for a group of up to 10 guests

Skip-the-line tickets allow you to skip the line at the ticket purchasing counter. However, everyone must pass through the newly imposed security checks. Waiting times depend on the number of people present

For security reasons sacks, bags or backpacks are not allowed inside Doges Palace

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

All participants aged 12+ must present ID and either: proof of full vaccination or first vaccination given at least 15d ago,proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, ornegative test taken no more than 48h before the activity.No refund is due if entry is denied for non-compliance.