Skip The Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour In Venice

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Embark on a 1-hour guided tour of one of the most impressive landmarks in Venice: the Doge's Palace. Visit this former residenceof the Doge of Venice, and explore what was once the centerof the Venetian Republic's political rulings andpublic administration. Enjoy skip-the-line access and head straight indoors to take in its many features including gold staircases and exquisite examples ofByzantine architecture. Your guide's expert commentary made easily to hear through use of an audio headset will transport you back in time.


  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide

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Join your guide and group of fellow travelers in front of the Doges Palace, an impressive Venetian Gothic-style palace and one of the citys most important landmarks.

Bypass the crowds and make your way indoors for an educational and enlightening 1-hour tour, in which youll learn how this building that once greeted all ships making their way toward La Serenissima also served as the heart of the Venetian Republic's political rulings andpublic administration for centuries.

Enjoy your guides expert commentary as you walk its halls, marvel at its gold staircases, and admire works of art by Italian painters like Veronese and Tintoretto. Take note of the palaces Byzantine and Orient architectural styles as you explore its grounds.

While crossing the 17th-century Bridge of Sighs connecting the palaces new prison and interrogation rooms youll sense what prisoners must have felt savoring their last glimpse of freedom as they made their way toward their cells.

Your tour includes an audio headset to make it easier to hear your guide.

Inclusions for Skip The Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour In Venice

  • Experienced local guide
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • All entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Exclusions for Skip The Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour In Venice

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

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No refund will be given for no shows or late arrivals. The tour will take place rain or shine, though may be cancelled if tides are exceptionally high. In this case we'll provide a full refund 

Due to increased safety measures, security checkpoints will have a short wait 

From 1st Novembre to 31st March this tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Wheelchair partially accessible, due to structural reasons some areas of the Doge's Palace are not accessible, so the tour may be limited. If assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • After a bit of concern that this wasnt going to take place as the organisers were late setting up, things proceeded smoothly. We were a fairly large group but with the audio earpieces could hear the guide very well. Our guide, Catarina, was knowledgeable with a very good sense of humour. She gave us lots of information about what we were seeing, with quirky facts thrown in to amuse us. The Doges Palace is amazing. The starkness of the prison and crossing the Bridge of Sighs after the splendours of the Palace was thought provoking. A good tour.

  • The tour was very good. Felt a little rushed at times. There was so much to see. The guide was very informative.

  • Conflict forced us to miss this tour

  • We did indeed skip a long line. Had to wait maybe 20 seconds. The guide was very interesting and imparted a lot of good information.
    Will do again.

  • Skipping the line made the tour worth it in my opinion. Venice is extremely busy in July and I wouldn't have seen the palace otherwise.

  • It was easy to find the meeting location. Way too many people in the group. Guide gave basic information and at time difficult to understand the English with his accent.

  • A must see, Excellent guide,

  • This place is just amazing. Adjoining the Basilica, it takes your breath away. Everything about Venice is magical but this tour was spectacular. The tour guide spoke perfect English and made the tour even more interesting with her humour. Crossing the Bridge of Sighs was an unexpected treat as well. If you get a chance to do this tour, do it, you will not regret it.

  • We were told to meet at a certain point in St Marks Square, an extremely busy place with thousands of people and loads of queues in different areas. Our tour team didn't arrive until exactly the time we were told to be there. Now like most people we arrived 5/10 minutes early and there was absolutely no sign of our tour reps etc. There was a tour rep from Viator who was actually waiting to take someone on another tour and he told me that our reps would be here soon. Once they arrived we were kitted up and then guided through the throngs and into the Palace. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent tour in perfect English. It was all very interesting but we only saw a fraction of the Palace, but at least we did go over the Bridge of Sighs and the dungeons. There is another tour showing the Secret Passages etc. which we'd like to do another time. I would advise you take the tour that covers St Marks Bassilica which is next door because of the two I thought the Bassilica the most impressive.

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