The Doge's Palace, Old Royal Palace And The Grand Canal By Gondola (skip The Line) - Venice

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  • Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Please be at the meeting points 15 minutes before the departure times.  From April until 31st October 2018:, Doge’s Palace guided tour starts at 2.15 PM and ends at 3.15 PM Grand Canal by gondola.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Doge Palace Tour: St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower near the exchange office (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you with a signboard in which is written “TOUR.. read more
  • Return Details :
    St. Mark’s Area
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


A guided tour of 1 hour to discover the magnificent Doges Palace with its marvelous rooms decorated by the most famous artists of the past! After this amazing visit you will enjoy a romantic promenade by gondola through the Grand Canal and the most charming minor canals!With the same ticket you will be able to visit by yourself the marvelous palaces in St. Marks Square An unforgettable experience to make you live Venice in a unique way!

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An unforgettable tour not to be missed! The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of Venetian political power.  Youll experience with a qualified and experienced guide who will show you the halls of power, plunging you into a very special setting: the European Middle Ages and the centuries immediately following. Youll be surprised at the rich details of the gold staircase, at 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.

The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to enter without waiting.  Entrance ticket also gives you access to the following palaces around St. Marks Square that you may visit by yourself: Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. You will discover the way of life for the Venetians, with paintings, libraries, old coinage, and sculptures. You will also have the opportunity to visit the area built by Napoleon and the rooms restored for Sissi, the Empress of Austria.

Later, a promenade by gondola that will take you along the canals of Venice, one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Enjoy the cruise through the citys most secluded waterways passing under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal.

During your pleasant ride, you will admire Desdemonas House and Mozarts House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) De le Ostreghe leading into the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace. When you reach the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of S. Giorgios Island, Saint Marks with its Bell-tower and Doges Palace.


  • Skip the Line: Doges Palace shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Entrance ticket valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Marks Square (Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people for the Doges Palace.
  • Skip the line 30 minutes shared gondola ride
  • Multilingual assistance for embarkation
  • Map with description of the palaces you admire during the tour.


  • - Hotel pick up - Guided tour of Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Doges Palace, the storage service is free of charge.

Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guest's weight

Comfortable shoes suggested

Mobile vouchers accepted

Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.

The tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)

You will receive the QR code to active the mobile app by e-mail at the moment of reservation. Please download the app before to start the tour.

Please pay attention Our App, is totally independent from viatori's app. On your device will appear Pop Guide icon.

From April to 31th October: Doges Palace guided tour starts at 2:15 PM and ends at 3:15 PM - Grand Canal by gondola starts at 3:45 PM and ends at 4:30 PM 

From 1st November to 31 March: the Doge's Palace tour is at 10:45 AM and the gondola ride is at 4:00 PM 

Between the two activities there a is a gap of about 4 hours

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