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Doge's Palace Guided Tour provided by Venetoinside

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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 08/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Lines can be long at the Doge’s Palace, home to the celebrated Bridge of Sighs. Escape the lines and see the highlights in record time on a tour ideal for anyone who loves history but has limited time in Venice. Besides the Bridge of Sighs and the prison where Casanova was once held, see art by Renaissance masters including Titian.
  • You'll start at
    Torre dell'Orologio
    Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.
    See address & details
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    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    The duration of the Doge's Palace tour in Venice will be about an hour, during which you can admire the Opera Museum, the Lodge Atrium, the famous Golden Staircase, the Institutional Chambers
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    Pass by
    Piazza San Marco
    Basilica di San Marco
    Campanile di San Marco
  • You'll end at
    Torre dell'Orologio
    Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.
    See address & details
  • Skip the lines at the Doge’s Palace, home to the rulers of Golden Age Venice
  • See the prison where Casanova was held and cross the Bridge of Sighs
  • See art by Renaissance masters including Titian and Tintoretto
  • Discover Venetian history, legends, and art from your local guide
What to Expect
Skip the lines to enter the Doge’s Palace, then meet your local guide. Travel back in time as you visit the lavish Doge’s Apartments, the spacious courtyards and, of course, the palace dungeons, which once housed the famous lover Casanova. See works by Renaissance masters, including Veronese, Titian, and Tintoretto, and discover the artistic and cultural background that inspired them. After the Opera Museum, the Giants’ Staircase, the Lodge Atrium, the Golden Staircase, and the Institutional Chambers, walk across one of Venice’s most famous landmarks, the Bridge of Sighs—so called for the convicts who journeyed across it into prison.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Giulia L wrote a review Jul 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
The tour was awesome, and Marco Busetto was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It lasted more than one two hours, and we were able to ask all the questions we could think of. The group was small (we were 7 overall), so it was very easy to follow and participate. I definitely
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Date of experience: July 2020
AC1 wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
We booked to see the Doge's Palace on a guided tour (skip the queue). The tour guide was very knowledgeable about all the incredible paintings and artists. A lot of information to take in, couldn't absorb all of it. (Might be a bit much for younger vistors). The tour included a
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Date of experience: November 2019
a mariana wrote a review Nov 2019
Lisbon, Portugal17 contributions6 helpful votes
A bit underwhelmed The reason for my classification is that when I look back I can only remember how awkward and rude our guide was. Personally, I was very excited for this visit. I'm a Fine Arts graduate so I'm naturally interested in all you can give me in a guided tour to a
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Date of experience: July 2019
Paul_Gabby wrote a review Sep 2019
Newcastle, Australia7 contributions5 helpful votes
Some tours to museums and churches won’t permit photos but this tour does. This tour also crosses the Bridge of Sighs. Staff are friendly and spoke English.
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Date of experience: September 2019
MallorcaFamily wrote a review Sep 2019
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
To see the building was impressive but I’m afraid the guide was droning on in monotone with no humour that was frankly boring, that at least half the tour , like us, drifted off to view the place on our own. Probably luck of the draw as the guy from same company we had for st
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Venetoinside, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Doge's Palace Guided Tour
Responded Sep 27, 2019
Dear MallorcaFamily, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you were not satisfied with the tone used by the guide during the explanation provided at the Doge’s Palace. In fact, all our licensed guides are carefully selected and communication skills are of course among the selecting criteria, so we were surprised to read you found her boring. Anyway, improvement in their approach is always possibile and desired, so we will take your opinion into account and will share it with them. On the other hand, we are pleased to hear you fully enjoyed the explanation of the guide in charge with the other tour you took in St. Mark’s Basilica! Kind Regards, Sara Zanardo
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