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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  85 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Very interesting tour our guide gave us just enough information and kept our interest. Well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

It was very interesting seeing the behind the scenes rooms. Also after the tour it was funny hearing people who had not gone on the tour wondering aloud some questions that we had learned the answers to.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Directions for start point a little vague
Great tour of areas not accessible on just entry ticket
Good guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

must do tour if you want to see behind scenes-guide releases you into main exhibits aferwards

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Very interesting tour, unlike everything else we saw. Also good for children.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Excellent guide and interesting tour. Well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Extremely interesting and definitely worth doing. Loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Super guide, lots of interesting stories and very knowledgeable. group not too large

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Great way to skip the line. Highly recommended, a bargain for what you get.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Amazing- we had Alexandria as a guide, and she really brought the tour to life! Going behind the scenes in the palace was well worth the extra cost, and you are able to wander around the rest afterwards... it was a really hot day and you really got a sense of how people used to live, and what the prisoners went through we could barely tolerate the heat for an hour... imagine living in it!. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting more than just a brief view of Venice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was a fascinating tour and the tour guide was very informative and her English was very good too. It was a very hot day and some of the secret rooms are very small so I was pleased to have opted for the early start. Helpfully, the lady from Viator who welcomed us was also able to point us in the correct direction for the free Guardia di Finanza tour that I was also interested in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Fantastic place - guide very good - great stories!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Good guide who provided a lot of information. Please be aware that there are many, many steps to climb up and down

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This was an excellent tour. It was fascinating and made even more fascinating by our excellent guide. I learned so many things. The group size was perfect and we had plenty of time to see things and ask questions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Briliant behind the schenes tour. Guide was very good. Lots of steps to climb and tight spaces though.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Our guide was awesome! We saw many great things in the palace, including secret passageways.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

We didn't know what to expect, but found his tour very interesting and worthwhile. Elena was our guide, and she made what could have been quite dry history come alive in an amusing way. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very interesting but go early to avoid the heat. Some of the passageways are warm to say the least. Tour guide was amusing and very informative. A few stairs to navigate but overall a brilliant tour. Do it !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

I would defiantly recommend this in anyone interested in learning more about the history of the Doge's and life in the palace. We were able to go thru many different secret passageways and see the rooms where Casanova was kept as well as the torture chamber. Afterward we were able to walk thru the Palace and prison on our own. We had a fantastic guide who really knew her history and could tell how much she loved sharing it with us!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

the guild was very good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Excellent guide, even though their second language was french, her english was perfect. Very informative and engaging, good sense of humour. Tour company was very organised and professional. Would recommend this tour to a first time visitor or to anyone wanting to discover more about the Doge's Palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour. Very informative. Worth it. Got to walk across the Bridge of Sighs!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour is amazing!!
You will visit the palace from a different perspective
Secret passages, secret doors, prision, attic and lots of history!
Elena our guide was awesome.
She explainned everithing so vivid and intense.
She expanded all information beyond the palace and involved the city history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Well worth the extra money to skip the line and enter the Palace first thing ahead of the lines that form outside. You enter and go straight to the secret prisons and rooms of the Palace that aren't accessible to the public. We had a fantastic guide Eleanor who was witty and incredibly knowledgeable and after spending about an hour and thirty minutes on the guided tour we were then free to wonder off and explore the rest of the Palace at our own pace! You don't need the audio guide as the information boards throughout the palace are very informative,

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