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Tour code: 2635DOGES
Experience the magnificence and mystery of the Doge’s Palace in Venice with this skip-the-line ticket. Head to the front of the queue with your guide, and then wander through the palace’s ornate public rooms as you learn the history of Venice’s powerful rulers. Admire magnificent interior artwork, including Renaissance masterpieces by painters Tintoretto and Veronese. Explore the palace’s darker side with a visit to the prison quarters and a walk across the notorious Bridge of Sighs.


  • 2-hour tour of the Doge’s Palace in Venice, led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Skip the long lines and enjoy fast-track admission to the magnificent Venetian-Gothic palace
  • Explore the beautiful public chambers and see Renaissance artwork by Tintoretto and Veronese
  • Learn about the dogs of Venice who ruled the republic with iron fists
  • Walk across the Bridge of Sighs and tour the New Prisons

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket and Tour

Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with Doges Palace

One of the architectural and cultural highlights of Venice, the Doge’s Palace was the seat of the Venetian Republic and its rulers for centuries. Meet your local guide at Venice’s Royal Gardens for a short walk to the palace in St Mark’s Square. Admire the magnificent Gothic exterior before heading to the front of the long queue with your skip-the-line ticket.

Wander through the palace’s awe-inspiring public rooms, decorated from floor to ceiling with gilded decor and elaborate murals. Admire masterpieces of Renaissance painting, including works by Tintoretto and the striking Juno Bestowing her Gifts on Venice by Veronese. As you explore, listen to your guide’s narration through provided headsets so all visitors can hear clearly.

See the Trial Chambers of the Council of Ten and learn about the powerful and secretive practices the mighty doges used to rule the Venetian Republic for centuries. Walk across the famous Bridge of Sighs that connects the palace to the adjoining New Prison complex, where convicts and enemies of the republic were confined. Walk in the footsteps of the condemned as you explore the foreboding hallways and cells of the prison. Your 2-hour tour concludes back outside the palace in the welcoming, open air of St Mark’s Square.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide was so knowledgeable and took lots of time to answer questions and point out interesting details. The palace was very interesting and beautiful. I and #39;d say this is a must-do in Venice!

Marsha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Enjoyed immensely

Anthony Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Another great tour and informative.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Barbara was awesome as a tour guide. She was informative, funny and engaging. Wonderful!

Victor S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very interesting and informative tour which took place on June 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.. Christina was our guide who was knowledgeable, charming and friendly. Per my opinion the ideal guide someone can imagine. Highly recommend this tour which was unforgettable. This was one of the highlights of my visit to Venice. I would certainly repeat this tour with the same guide Christina. Thank you, Christina!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

As with all of our Viator tours this one was excellent. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun

Ahmed E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Paul L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Thought the tour was interesting and tour guide was very informative


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was very informative. Excellent tour, amazing place

Barb United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We enjoyed our tour of Doge's Palace and the explanations given by Marco. We are so glad to have taken this early tour when it was less crowded. We were shocked at how very crowded it was outside when we finished our tour----in mid May! I cannot imagine what June will bring.

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