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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.

Highlights

  • 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

stian.e.eriksen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour, with a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide.

Geraldine E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A must see.

Mr e b r B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent guide and very interesting place

Matthew B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great guide

paula b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour guide was wonderful! Very full of information and you could tell that he really enjoyed his job and giving the tour. Loved his enthusiasm and knowledge.

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A worthwhile trip with a guide who made the whole thing very interesting

shawna P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The skip the line was nice! There was so much detail to Doge's Palace, we are glad we got to see it.

Kiran A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Quite informative and helps to take in all the beauty and history with context. Recommend it.

David M J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Knowledgeable guide described the history and features of the Palace, a beautiful landmark of the city. I took this tour before the St. Mark's walking tour and enjoyed a fine introduction to Venice.

CARLOS C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Mirko is a very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended

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