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clock-o60 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

If it’s your first time in Venice, the Doges Palace is probably top of your must-see list, and this 1-hour Doges Palace tour ensures you make the most of your time. Avoid the queues with skip-the-line entrance, walk across the iconic Bridge of Sighs, marvel at the Golden Staircase, and admire art masterpieces by Tintoretto and Titian.
  • 1-hour Doges Palace walking tour in Venice
  • Dodge the crowds with skip-the-line entrance to the Doges Palace
  • Marvel at the Golden Staircase and Bridge of Sighs on a walking tour of Doges Palace
  • Admire magnificent artworks by artists such as Tintoretto and Titian
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Venice or those short on time
Meet your guide in St. Mark's Square and take the time to admire the Venetian-Gothic façade of Doges Palace before setting off on your walking tour. Use your skip-the-line tickets to head straight inside and follow your guide around the magnificent interiors.

As you stroll around the grand halls, learn about the fascinating history of the palace, once the home of the Dukes of Venice, and the center of Venetian political power. Along the way, marvel at architectural highlights such as the Golden Staircase; walk across the iconic Bridge of Sighs; and peek into the little-visited prisons. Don’t miss out on the palace’s impressive art collection too, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese.

After an hour-long walking tour of the palace, bid your guide farewell, and continue exploring the monuments of St Mark’s Square independently.

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r
, Jul 2018

My family's tour of the Doge's Palace was excellent and well worth the time and money. Our tour was organized promptly, but there was a 15 minute delay getting in the building. Of course without the tour the wait would have been much longer.

Our guide was pleasant and very knowledgeable. The headphones worked well.

The building itself is amazing in its architecture, preservation, size and scope. You have to keep reminding yourself that this was built so many years ago with no power tools and no construction equipment. One cautionary note about the number of steps would have been appreciated. This tour is a challenge for persons who cannot climb steps.

Overall, a good choice from among the many available.

C
, Dec 2017

Great tour and tour guide. Must do in Venice.

C
, May 2017

Very interesting introduction to Venice through a tour of the Doges Palace. If we had just walked through the palace without the narrative we would have missed so much!

E
, Feb 2017

The tour itself was fascinating and the guide was superb...the headsets need updating though as it was heard to hear at times.


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