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

Overview

Skip the line for entrance to one of the most important symbols of Venice, the Doge's Palace, during this 1-hour guided tour. Walk through the impressive structure, once the first sight greeting ships coming in from the lagoon, full of gold staircases and paintings by masters like Tintoretto and Veronese. Admire examples of Byzantine and Oriental architecture as you listen to your guide's commentary on an included headset. Entrance fees included.
  • 1-hour tour of the Doge's Palace
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • View eclectic architecture and important Italian masterworks
  • Learn about the history of the rulers of the Most Serene Republic
  • Audio headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • All entrance fees included
Meet your guide at the entrance to the Doge's Palace, where you can skip the line for express entrance. Don your provided audio headset to hear your guide clearly and embark on a 1-hour educational tour of one of Venice's most important buildings. 

The Doge's Palace, an architectural masterpiece marrying Byzantine and Oriental styles, once greeted all ships entering the lagoon. Listen to your guide's commentary outlining the role of the building in the Duke's reign over the Republic of Serenissima. Today, this impressive building still represents the seat of Venetian political power. 

Go back in time as you walk through the lavish rooms, up the gilded staircases and by important masterpieces by Veronese, Tintoretto and other artists of the time. Imagine the suffering of Venetian convicts as they crossed the Bridge of Sighs toward their imprisonment. 

Your tour concludes at its departure point after 1 hour.

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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a
, Apr 2018

Left late so a bit rushed. Very informative guide.

S
, Nov 2017

After a bit of concern that this wasnt going to take place as the organisers were late setting up, things proceeded smoothly. We were a fairly large group but with the audio earpieces could hear the guide very well. Our guide, Catarina, was knowledgeable with a very good sense of humour. She gave us lots of information about what we were seeing, with quirky facts thrown in to amuse us. The Doges Palace is amazing. The starkness of the prison and crossing the Bridge of Sighs after the splendours of the Palace was thought provoking. A good tour.

j
, Sep 2017

The tour was very good. Felt a little rushed at times. There was so much to see. The guide was very informative.

c
, Aug 2017

Conflict forced us to miss this tour

G
, Aug 2017

We did indeed skip a long line. Had to wait maybe 20 seconds. The guide was very interesting and imparted a lot of good information.
Will do again.

c
, Jul 2017

Skipping the line made the tour worth it in my opinion. Venice is extremely busy in July and I wouldn't have seen the palace otherwise.

b
, Jul 2017

It was easy to find the meeting location. Way too many people in the group. Guide gave basic information and at time difficult to understand the English with his accent.

F
, Apr 2017

A must see, Excellent guide,

P
, Mar 2017

This place is just amazing. Adjoining the Basilica, it takes your breath away. Everything about Venice is magical but this tour was spectacular. The tour guide spoke perfect English and made the tour even more interesting with her humour. Crossing the Bridge of Sighs was an unexpected treat as well. If you get a chance to do this tour, do it, you will not regret it.

C
, Mar 2017

We were told to meet at a certain point in St Marks Square, an extremely busy place with thousands of people and loads of queues in different areas. Our tour team didn't arrive until exactly the time we were told to be there. Now like most people we arrived 5/10 minutes early and there was absolutely no sign of our tour reps etc. There was a tour rep from Viator who was actually waiting to take someone on another tour and he told me that our reps would be here soon. Once they arrived we were kitted up and then guided through the throngs and into the Palace. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent tour in perfect English. It was all very interesting but we only saw a fraction of the Palace, but at least we did go over the Bridge of Sighs and the dungeons. There is another tour showing the Secret Passages etc. which we'd like to do another time. I would advise you take the tour that covers St Marks Bassilica which is next door because of the two I thought the Bassilica the most impressive.


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