great tour seeing behind the walls and the guide was fantastic.
The tour was very informative and enjoyable. The tour guide spoke very good English. Venetian history came alive, adding depth to our experience. The only negative to mention is what we judged to be the extremely high cost of this tour, compared to many other tours taken in Italy.
Very informative tour.
The guide, Roberta was knowledgeable and spoke perfect English.
This tour was excellent. Guide knew a lot and spoke fantastically. Highly recommend
The perfect introduction to this must-see slice of Venetian history. Priority access, and behind the scenes access puts the opulence of other areas of the palace in perspective. Good guide, good group size and access to the rest of the palace when the tour finishes. Plenty of stairs to climb during this tour, so worth noting for mobility access if considering this option. Overall, excellent and if you only see this palace once then this is the way to do it.
I had read that The Secret Itineraries Tour is the way to go since we got to go explore the hidden chambers of the prison and it was so interesting! I am glad we did this tour since our guide was excellent and she gave us interesting history and spoke good English. I would have liked to have gotten a walking history of the Doge's palace as well during this tour as we were left to go explore it on our own after the Prison tour. I really wasn't aware of this and would next time make sure I included that with this tour and do both. The Doge's palace was truly gorgeous and a must see while in Venice! We were blown away by the beauty. Venice truly is a gorgeous city!
Very interesting tour that takes you to see the prisons, torture and and offices of the officials at the time. The guide was very informative, explaining how the government was run to resist corruption and why it was designed the way it was. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Mark D Australia
Excellent and extremely informative tour, highly recommended
It was well-organized. We started and ended on time. Our guide was very well-informed.
I have been to the palace itself before but this tour showed us parts that we don't usually see and gave us a whole new insight as to how the Venice system of government worked. Also a real contrast to the sumptuous rooms of the main palace. The guide was really good and explained things well in excellent English. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the parts which are not in the guide book.
Always nice to go to a place like this before the crowds. And to go behind the scenes always makes it extra special. Our guide told intriguing stories that totally transported you back to Venice of old. The Palace is fascinating and the artwork is incredible. This can all be seen after the tour. It's the prison cells and the stories that made this tour worthwhile.
Great tour. Aga was an amazing guide as she was fun and informative. Loved her and the tour.
This tour was amazing....our guide was wonderful and so informative. You learn so much about the Venetian history with just this tour. I highly recommend this tour and the skip the line is the only way to go!
No lines, no waiting. Our guide was very informative. It was great to be in a small group and see behind the scenes.
Really great tour, the guide was exceptional, funny knowledgable and very likeable she bought the whole palace to life for us my husband thought she should be on the stage she was so entertaining, really good use of our holiday money,very enjoyable.
Loved this tour! Aga was a fantastic guide! Very knowledgeable and she has an excellent sense of humour and had a good rapport with the group. The tour was extensive and detailed and you get to see areas of the Doge's Palace you would not see otherwise! Really enjoyed this and would highly recommend!
What a magnificent palace. Our tour guide was so much fun and really knew her stuff. I stayed towards the back of the group so I could take my time taking pictures. It was amazing and well worth your time. I went in July 2016
Cannot recommend more highly. This is an amazing tour of an amazine piece of history that most do not know anything about! The skip the line is well worth it, and our guide was wonderful.
Excellent tour! The guide was excellent and made the tour really interesting. I would recommend this tour, and the guide.
We were so glad that we booked this tour as our guide was fun and knowledgeable. There were plenty of steps though!
We were recommended to take this tour by friends and very glad we did - it was excellent! The tour offers insights that you would never get by simply taking a walk through the Doge's palace. Staff were excellent - our guide Allesandra ? was pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful with questions. For future clients it may be useful to alert them when booking that the tour involves many stairs and moving through some confined spaces.
I would only see the Palace with this tour. You see all the interesting bits and get all the background stories.
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