• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Stephen E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Very interesting. Save time, skip the line!

dilos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent!

Ashley D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I cant recommend skip the line tours enough as the queues are long. This was very informative and very interesting.

PAUL M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our Doge's Palace tour was amazing. Our guide Francesca was awesome. This tour should not be missed.

James Bell United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful Tour.

Malcolm H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The Doge Palace and the Bridge of Sighs was an amazing experience and our guide was fantastic as we strolled around this wonder

Sharon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very nice tour but group was too large. We had 24 and there were a lot of personal issues within the group that took away from flow of tour!

Christine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Francesca was our informative and excellent guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.Skip the line is a must for all those people who don't want to be queuing for a long time.

Janet A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was amazing and our guide very informative. We had the opportunity to remain after thee tour to soend more time if we wanted.

Laura M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful! our guide was excellent. Very good English and very knowledgable. I loved the pace too. not too fast since I had my elderly parents with me.

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