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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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Delve into the glorious history of Venice on a guided visit to the Doge's Palace led by an expert and access 3 St. Mark's Square museums on your own!

Highlights

  • Skip the long ticketing lines and embark on an hour-long tour of the Doge's Palace with your professional and friendly guide.

  • Get to know rare-known secrets about the 14th century palace from an expert guide in your preferred language. Take pictures of the ornate design and architecture of this marvel.

  • Your ticket also gives you access to the 3 museums in St. Mark's Square!

  • Visit the Museo Correr, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marcianaso on your own at a leisurely pace.

  • Opt for the Mysteries and Secrets tour of Doge's Palace if you want to explore hidden chambers and uncover conspiracies.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry

  • English, German, French, Spanish or Italian-speaking guide

  • Access to Museo Correr

  • Access to Archaeological Museum

  • Access to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana

  • Express 'mysteries and secrets' guided tour of Doge's Palace (optional)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, France, United Kingdom and over 13 countries have loved this experience
Marissa Jennings

Marissa

5/5

May, 2024

The tour guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. Doges Palave is stunning. Well timed and headsets that worked well. Also before your a cool VR experience about the history of the Palace
Ariane Barnes

Ariane

5/5

May, 2024

Instructions as to where to meet were accurate (unlike other tour operators!) . Everything was clearly explained. We had a great guide who gave us all the history, dates and some historical gossip. It was informative without being boring and just the right length at an hour. Def recommend
Emmanuelle Aboulker

Emmanuelle

3/5

May, 2024

An interesting tour with a guide who was attentive to the group, but who didn't seem very enthusiastic and wasn't always very clear. It took a lot of concentration to follow her thread, and our children quickly lost interest despite the beauty and interest of the visit. Great to have a line cutter.
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Laurent Fradin

Laurent

5/5

May, 2024

No waiting and an inexhaustible guide on the history and stories of the Doges' palace, always placed in its historical context. Very instructive, including on the architectural foundations and building principles of La Serenissima! Perfect
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Esther Grigo

Esther

5/5

Apr, 2024

Our tour guide showed and explained the Doge's Palace to us with a great deal of knowledge and passion. She is a real treasure. Liquidly reported, it was an incredibly exciting experience. Gladly again!
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Reimagine Doge's Palace

Bypass the ticketing lines in front of the Doge's Palace and go directly to a security check with your direct access ticket. Once you gain entry, your guide will help you navigate through this Venetian wonder. The seat of Venice's political power for hundreds of years, it was the place from which the Duke and his closest council members governed this 1000-year-old republic. You will get to relive this history with your guide as you walk through the halls of power and you will quickly discover that the Palazzo Ducale has lost none of its splendor over the years. Marvel at the golden staircase and the exquisite detail that gives it life, as well as the works of several artists that adorn the rest of the Palace, all depicting Venetian life in one way or another in breathtaking detail. Your guide will provide you with incredible facts and tales of those who once ruled Venice, making this tour a highlight of your visit to La Serenissima!

Museums of St. Mark's Square

After you tour the Palace, your guide will leave you to continue exploring Venice's rich history on your own by visiting the 3 museums in St. Mark's Square. You can start by visiting the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana, the walls of which are decorated by works of art created by masters like Titian and Veronese. The Archaeological Museum is home to a collection of Greek and Roman sculptures, objects, and artifacts, as well as Egyptian, Babylonian, and Assyrian antiquities. In contrast, the Museo Correr holds perhaps the most modern collection of art, poised between the Procuratie Vecchie and the Procuratie Nuove, in the perfect position to usher in a new era in Italian history.

If you choose the Mysteries and secrets package, your guide will give you a tour of Doge's Palace showing hidden chambers and painting a vivid picture of how the aristocracy colluded to overthrow the Doge in 1310 among other stories.

What's not allowed

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.

Accessibility

  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not accessible by wheelchair and pram/stroller.

  • Ramps and elevators are available at the venue for easy access.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • For the other 3 museums at St. Mark's Square, you can tap your barcode embedded electronic mobile voucher at the reader located near the entrance of each attraction.

  • If you have purchased reduced price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid Student IDs.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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