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Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice

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Venezia, Italy
Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered 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 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.
  • 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
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Professional guide in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Guaranteed to skip the long lines (summer)
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Entrance fee
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Torre dell'Orologio , P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    MORNING MEETING POINT: 15 min before in front of the clock tower (the blue one with the bell on top) next to the YEX change office in St. Mark's Square, Venice. Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign. Meeting point address: Piazza San Marco 125, 30124, Venice, Italy

  • Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1256 , Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1256, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    AFTERNOON MEETING POINT: 15 min before in front of the post office in Calle Larga Ascensione 1256, San Marco (behind the Correr Museum in Saint Mark's square). Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign.

  • 11:45 AM
    Carta Gate , P.za San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    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 (entrance fees included) 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 the tour of the palace, bid your guide farewell, and use your Doge's Palace ticket to explore the nearby museums such as Museo Correr and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana independently.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Piazza San Marco
    Meet your professional guide in Saint Mark's Square who will escort you into this magnificent palace, to visit the halls of power, and immerse yourself in medieval Europe, among hundreds of masterpieces. Dominating Saint Mark's Square, the heart of Venice, the Doge's Palace stands out for its size and its extraordinary structure, where Byzantine, European and Oriental architecture collide.
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Doge's Palace
    Immediately entering the Palace you will pass through the great courtyard and admire the wealth of detail on the famous Golden Staircase. Once inside the Palace, you will visit the halls where the Duke (Doge) and his Council controlled the fate of the Serene Republic, whilst surrounded by hundreds of artistic masterpieces and discover the political history of Venice and its people. You will be able to admire the paintings realised by some of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance, amongst them, the world's largest oil painting by Tintoretto.
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Ponte dei Sospiri
    Passing through the famous Bridge of Sighs, you will reach the new prisons. The bridge was given its name by the English poet Lord Byron, probably referring to the last breath of the prisoners, who had their last view of the lagoon and of Venice from the window of this bridge, before they were to be imprisoned. This guided tour concludes in the courtyard of the Doge's Palace. Here it will be possible for you to stay longer inside the Palace absorbing the history and mystery of days gone by.
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Museo Correr
    At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit on your own: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Saint Mark's square, opposite side of the Saint Mark's Basilica.
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Large bags or backpacks are NOT allowed
    • Children are free until 5 years old, from 6 they pay the full ticket (document required)
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Venice Events srl
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice?
    A:The policy on sanitization is:

    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    See all safety measures taken by Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice.

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    star-4
    Don't Dodge the Doge
    Robert_B
    , 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.
    star-4
    Very interesting introduction to...
    Cynthia_D
    , 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!
    star-4
    The tour itself was fascinating and...
    Elizabeth C
    , 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.
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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