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Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Product ID: 59154
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Skip the long lines to one of the most iconic buildings in Venice with a fast track ticket to the Doge's Palace. Discover the center of political power during the Venetian Republic and marvel at masterpieces of art by Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace
  • Learn the history of the powerful Doges of Venice and their opulent residence
  • Journey back in time and encounter fascinating characters from history
Full description
Start your tour of the Doge's Palace in the best way possible by skipping the long lines to get in! Once inside, your guide will introduce you to the features of the palace and immerse you in the history of "La Serenissima" (Republic of Venice).

Built in a Venetian Gothic style, the palace was the official residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic of Venice. Travel back in time to the city's golden age and walk through some of its most important places from the time. Marvel at the lavish apartments of the Doge and the spacious enclosed courtyards and see masterpieces of art by Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto along the way.

Enter the Opera Museum, where many of the 14th-century capitals can now be seen complete with allegorical engravings that mix the sacred and profane, history and legend, astronomy and astrology. Discover the ancient entrance of the Doge's Palace along with the Giants' Staircase in the internal courtyard. Look at the statues of Mars and Neptune, find the Atrium that served as a waiting room, and go to the Golden Staircase with its marble statues of Atlas and Hercules.

Cross the legendary Bridge of Sighs from the inside and discover how the Doge's Palace was connected to its prisons, where former inmates include Casanova.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Anything not specified in "what's included"

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Yex Change Office under the Clock Tower in Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square).

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Important information
Know before you go
• Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to download the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour
• During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is BILINGUAL
• No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no-show
• Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems, it cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility or wheelchairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 756 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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We recently took a trip to Italy with friends. We booked a last minute tour of Doges Palace and were not disappointed. Our guide was very passionate and had a good understanding of the history and art displayed in the palace. Because we booked last minute we were in a larger group of about 20 people. The guide used a microphone & we all had earbuds so we were able to hear all she was telling us about this beautiful place. We skipped the long lines outside and went directly inside. This is the only way to go in my opinion. The tours are reasonably priced, you get the history of the place and you don't waste all day standing in a long line only to try to figure out a handheld audio tour or simply just look at the rooms and wonder what it all means.

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October 24, 2019

Excellent! Queue jump is a an added bonus

Our guide was very knowledgable and informative, spoke very good English and took her time to talk through the sights and antiquities, even had to be rushed on by memebers of her team when she took too long on one section. Doge’s Palace is a very rare site that demands to be seen once in your life, the guided tour with information about the artists and the dolces is a must as you wouldn’t know where to start on your own. The prison not so much but I am a sucker for a Italian fresco so enjoyed the grand rooms and paintings

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August 14, 2018

Skip the line, use the guide if you don't like to read

The skip the line portion of the event was very valuable as we were there on a Sunday in the summer and it was very busy. The guide was useful at distilling the information which was otherwise located on the signs in each room. If you have limited time, I would very much recommend this tour!

July 9, 2018

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Product ID: 59154