Doge's Palace small group tour with a local guide
Attractions & guided tours

Doge's Palace small group tour with a local guide

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Based on 5 reviews
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£54.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English , Italian
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 2 hours
Do this because
  • Delve into Venetian power and spine-tingling secrets and the UNESCO-listed Doge’s Palace
  • Capture Insta-worthy shots of the palace courtyard and quirky lion mouth letterboxes
  • Marvel at the statues of Hercules and Atlas on the dazzling Golden Staircase
  • Walk the iconic Bridge of Sighs and feel like you’re in a real-life thriller
  • Enjoy an intimate small group experience of up to 10 people with a local, expert guide
What to expect

Ready to channel your inner Sherlock? Delve into the UNESCO-listed Doge's Palace, the ultimate symbol of Venetian power and grandeur. Prepare to be wowed by Gothic vibes and lavish decor – and brace yourselves for spine-tingling secrets as you cross the Bridge of Sighs to the New Prisons. ‘It’s not just name’, says Illaria, one of our local guides, ‘It’s where prisoners took their last peek at beautiful Venice.’

Kick things off with some insta-worthy shots of the inner courtyard, capturing the grand palace facade, and the quirky lion mouth letterboxes – the old complaint system in ancient Venice. Once inside, you’ll be mesmerised by the statues of Hercules and Atlas of the dazzling Golden Staircase, and don’t forget to look up for a jaw-dropping ceiling show. Follow your guide to the Great Council Hall, where Tintoretto's paradise practically begs for a selfie.

Time to switch gears diving into the Armory – think portraits, swords and armour galore, before immersing yourselves in the luxurious world of Venetian nobility at the Doge’s Apartments. Last but certainly not least, walk in the footsteps of past prisoners as you cross the iconic Bridge of Sighs. It's not just a photo op – it's like being in a real-life thriller. Get ready to play detective as your guide reveals all the juicy details about Casanova’s daring escape.

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What's included
  • check Friendly and local guide
  • check Tickets and guided visit inside the Doge's Palace including the New Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs
  • check Entrance ticket to St Mark's Square Museums (Correr Museum, Archaeological Museum, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
What's not included
  • x_not_included Transportation to the meeting point
  • x_not_included Guided visit inside St Mark's Square Museums
Where

Colonna di San Todaro, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Meeting point:
Meet your guide between the two big columns in the square (Colonne di San Marco and San Todaro). Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour. The guide will hold a TUI sign.
What to remember
  • You will visit in a small, shared group of up to 10 people. The small-group size gives you a personalized experience away from the crowds
  • This ticket includes entrance to all St Mark's Square Museums (Correr Museum, Archaeological Museum, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana) which you will be free to explore after the guided tour has finished
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Provider
Musement S.p.A.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

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  • Anonymous

    From Italy - November 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Una bellissima giornata, in compagnia di Luigina, guida esperta e molto preparata. Abbiamo saltato la fila, e grazie alla guida che ci ha subito port ...

  • Chris

    From United Kingdom - August 2023

    Travelled with a group of friends

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    The guide Alissea was amazing, friendly and very informative bringing the history of the Doge palace to life in an ease going way pointing out key fea ...

  • Anonymous

    From France - June 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Germany - November 2021

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Die Führung war hervorragend. Luigina Busato spricht perfekt deutsch, ist sehr freundlich und kennt den Palast bis ins Detail. Ich kann die private Fü ...

  • Anonymous

    - October 2018

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Visite très riche et très intéressante. Indispensable pour mieux comprendre l’histoire de Venise

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