Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour

Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour

From US$ 59.94 per person

Skip the long lines at Doge’s Palace. Admire its golden staircase, lavish halls, and its impressive collection of artworks on a guided tour of this Venitian gem.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Optional audio guide
Private or small groups available
Important information

Not allowed

  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Even though you have a skip-the-line access, there could be a line for security check
  • In case of bad weather, the activity may be changed, canceled, or postponed
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace an see its art masterpieces
  • Explore the lavish halls and corridors alongside and expert guide
  • Admire the Golden Staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and reach the prison cell of Giacomo Casanova
  • Discover the fascinating history of the dukes of Venice
Full description
Benefit from skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View impressive artworks, admire magnificent interiors, and discover the place that served as a seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages as you explore the seat of a 1,000-year republic. Marvel at the vast collection of masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. See the rich details of the golden staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace. Learn the history of the dukes of Venice as you wander around the lavish halls and corridors at your own pace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. After your visit, enjoy a complimentary admission ticket to the Correr Museum, the National Archeological Museum, and the Biblioteca Marciana on St. Mark's Square.
  • New Prisons, Doge's Palace entry ticket
  • The Doge’s Apartments entry ticket
  • Chamber of the Great Council entry ticket
  • Marciana National Library entry ticket
  • Pozzi Prisons entry ticket
  • Doge's Palace entry ticket
  • Correr Museum entry ticket
  • Bridge of Sighs entry ticket
  • Venice National Archaeological Museum entry ticket
  • Piombi Prisons entry ticket
  • Access to Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet by Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the post office next to St. Mark's Square. Go to the wooden stand with the yellow sign that reads "Meeting Point".

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 1989 reviews

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    The tour guide, Sylvia, was outstanding, but the process to access the tour was a nightmare. Very disorganized, huge groups, not a custom service. They ran out of audio guides and we had to wait while they ran to get them. Then they took off into the square and I had to search for them. Just really poorly run.

    April 25, 2022

    Great experience! Really learned a lot - the guide was very knowledgeable. Wish we could have lingered in a few spots longer, but totally understand why we didn't - there was so much to see and of course during COVID, they didn't want rooms to crowd up.

    October 24, 2021

    We arrived at the meeting place 45 minutes early. The guide never showed up. We waited until 10 minutes after the tour was scheduled. Still no guide. We attempted to call both phone numbers on the voucher. No one answered. Website not available. This was the one activity we booked in Venice. Ruined the day. We finally went to Doge's Palace to see if the tour had commenced there. The ticket office had no tour group from Get Your Guide listed. We paid $95 for absolutely nothing. BEWARE.

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    October 30, 2019

    Product ID: 397208

    VA ID: 397208