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Venice: Doge's Palace Self-Guided Tour & Gondola Ride

3.5 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Doge's Palace Self-Guided Tour & Gondola Ride

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

From US$ 62.36 per person

Explore the Doge’s Palace at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket and handy guide book with essential information about the former seat of power. Complete your experience with a gondola ride down the Grand Canal.

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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Save precious time with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Learn more about life in the Venice Empire at the Museo Correr
  • Ride down the Grand Canal aboard a gondola
Full description
Skip the long lines to the Doge's Palace to marvel at the magnificent halls of the former seat of power of the Venice Empire at your own pace. Get a handy guide book to explore the palace and associated museums, with 8 suggested itineraries. Learn about life in the city in centuries past through the sculptures and paintings of the Museo Correr. Explore the city's naval power at the crossroads of the East and West. Then, climb aboard the most iconic mode of transportation in Venice and cruise down the Grand Canal and smaller waterways by gondola. See sights such as La Fenice Theatre and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection from the water. Admire the noble Ca’ Dario Palace and Punta della Dogana, with its breathtaking view of St. Mark’s Basin.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace and other sites around St. Mark’s Square ((Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
  • Guide book with details about the Doge’s Palace, Basilica of St. Mark's, and St. Mark’s Square
  • Suggested itineraries to explore Venice (one per 2 people)
  • Detailed map, including information about public boat transportation
  • Small glass souvenir for every couple or family
  • Flyer with a description about the art of glassblowing
  • Shared gondola ride for 30 minutes
  • Multilingual assistance on embarkation
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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    Meeting point

    With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand (with many souvenirs and newspapers): You will see a sign that says "Venice Tours Assistance Point". Please go there and ask for the ticket. The newsstand is between the Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). For the gondola ride, meet on the ground floor colonnade in front of the Museo Correr, St. Mark’s Square.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
    • Collect the tickets for the Doge's Palace from 10:00 AM and not before at Venice Tours Assistance Point in St. Mark's Square, Calle Larga Ascensione #1257. Opening hours: from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Assistance Point is the big grey newsstand between Fendi boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office) with a sign "VENICE TOURS – ASSISTANCE POINT".
    • The ticket includes single admission to the Doge’s Palace and combined museums. All museums can be visited on different days.
    • This tour will not operate in the event of exceptionally high tides. It may be postponed or you will get a full refund
    • Each gondola can hold a maximum of 5 people. Seats cannot be reserved. It will not operate in the event of exceptionally bad weather. It may be postponed or you will get a full refund. It is at 4:00 PM
    • The glass-blowing demonstration is at 12:00 PM or 2:30 PM. It is multilingual.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.5 /5

    based on 18 reviews

    Review summary

    • Transportation
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    • Value for money
      3.5/5
    • Safety
      4.3/5
    • Service
      3.5/5

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    Excellent!

    May 16, 2022

    The guide for the gondola tour was knowledgeable and helpful. Correr Museum and Doge's Palace are worth a visit. With the prepaid ticket you skip the line and it's a nice added value

    October 17, 2021

    We picked up the tickets for the museums and the Doge's Palace without any problems and then came in with them everywhere. Unfortunately, as described, there was no real map with marked walking tours but only a map with the districts.

    August 5, 2019

    Product ID: 159056