Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour

Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour

From US$ 61.26 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 for a full refund
Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, Spanish, English, French, Italian
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.
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  • 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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    4.4 /5

    based on 1523 reviews

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    Great tour! We highly recommend if you plan to tour Doge's Palace. GetyourGuide makes it easy and you just get to relax and enjoy! Wonderful experience all around! (Only recommendation for GetYourGuide - finding the Meet Up Spot was challenging and it would have been nice to have better directions)

    September 25, 2022

    Excellent guide! She was funny, amazing and knowledgeable. Be aware of using the coordinates on the GetYourGuide app to locate the meeting point though. GPS tends to jump around with all the small allies and pathways in Venice. I would use the detailed description of the meeting spot to locate the starting point instead so you won't end up missing the tour.

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    August 14, 2022

    Very interesting, well-organised.

    August 3, 2022

    Product ID: 397208

    VA ID: 397208