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Guided Tour of the Doge's Palace
Activities in Venice

Guided Tour of the Doge's Palace

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It is essential to visit a building of this magnitude with someone who explains to you what their role was in the history of the city.
10 Ana
  • English English
  • 1 hour

This tour takes you back to the golden age of the city, passing through the surprising living rooms of the Doge's Palace, residence of the Duke of the Venetian Republic and seat of Venetian political power through the centuries.


During this guided visit of the Doge's Palace, we will pass through the incredible art-filled rooms from where the Doge and his advisors controlled the republic for more than 1,000 years.

Visiting the various different halls, going up the golden stairs, and enjoying the grand paintings of the era, you will have the opportunity to travel back in time and breathe the atmosphere of the Middle Ages

Having immersed yourself in this luxury, the tour goes down into the old prison, to get to know the anguish of the prisoners who, having crossed the Bridge of Sighs, found themselves in the darkness of the dungeons. The most famous prisoner to be interred in the Doge's Palace was Casanova.

After the guided tour, you can revisit the Palace at your own leisure. 

What does the visit include?

Booking the guided visit to the Doge's Palace will give you priority access, avoiding the neverending lines which can usually be found.

With entry to the Doge's Palace you will also have free access to the other museums in St. Mark's Square: Museo Correr, The Archaeological Museum, The Monumental Rooms of the National Library and the Marciana National Library. The entrance to the museums is valid for the following 30 days to your visit to the Doge's Palace. Guests can only access each museum once. 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Adults Children between 6 and 14 years old Children under 6 years old
English Language Tour
US$ 56.50
US$ 41.80

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 56.50
  • Children between 6 and 14 years old

    US$ 41.80
  • Children under 6 years old


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1 hour.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking guide.

Entry to the Doge's Palace with Priority Access.

Entry to the 4 museums in St. Mark's Square:Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the National Library and Marciana National Library.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Venice).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Yes (some of the areas are accessible).

US$ 56.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

At the foot of St Mark's Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.