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.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
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English Language Tour
Children under 6Free
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.
Yes (some of the areas are accessible).
At the foot of St Mark's Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square