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Activities in Venice

Guided Tour of the Doge's Palace

833 reviews | 8,284 travellers
Very advisable, Cristina (the guide) is very nice and makes the visit very enjoyable.
10 Adrián
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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US$ 64.20
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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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.

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.

Itinerary

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. 

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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 14 years old Children under 6 years old
English Language Tour
US$ 64.20
US$ 53.70
Free

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 64.20
  • Children between 6 and 14 years old

    US$ 53.70
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

* The price varies based on the chosen date

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Covid-19 Measures

It is compulsory to present a Covid vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test or antigen test taken up to 48 hours before the activity. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

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.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).

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Duration

1 hour.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

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?

You can book up until 10 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Only some areas are accessible. Accessible toilets. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

Reusable headsets are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

From
US$ 64.20
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

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