- Skip the line
- All entrance fees included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Step back in time on a history tour
The palace, built in Venetian Gothic style, was the dwelling of the Doge, the supreme authority of the Venice Republic. This exclusive tour will take you back in time, walking through the most important places of the history of Venice, and thus providing you with a true perception of what was the golden age of the Republic of Venice.
You'll visit the lavish Doge's Apartments with their magnificent decorated rooms, the spacious enclosed courtyards and also the Doge’s Palace terrible dungeons. Moreover, your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the masterpieces of famous artists, such as Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto while going through this sumptuous palace.
You'll admire the Opera Museum, whose ancient capitals provide a sort of allegorical speech engraved on the stone and mix the sacred and the profane, history and legend, astronomy and astrology.
Then you'll visit the ancient entrance of the Doge's Palace, the Giants' Staircase with the two statues of Mars and Neptune, the Lodge Atrium, the famous Golden Staircase with the marble statues of Atlas and Hercules, and the Institutional Chambers.
In the last part of the tour you'll cross the famous Bridge of Sighs, that connects the Doge's Palace to the prisons. The bridge was built in 1614 and its nickname refers sadly to the convicts who exhaled their last breath in freedom, before reaching the prisons of Venice.
This tour offers you a unique journey and covers all the treasures of the ancient and majestic Doge's Palace.
- Guided tour
- Admission to the Doge’s Palace
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.
No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).
This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
From November 1st 2016 to March 31st 2017: BILINGUAL TOUR (explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed). English: daily; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday
From April 1st to October 31st 2016: English: daily; Spanish: daily; French: daily; German: daily; Italian: Saturday. The afternoon tours are available only in English.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.