Guided tour

Doge Palace: Secret itineraries Tour

Doge Palace: Secret itineraries Tour

From US$ 110.03 per person

Discover secret areas, routes, and prison cells found inside Doge’s Palace with an expert guide on a unique, VIP tour of one of the most famous monuments in Venice.

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  • Enjoy exclusive access to the secret areas of the Doge's Palace
  • Learn intimate details about the dukes of the Venetian Empire
  • Discover how Casanova escaped his cell in the Doge's Palace
  • See lavish apartments, torture chambers as well as the palace attic
  • Admire dramatic paintings and go inside the Hall of the Great Council
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Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of Doge’s Palace and discover the hidden areas of the rulers of the Venetian Empire. See secret archives, offices, and torture chambers as well as the palace attic and top-security prison cells. Meet your guide and be introduced to the history of Venetian dukes and learn about their secret meeting halls and torture chambers. Escape the crowds in the normal public areas and walk in the footsteps of some of the most colorful characters of Venice, such as the legendary, Casanova. Discover how, against all odds, he managed to escape his cell inside the palace. See rooms that the vast majority of Venetians of the past never knew about, admiring antique cabinets and lavish apartments along the way. Walk on creaky floors to look at the Hall of the Great Council, where the city’s all-important general assembly made their decisions. Admire dramatic paintings by Veronese and Tintoretto and explore halls that demonstrate the prestige of the Venetian Republic. Leave no stone unturned or door unopened on this comprehensive VIP exploration of Venice’s most historic site.
  • Doge's Palace, Saint Mark's Basilica guided tour
  • Access to Doge's Palace
  • Access to New Prisons, Doge's Palace
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo

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    Meeting point

    Meet in front of the Columns of San Marco and San Todaro, 15-minutes before the tour's departure time in order to avoid any delay.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Baby strollers
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Backpacks
    • Alcohol and drugs
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    Product ID: 244077

    VA ID: 397202