Guided tour

Doge's Palace Priority Entrance and Guided Tour

3.9 / 5

19 reviews

Doge's Palace Priority Entrance and Guided Tour

From $51.60 per person

Skip the long lines to the Doge’s Palace and explore the impressive art and architecture of the Gothic building with an expert guide. See masterpieces of art and refined details of the stunning monument up close.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 87 minutes
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English, Spanish, German, Italian


  • Take a guided tour inside the impressive Doge's Palace
  • Marvel at masterpieces of Mannerist and Renaissance art and architecture
  • Walk over the Bridge of Sighs
Full description
Explore the former palace of the powerful rulers of Venice on a guided tour of the Doge's Palace. Marvel at the Giardinetti Reali close to Piazza San Marco and get some historical information about the building before you skip the long lines to look inside. Admire impressive features, from the 14th and 15th-century foundations to Renaissance and opulent Mannerist additions. Get an overview of the central courtyard and admire the Giants' Staircase, protected by Sansovino's 2 huge statues of Mars and Neptune. Continue to the Loggias' floor, through the Renaissance wing, from the Censors' Staircase to the Scala d'Oro (Gold Staircase), named for the spectacular golden stucco vault. Be impressed by the institutional chambers where the Chamber of the Council of Ten and Senate Chamber met. Marvel at the Chamber of the Great Council, and then walk over the Bridge of Sighs to the old prisons, where former inmates included Casanova.
  • Entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Guided tour
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets

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    • You can stay at the Doge's Palace to explore at leisure at the end of the guided tour
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    Overall rating

    3.9 /5

    based on 19 reviews

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    The day started badly because at the meeting point I was informed that the visit I purchased was, confirmed, but actually canceled weeks earlier due to the Covid emergency but, we don't know how, sold online anyway. I was then immediately offered a refund or the possibility of making the visit with an "upgrade" with a private guide which, of course, I immediately accepted. It was a very interesting visit, having a guide available (there were two of us) is the most complete you could wish for to deepen many aspects sometimes overlooked in group visits. Marco the guide who accompanied us is a genuine Venetian and transmits a lot of passion for his city with professionalism and competence. The visit to the Basilica of San Marco (even if partial because it is closed for restoration) and to the Doge's Palace are not to be missed and I would have been really disappointed if for a trivial mistake I had missed this opportunity. I recommend GetYourGuide

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    August 28, 2020

    We went with Elena, we were lucky, we were alone. We hired the tour in English because there was no availability in Spanish on the day we had free and Elena explained it to us in Spanish. Very good guide !! The ticket is valid for the other museums in St. Mark's Square that appear on the ticket. The organization was very bad, the time agreed with GetYourGuide was not that of the agency that coordinated the tour, it is the second time that happens to us. If you hire it 2 to specify the time and the meeting point with the agency.

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    November 9, 2018

    Super Führung - Treffpunkt mit dem Guide war leider falsch angegeben

    December 29, 2018

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