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The Doge’s Palace (skip the line) and entrance ticket to old Royal Palace!



  • Discover the Doge Palace with an expert guide1 (Skip the long line)!
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and seeing Venice from unique view
  • Admire the Golden Staircase!


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The Doge’s Palace represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with the guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in the European Middle Ages and the following centuries.Skip the line: Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's square palaces. - -

You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs,  and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed! The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to entry without waiting.

You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie with the same ticket. You will discover the way of life of the venetians, with paintings, library, coinage, sculpture. You will be entered in the secrets of Venice Empire, with description of Arsenale who produced the famous battleship Galea. You will visit the area built by Napoleon and the rooms restored for Sissi Empress Austria.

At the end of tour, you have the possibility to see a glass craftsman at work in a real furnace near St. Mark’s Square, (optional and free tour, the guide will explain how to participate).

  • Departure time: every day 10:45 AM (All year) and 02:15 PM (only from April to October)
  • Languages: From April to October, English, French, German and Spanish every day – Italian only Saturday. The afternoon tour is ONLY in english. – The visit is monolingual
    From November to March: English from Monday to Sunday – German on Monday and Friday – French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Spanish on Wednesday, Saturday and sunday. The visit could be bilingual.
  • Duration: 1 hr. approx. (20 minutes more for the optional glass craftsman demonstration).

Additional information

Know before you go

Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after; otherwise, it will be refunded)
For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace, the storage service is free of charge.
The tour is not considered private, and it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
The visit is monolingual from April to October, from November to March could be bilingual.
Mobile vouchers are accepted
The tour of 2:15 PM is only in English
Optional Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square at the end of the MORNING tour.
Free under 6 years old

Meeting Point

ST. MARK’S SQUARE – CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade) – Our assistant will wait for you with a signboard in which is written “TOUR”.


-Skip the Line”: Doge’s Palace guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
-Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
-Entrance ticket valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
-Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square (MORNING TOUR ONLY)

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