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Small Group Doge's Palace Tours

One of our most popular tours in Venice - Small group guided Doge's Palace tour with skip the line tickets! Cross the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Prisons, learn about the unique Venetian political institution, the Council of Ten and see the Doge's Apartment

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Highlights and what's included

  • Licensed Expert English-Speaking Tour Guide
  • Complimentary head-sets (from 8 people) to follow every word of your expert guides commentary
  • Skip the line tickets to the Doge's Palace
  • Fabulous works of Art, Cross the Bridge of Sighs, Visit the Prisons


Full two-hour Venice Walking Tours of the Doges Palace in Venice should be an absolute must for anyone visiting Venice. The most important building in Venice, is the key to understanding Venice and its inimitable form and longevity. Within its walls the cities form of government was as unique as the city itself, and during this captivating tour of the Doges Palace you learn all about the inner workings of the brain of Venice.

Equipped with complimentary head-phones, you'll be able to hear all the detailed commentary of your expert English-speaking Venice Tour Guide as they recount a fascinating story of the longest ever-running independent Republic in the history of the World.

Learn about the Venetians unique form of government, the role of the Doge (the Duke of Venice), of the different councils and, among them, the notorious Council of Ten, who were created to maintain the security of the State. Not too mention the notorious torture chambers and prisons reserved for enemies of the state.

And while housing all the institutions inside its chambers that made Venice one of the most enlightened cities in the world, the Venetians themselves also adorned the Doges Palace with fabulous works of Art that will be discussed during your tour of the Doges Palace.

Cross the Bridge of Sighs, to see the prisons of the Doges Palace.

And of course, during our two-hour tours of the Doges Palace we'll discuss it's architecture that went on to influence the rest of the city with its Byzantine-Gothic style of architecture reflecting a city that neither belonged to the west or the east.

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Meeting Point

Your Doge's Palace Tour departs from the Entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Marks Square. From St. Marks facing the Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after a 100 metres you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with Doge's Palace Walk written on it

Other Information

  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • At times, Doges Palace close without notice. No refunds are available as these events are beyond our control.
  • The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Tour operates with min 4 participants
  • Max 22/25 people per guide

Key Information

  • Prices from: 49.00
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Availability: View Calendar
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Oct 20 2019
Tour and guide were wonderful.
Jul 07 2019
They started on time.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic
English was very good.
Jun 19 2019
Perfect Small group tour!
Apr 30 2019
Two hours packed with facts and historical details we’d not know without her expertise. The Doge’s Palace is art and sculpture and stories on walls floors ceilings. Overwhelming. Skip the line is vital—you will be shocked by the volume of tourists/cruise boat passengers. Great guide—she was passionate and excited even though she’s lived in Venice her whole life. Teenager enjoyed tour, not bored!
Apr 24 2019
Andrea was terrific, he provided a great overview but also called attention to details of the palace that would have been missed, which resulted in giving context to the building in history.
Oct 31 2018
Good guide but lots of stairs. Prewarning would be nice
Oct 11 2018
Great guide. Knowledgeable and interesting.
Aug 14 2018
Very friendly and knowledgeable guide who spoke excellent English..
May 26 2018
Andrea made Doges palace come alive. The rich history of Venice was on full showcase,and it really made me appreciate the city on a completely new level. He was funny clear and passionate about his work.
Oct 21 2017
Too long spent outside palace standing in Square and rushed prison and gem areas at end.
Oct 16 2017
The Doge's palace tour with Andrew was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and showed us interesting details about the art work and architecture as well as the history and operation of the government. The group size was around 20 people but it still felt personal.
Sep 19 2017
Would recommend this tour
Sep 07 2017
Well explained tour of this beautiful palace.
Jul 05 2017
very informative and interesting
Apr 15 2017
Sabrina was a great guide, very informative. Loved the opportunity to see the Doge's palace and learn more about the history of Venice.
Apr 09 2017
Tour was thorough and informative.

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