Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket and Tour

Skip the lines at the iconic Doge’s Palace in Venice and uncover its highlights and secrets on a 2-hour tour. Walk right past the main entrance queues with your knowledgeable guide, and delve into the magnificent palace’s history as you explore its lavish public chambers. See prized Italian Renaissance artwork by Tintoretto and Veronese, and learn about the dark deeds of the city’s former rulers and secret service. Then, wander across the world-famous Bridge of Sighs and end your tour with a visit to the New Prisons.
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  • Min price: $58.90
  • Recommended duration of visit: 2 hours
  • Departure Point: Royal Gardens, central Venice

Departure Times:

  • Tour departs at 9am
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  • Tour departs at 1pm
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  • Good for:
    • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
    • Get inside tips from a local
    • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Operates: 9am: from October 15, 2014, until November 15, 20141pm: from November 17, 2014 until March 08, 2015
  • Inclusions:
    • Guide
    • Headset
    • Skip-the-line admission to Doge's Palace
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Return Details: Concludes at the exit of Doge's Palace
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • 5
    - 06 November 2017 -

    The Doge Palace and the Bridge of Sighs was an amazing experience and our guide was fantastic as we strolled around this wonder

  • 5
    - 31 October 2017 -

    Very nice tour but group was too large. We had 24 and there were a lot of personal issues within the group that took away from flow of tour!

  • 5
    - 15 October 2017 -

    Francesca was our informative and excellent guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.Skip the line is a must for all those people who don't want to be queuing for a long time.

  • 5
    - 30 September 2017 -

    This tour was amazing and our guide very informative. We had the opportunity to remain after thee tour to soend more time if we wanted.

  • 4
    - 11 September 2017 -

    Guide puts it all in context

  • 5
    - 02 August 2017 -

    Wonderful! our guide was excellent. Very good English and very knowledgable. I loved the pace too. not too fast since I had my elderly parents with me.

  • 5
    - 01 August 2017 -

    Very nice tour. Interesting.

  • 4
    - 06 July 2017 -

    Worth the cost for the extra features of this tour crossing the Bridge of Sighs and entering the prison. Normally the palace line is short , skip the line is not necessary for reasonable entry.

  • 5
    - 28 June 2017 -

    Our guide was wonderful and gave us all the details that we would have never known if we went on our own. Highly recommended!

  • 4
    - 18 June 2017 -

    An excellent tour of the most significant historic government building in Venice, the Doge's Palace. You avoid the line, and our tour guide Arianna Gambirasi was fabulous. We were supplied with headphones, so you could wander a bit away from her, and still hear everything she was saying! The tour also included going into the adjoining prison, by walking over the famous Bridge of Sighs. The only warning I would give anyone thinking of taking this tour, is that the Palace has many, many stairways with many, many steps. If you have physical limitations you might not want to do this. Otherwise it is an interesting tour with many beautiful things to see.

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Things to Do in this tour

Ponte dei Sospiri

Ponte dei Sospiri or The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge located in Venice. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, and passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the Prigioni Nuove to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was built in 1600.

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