The Doge's palace guided tour and Venice Walking tour

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Amazing guided tour from Piazza San Marco to Rialto and then inside the Doge’s Palace! Follow the expert guide to discover the soul of Venice. 

Start the experience entering in the imposing Doge's Palace: the old seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Doge and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries.

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! 

 

Later,  get a stroll through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice.

The expert guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city.

The amazing routes includes Piazza San Marco with its uncountable monuments; Church of Ss. Giovanni and Paolo, known as the “Pantheon” of Venice; Marco Polo’s House; The imposing Rialto with its traditional markets!


You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie, the Museo Correr (old Royal Palace) 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.


Key Details

  • Meeting point Doge's Palace: St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower near exchange office (the white building with blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you with the sign “TOUR”. Do NOT go to the Bell Tower. (See the map and indications below).
    Meeting Point for Walking tour (just 1 minute walking from the Doge's Palace one): Venice Tours Assistance Point - St. Mark's Square - Calle Larga Ascensione, SAN MARCO 1257, 30124 - The Assistance Point is the big grey newsstand between Fendi boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". The guide will have the sign "VOX CITY GUIDE"
  • Ending point: San Marco area
  • Availability & operation: until 31st March 2022. The tour does not operate on 25th December – 1st January and  in case of exceptional high tide.
  • Departure and meeting: every day at 10:45 AM for the Doge's Palace tour.
    2:00 PM for the walking tour.
    (Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure).
  • Inclusion: Shared guided walking tour by a qualified local guide -  “Skip the line”  guided tour of Doge’s Palace  –  Entrance ticket valid to visit by yourself the palace around St. Mark’s Square (Old Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
  • Duration: 3 hours ( 2 hours walking tour - 1 hour of Doge's Palace tour)
  • Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, German and French - Live commentary for the Doge's Palace
    Walking tour: Live commentary in English and Italian - Translated by mobile app for Spanish, German and French
  • Gross price public rate: € 84 € 80 p.p. - Young from 6 to 14 years old: € 70 - Free under 6 years old.- No minimum participants required.
  • Sale & reservation: Free sale until the beginning of the tour
    Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Tours does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).
  • Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”. Mobile vouchers are accepted
  • Commission: refer to contract
  • Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm

Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
Comfortable shoes suggested.
For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside Doge’s Palace: FREE DEPOSIT INSIDE.

For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.


HOW TO REACH THE MEETING POINTS:

DOGE'S PALACE TOUR:

 

The Clock Tower is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and you will find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard TOUR under the Clock Tower.

WALKING TOUR:

With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand (with many souvenir and newspapers): that one is the Venice Tours Assistance Point.
The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". The guide will have the sign "VOX CITY GUIDE".

 

 

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Route

  1. Clock Tower-St. Mark's Square