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

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From EUR 55

1 hour guided tour of Doge's Palace with a  professional local  guide

  • Skip the line tickets

  • Ticket valid for visiting by yourself  the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Old Royal Palace now Museo Correr , Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).

  • 20 minutes of glass making demostration in St.Mark's Square included


THE TOUR
The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his 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 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! 

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 the tour you will have the opportunity to do the free optional glass craftsman demonstration visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.


KEY DETAILS

  • Meeting point: 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)
  • Ending point: San Marco area
  • Availability & operation: from 5th December 2020 until 31st March 2022. The tour does not operate 25th December - 1st January and in case of exceptional high tide. 
  • Departure and meeting  at 10:45 AM: From 5th December 2020 until 31st March 2021: Only on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
    From 1st April 2021 until 31st March 2022: every day.
     
    2:15 pm  in English only  and only from 1st April to 31st October 2021
    Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure.
  • Inclusion: Skip the line”: shared Doge’s Palace guided tour with  a qualified and experienced guide  – Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people – Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square - 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: 1 hour and 15 minutes (20 minutes more for the Glass craftsman at work in St. Mark's Square).
  • Languages: the visit is monolingual: from  5th December 2020 until 31st March 2021:  French, German and Italian: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.  English: only on Saturday. Spanish has been removed. 
    From 1st April to 31st October: English, Italian, Spanish, German and French every day
  • Gross price public rate€ 55 p.p. – Young (6-14 years) € 46 p.p. – 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

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. 
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace: FREE DEPOSIT INSIDE
  • Comfortable shoes suggested
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded).

HOW TO REACH THE MEETING POINT:

 

ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO 

Take line #1 and get off at “San Marco Vallaresso” stop or line #2 and get off at “San Marco Giardinetti” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn right and go straight on to the two columns, then turn left and reach Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and you find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard TOUR under the Clock Tower.

ARRIVING ON FOOT

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.

REF. CODE FOR OPERATORS ONLY: VTDOGESP

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Highlights

  • Guided tour with commentary  
  • Entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace “skip the line”
  • Entrance ticket valid to visit yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).

Route

  1. ST. MARK’S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER (NEAR EXCHANGE)