Doge Palace Guided Tour

Jump back into the past of Venice by visiting the imposing Doge’s Palace. An expert guide will escort you through its fascinating rooms and you can marvel at Venice from the Bridge of Sighs before touring the Venetian prisons.

Once home to the Duke of Venice and the city’s courts, it is the centre of Venetian history – and as one of the world’s oldest republics, that’s quite a history.

We’ll explore all the best sights of the palace open to the public, from spectacular works produced on demand by artistic masters Tintoretto and Veronese, to the evidence of the genius checks and balances that made the republic so successful.

your expert guide will escort you inside the palace and together you can admire artistic masterpieces created by the most famous painters and sculptors of that time.

Tiepolo and Tiziano make up only a few of the many artists that decorated this palace. Be stunned in front of the golden staircases, the entrance of the rooms of the Doges and the halls of power from where you can see the “Last Judgement” by Tintoretto, one of the greatest and largest paintings in the world.

Cross the Bridge of Sighs and see Venice from an exclusive point of view as the old prisoners did in the past, before venturing down to the cold and dark prisons. You will see also the jails, celebrated to have hosted also Giacomo Casanova who somehow managed to escape from there.

Ticket Information

Tour availability: Daily except 24th, 25th December and 1st January.

Meeting Time: Please be at meeting point at least 15min before departure time.

Departure Time:14.15pm all year round.

Duration: 1hr15min approx

Meeting Point: St Marks Square Clock Tower near the exchange office.

Times are approximate and subject to change.

Inclusions: English Speaking Guide, Admission to Doge Palace, Guided Tour.

Exclusions: Drinks, Food or any other items not mentioned in the itinerary.

Important Information: For security reasons no backpacks, large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the Doge Palace. There is a free storage facility at the reception where customers can leave their baggage. No pets allowed.

Additional Information: No Shorts or flip flops are allowed inside the Doge Palace. Please note this tour is unfortunately not suited for those clients with mobility issues. In case of high tide the tour can be cancelled or postponed to the next available day.

It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.

We recommend that customers who are not familiar with Venice give themselves ample time to find meeting points.

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