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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

Highlights
  • Skip the lines at the Doge’s Palace, home to the rulers of Golden Age Venice
  • See the prison where Casanova was held and cross the Bridge of Sighs
  • See art by Renaissance masters including Titian and Tintoretto
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour
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10.45 am English commentary 17Most Popular
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide.
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Guided tour available in English language, starting at 2:15 pm.
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Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide.
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Overview

Lines can be long at the Doge’s Palace, home to the celebrated Bridge of Sighs. Escape the lines and see the highlights in record time on a tour ideal for anyone who loves history but has limited time in Venice. Besides the Bridge of Sighs and the prison where Casanova was once held, see art by Renaissance masters including Titian.

What to Expect

Skip the lines to enter the Doge’s Palace, then meet your local guide. Travel back in time as you visit the lavish Doge’s Apartments, the spacious courtyards and, of course, the palace dungeons, which once housed the famous lover Casanova. See works by Renaissance masters, including Veronese, Titian, and Tintoretto, and discover the artistic and cultural background that inspired them.

After the Opera Museum, the Giants’ Staircase, the Lodge Atrium, the Golden Staircase, and the Institutional Chambers, walk across one of Venice’s most famous landmarks, the Bridge of Sighs—so called for the convicts who journeyed across it into prison.

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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pleasant walk in the history

Unique palace to visit, full of history, architecture, and art. You can choose audioguide or guided tour. A lot of amazing views to beautiful city and channels. Rich and representative halls, a lot of beautiful and interesting details. Suggestion: take a plenty of time for...More

Thank Kaire M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative tour

Very informative tour. The historical context really puts things into perspective. The tour guide was well-informed and humorous which made the tour a very pleasant experience.

1  Thank Maziar M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
No lines, great explanation

The guide was very nice. We spent around 1.5 hrs touring around the Dodge. The place is fantastic, with investing the time to get to know it.

Thank BetofromMexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miss the queues and get a some in depth insights to what Venice was like

We met the rep near the palace and he handed us tickets and headphone set, which allowed us to hear the guide (I struggled to keep the earpiece in, so if you have your own I think you could use them). We went straight in...More

Thank Rinaldo11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Guided tour in the Doge's Palace

We had an interesting guided tour around the Doge's Palace with a very accomplished guide on 19th May. She clearly had a passion for the history and art of both the Palace and Basilica. Well worth paying extra as we would not have had such...More

Thank Peter S
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