SKIP THE LINE: DOGE'S PALACE and St Mark's square palaces.

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ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

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

  • Skip the line tickets

  • Ticket valid for visiting by yourself  the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (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! The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to entry without waiting.

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.

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).


At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the 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.


  Venice needs your help:

Please respect the city avoiding to damage it, check the list of forbidden behaviors.
Check also the guide of the responsible visitor.


KEY DETAILS

  • Meeting Point: ST. MARK’S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Please be there 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour.

  • Departure time: every day 10:45 AM and  02:15 PM (only in summer)

  • Languages: From April to October, English, French, German and Spanish every day - Italian only Saturday. The afternoon tour is ONLY in english.  - The visit is monolingual
    From November to March: English from Monday to Sunday - German on Monday and Friday - French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - Spanish on Wednesday, Saturday and sunday. The visit could be bilingual.

  • Duration: 1 hr. approx. (20 minutes more for the demonstration in St. Mark's Square).

  • Price: Adult : € 36 . Child: FREE under 3 years


TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. 
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people 
  • 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).
  • Tours does not operate on 25th December and 1st January
  • Mobile vouchers accepted
  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party 

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)