SKIP THE LINE: Walking Tour of Venice and the Doge's Palace.E

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Ab EUR 56

Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice.
A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!!


  • Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.
  • Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice.
  • Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.
  • After, you visit the Palazzo Ducale which 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 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.

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.
  • Timetable: Every day at 9:00 AM
  • Duration: 2.30 hours (20 minutes more for demostration in Saint Mark's Square)
  • Languages: from April to October: English, French, German and Spanish every day - Italian only on Saturday. The visit is monolingual.
    From November to March: English from Every day - German on Monday and Friday - French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - Spanish on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The visit could be bilingual.
  • Price: € 56,00 per persona - Free under 6 years.

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). The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to entry without waiting.

 Venice needs your help:

Check the guide of the responsible visitor.

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.
Tour does not operate on 25 December and 1st January and in case of exceptionally high tide.
Comfortable shoes suggested.
For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside Doge’s Palace: FREE DEPOSIT INSIDE.
The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party. 

Mobile voucers are accepted.
For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.


Ab EUR 56

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  • Guided tour Doge's Palace - Jump the queue
  • Walking tour discovering Venice and its roots 
  • Saint Mark's square, Marco Polo House, San Giovanni e Paolo Venice Pantheon


  1. Clock Tower-St. Mark's Square
  2. San Giovanni e Paolo
  3. Rialto area
  4. Doge's Palace