Charming gondola and Doge's Palace with guide book (skip the line)

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Gondola ride

An exciting gondola ride in Venice that will take you along the canals of this magical city. Enjoy the gondola cruise through the Venice most secluded waterways passing under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal!

During your pleasant gondola ride you will admire the Mozart House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Once reached the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of the Doges Palace and of St. Marks’ Belltower. During this amazing gondola tour, you will have the most beautiful views of Venice.  

Doge's Palace with guide book (skip the line)

  1. Skip the line ticket for San Marco Museums

      2- Handy Guide Book with details of Doge’s Palace, Basilica, Saint Mark’s square.

      3- Free entrance to Music Museum and ticket for Saint Mark's Square Museums.

The Doge's Palace was founded after 812 in the monumental zone of Piazza San Marco. It is a masterpiece with a distinctive style inspired by Byzantine and Oriental architecture. The Doge's Palace and the New Prison are connected via a double passageway over one of Venice's most famous bridges: the Bridge of Sighs, so called because prisoners, crossing the bridge, used to sigh at the idea of seeing Venice for the last time.

The Royal Palace - today's Museo Correr, was once the palace of the highest dignitaries in Venice: the procurators. At the far end of the square stood the Church of San Giminiano, demolished and rebuilt by Napoleon to make sumptuous salons. During Napoleon Kingdom of Italy (1805-1814), the Procuratie Nuove buildings were the Royal Palace, refurbished for Empress Elisabeth of Austria. This function continued until 1946. Today, in Correr Museum, visitors can learn about the Venetian way of life through sculpture, paintings, libraries and discover secrets of Venice's naval power.

  • Meeting point to collect the tickets of Doge’s Palace: Bookshop Music Museum in Campo San Maurizio, Church of St. Maurizio. - (Church of St. Maurizio). Opening time: every day from 09:30 AM to 7:00 PM. (Staff book speaks only English.
  • Opening hours of Doge’s Palace:  From 1st April to 31st October 08:30 AM to 7:00 PM (last admission 6:00) -  From 1st November to 31st March 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (last admission 4:30 pm).
  • Duration: Individual
  • Languages: Handy guide book in: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian. Doge’s Palace and Palace of Saint Mark’s Square without commentary.
  • Inclusion: Skip the line entrance ticket to Doge’s palace and ticket valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeolgico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana) plus Handy guide book (one for each couple or one every 2 people in case of family or group) with details of Doge’s Palace, Basilica, Saint Mark’s Square and suggestions for 7 itineraries to visit Venice. Detailed map is included with public boat transportation information.
  • Sale: free sale with reservation until 24 hours before.
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service.

The charming gondola ride:

  • Meeting point: Ground floor colonnade in front of Museo Correr's Entrance - Saint Mark's Square. Facing the Museo Correr's entrance you will see the Post Office (POSTE ITALIANE) on your left side. It is far 2-minutes walking to the gondola station. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time. Our assistant will wait for you with the sign "GONDOLA TOUR".
  • Departure time: Every day at 11:00 AM and at 4.00 PM. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • Availability: From 1st July 2018 until 2020. The tour does not take place on 24-25 December, 1-2 January and the morning 11:00 tour of 24th Febraury
  • Duration: 30 minutes approx.
  • Inclusion: Skip the line - 30 minutes shared gondola ride - Multilingual assistance for embarkation - Commentary by app or by written brochure.
  • Price: € 52 p.p. – Free children under 2 years old – From 1nd January 2019 € 59 p.p. – from 3 to 5 years old € 30 – Free under 2 years old.

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. Mobile vouchers are accepted.Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guest’s weight – Tour does not operate on 25th December, the 1st January's and in case of bad weather, exceptionally high/low– The itinerary of gondola could change in case of wind or bad weather. For general conditions refers to our brochure "Discover Venice".


Take line #1 and get off at “San Marco Vallaresso” stop. Proceed straight on to the end of “Calle Vallaresso”. At the end turn right until you arrive up to a colonnade. The entrance of Museo Correr is under the colonnade – In front of it you will find the assistant waiting for you with a signboard “Gondola Tour”.          

Museo Correr is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower leaving the Basilica behind you proceed straight on to the colonnade with Museo Correr’s entrance. In front of it you will find the assistant waiting for you with a signboard “Gondola Tour”.


Tickets and Guide Book have to be collected at the BOOKSHOP MUSIC MUSEUM, CAMPO SAN MAURIZIO, CHURCH OF ST. MAURIZIO every day from 09:30am to 7:00pm (STAFF OF BOOK SHOP SPEAK ENGLISH ONLY)

From the Bookshop Music Museum to the Doges Palace is about 7 minutes walking distance


from April 1st to October 31st 8:30am – 7:00pm (last admission 6:00pm)

from November 1st to March 31st 8:30am – 5:30pm (last admission 4:30pm)


By public boat

Take line #1 and get off at the “SANTA MARIA DEL GIGLIO” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn LEFT and go straight towards the Accademia. After few meters you are in Campo San Maurizio.

By foot

From Saint Mark’s Square take direction the Accademia, just 5 minutes walking distance and you are arrived in San Maurizio Square.

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The doge Palace skip the line

Romantic gondola ride


  1. Bookshoop Music Museum
  2. Gondola Meeting Point
  3. Doge's Palace