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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket and Tour

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2635DOGES
Skip the lines at the iconic Doge’s Palace in Venice and uncover its highlights and secrets on a 2-hour tour. Walk right past the main entrance queues with your knowledgeable guide, and delve into the magnificent palace’s history as you explore its lavish public chambers. See prized Italian Renaissance artwork by Tintoretto and Veronese, and learn about the dark deeds of the city’s former rulers and secret service. Then, wander across the world-famous Bridge of Sighs and end your tour with a visit to the New Prisons.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Meet your guide at the entrance to the Royal Gardens in Venice and stroll to Doge's Palace, the majestic Venetian-Gothic building from where the leaders of the former Venetian Republic ruled until the late 18th century.

Plug into your provided headset to ensure you can hear your guide’s commentary clearly, and then, with your skip-the-line ticket, bypass the main entrance queues and head inside. Begin by exploring the grandiose public chambers, whose walls are studded with masterpieces by Renaissance artists Tintoretto and Veronese.

See Juno Bestowing her Gifts on Venice, a vibrant ceiling panel in the Trial Chambers of the Council of Ten, and the slot where accusations of treason were passed to Venice’s feared secret service. Learn, too, about the extravagant doges and hear of the power and treachery that characterized their reign.

Then, wander across the world-famous Bridge of Sighs, which was built to connect the palace to the network of prisons established by the doges so they could keep a close eye on their foes. Look out over the historical waterways and pose for photos.

End your tour with a walk around the eerie New Prisons before bidding your guide a fond farewell outside the palace.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Royal Gardens, central Venice
Departure Time:
9am
Duration:
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at the exit of Doge's Palace

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9am Departure
Code: EN0900

Tour departs at 9am until November 16, 2014 and from March 09, 2015

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1pm Departure
Code: EN1300

Tour departs at 1pm between November 17, 2014 and March 08, 2015

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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket and Tour

Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with Doges Palace

Inclusions:
  • Guide
  • Headset
  • Skip-the-line admission to Doge's Palace
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Juliet C, April 2015

Fantastic tour that gives you a good overview of the history of Venice. No waiting in line and very friendly experienced staff.

Reviewed by: Flavia S, April 2015

We've been very happy with the explanations given by our guide, Stefania.
We enjoyed the tour and it was not very busy.

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Tour code: 2635DOGES