Guided Tour of the Doge's Palace – Fast-track entry

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  • The services of an expert guide

  • See the authentic prison cells

  • Admire the luxurious ornaments and decorations of the Doge's Palace

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1hr

Tour with Commentary

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Starting time 10:15 AM

Departure point/location

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


For many centuries, the Doge's Palace was the seat of Venetian power. Legislative, executive and judicial administration were all centralized here under the supervision of the Doge.

With your fast-track tickets, you can skip the line and go directly to the entrance of the Doge's Palace. Inside, you'll learn about the history and the secrets of this unique building, as well as the politics implemented by the palace during the Middle Ages.

Your guide will tell you how parallel worlds intertwined inside this institution and will show you the galleries known as the "Alleys of Power". As you explore the palace you'll be able to admire its luxuriant interiors, adorned with gold and sumptuously decorated by the best artists of the time. Throughout your tour, your guide will reveal the secrets behind the Doge's Palace, from its design to its construction.

You will then pass outside the solid walls to cross the famous "Bridge of Sighs" and visit the palace's sinister prisons and torture chambers.

Save time waiting in line and get priority access to this must-see historic monument for a memorable tour of its stately rooms, gilded ceilings and prison cells!

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: Campo de San Luca
  • Enjoy a stress-free visit and avoid waiting in line with your fast-track ticket
  • Depending on the nationality of participants, the tour may be conducted in more than one language
  • The meeting time is 10:15am; the guide will then take the group to pick up tickets. The 1 hour guided visit will start at 10:45am
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Guided tour in your chosen language
  • Fast-track entry into the Doge's Palace

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Access to secrets itineraries
  • Entrance to a few monuments
  • Tips
  • All extras

Customer reviews

155 reviews
  • Parfait ! En plus excellente guide 👍
    Sophie B.
    Aug 11, 2019
  • Génial nous recommandons une grande merveille du passé très intéressant coupe file utile au vu du monde.
    Feb 26, 2019
  • Guide très gentille qui nous a fait une belle visite guidée du palais des Doges, avec des explications intéressantes sur l'histoire de Venise. La mise en route est un peu longue: il a d'abord fallu nous rendre à l'agence pour échanger notre bon contre un billet de visite, puis Rv 20 minutes plus tard sur la place Saint Marc où on a encore attendu 20 minutes pour que tous les groupes soient constitués avant de pouvoir enfin nous diriger vers le Palais des Doges. Mais aucun regret d'avoir réservé cette visite, sans les explications de notre guide on serait passé à côté de beaucoup de choses et n'aurions vu qu'un palais parmi d'autres...
    Marie-Astrid W.
    Feb 24, 2019

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