Venice: 1-Hour Skip the line Doge's Palace Tour

Venice: 1-Hour Skip the line Doge's Palace Tour

  • €36

  • View all images
  • 10 reviews

  • Duration:

    1 hour

  • Languages:

    en,fr,de,es

  • Suitable:

    Solo Travel, Couples, Children, Groups, Students, Business

  • Available:

    Daily

Why this Event?

Discover the Doge's Palace, one of the most important symbols of Venice and for centuries, the historical seat of the most important political power of the Serene Venetian Republic. Meet your professional guide in Saint Mark's Square who will escort you into this magnificent palace, to visit the halls of power, and immerse yourself in medieval Europe, among hundreds of masterpieces.

Dominating Saint Mark's Square, the heart of Venice, the Doge's Palace stands out for its size and its extraordinary structure, where Byzantine, European and Oriental architecture collide. Immediately entering the Palace you will pass through the great courtyard and admire the wealth of detail on the famous Golden Staircase.

Once inside the Palace, you will visit the halls where the Duke (Doge) and his Council controlled the fate of the Serene Republic, whilst surrounded by hundreds of artistic masterpieces and discover the political history of Venice and its people. You will be able to admire the paintings realised by some of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance, amongst them, the world's largest oil painting by Tintoretto. Passing through the famous Bridge of Sighs, you will reach the new prisons. The bridge was given its name by the English poet Lord Byron, probably referring to the last breath of the prisoners, who had their last view of the lagoon and of Venice from the window of this bridge, before they were to be imprisioned.

This guided tour concludes in the courtyard of the Doge's Palace. Here it will be possible for you to stay longer inside the Palace absorbing the history and mystery of days gone by.

Highlights

  • Discover the history of the famous Doge's Palace;
  • Admire the world′s largest oil painting by Tintoretto;
  • View the impressive halls of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio;
  • Visit the prisons of the Doge's Palace by crossing the Bridge of Sighs;

Included

  • Guided tour of the Doge's Palace;
  • Admission fees to the Doge's Palace and skip the line;
  • Live tour commentary provided;
  • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary;
  • Pick up from centrally located meeting point.

Excluded

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off;
  • Food and drink;
  • Optional gratuities;
  • Hidden itineraries in the Doge's Palace.

Essential Information

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time;
  • This tour is not suitable if you have limited mobility;
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible;
  • Backpacks are not allowed inside the Doge's Palace;
  • You should wear comfortable walking shoes;
  • This tour operates rain or shine;
  • Tour may be affected in case of high tides;
  • At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Saint Mark's square.

Itinerary

  • The Doge's Palace

Map

read the customer reviews

Verified user reviews powered by

Posted
Rating
Comments
Oct 05 2016
 
Excellent
Sep 28 2016
 
This was so much easier than having to find parking and navigate the memorials on our own. We had plenty of time to leave the bus and explore the memorials up close.
Sep 25 2016
 
Excellent
Sep 11 2016
 
Awesome tour. Our tour guide Al was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that were able to really enjoy the memorials. There are so many tour bus options, I'm happy that I chose Gray Line Tours!
Sep 05 2016
 
My daughter and I went on the memorial/monument tour. Big Al was our tour guide and did an awesome job! We went to DC for a week and this was our favorite tour! We got to see so much in such a short amount of time! Would recommend and would do it again!
Sep 02 2016
 
So glad we booked this tour with Grayline & Wayne our guide -so many monuments and sights we would not have otherwise seen!
Aug 26 2016
 
Excellent because of the driver. Sufficient time to enjoy monuments. Good driving skills. Courteous.
Aug 21 2016
 
Tour was cancelled. Given vouchers to Big Bus Tour. Their bus broke down and we walked most of the tour. Not what I was expecting.
Aug 18 2016
 
Excellent
Aug 18 2016
 
Our tour went great. Wayne was a great tour guide.

You may also like

book now

The Doge's Palace Tour

From 36.00
Selected
Available
Unavailable
Offer
  • Available

  • Unavailable

  • Selected

  • Special Offer Price

Duration
Title
Venice: 1-Hour Skip the line Doge's Palace Tour
Start Date
End Date
Nights
Time
Pickup
Pricing
Extras
Pricing

Total