Small group Doge's Palace tour
Activities

Small group Doge's Palace tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Consult calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the buildings that were once the residence of the Doge of Venice
  • Cross the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doge's Palace and prisons
  • Learn about the unique Venetian political institution and the Council of Ten
What to expect

A full 2-hour Venice walking tour of the Doge's Palace in Venice should be an absolute must for anyone visiting Venice. The most important building in Venice is the key for understanding the city and its inimitable form and longevity.

Within its walls, the city's form of government was as unique as the city itself, and during this captivating tour of the Doge's Palace, you'll learn all about the inner workings of the brain of Venice. Equipped with complimentary headphones, you'll be able to hear all the detailed commentary of your expert English-speaking guides, as they recount a fascinating story of the longest ever-running independent Republic in the history of the world.

Learn about the Venetian's unique form of government, the role of the Doge (the Duke of Venice) and the notorious Council of Ten, who were created to maintain the security of the State. Not to mention the notorious torture chambers and prisons reserved for enemies of the state. While housing all the institutions inside its chambers, that made Venice one of the most enlightened cities in the world, the Venetians themselves also adorned the Doge's Palace with fabulous works of Art that will be discussed during your tour.

Cross the Bridge of Sighs to see the prisons of the Doge's Palace. And of course, during your 2-hour tour, you'll discuss the architecture that went on to influence the rest of the city with its Byzantine-Gothic style of architecture, reflecting a city that neither belonged to the west or the east.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Licensed expert English-speaking tour guide
    • Headphones
    • Skip-the-line tickets to the Doge's Palace
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop off
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-5)
    • Children (6-12)
    Where

    Sestiere di S. Marco, 312, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meeting point:

    At the entrance of the Royal Gardens on the waterfront of St. Mark's Square. From St. Mark's, facing the Basilica, turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns, facing the water, turn right and following the line of trees after 100 meters, you'll come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens, where we'll be waiting for you, holding a sign with Doge's Palace walk written on it

    What to remember
    • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly for alternative routes suitable for you.
    • At times, Doge's Palace closes without notice. No refunds are available, as these events are beyond our control.
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    When
    • Please check the calendar for availability
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    Provider
    Avventure Bellissime
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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