Doge's Palace Iconic Insiders private tour with a local guide
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Doge's Palace Iconic Insiders private tour with a local guide

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Visit Doge's Palace with your private local guide
  • Admire the gold staircase and enter the Venetian prisons
  • Join a fully personalized experience with a flexible itinerary
What to expect

The Doge's Palace represented the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year-old republic.

This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first-time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places of the itinerary.

During the visit, the tour destination insider will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You’ll be surprised by the rich details of the gold staircase and by the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated the building. You will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.

An unforgettable tour not to be missed!

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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
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • 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
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 2-hour guided tour
    • Friendly and local guide
    • Skip the Line access at the Doge's Palace
    • Headphones (for groups of more than 5 people)
    Reduced price
    • Children (0-5) free of charge
    Where

    Piazza San Marco, 67, Venice, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your destination insider between the two big columns in the square (Colonne di San Marco e San Todaro), 10 minutes before the departure of the tour.

    What to remember
    • This tour is wheelchair partly accessible: although most of the palace is accessible, the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armoury are not
    • This is a private tour for a group up to 10 guests. Tell the guide what you want and let them focus on your interests
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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