Palazzo Ducale: Skip The Line Guided Tour

Doge's Palace Venice Piazza San Marco 1, 30124, Venice
1 h
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10
Sat to Sun
10:00, 15:00

Venice
Access for disabled
Audio guide
Groups allowed
Tour guides
Wheelchair accessible

Take a guided tour of Venice's fabled golden age

Scroll back through the centuries for a time-traveler’s eye-view of Venice’s Golden Age. Join an expert tour guide and get immersed in the Gothic opulence and historical significance of Palazzo Ducale – the seat of power in the city for hundreds of years. Then, explore the royal palaces and sites around Piazza San Marco before seeing how Venetian glass is made.

Plunge yourself into the past at the Palazzo Ducale, and feel the Gothic heart of Venice come alive as an expert guide paints a vivid picture of royal excess and political intrigue.

Scale a huge golden staircase, and be spirited around lavish rooms and grand halls, adorned with masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, and other Renaissance masters.

Cross the infamous Bridge of Sighs and visit the dungeon where Giacomo Casanova was imprisoned.

Finish off with a self-guided visit of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, where you’ll discover the ancient Venetian way of life. See artifacts, artworks, and antique documents that capture the essence of Venice in the Middle Ages.

An optional glass-crafting demonstration at a nearby glass factory completes the authentic Venetian experience.

For private tours contact us directly.

What's Included

  • Guided tour of the Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) with skip-the-line entrance
  • Audio-receivers in case of groups of 10+ people
  • Entrance to the Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana – currently closed!
  • Free optional glass-crafting demonstration (20 minutes)

What's Excluded

  • Guided tour of Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana – currently closed!
  • Food & beverages
  • Tips/ Gratuities

What to Expect

Exhibitions

Sculptures by Antonio Rizzo
Now on  – Dec 31, 2021

Restored to their original state using state-of-the-art laser cleaning techniques, the statues of early Renaissance sculptor Antonio Rizzo are exhibited in all their glory at the Doge’s Palace.

Including some of his most famous works – like Adam, Eve, and Warrior (Mars) – the exhibition allows visitors to trace the styles and evolving influences in Rizzo’s masterpieces while admiring the marble wonders just as they might have looked back in the 15th century.

Instructions

Meeting point
the Clock Tower on Piazza San Marco, 30124, Venice
Doge’s Palace Venice
Piazza San Marco 1, 30124, Venice
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the tour guide at the Clock Tower on Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), near the exchange office (the white building with the blue clock facade)
  • The guide will be holding a signboard saying ‘TOUR’

Highlights

  • Get immersed in the royal opulence and political intrigue of Venetian history with a guided tour of the Palazzo Ducale
  • See grandiose rooms and halls decorated with some of the finest artworks from the Renaissance, cross the infamous Bridge of Sighs, and more
  • Enjoy a self-guided visit to Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, and learn about the way of life in Renaissance Venice

Prices

Adults (above 5 years): 55 euro
Infants (0-4): free

Meeting Point

The Clock Tower on Piazza San Marco, 30124, Venice

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