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Skip the lines to enter the Doge’s Palace, then meet your local guide. Travel back in time as you visit the lavish Doge’s Apartments, the spacious courtyards and, of course, the palace dungeons, which once housed the famous lover Casanova. See works by Renaissance masters, including Veronese, Titian, and Tintoretto, and discover the artistic and cultural background that inspired them.

After the Opera Museum, the Giants’ Staircase, the Lodge Atrium, the Golden Staircase, and the Institutional Chambers, walk across one of Venice’s most famous landmarks, the Bridge of Sighs—so called for the convicts who journeyed across it into prison.

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Doge's Palace

Lines can be long at the Doge’s Palace, home to the celebrated Bridge of Sighs. Escape the lines and see the highlights in record time on a tour ideal for anyone who loves history but has limited time in Venice. Besides the Bridge of Sighs and the prison where Casanova was once held, see art by Renaissance masters including Titian.

  • Skip the lines at the Doge’s Palace, home to the rulers of Golden Age Venice
  • See the prison where Casanova was held and cross the Bridge of Sighs
  • See art by Renaissance masters including Titian and Tintoretto
  • Discover Venetian history, legends, and art from your local guide
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Well organised and excellent value for money

Myself and my 12 year old son took part in this tour recently and were very impressed. The organisation was excellent, we were issued with a radio and headset so the tour guide could communicate to everyone in the tour party. There were several tours...More

2  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 11 June 2018
Pleasant walk in the history

Unique palace to visit, full of history, architecture, and art. You can choose audioguide or guided tour. A lot of amazing views to beautiful city and channels. Rich and representative halls, a lot of beautiful and interesting details. Suggestion: take a plenty of time for...More

2  Thank Kaire M
Reviewed 8 June 2018
Informative tour

Very informative tour. The historical context really puts things into perspective. The tour guide was well-informed and humorous which made the tour a very pleasant experience.

3  Thank Maziar M
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
No lines, great explanation

The guide was very nice. We spent around 1.5 hrs touring around the Dodge. The place is fantastic, with investing the time to get to know it.

2  Thank BetofromMexico
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Miss the queues and get a some in depth insights to what Venice was like

We met the rep near the palace and he handed us tickets and headphone set, which allowed us to hear the guide (I struggled to keep the earpiece in, so if you have your own I think you could use them). We went straight in...More

1  Thank Rinaldo11
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Susan H
8 August 2018|
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Apologies Susan I don't know
19 May 2018|
Response from Laura M |
This tour took around 2 hours
26 April 2018|
Response from Laura M |
This tour took around 2 hours and is not at all scary - although could be a little too information heavy for kids of that age
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