Duration: 50 minutes of shared guided tour

Languages: English 


You will visit the Doge's Palace together with an expert guide who will take you through the most beautiful rooms of power and you will have the unique opportunity to enter the Royal Palace, the Napoleon and Empress Sissi’s residence. You will experience the golden age of Venice!


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As you enter the Palace, you will be transported to a world of opulence and splendour, where the Doge and his Council once controlled the fate of the Republic of Venice.


Admire the splendid works of art adorning the walls of the great halls of the Palace, created by some of the most famous Venetian painters, such as Titian and Tintoretto. Stroll through the halls of power, admiring the luxurious living quarters of the Doge and his family.


Admire the breathtaking beauty of 'Paradise', the world's largest painting, and be dazzled by the intricate details of the golden staircase, the Parliament and the inner court.


Thanks to the skip-the-line ticket, you will have immediate access to this extraordinary monument with no waiting time. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and grandeur of the Doge's Palace!


Your guide will take you to the Bridge of Sighs, a passageway that leads you directly to the dank and dark prison cells of the Doge's Palace. The bridge is famous because prisoners would sigh as they crossed it, admiring sadly a free world for the last time.


Lastly, visit on your own the Royal Palace in St. Mark's Square. Here you will discover the Venice lifestyle in the past while entering spaces such as the Empress Sissi Rooms and the Napoleon Dance Hall.


Continue your journey with an exciting virtual reality experience at the Yard of Venice Gallery. With the VR headset on, time peels away, revealing Piazza San Marco and its iconic monuments as they once were. Picture the Basilica transformed into the Doge's private chapel and the Doge's Palace into a medieval fortress!

The price includes
  • Doge’s Palace shared guided tour 
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Doge’s Palace
  • Access to the Bridge of Sighs 
  • Access to Doge’s Palace Prisons
  • Virtual Reality Journey: Explore St. Mark's Square over the centuries
  • The Yard of Venice Gallery: St. Mark's Square history dedicated circuit
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Royal Palace (Correr Museum)
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Marciana Library
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to National Archeological Museum
  • Audio-receiver devices (for groups over 10 people)
The fee does not include
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour of Royal Palace, Marciana Library, and National Archeological Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Things to know before leaving
  • The tour is NOT private but is shared with other participants.
  • The price is per person.
  • Royal Palace (Correr Museum) ticket is included and can be used on the same day of the Doge's Palace guided tour or on the following day. 
  • The Marciana Library is closed on Sundays.
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace (Free deposit available inside).
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Digital and printed vouchers are accepted (to be shown to the staff)
Meeting Point
  • Meeting Point: Campo San Gallo, San Marco 1093/B, Venice Tours office, close to San Marco Square. Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the departure time.


  • The office is located close to San Marco Square. Having the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is located in the campo (small square).
Cancellation policies
  • No penalty for cancellation within 24 hrs before the tour. On line customer service 7 days a week, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or exceptionally high tide (in these cases it will be rescheduled for the following day or refunded)