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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

  • 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
Doge's Palace Guided Tour
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Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide.
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2.15 pm English commentary
Guided tour available in English language, starting at 2:15 pm.
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10.45 am French commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide.
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (192)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2018
Guided tour

Booked with Viator for the afternoon guided tour on Tuesday 2nd October. Our guide was very informative and knew her stuff. The tour is for one hour, but did feel a little rushed towards the end, so maybe should be slightly extended. The palace is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane343010
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Guided tour of Doge's Palace

Booked a guided tour with Viator on the afternoon of Tuesday 2nd October. Guide was very informative and knew her stuff. It lasted for one hour but felt a little rushed towards the end of the tour so maybe it should be a touch longer....More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Excellent guide, good use of tech

Met easily enough and were taken on a good 90 minute tour of the palace by extremely interesting and informative guide. The queues weren't massive so it was less value for money in terms of getting in quickly than it probably would be in height...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Acton-Clan
Reviewed 24 September 2018
Guide - Marco - was all about Marco!

All of the staff we encountered were unhelpful. We arrived a little early and saw a lad with Tours written on his bag. We told him what tour we were there for and he basically said it was nothing to do with him and that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeteBG_12
Venetoinside, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Venetoinside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Dear PeteBG_12, we are deeply sorry for what happened. We have always paid great attention to selecting a motivated and professional staff since the quality of the service is a key asset for our company, as should be for any company selling tours and activities,...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Very Good tour of an interesting historical site

My family got much more out of this tour than we ever could have gotten walking around on our own. We learned a lot about how Venice was governed and aspects of the culture and how Venice's history intertwined with the rest of Italy. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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11 March 2019|
Response from James F | Reviewed this property |
The tour we went on was so slow and boring we gave up after 30 minutes and headed for the door.
28 August 2018|
Response from Kaire M | Reviewed this property |
there is possible rent audio guide, english is surely there. About bilingual tour I dont know, dont have any experiences.
28 August 2018|
Response from Rinaldo11 | Reviewed this property |
Ours was entirely in English. I think it means that there are other tours at different times ( in French I think).