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Doge's Palace Privileged Entrance and Guided Tour provided by Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.

Doge's Palace Privileged Entrance and Guided Tour

Doge's Palace Privileged Entrance and Guided Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 2495P40
Important information
Inclusions
  • Ticket Entrance to the Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Scala dei Giganti di Palazzo Ducale
  • Entry/Admission - Venice
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Giardini Ex Reali, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Departure Point: Alilaguna Ticket Office, in front of the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square) and next to the Vaporetto Stop "San Marco Giardinetti"
  • Doge's Palace, P.za San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The tours ends inside the Doge's Palace, which you can explore at leisure after the guided tour
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Receive your confirmation at time the of booking
  • Involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Ticket Entrance to the Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Scala dei Giganti di Palazzo Ducale
  • Entry/Admission - Venice
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
Departure details
  • Giardini Ex Reali, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Departure Point: Alilaguna Ticket Office, in front of the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square) and next to the Vaporetto Stop "San Marco Giardinetti"
  • Doge's Palace, P.za San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The tours ends inside the Doge's Palace, which you can explore at leisure after the guided tour
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Doge's Palace, P.za San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The tours ends inside the Doge's Palace, which you can explore at leisure after the guided tour
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Receive your confirmation at time the of booking
  • Involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Giardini Ex Reali
    Giardini Ex Reali, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Departure Point: Alilaguna Ticket Office, in front of the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square) and next to the Vaporetto Stop "San Marco Giardinetti"
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Piazza San Marco
  • 1
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Scala dei Giganti di Palazzo Ducale
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Sala Del Maggior Consiglio - Ducale Palazzo
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Ponte dei Sospiri
  • You'll end at
    Doge's Palace
    P.za San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    The tours ends inside the Doge's Palace, which you can explore at leisure after the guided tour
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

1.5
4 reviews
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IanWright_Philly
Philadelphia, PA79 contributions
I have giving one star reviews. I really do. Let me explain.

We arrived at the location by the Alilaguna ticket booth 15 minutes early. We asked the people in the booth, a lady and gentleman, if this was the meeting place. They said yes.

We waited until 11:00, checked again. We waited again. A man dressed as a guide arrived at 11:12, checked at the booth and quickly left. At 11:15 we were told the group had left 10 minutes ago. We called BS. The guy in the booth bare faced lied that he had announced the group and it had left. I had watched him selling tickets for 30 minutes he didn’t move. He delightfully offered we could try again tomorrow.

To be clear, we’ve taken tons of tours. Walking tours. Guided tours. In crowded places. This was not a crowded place. There was no guide, no tour. No announcement. We stood 3 yards from the booth. There is no way this group formed and left without us.

We quickly went to the palace and toured, keeping our eyes open for a group. We saw many groups. None from Alilaguna / Bucintoro.

In short we were charged 88 euros for a tour that didn’t happen. We wasted an hour then went to the palace and waited. I don’t care about wasting the money. In fact I’m sure I can get it refunded. That doesn’t help. Our time is worth more than 88 euros, which is why we booked this in the first place.

I do care about wasting time for a tour billed to save time. I really care about being lied to.

It’s your call. There are other options. I’m sure this tour is, when it happens, delightful. The palace is beautiful, and the self guided audio tour is great.

It’s up to you whether you want to risk your time and money to be gaslighted.
Written 27 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bigmidge1
Anguilla30 contributions
Sep 2019
This was a really disappointing tour. First, I specifically avoided any tours that involved a tour of the Plaza San Marco so that we'd have longer in the Palace, and then this guide started w/a 20-minute tour of the Plaza. I actually thought we might be with the wrong group and tried to ask question. She acknowledged that she knew I had a question but literally did not stop talking for the next 15 minutes--not a pause, not one break, she was like a robot--and then finally asked where is the woman who had a question. When I showed her my ticket to see if we were on the right tour she laughed at me and acted like the part of the tour I didn't want was a bonus. She was a terrible tour guide--she droned on and on and on without pausing and never once asked if anyone had questions. She was also difficult to understand at times because she had a thick Italian accent, and she spoke so quickly w/out ever stopping. When two people had to leave early to catch a train, she got angry with them and chided them in front of the whole group. This tour was a colossal waste of time and money. I'm sure other tour guides are better but she was awful.
Written 19 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Directions to redeem tickets were ambiguous. Didn't answer the phone.
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seemins2022
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Experience
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Lyn R
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HarryMetcalfe
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Walking tour and Gondola ride for a fine Sunday afternoon
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Extraordinary782232
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Don't bother.
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Julie C
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Good to see what is around
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Biffen20
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Outman24
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dirkhJ14TH
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Wrong language
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Chederman
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