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Doge's Palace Private Tour, Venice

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Key Highlights

  • Explore one of the most fascinating buildings in Venice with a private guide
  • Discover the hidden history of the Doge's Palace
  • Avoid long queues with skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • A private tour allows you maximum interaction with your guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    2 hours

    Start time

    9:00am & 11:00am

    Meeting Point

    Hotel pickup is included in the St Mark's area only. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details to reconfirm the pick-up time.)

    Ending Point

    The tour ends in the centre of Venice.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    The Doge's Palace is arguably the most important building in Venice as it was the seat of the Government for centuries. On your own private tour, as you walk through its lavish chambers, learn more about the Doge and his counsellors who made Venice a modern, liberal state. But the most interesting part of this tour is the visit to the area that was closed to everyone but a few trusted men of the republic – the chancellor’s office where secret documents were stored, the torture chambers and the prison where Casanova was incarcerated.

    This is a popular tour and often sells out. Should this tour not be available on your chosen date we may have availability for the regular group version of the tour. Click here for more details.>>

    Itinerary

    Your private guide will meet you at your hotels in the St. Mark's area for your Doge's Palace Private Tour.

    You will walk to the Doge's Palace for your tour of what is arguably Venice’s most important building, the Doge's Palace, the seat of the Government for centuries. See the lavish chambers and enter areas that were closed to everyone but a few trusted men of the republic. See the Chancellors Office where secret documents were kept and the Torture Chamber where enemies of the state would be tortured before the state inquisitors. You will also see the "I Piombi" Prisons, where among others, Casanova was imprisoned.

    This is a private tour and can therefore be adapted to your interest, discuss your requirements with your guide on the day.

    The tour ends in the centre of Venice.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Entrance Fees to Doge's Palace and Secret Itinerary
    • Guided tour of the Doge's Palace
    • Guide available in English, German, French, Spanish & Italian languages

    Exclusions

    • Food & drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, at least a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it

    Hotel pickup is available outside the St Mark's area for an additional fee of 33 Euros

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Excellent service

      Laura met us outside the Doges Palace and gave us a brief history of the city before we were whisked past the waiting lines outside and through some of the splendor of the...

      John Grafham
    • Definitely worth the price!

      Our tour guide was Gina and she was extremely knowledgeable and knew some very random and interesting tips we may not have learned on a large tour....

      Maria T Fiori
    • A wonderful tour of Doge's Palace

      Our group (5 adults, age 31-37) really enjoyed this tour. What an impressive building! We knew very little about the history of Venice and the Doge's Palace, but this tour...

      Rochelle R Farmer
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