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Doge's Palace Private Tour, Venice

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    9:00am & 11:00am
  • Duration
    2 hours
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

Key Highlights

  • Explore one of the most fascinating buildings in Venice with a private guide
  • A private tour allows you maximum interaction with your guide
  • Discover the hidden history of the Doge's Palace
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

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. Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS.  

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.

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

  • 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
  • Food & drinks

Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Best way to see Doges Palace
    Steve Wroe, United Kingdom 11/04/2017
  • Excellent service
    John Grafham, United Kingdom 07/08/2016
  • A wonderful tour of Doge's Palace
    Rochelle R Farmer, United States 01/12/2016

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