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Doge your Way Out: Doge’s Palace Tour with a Private Guide

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    2 hours approx.

  • Start time

    You will be notified the exact timings after booking.

    Doge's Palace opening timings:

    1 Apr to 31 Oct: 8:30am - 7pm, last admission at 6pm

    1 Nov to 31 Mar: 8:30am – 5:30pm, last admission at 4:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Venice Tours Office - San Marco 1130. (Few steps from St. Mark's). Once by the Bell Tower, turn left leaving the Basilica behind you. Proceed straight along the Square, walking on the right-hand side. After the “Gran Caffè Quadri” walk until you reach the glass shop “Modolo” and then turn right passing under the arches. You reach the Hard Rock Café and proceed straight on to the bridge and then on your left side you will find VENICE TOURS.

  • Ending Point

Key Highlights

  • An exclusive private guided tour of the imposing Doge’s Palace
  • Discover its charming secrets corners
  • See the intricate work of the Palace chambers and glorious paintings by the great Venetian masters
  • Track the notorious Casanova’s brilliant prison escape
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

The Doge’s Palace, a marvelous feat of Gothic architecture and Venice’s most iconic landmarks, is on everyone’s must-do list when travelling to Venice. So you can totally imagine the massive crowd gathering to see the interiors. There’s loads to see inside and make sense of it. After all, it was once the centre of Venetian government and has had several secrets hidden. To reveal all that and much more, join a private guide who will help you cut the crowd, give you fascinating secrets and show you the best parts.

Here’s the plan…

After meeting your guide at the meeting point, enter Doge’s Palace and admire this Byzantine-style palace and the stunning façade as a whole work of art. Go back in time as your guide takes you to the priceless treasures inside the palace. You will see the finely decorated rooms, the Giant Staircase, Doge’s rooms, the Hall of the Great Council, the Armoury and unique paintings by artists like Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo and Veronese. Be amazed by the beautifully carved capitals of the individual columns and the sculptures overlooking the Grand Canal and the Piazzetta.

Hear about the different roles played by the Doge and his counsellors, be entertained by your informative guide and learn about the history of the Venetian legends as you walk through the eerie, narrow passageways towards the prison cells whilst learning about the prisoners and of course, Casanova, perhaps Venice’s most famous and intriguing escape.

After visiting the Doge’s Palace, your tour also gives you a free way to visit the museums around St Mark’s Square like Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

About the Supplier: Fall in love with Venice when you see the city through the eyes of Venice Tours. They are simply the best in town when it comes to unique experiences in and around Venice. Their guides are experts in all things Venice and believe in offering unforgettable experiences. Even TripAdvisor gave them the 2019 Certificate of Excellence.

Inclusions

  • Private guided tour Doge's Palace
  • Ticket 'The Museums of St. Mark's Square'

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers (we’ll see you there)
  • Gratuities (if you wish, go on then)

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