Venice: Doge's Palace Guided Tour and Gondola Ride

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From $96.43

4 reviews   (4.25)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit the Doge’s Palace with the Bridge of Sighs and then get on gondola to explore the Grand Canal!

The experience starts with the guided visit to the Doge Palace: the expert guide will show you the incredible halls of the power and the residences of the most powerful dignitaries of the Venice Republic.
You’ll see the golden staircase, the stunning “Last Judgment” by Tiepolo and then you’ll cross the Bridge of Sighs to go down to the Venetian Prisons.

In the afternoon get on gondola and admire the Grand Canal in all its beauty: you’ll see the Mozart House, Fenice Opera House, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Santa Maria della Salute Church and, at end, you appreciate a marvelous overview of Piazza San Marco.

This is the only gondola ride with commentary aboard that will explain the itinerary step by step.

What's Included

Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people for the Doge’s Palace.

Guided tour of Doge's Palace - Skip the line ticket

Multilingual assistance for embarkation

Shared 30 minutes gondola ride with commentay by mobile app or brochure

What's Not Included

Hotel pick up

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 5
  • YOUTH: Age: 6 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Each gondola can host maximum 5 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guest's weight
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • We only ask the kindness to bring the own mask in case you need to wear it.
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
  • For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace, the storage service is free of charge.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The Gondola ride is at 4:00 PM. Please, consider the gap between the two tours
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Piazza San Marco
The tour starts in the marvelous Saint Mark's Square where there is the imposing Doge's Palace

• Admission Ticket Free

Doge's Palace
An unmissable guided tour to discover the Doge Palace: the most important palace of the Venetian Republic, where you will see how Venice was ruled during the golden centuries. Be stunned by hundreds of artistic masterpieces in its spectacular rooms, paintings and sculpture from the best of Venetian artists.

Cross the Bridge of Sighs and go down in the old Venetian prisons and feel the anguish of the prisoners. Here also Giacomo Casanova was jailed.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Canal Grande
After the Doge Palace tour, you will get on gondola for an amazing promenade through the lovely waterways and the magnificent Grand Canal with its historical palaces which belonged to the Doges and rich families. During the itinerary you will admire Mozart’s and Desdemona's House, La Fenice Theatre, Rio de le Ostreghe and on the Grand Canal, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace, La Salute Church, Punta della Dogana and a breathtaking overview of Saint Mark’s basin. Comfortably seated on your special boat you will listen to the mobile-app narrating history and legends of the attractions around you: 10 points of interest described in your languages!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


BWMR1967, 09-10-2022
Just loved this tour. Such a grand palace. I am so glad we pre bought tickets the queues to get in were huge.
Our guide was very knowledgeable. Well worth it
Pasqua in una Venezia magica
rosannat00, 23-04-2019
Sono venuta con mia sorella e la sua famiglia a Venezia per il ponte di Pasqua devo dire che non ricordavo più quanto fosse bella e magica, mia sorella è rimasta a bocca aperta della sua magia e beltà , palazzo Ducale un vero giro turistico da Mike e una notte per chi Amal arte veneziana , il barocco , lo sfarzo di Venezia ...senza ombra di dubbio è da visitare....e per vederlo bene almeno ci vorranno 4 ore .
Great but the stairs!!
ChrisRav4, 06-10-2022
The history is incredible but a heads-up about the amount of stairs would’ve been good, anyone with mild limited mobility this is not the tour for you.
Just meh
Claudia_W, 24-06-2022
Honestly it was Meh. The tour guide spoke with a heavy accent that was difficult to understand at times. He just seemed to be going through the motions and didn’t interject any excitement into his tour.

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