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Doge's Palace Skip the Line Walking Tour in Venice

4.4 / 5 total 6 reviews
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Tour ID: 2504
Overview

An afternoon tour to explore the Venice of the Doges through its symbolic palace and a pleasant walk.

The tour is composed of two parts: during the first one, we will visit the famous Doge’s Palace, one of the most important symbols of Venice. For centuries, it has represented the seat of the Venetian political power.

In its majestic rooms, the Duke and his Council for centuries controlled the fate of the Serenissima surrounded by hundreds of masterpieces of painting art. Strolling among its majestic halls and paintings, it will be like going back to the time of the Republic of the Serenissima.

The second part of the tour will take us off the beaten track discovering the hidden treasures of Venice, as well as the quieter and more charming corners of the city.

This beautiful walking tour will take us among some of the most suggestive corners of Venice, starting from La Fenice Theater (external). La Fenice is one of the major Opera theatres in Italy and in the world, every year hosting important Opera shows attracting Opera enthusiasts from all over the world.

Another particular and hidden corner we will discover is the "Scala of the Bovolo", an extraordinary example of Venetian architecture: gothic art mixed with renaissance style.

A tiny "calle" (Venice's alley) will take us to this hidden and precious architectural gem. Please note this part of the tour does not include entrance to main sites and it will completely take place outside (only external comments of the various sites will be provided).

During our walk, we will be escorted by our professional guide, who will make the tour even more captivating by telling interesting facts about Venice while visiting its most famous sites.

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour of Doge's Palace and its majestic halls and paintings
  • Be escorted by our professional guide, who will make the tour even more captivating by telling interesting facts about Venice while visiting its most famous sites.
  • From St. Mark's square to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, SS.Giovanni e Paolo and Marco Polo house
  • Enjoy the walking tour once you left the most crowded streets (called Calli)
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start timeCheck-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
  • This tour is available everyday at 14.15 from 1st April to 31st October 2018This tour is available everyday at 14.15 from 1st April to 31st October 2018
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 1 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Qualified tour guide
  • Personal headphones to hear better the guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotels pickup/drop off
Meeting Point
Under the Clock Tower (the one with the blue clock) in St Mark's Square Please be sure to get there at least 15 minutes prior to tour starting time
Know Before You Go
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes are advised
  • This walking tour does not include entrance to main sites and it will completely take place outside (only external comments of the various sites will be provided)
  • No refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.
  • The tour will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide in Venice or bad weather it might be cancelled and refund will be provided
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Reviewed by Barbara US   April 08, 2018
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Doges palace is beautiful, if you love old buildings then this is heaven. The ceilings are immense, gold everywhere and paintings cover every surface. Our guide was excellent and she knows so much history and the stories of the Basilica and the Doges Palace. We covered a lot of ground and exceeded what I expected. Highly recommended to do if you come to Venice.
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Reviewed by Johan2 SE   April 05, 2018
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SEEING THIS PART OF VENICE WITH A GUIDE GAVE US HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND PERSPECTIVE. OUR TOUR GUIDE WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND INFORMATIVE.
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Reviewed by Byni RO   April 04, 2018
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Although the Palace was busy our guide was good at getting us through without feeling that your being rushed. Very interesting palace especially about the Doge rulers of Venice.
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Reviewed by Fakhoury SD   April 04, 2018
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Our guide spoke English very well and handled the large group easily. Well worth the trip, great speaker great knowledge and well organized, if you are going to Venice do this tour.
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Reviewed by Charles and Cindy GB   April 03, 2018
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I thought it was worth the extra money for the tour just to skip the enormous line. Our guide Ada shared the complete history about the palace and Venice political system. She was very professional and very informative.
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Reviewed by Emily US   April 02, 2018
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Walked the back streets and learnt about the ins and out of this amazing city. Our guide through the Doge's Palace was very interesting.
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