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Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square Museums Skip-the-Line Tour in VeniceActivity ID16019671
4.4/55 Reviews
Available from 06-22
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Informative, friendly and professional guide

Step back in time on a history tour

All entrance fees included

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Stop At: Piazza San Marco, Veneto

Have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and historical highlights of Venice. A qualified guide will escort you through the millennia of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the charm-packed history of this unique city.
Here is the route: Piazza San Marco - Origin, history, and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie, Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes relating to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, a vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the city’s main shopping street

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Ponte di Rialto, Veneto

Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, a vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the city’s main shopping street

Stop At: Doge's Palace, Veneto

you will visit the Palazzo Ducale, which has been for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of paintings masterpieces, the duke and his council controlled the fate of a thousand-year old republic. You’ll live it together with a qualified and experienced guide who will show you the halls of power, plunging you into a very special historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediate-following centuries. You’ll be surprised at the rich details of the gold staircase, at the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building. You will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and enter the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. The ticket for the palace is included in the tour price, and it will allow you to enter without waiting.
After the visit of the Doge's Palace you will have the opportunity to visit a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark’s Square where you can see a Glass Craftsman at work. Please note this is a free of charge optional tour of approximately 20 minutes and it is not a part of the tour.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Museo Correr, Veneto

You may visit the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square with the same ticket by yourself (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana). You will discover the way of life for the Venetians with paintings, libraries, coinage, and sculpture. You can also visit the area built by Napoleon and the rooms restored for Sissi, the Empress of Austria.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Departure Point: St Mark's Clocktower, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Return Details: Returns to original departure point
Tour Ducal Venice - English 09:00:
Tour option details are as follows:
Option Descriptions: 09:00 Tour Ducal Venice - English
Option Departure Time: 9:00 AM

Walking tour of historical center with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide

Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people

Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.

Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Change & Refund Policies

Free cancellation at or before 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use

Cancellations made after 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use will incur a cancellation fee of 100%

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Activity Essentials

Traveler Information:

Adult: Age 6 to 99

Child: Age 0 to 5

Important Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after; otherwise, it will be refunded)
For security reasons sacks, bags, or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace. Free deposit inside.
The tour is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
Mobile vouchers are accepted
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers


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