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Doge's Palace skip-the-line tour

Free cancellation
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Visit the Palazzo Ducale, avoiding entrance queues

Admire the golden staircase and cross the famous Bridge of Sighs

What to expect

The Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) has represented the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year-old republic. Together with a guide, you'll discover the history of the European Middle Ages and the centuries immediately following, admiring the beautiful rooms along the way.

You'll be surprised by the rich details of the golden staircase and the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who decorated this building. You will also have the opportunity to cross the Bridge of Sighs and enter the Venetian prisons.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required, please confirm the local requirements before your visit

What’s included

Doge's Palace skip-the-line tour

Earphones for groups of over 10 people

Location

S. Marco 146, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of Yex Change Office next to the Clock Tower in St Mark's Square. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starting time.

Provider

Gray Line Venice

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Due to newly imposed security checks, you may have to wait in queues even with your skip-the-line tickets
  • For security reasons, sacks, bags or backpacks are not allowed inside the Doge's Palace