Venice: 1-Hour The Doge's Palace Tour

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Avoid the queues and skip the line with your professional guide to discover Doge's Palace, once the seat of power of the Republic of Venice. Admire the paintings of Tintoretto and cross the famous Bridge of Sighs to reach the iconic prisons.

Highlights

  • Discover the history of the famous Doge's Palace
  • Admire the world′s largest oil painting by Tintoretto
  • View the impressive halls of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, the Hall of the Great Council
  • Visit the prisons of the Doge's Palace by crossing the Bridge of Sighs

Description

Discover the Doge's Palace, one of the most important symbols of Venice and for centuries, the historical seat of the most important political power of the Serene Venetian Republic. Meet your professional guide in St. Mark's Square who will escort you into this magnificent palace to visit the halls of power and immerse yourself in medieval Europe, among hundreds of masterpieces. Dominating St. Mark's Square, the heart of Venice, the Doge's Palace stands out for its size and its extraordinary structure, where Byzantine, European and Oriental architecture collide. Immediately entering the palace, you will pass through the great courtyard and admire the wealth of detail on the famous Golden Staircase. Once inside the palace, you will visit the halls where the Duke (Doge) and his Council controlled the fate of the Serene Republic, whilst surrounded by hundreds of artistic masterpieces and discover the political history of Venice and its people. You will be able to admire the paintings realized by some of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance, amongst them, the world's largest oil paintings by Tintoretto. Passing through the famous Bridge of Sighs, you will reach the new prisons. The bridge was given its name by the English poet Lord Byron, probably referring to the last breath of the prisoners, who had their last view of the lagoon and of Venice from the window of this bridge, before they were to be imprisoned. This guided tour will conclude in the courtyard of the Doge's Palace. Here, it will be possible for you to stay longer inside the palace absorbing the history and mystery of days gone by.

Includes

Guided tour of the Doge's Palace Admission fees to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Square Museums (Correr Museum, Biblioteca Marciana, Archaeological Museum) Skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace Live tour commentary in English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian

Important Information

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Backpacks are not allowed inside the Doge's Palace
  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • Tour may be affected in case of high tides

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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