Venice: Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Entry, Small-Group Tour

9 Reviews
Tours Culture & history Good for groups Walking tours Art Things to do for adults Sightseeing Tours Art & Museums Architecture tours History & heritage Small group Audio Guides Castle & palace tours Brooklyn Walking Tours

Explore the Doge's Palace on this small-group tour. Learn about the Venetian political institution, the Council of Ten, and the Doge's Apartments. Cross the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Prisons.


  • Explore the Doge's Palace and learn about the Venetian's unique government
  • Follow your guide with headphones to ensure you hear every fascinating story
  • Avoid long queues and waiting times with skip-the-line entry to the palace
  • Admire fabulous works of art inside the palace as you listen to the history
  • Visit the Prisons of the palace and hear about the torture chambers


Take part in this guided tour of the Doge’s Palace. Discover the inner workings of the Venetian government. Admire the art throughout the Palace, learn how Bridge of Sighs got its name, and hear stories about the prisoners kept in the Prisons. Meet your guide and be equipped with headphones to hear the fascinating history of Venice. Learn about the Venetian's unique form of government, the role of the Doge (the Duke of Venice), and the notorious Council of Ten, who were created to maintain the security of the State.  Enter the Doge’s Palace with skip-the-line entry to avoid any queues. Listen as your guide discusses the works of art that adorn the walls of the palace and the Byzantine-Gothic style of architecture that went on to influence the rest of the city. Cross the Bridge of Sighs, as prisoners did in the past, to see the Prisons of the Doges Palace. Discuss the notorious torture chambers reserved for enemies of the state, and hear tales of woe about the prisoners kept there.  


English-speaking guide Audio headsets Skip-the-line tickets

Important Information

  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you At times, Doges Palace closes without notice. No refunds are available as these events are beyond our control This tour will take place rain or shine This tour will only operate with a minimum of 8 participants Access to the Doge’s Palace and all related areas will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate like the CDC vaccine card). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity.This doesn't apply to children less than 12 years old

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


My Guide Book Now! Venice: Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Entry, Small-Group Tour

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Venice.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Recommended Experiences in Venice

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Venice with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Venice is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Venice

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Venice