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Skip the lines to enter the Doge’s Palace, then meet your local guide. Travel back in time as you visit the lavish Doge’s Apartments, the spacious courtyards and, of course, the palace dungeons, which once housed the famous lover Casanova. See works by Renaissance masters, including Veronese, Titian, and Tintoretto, and discover the artistic and cultural background that inspired them.

After the Opera Museum, the Giants’ Staircase, the Lodge Atrium, the Golden Staircase, and the Institutional Chambers, walk across one of Venice’s most famous landmarks, the Bridge of Sighs—so called for the convicts who journeyed across it into prison.

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Overview

Lines can be long at the Doge’s Palace, home to the celebrated Bridge of Sighs. Escape the lines and see the highlights in record time on a tour ideal for anyone who loves history but has limited time in Venice. Besides the Bridge of Sighs and the prison where Casanova was once held, see art by Renaissance masters including Titian.

Highlights
  • Skip the lines at the Doge’s Palace, home to the rulers of Golden Age Venice
  • See the prison where Casanova was held and cross the Bridge of Sighs
  • See art by Renaissance masters including Titian and Tintoretto
  • Discover Venetian history, legends, and art from your local guide
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Very Good tour of an interesting historical site

My family got much more out of this tour than we ever could have gotten walking around on our own. We learned a lot about how Venice was governed and aspects of the culture and how Venice's history intertwined with the rest of Italy. The...More

Thank Shelley K
Reviewed 6 days ago
Slow and Boring

The guide spent the first 15 minutes standing giving us the history of Venice,most we knew and the look of boredom on everyones face should have triggered him to actually start the tour. The rooms are empty and you can only look up at so...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 6 days ago
Doges palace

Tour was on time and very informative. The guide spoke good English so was easy to understand . We picked the tour for a time when it was only English spoken so we didn't have to listen to to the guide explaining everything in different...More

Thank aebni
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Conducted tour with English speaking guide

We booked this before we set off from England on advice from friends. Very easy meeting guide under the clock tower. You use a headset which is fine. You can Lways take out the ear piece when she is right in front of you. Very...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 9 August 2018
Well organised and excellent value for money

Myself and my 12 year old son took part in this tour recently and were very impressed. The organisation was excellent, we were issued with a radio and headset so the tour guide could communicate to everyone in the tour party. There were several tours...More

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Response from Kaire M | Reviewed this property |
there is possible rent audio guide, english is surely there. About bilingual tour I dont know, dont have any experiences.
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NorthStar775067
28 August 2018|
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Response from Rinaldo11 | Reviewed this property |
Ours was entirely in English. I think it means that there are other tours at different times ( in French I think).
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Response from Kaire M | Reviewed this property |
here is info from their website : A single ticket valid for the Doge’s Palace and the combined itinerary of Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. Idid use... More
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