Doge’s Palace Tickets & Tours

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Tickets
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Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets

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€30
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1 hr. - 24 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Don't waste time in ticket queues and unearth the secrets of Venetian politics with skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace.
  • Discover huge oil paintings and ceiling frescoes in the main hall, like Il Paradiso by Tintoretto, and The Apotheosis of Venice by Paolo Veronese.
  • Take a look at St. Mark's Square and the lagoon from the Porta della Carta, a massive gothic archway with exquisite relishes and sculptures!
  • This ticket also lets you see neoclassical art at Museo Correr, rare antiquities at the Archaeological Museum, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana.
  • Don't waste time in ticket queues and unearth the secrets of Venetian politics with skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace.
  • Discover huge oil paintings and ceiling frescoes in the main hall, like Il Paradiso by Tintoretto, and The Apotheosis of Venice by Paolo Veronese.
  • Take a look at St. Mark's Square and the lagoon from the Porta della Carta, a massive gothic archway with exquisite relishes and sculptures!
  • This ticket also lets you see neoclassical art at Museo Correr, rare antiquities at the Archaeological Museum, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace
  • Access to Museo Correr (optional)
  • Access to the Archaeological Museum (optional)
  • Access to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana (optional)
  • Audio guide in English (optional)
  • Guide book in multiple languages (optional)
  • Tip: Catch the temporary exhibit The Worlds Of Marco Polo. The Journey Of A 13th Century Venetian Merchant from 6 Apr to 29 Sep 2024.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not accessible by wheelchair and pram/stroller.
  • Ramps and elevators are available at the venue for easy access.
  • The guide book will be issued on a sharing basis if the reservation is for 2 or more people.
  • Kindly carry your own headphones for the audio guide.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Venice Icons: St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

from
€79
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr. 30 min.
  • Walk through the most legendary Venetian neighborhoods and tour St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, all with an expert guide.
  • Don't waste time in queues and discover biblical sculptures and geometric marble inlays within the 5-domed basilica of St. Mark.
  • Understand the political relevance of the Doge's Palace as you admire artworks like Federico Zuccari's Barbarossa kisses the Pope's foot in lavish rooms like the Great Council Chamber.
  • Enjoy dedicated attention in your preferred language – choose between an English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide.
  • Your exploration doesn't just stop there! This ticket also gives you access to treasures of the Biblioteca Marciana and the Archaeological Museum.
  • Walk through the most legendary Venetian neighborhoods and tour St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, all with an expert guide.
  • Don't waste time in queues and discover biblical sculptures and geometric marble inlays within the 5-domed basilica of St. Mark.
  • Understand the political relevance of the Doge's Palace as you admire artworks like Federico Zuccari's Barbarossa kisses the Pope's foot in lavish rooms like the Great Council Chamber.
  • Enjoy dedicated attention in your preferred language – choose between an English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide.
  • Your exploration doesn't just stop there! This ticket also gives you access to treasures of the Biblioteca Marciana and the Archaeological Museum.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of 10+ people
  • Access to Museo Correr
  • Access to the Archaeological Museum
  • Access to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
  • Both venues are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Tip: Try spotting designs of foxes, peacocks, doves, roosters and rhinoceros in the marble inlays while you’re walking around St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Doge's Palace

  • Tip: Keep an eye out for the statues of Poseidon and Mars at the Staircase of the Giants in Doge's Palace.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not wheelchair accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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€56.32
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Mobile Ticket
50 min. - 1 hr. 15 min.
  • An in-depth experience of the Doge's Palace awaits on this expertly crafted tour in the language of your choice.
  • Walk through opulent gold-ceiling rooms as you hear their unbelievable stories – like the Council of Ten Chamber that used to house Venice's secret police!
  • Look out for detailed sculptures that adorn the façade, like Noah's Drunkenness by Filippo Calendario, and Adam and Eve by Antonio Rizzo.
  • Short on time and want to maximize value? Select the express guided tour option to explore hidden chambers and uncover dark conspiracies.
  • After your tour, explore the 3 museums in St. Mark's Square on your own: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.
  • An in-depth experience of the Doge's Palace awaits on this expertly crafted tour in the language of your choice.
  • Walk through opulent gold-ceiling rooms as you hear their unbelievable stories – like the Council of Ten Chamber that used to house Venice's secret police!
  • Look out for detailed sculptures that adorn the façade, like Noah's Drunkenness by Filippo Calendario, and Adam and Eve by Antonio Rizzo.
  • Short on time and want to maximize value? Select the express guided tour option to explore hidden chambers and uncover dark conspiracies.
  • After your tour, explore the 3 museums in St. Mark's Square on your own: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • English, German, French, Spanish or Italian-speaking guide
  • Access to Museo Correr
  • Access to Archaeological Museum
  • Access to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
  • Express 'mysteries and secrets' guided tour of Doge's Palace (optional)
  • Tip: Capture stunning views of the Grand Canal from the palace's balconies, offering a unique perspective of Venice's iconic waterways.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armoury are not accessible by wheelchair and pram/stroller.
  • Ramps and elevators are available at the venue for easy access.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Venice in a Day: St. Mark’s, Doge’s Palace, Murano & Burano with Gondola Ride

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€114.45
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
9 hr.
  • Explore the best of Venice on this guided day tour, including seamless skip-the-line access to St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace.
  • Glide through historic canals on a 30-minute gondola ride, led by an expert gondolier who shares captivating stories.
  • Learn all about the history of St. Mark's and the political significance of the Doge's Palace from an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Pick what suits your plan; a half or full-day trip. Extend your tour to journey into the colorful towns of Murano and Burano Islands.
  • With an optional visit to the islands, be ready to immerse in the artisanal magic of glass-blowing and lace-making workshops.
  • Explore the best of Venice on this guided day tour, including seamless skip-the-line access to St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace.
  • Glide through historic canals on a 30-minute gondola ride, led by an expert gondolier who shares captivating stories.
  • Learn all about the history of St. Mark's and the political significance of the Doge's Palace from an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Pick what suits your plan; a half or full-day trip. Extend your tour to journey into the colorful towns of Murano and Burano Islands.
  • With an optional visit to the islands, be ready to immerse in the artisanal magic of glass-blowing and lace-making workshops.

Inclusions

  • Full/half-day tour of Venice (as per option selected)
  • Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Guided tour of Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride
  • Round-trip transfers to/from Murano & Burano Islands (optional)
  • Glass-blowing demonstration (optional)
  • Lace-making demonstration (optional)

Half-day tour

  • St Marks Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • 30-minute gondola ride

Full-day tour

  • St Marks Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • 30-minute gondola ride
  • Glass-blowing demonstration at Murano Island
  • Lace-making demonstration at Burano Island
  • Tip: Take advantage of the local expert knowledge! Request your gondolier to point out the lesser-known sights along the canals.

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Doge's Palace

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not wheelchair accessible.

Venice Gondola Ride

  • Seating arrangements within a gondola may vary for balance and safety reasons, it may not be possible to sit next to your partner.
  • The gondola ride is not accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Please note that the tour may not operate under exceptional high tide conditions or during religious functions at the basilica. In the event of cancellation, your tour will either be rescheduled or refunded for your convenience.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Doge’s Palace Tickets & 11-Museum Pass

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Mobile Ticket
24 hr.
  • Maximize sights and savings when you grab tickets to Doge’s Palace along with a museum pass that gives you access to the 11 civic museums of Venice!
  • Find a collection of fine art at the Correr Museum, classical manuscripts at the Biblioteca Marciana, and cultural relics at the Archaeological Museum.
  • Cruising by the islands of Murano and Burano? Find out all about the regional artisanal trades at the Glass Museum and the Lace Museum, respectively!
  • Explore the home of a writer at the Carla Goldoni House Museum and learn about the history of Venetian textiles at the Mocenigo Palace-Museum.
  • Maximize sights and savings when you grab tickets to Doge’s Palace along with a museum pass that gives you access to the 11 civic museums of Venice!
  • Find a collection of fine art at the Correr Museum, classical manuscripts at the Biblioteca Marciana, and cultural relics at the Archaeological Museum.
  • Cruising by the islands of Murano and Burano? Find out all about the regional artisanal trades at the Glass Museum and the Lace Museum, respectively!
  • Explore the home of a writer at the Carla Goldoni House Museum and learn about the history of Venetian textiles at the Mocenigo Palace-Museum.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Doge’s Palace
  • Entry to Museo Correr
  • Entry to the Archaeological Museum
  • Entry to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
  • Entry to Ca’ Rezzonico Museum
  • Entry Carlo Goldoni House Museum
  • Entry to Mocenigo Palace-Museum
  • Entry to Ca’ Pesaro Museum of Modern & Oriental Art
  • Entry to Natural History Museum
  • Entry to Lace Museum
  • Entry to Glass Museum
  • Entry to Fortuny Museum

Exclusions

  • Entry to St. Mark’s Clock Tower
  • Activate the pass and access any 1 of the 11 museums within 24 months of the purchase date.
  • The remaining 10 museums can be accessed within 6 months of the activation date.
  • Receive your pass via email, print it out, or save it on your phone. Present the e-ticket or physical pass at designated spots for prompt entry.
  • Click here for a detailed list of museums covered in your pass.
  • Tip: Make sure to check out Fortuny Museum, available in this pass. This offbeat palatial home has rooms draped in an assortment of luxurious fabrics!
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venues.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory at the Doge’s Palace are not accessible by wheelchair and pram/stroller.
  • Ramps and elevators are available at Doge’s Palace for easy access.
  • These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, you can use them any time within the next 24 months.
  • These tickets are valid for 24 months from the date of purchase.
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Combos
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Combo (Save 3%): St. Mark's Basilica + Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets

from €39.90
€38.70

3% off

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  • With this cost-saving combo, gain speedy access to 2 iconic symbols of Venice: St. Mark's Basilica & Doge’s Palace.
  • Discover 12th-century mosaics in the Transept Chapels of the basilica, and bronze horses and ancient tapestries at St. Mark's Museum.
  • At the Doge's Palace, admire the stunning Gothic façade, gilded ceilings, frescoed walls, and an impressive collection of weaponry and armor.
  • Uncover iconic artworks within the palace, including Vittore Carpaccio's The Lion of St. Mark and Saint Christopher by Titian.
  • Your ticket includes the Venice 3-museum pass, granting you entry to Museo Correr, the Archaeological Museum, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana.
  • With this cost-saving combo, gain speedy access to 2 iconic symbols of Venice: St. Mark's Basilica & Doge’s Palace.
  • Discover 12th-century mosaics in the Transept Chapels of the basilica, and bronze horses and ancient tapestries at St. Mark's Museum.
  • At the Doge's Palace, admire the stunning Gothic façade, gilded ceilings, frescoed walls, and an impressive collection of weaponry and armor.
  • Uncover iconic artworks within the palace, including Vittore Carpaccio's The Lion of St. Mark and Saint Christopher by Titian.
  • Your ticket includes the Venice 3-museum pass, granting you entry to Museo Correr, the Archaeological Museum, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana.

Inclusions

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark's Basilica

Doge's Palace

  • Skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace
  • Access to Museo Correr
  • Access to the Archaeological Museum
  • Access to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
  • Both venues are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Tip: Take a leisurely walk through the narthex, the entrance vestibule of the basilica, which features beautiful marble floors and intricate carvings.
  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Doge's Palace

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not wheelchair accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Doge's Palace: Former Residence of the Venetian Doge

In the 1400s to 1600s, Venice thrived as a rich republic with the Doge at its helm, ruling over a magnificent era of art and wealth. The Doge's Palace, or Palazzo Ducale, symbolizes this opulence, boasting intricate Gothic art that continues to captivate. With a Doge’s Palace ticket, visitors have the opportunity to explore hidden secrets, soak in magnificent architecture like the Scala d’Oro, and get a rare glimpse into the history and culture of Venice. 

Why Visit the Doge's Palace?

View of Grand Canal with Doge's Palace
  • Architectural Gem: Explore the intricate Venetian Gothic design, known for its captivating beauty and unique architectural features.
  • Artistic Masterpieces: Witness world-famous artworks by Titian, Tintoretto, and others, immersing yourself in the vibrant Venetian art scene.
  • Historical Insights: Uncover the secrets of Venetian politics and governance within the palace's historic chambers and halls.
  • Panoramic Views: Climb the Golden Staircase for stunning panoramic views of Venice and the iconic St. Mark's Square.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the heart of Venetian culture, where the city's identity and heritage come to life.

Which Doge’s Palace Ticket is Best For You?

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If You Are Short on Time

Ticket type: Priority entry
Duration: 2-3 hours
Inclusions: Guided tour of Doge's Palace, Skip-the-line entry

  • These tickets grant you skip-the-line access, enabling you to avoid lengthy queues.
  • Expert guide provides insightful commentary during your brief tour.

Recommended Tickets:
Venice Icons Tour with Priority Entry
Skip The Line Tickets to Doge's Palace with Guide Book

Archway underneath the Doge's Palace in San Marco Square

If You Are on a Budget

Ticket type: Venice museum pass
Duration: Flexible
Inclusions: Skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana

  • Wallet-friendly ticket option grants you access to Doge's Palace and other notable museums in Venice.
  • You can explore at your own pace, making it ideal for budget-conscious travelers seeking cultural enrichment without breaking the bank.

Recommended Tickets:
Venice Museum Pass with Doge's Palace Fast-Track Tickets

Interior of the Doge's palace

If You Are a History Buff

Ticket type: Guided tours
Duration: 1-2 hours
Inclusions: Skip-the-line access to Doge's Palace, Guided tour

  • A knowledgeable guide will lead you through the palace, sharing historical insights and stories.
  • This guided experience ensures you don't miss any key details or hidden gems within the magnificent structure.

Recommended Tickets:
Guided Tour of The Doge's Palace

San Marco Square

If You Want a Comprehensive Experience

Ticket type: Walking tours
Duration: 3 hours
Inclusions: Guided access to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

  • Immerse yourself in the wonders of Venice like, Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and more.
  • Plus, you have the option to experience the city's iconic canals with an optional gondola ride, making this ticket a well-rounded exploration of Venice's highlights.

Recommended Tickets:
Walking Tour of Venice with Guided Tour of Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica

Doge palace combo experience

If You Plan to Explore Venice Above & Beyond

Ticket type: Combo Venice tickets
Duration: Flexible
Inclusions: Guided access to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

  • Enjoy unrestricted access to Venice's water bus system, allowing you to navigate the city with ease.
  • Additionally, you get fast-track entry to Doge's Palace and various museums, making it convenient for extensive city exploration.

Recommended Tickets:
Combo: 2-Day Venice ACTV Water Bus Pass + Venice Museum Pass with Fast-Track Tickets to Doge's Palace

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If You Prefer Self-Guided Exploration

Ticket type: Skip-the-line tickets
Duration: Flexible
Guided Access: No

  • You'll receive a guidebook filled with valuable information about Doge's Palace and its surroundings.
  • Take your time to delve into the palace's history and architecture, exploring at your own rhythm.

Recommended Tickets:
Skip The Line Tickets to Doge's Palace with Guide Book

Explore the Doge's Palace

Porta della Carta

Porta della Carta

The main entrance to the Doge’s Palace is through the Porta della Carta. This spectacular entrance gate is an excellent example of classical architecture in Venice, adorned with intricate carvings and figurines of historic or mythical personalities, like St. Mark’s Lion.

Scala d’Oro Doge Palace

Scala d’Oro

Known as the Golden Staircase due to its rich gold finish, these steps lead from the ground floor of the Doge’s Palace to the top floors that house the former offices, reception areas and residence of the Doge and his advisors.

Sala del Maggior Consiglio

Sala del Maggior Consiglio

This room, also known as the Chamber of the Council of Ten, was where the early Venetian Parliament lower house was seated. This massive room was built with grandiose and could accommodate more than 1500 voters at a time! The chamber is worth a visit solely for the fantastic artwork in itself.

interior and arts in Doge's Palace

The Museo dell’Opera

An homage to the Venetian glory days, the Museo dell’Opera paints a vivid picture of the art and culture. After several restoration projects, the museum now hosts a variety of sculptures, parts of old facades, remains of old structures and statues, and other classical decorative items. 

Doge's palace courtyard

The Courtyard and the Loggias

The view around the Courtyard at the Doge’s Palace is an awe-inspiring sight. You’ll find the Renaissance wing on one side and the Piazetta wing on the other. You can also see the Giants’ Staircase connected to the Porta della Carta and statues of Mars and Neptune.

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The Doge’s Apartments

The Doge’s original residence was destroyed in a fire sometime in the 1480s; his chambers were then rebuilt with the utmost grandeur and pomp. While each Doge furnished the chambers in their own style, the classy carved ceilings, frescoes, fireplace and artwork are still preserved.

Bridge of Sighs Doge Palace

The Prisons & Bridge of Sighs

The Doge’s Palace also had a dedicated section for prisoners, designed to accommodate more light and air into the cells. These prisons lead to the Bridge of Sighs -- eerily named after prisoners’ sighs after a final look at the lagoon outside as they bid farewell to their freedom.  

doge's palace The Armoury

The Armoury

These rooms contain over 2000 exhibits and collections of historic armaments and weapons, dating back to the before the 14th Century. These collections include swords, crossbows, firearms prohibited by law and suits of armor, along with possessions captured from enemies after wars.

Plan Your Visit to Doge's Palace

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Doge Palace Venice

General timings: 9 AM - 7 PM
Last entry: 6 PM

Special timings:
From 12 May - 30 September, 2023 (Fridays and Saturdays), 1st June & 14th - 15th August, 2023 : 9 AM - 11 PM
Last admission: 10 PM
Closed on: Doge's Palace remains closed on certain public holidays, like 25 December and 1 January. However, variable opening hours might be applicable.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Doge's Palace is during the months of April to June and September to October. These months offer pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and a more enjoyable experience compared to the peak summer months. Early morning or late afternoon visits on weekdays within this timeframe are ideal for avoiding crowds.

Getting there by Vaporetto

Address: Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
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Getting there

  • By Vaporetto (Water Bus): Take Line 1, 2, 4.1, 5.1, and 5.2.
    Closest Stop: San Zaccaria
  • By Train: R, RV
    Closest Stop: Santa Lucia Railway Station
  • By Boat: Consider a water taxi for a luxurious and unique experience.
  • By Car: Park at Tronchetto Parking Garage or Garage San Marco and travel to the palace on foot or by water taxi.
Entrance of the Doge's Palace in the Piazza San Marco

Doge's Palace has two main entrances:

  1. The primary entrance is located on the waterfront side of the palace, facing the lagoon and St. Mark's Square. This is the main entrance used by most visitors.
  2. There is also a secondary entrance on the opposite side of the palace, facing the Rio de Palazzo canal. This entrance is sometimes used for special events or by groups with guided tours.

These entrances provide access to different parts of the palace, including ticketing areas and visitor facilities.

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  • Cafeteria: There is a cafeteria where you can grab refreshments.
  • Gift Shop: A gift shop offers souvenirs and memorabilia.
  • Accessibility: The palace is wheelchair accessible with ramps and elevators.
  • Information Desk: An information desk provides assistance and maps.
  • Cloakroom: A cloakroom for storing bags and coats is available.
  • Audio Guides: Audio guides are available for self-guided tours.
  • Photography: Photography is allowed in most areas without flash.
  • Wi-Fi: Some areas offer free Wi-Fi for visitors.
  • Bookstore: A bookstore offers books on Venice's history and art.
  • Baby Pit Stop: Facilities for changing and attending to infants are provided for the convenience of parents and caregivers.
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  • Timing: Visit early morning or late afternoon to beat the crowds.
  • Combine with St. Mark's: Purchase combined tickets with St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Guided Tours: Consider guided tours for in-depth insights.
  • Flash-Free Photos: Respect the no-flash photography rule.
  • Special Exhibitions: Check for temporary exhibitions beforehand.
  • Secret Itineraries: Explore hidden areas with specialized tours.
  • Bridge of Sighs: Observe it from inside the palace.
  • Art Appreciation: Take time to admire the palace's artworks.
  • Dress Respectfully: Dress modestly to show cultural respect.
  • Campanile View: Enjoy panoramic views from the Campanile.
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  • Caffe Chioggia: Just a short stroll from Doge's Palace, the Caffe Chioggia offers delightful dining experience accompanied by great music and a fantastic atmosphere.
  • Bar Mio: Relax and enjoy a drink at the lively Bar Mio, conveniently located only 500 meters from Doge's Palace.
  • Pasticceria Da Bonifacio: : If you're a coffee enthusiast, be sure to visit Da Bonifacio, a mere 220 meters from the palace, for your caffeine fix.
  • Al Chianti: Known for serving some of Venice's finest pizzas over the years,  Al Chianti is 290 m away from the Doge’s Palace.
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St. Mark's Basilica
  • St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco): Discover Byzantine beauty and breathtaking mosaics in this iconic basilica right next to Doge's Palace.
  • St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco): The lively heart of Venice, surrounded by historic buildings and cafes, the square is a famous gathering spot.
  • Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri): Discover the romantic legend of prisoners' sighs as you cross this historic bridge connecting the palace to the New Prison.
  • Correr Museum (Museo Correr): Explore Venetian art, historical treasures, and the city's history in this museum located in St. Mark's Square.
  • Campanile di San Marco: Climb the bell tower for stunning panoramic views of Venice and its islands.
  • Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto): Shop, stroll, and soak in the charm of this famous bridge spanning the Grand Canal.
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia: Admire Venetian masterpieces by artists like Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese at this renowned museum across the Grand Canal.

Frequently Asked Questions About Doge's Palace Tickets

How much is a ticket to Doge's Palace?

The ticket prices for Doge's Palace vary depending on factors such as age, residency, and whether you want to access special areas like the secret itineraries. Typically the ticket price starts from €30.

How to book Doge's Palace tickets?

You can book tickets to Doge's Palace through authorized digital platforms, or at the ticket counters on-site. Online booking is recommended to secure your preferred entry time and skip-the-lines.

What do Doge's Palace tickets include?

Doge's Palace tickets typically grant access to the main public areas of the palace, including the historic rooms, art collections, and temporary exhibitions.

Why should I book Doge's Palace tickets online?

Booking Doge's Palace tickets online allows you to skip the long queues at the ticket counters, ensures availability for your desired date and time, and often provides access to special offers or combo tickets for multiple attractions.

What is the cancelation policy for Doge’s Palace tickets?

It depends on the Doge’s Palace ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation.

What is the maximum group size for guided Doge’s Palace tours?

The Doge’s Palace is accepting guided tour groups with a maximum of 10 guests.

What are Doge’s Palace opening hours? 

The Doge’s Palace will be open from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM from Thursday to Sunday until 30 July. From 31 July, the Doge’s Palace will be open every day of the week from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for Doge’s Palace?

Yes. Skip-the-line tickets are available for Doge’s Palace. These tickets ensure that you get priority access to the attraction without having to wait in long lines.

Can I skip the line with guided tours for Doge’s Palace?

Yes. You can get skip-the-line tickets for guided tours to the Doge’s Palace. With these tickets, an expert will take you through an informative guided tour of the Doge’s Palace.

Are my Doge’s Palace tickets refundable?

Yes. You can cancel your tickets up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Are there combo guided tour tickets for Doge’s Palace?

Yes. You can buy guided tour tickets that give you access to Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and/or a gondola ride in Venice.

Is the Doge’s Palace wheelchair-accessible?

Yes. Most of the Doge’s Palace is wheel-chair accessible. Only the Secret Itineraries, Armoury and Prisons cannot be accessed.

How long does it take to see the Doge’s Palace?

On average, visitors spend about 1.5 to 2 hours exploring the main areas of Doge's Palace. However, the duration can vary based on individual interests and whether you choose to explore additional sections or take guided tours.

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