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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Tickets and Guide Book

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  • Take advantage of a handy guide book available in multiple languages ​​to get useful information and insights on Palazzo Ducale, Piazza San Marco, and its surroundings!
  • You can pick up your copy in a book store near the Piazza, and make the most of your stay in the city.
  • You will also receive a detailed map with information on public transport by boat, which will facilitate your travels in the city.
  • Avoid the queue at the ticket office and go directly to the security controls at Palazzo Ducale, you will save precious time that you can dedicate to exploring this architectural marvel and the many works of art that enrich it.
  • Note: You can collect your tickets and guide book between 10am and 5pm.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Guided Tour of The Doge's Palace + The Royal Palaces

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Duration: 1 hr.
Free Cancellation
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  • Embark upon a guided tour of the Palazzo Ducale or the Doge's Palace, and marvel at the many treasures it holds, both artistic and architectural.
  • Skip-the-line entry ensures you won't have to while your time away waiting in long ticketing queues and can head right in.
  • At the head of your tour group stands the expert tour guide, who shall navigate your way through the stunning palace.
  • After your tour, you may tour the 3 museums in St. Mark's Square on your own (the Museo Correr, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).
  • A brief demonstration of glass blowing is also accessible by you, at a location right next to St. Mark's Square, that ends your day on a high note.
  • The guided tour of Doge's Palace is available in English, German, French, and Spanish.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before the schedule.

Venice Icons Tour: Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica with Skip-the-Line

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Duration: 3 hr.
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  • Embark upon an all-encompassing tour through Venice and visit all its must-visit attractions at a go.
  • Visit first the Doge's Palace and soak up this culturally rich monument that served at the political and administrative seat of the Venice Republic.
  • Visit St. Mark's Basilica next, a majestic cathedral that exudes Byzantine art, colorful marble installations, and stunning gold mosaic art.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to both monuments, along with an expert tour guide, who will fill you in on lesser-known facts and stories.
  • After your guided tour, you are free to roam about the St. Mark's Museums on your own.
  • This guided tour is available in English, German, Spanish and French: take your pick.
  • This tour will not be operational in case of exceptionally high tide or in case of religious functions (in both these cases the visit can be postponed or a refund will be provided).
  • This is not a private tour and is to be shared with other guests not belonging to the same part.
  • If there is a high turnout or for reasons of high tide or security problems, the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica may be slightly longer than expected. In such cases, please do line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 72 hours before the schedule.

Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace & Walking Tour of Venice

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Duration: 3 hr. 30 min.
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  • As you walk through the Serenissima Republic, experience the quaint charm of the city with the expert narration of a professional guide.
  • Explore St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace as your guide explains the historical relevance of the alluring structures for an hour.
  • Redeem an optional, free coupon to check out the renowned Venetian glass blowing technique in a 20-minute long demonstration at the St. Mark’s Square.
  • Note: The Basilica is a place of worship, hence, appropriate clothing is recommended (shorts and tank tops will not be allowed). Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

There was a time period, sometime between the 1400s to the 1600s, when the world spoke about renowned Venetian Glory. Once a rich republic, Venice’s wealth, art, and architecture dominated the European landscape, with the Doge serving as the head of the republic, as one of the most powerful men on the continent. The Doge’s Palace — also known as Palazzo Ducale —  was the seat of power for centuries and it is the perfect depiction of the opulence and extravagance of the Venetian republic.   

This iconic structure was designed with lavish, yet intricate Gothic artwork that remains a captivating sight even today. 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. 

All Your Doge’s Palace Ticket Options

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Guided Tour

The best way to learn about the history and cultural significance of the Doge’s Palace is by opting for a guided tour. Your experienced guide will be fluent in languages like English, German, French and Spanish, and will accompany you on your Doge’s Palace tour while enlightening you with interesting facts and trivia about the landmark.

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Skip the Line

If you’re looking for a way to avoid the long queues, opting for a skip the line Doge’s Palace ticket is your best bet. With this ticket, you can access the public parts of the landmark and get access to three major museums at St. Mark’s Square: Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum Venice, and Monumental Rooms of the Marciana Library.

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Combo Tickets

The Doge’s Palace is located in the same complex as the St. Mark’s Basilica, an equally significant attraction in Venice. By opting for a Doge’s Palace combo ticket, you also get a guided tour of the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica. Depending on the ticket you choose, you can also opt for a walking tour of Venice or a gondola ride.

Explore the Doge's Palace

Whether you're visiting the Doge's Palace for the first time or for the fifth time, one can never tire of its rich history, and remarkable interiors and architecture. Read on to know more about the Doge's Palace history, all the top highlights and must-see collections.

Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours
Getting There
What are Doge’s Palace hours?

Doge’s Palace opening hours are from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day of the week from 31 July.

What is the best time to visit the Doge’s Palace?

The best time to visit the Doge’s Palace is early mornings to avoid long waiting lines. The best days to visit are mid-week and not the weekends that are comparatively more crowded.

How do I get to the Doge’s Palace?

Since Venice is a water-locked city, the easiest way to get to the Doge’s Palace is by taking a Vaporetti (water bus). Other options include walking, taking a gondola ride or a private water bus.

Can I take the Vaporetti to the Doge’s Palace?

Yes, you can take the Vaporetti (water bus) to the Doge’s Palace. The closest stops to the Doge’s Palace are Vallaresso and San Zaccaria. From here, the Palace can be reached via a 5-minute walk.

Where is the Doge’s Palace located?

The Doge’s Palace is located at Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy. 

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Is storage facility available at the Doge's Palace?

Yes. Visitors can leave baggage and other large items at the in-house cloakroom at the Doge's Palace.

Is the Doge's Palace wheelchair-accessible?

Yes. All parts of the palace except for the Armoury, Prisons and Secret Itineraries are wheelchair-accessible.

What other facilities are available at the Doge's Palace?

Washrooms, a bookshop, a cafe, lift, and baby pit-stop are also present at the Doge's Palace.

Doge's Palace Tickets FAQs

Q. Is it safe to visit the Doge’ Palace post-COVID-19?

A. To ensure the safety of its visitors, the Doge’ Palace has employed several safety measures and guidelines.

Q. What are the safety measures and guidelines in place at the Doge’ Palace?

A. In light of COVID-19, multiple health and safety measures have been enforced. At the Doge’ Palace, it is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face throughout their entire visit; social distancing is also mandatory throughout the tour. Only 10 individuals are allowed as part of group tours.

Q. Are Doge’s Palace tickets available online post-COVID-19?

A. Yes. You can book your Doge’s Palace tickets online as they now accept only digital reservations.

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

A. 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.

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

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

Q. What are Doge’s Palace opening hours post-COVID-19? 

A. 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.

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

A. 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.

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

A. 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.

Q. Are my Doge’s Palace tickets refundable?

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

Q. Should I buy Doge’s Palace tickets in advance?

A. While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that you buy tickets to Doge’s Palace in advance to avoid waiting in long queues.

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

A. 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.

Q. What are Doge’s Palace timings?

A. The Doge’s Palace is open 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day of the week.

Q. Is the Doge’s Palace wheelchair-accessible?

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

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

A. A guided tour takes about 1.5 hours to cover the Doge’s Palace.