You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Following a closure due to the pandemic, the Doge’s Palace in Venice has reopened its doors to the public on 13 June 2020. This move comes with new health and hygiene measures in place for public safety.
Here’s everything you need to know before planning a visit:
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 in 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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Mark's Square: Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum Venice, Monumental Rooms of the Marciana Library OR All 10 civic museums in Venice + the 3 museums at St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace, along with Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum Venice, and Monumental Rooms of the Marciana Library
Doge's Palace, Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum Venice, and Monumental Rooms of the Marciana Library, St. Mark's Basilica, walking tour of prime areas in Venice
These tickets cannot be canceled, amended or refunded.
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Yes. Visitors can leave baggage and other large items at the in-house cloakroom at the Doge's Palace.
Yes. All parts of the palace except for the Armoury, Prisons and Secret Itineraries are wheelchair-accessible.
Washrooms, a bookshop, a cafe, lift, and baby pit-stop are also present at the Doge's Palace.
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.