Doge’s Palace Tickets & Tours

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Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • 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

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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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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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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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  • 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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Combo (Save 3%): St. Mark's Basilica + Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets

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€38.70

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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

From 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. This majestic landmark, standing tall on Venice's Grand Canal, was the seat of Venetian power for centuries, housing the Doge and the Venetian Republic's government. Explore grand halls, hidden chambers, and the famed Bridge of Sighs, all adorned with intricate Gothic architecture and lavish interiors featuring artworks by Titian and Tintoretto. Find curated tickets and tours with a complementary visitor's guide.

Things to know before buying Doge's Palace tickets

  • Doge's Palace doesn't have a standalone ticket. Instead, you can opt for a ticket that includes skip-the-line access to the palace and optional entry to Museo Correr, the Archaeological Museum, the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana, and an English audio guide. Or you can get the museum pass, which grants access to the museums in the St. Mark's Square and several other top ones through Venice, offering flexibility and potential cost savings.

  • The Venice museum pass has a 6-month window. Activate the pass within 24 months of purchase to access one of 11 museums. The remaining 10 can be visited within 6 months of activation. Receive your pass via email, print it, or save it on your phone, and present it at designated spots for quick entry.

  • Venice can get crowded, especially during peak season and at the widely popular Doge's Palace. You can save around 30 minutes to an hour with online skip-the-line tickets! It's convenient, often discounted, and guarantees entry throughout the .

  • The standard entry ticket grants access to the main public areas of Doge's Palace. Consider the "Secret Itineraries" tour to explore hidden chambers inside and around the palace complex like the prisons, the armory, Casanova's Cell, a Torture Chamber, and cross the Bridge of Sighs (not included with standard entry). It requires advance booking due to limited times.

  • The Secret Itineraries tour is inaccessible for children under 6 years, individuals with mobility problems, those suffering from claustrophobia, and those with vertigo or cardio-respiratory disorders. The rest of Doge's Palace is wheelchair-friendly, equipped with ramps and lifts.

  • For guided insights into the rooms, art, and history of the legendary Doge's Palace, consider our highly-rated group tours available. These tours are also a reliable last-minute option if standard tickets are sold out for your dates.

  • Children under 18 years enjoy a 50% concession on your regular ticket.

Booking guide: Find the best Doge's Palace ticket for you

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Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets

- Skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace
- Optional access to Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
- English audio guide and a guide book in multiple languages
- Flexible duration

Skip the wait at Doge's Palace, enjoy insights with an English audio guide and explore more attractions with this combo ticket

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

- Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry in multiple languages
- Headsets for groups of 10+ people
- Access to Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
- Duration 1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr. 30 min.

Save time, learn from knowledgeable guides, enjoy a fuller exploration of Venetian heritage with extended access

English, Italian, German, Spanish, or French

Doge's Palace Guided Tour

- Guided tour of Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
- Access to Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
- Upgrade to express 'mysteries and secrets' guided tour of Doge's Palace
- Duration 50 min. - 1 hr. 15 min.

Perfect for first-timers it offers comprehensive insights, fascinating lesser-known stories, and bonus museums 

English, German, French, Spanish, or Italian

Venice in a Day: St. Mark’s, Doge’s Palace, Murano & Burano with Gondola Ride

- Full/half-day tour of Venice
- Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
- 30-minute shared gondola ride
- Optional round-trip transfers to/from Murano & Burano Islands
- Additional glass-blowing & lace-making demonstration
- Duration: 9 hr.

Ideal for short stays, want to see Venice's highlights, experience a gondola ride, and have the option to explore the famous islands of Murano and Burano.

English

Doge’s Palace Tickets & 11-Museum Pass

- Skip-the-line entry to Doge’s Palace
- Access to 11 Venice museums: Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana, Ca’ Rezzonico Museum, Carlo Goldoni House Museum, Mocenigo Palace-Museum, Ca’ Pesaro Museum of Modern & Oriental Art, Natural History Museum, Lace Museum, Glass Museum, Fortuny Museum
- 6 months validity

Explore 12 Venetian museums (including Doge's Palace) at your own pace, skip lines, and potentially save money with this flexible, multi-museum pass.

Not applicable

Combo: St. Mark's Basilica + Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets

- Skip-the-Line Entry to St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
- Access to Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
- Flexible duration

Skip lines, explore Venice's highlights, choose your pace. Great value & convenience - see it all!

Not applicable

Plan your visit to Doge's Palace

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Entrance of the Doge's Palace in the Piazza San Marco
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  • While the main entrance (Porta del Frumento) has a slightly raised step, staff are readily available to assist or direct you to a nearby accessible entrance.
  • A wheelchair ramp is available inside the palace to navigate many areas.
  • An elevator provides access to most floors within the Doge's Palace, allowing visitors with disabilities to explore a significant portion of the palace.
  • There are accessible restrooms at the first floor available within the Doge's Palace for visitor convenience.
  • The palace has a hearing loop system in place to assist visitors with hearing impairments.

Important considerations: Some exceptions exist. The Secret Itineraries tour, Prisons, and Armory are not wheelchair accessible due to their historical layout and architectural constraints.

  • Enjoy your snacks and drinks outside the palace grounds. Food and drink are not permitted inside the exhibition areas.
  • While appreciating the art and architecture, please maintain a respectful volume to ensure a peaceful experience for all visitors.
  • Please refrain from touching any artworks, furniture, or displays to preserve them for future generations.
  • Regular photography is allowed in most areas, but flash photography might be restricted in some rooms with sensitive artworks. Check signage or ask staff for guidance.
  • Large bags, backpacks, or luggage may not be allowed inside the Doge's Palace due to security and space limitations.
  • There's no strict dress code, but avoid overly revealing clothing or swimwear. Opt for comfortable attire suitable for exploring a historical landmark.
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  • Allocate at least 2-3 hours to fully explore the palace, including the main halls, armory, prisons, and apartments.
  • If not joining a guided tour, consider renting an audio guide for detailed information about the exhibits and rooms, while still exploring at your own pace.
  • Don't miss a gondola ride after exploring the Doge's Palace – it's the perfect way to end your Venetian day trip!
  • Unfortunately, furry friends are not permitted inside the Doge's Palace, so plan accordingly.
  • Get a printed copy of your e-ticket, as you may be required to show it at the entrance.
  • The palace is extensive with many stairs and uneven surfaces; comfortable footwear is essential for a pleasant visit.
Customers inside a restaurant
  • 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.
Luxury Hotel Room

Beyond Doge's palace

National Library

Distance: 98 m
A bibliophile's paradise, this library showcases breathtaking Renaissance architecture and houses a treasure trove of manuscripts, maps, and ancient texts.

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.

Why should I book Doge's Palace tickets online?

Booking your Doge's Palace tickets online unlocks a smoother and more enjoyable Venetian adventure. Skip the long lines and head straight inside with pre-booked tickets, maximizing your precious sightseeing time. Online booking often offers discounted rates compared to purchasing on-site, saving you money. Plus, you can choose the ticket option that best suits your interests, whether it's a standard entry, a Secret Itineraries tour with hidden gems, or a combo ticket including other museums. It's a convenient and hassle-free way to ensure a memorable visit to this iconic landmark.

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.

Are there any discounted or free admission opportunities?

While there's no free general admission to the Doge's Palace, children under 18 are in luck – they enjoy a 50% discount on standard entry tickets. Also, remember, booking online can often save you money compared to purchasing tickets on-site owing to special promotions and seasonal discounts.

Is a guided tour of Doge's Palace worth it?

Yes, a guided tour of Doge's Palace is worth it. A guided tour offers detailed insights into the palace’s rich history, architecture, and art, which you might miss on your own. Guides provide fascinating stories and context, making the experience more engaging and informative. Additionally, tours often include access to exclusive areas, like the "Secret Itineraries," that are not accessible with general admission tickets. Ultimately, the choice is yours! Consider your budget, interests, and desired pace to decide if a guided tour is the right fit for you.

Is it a good idea to combine Doge's Palace visit with other Venice landmarks on the same day?

Combining your Doge's Palace visit with other landmarks in Venice on the same day can be a fantastic way to maximize your time and experience the city's rich history and culture.  Skip the lines with pre-booked tickets and move seamlessly between nearby landmarks like St. Mark's Basilica or the Correr Museum. Balance your day with grand palaces and serene basilicas, or add a gondola ride for a romantic touch.

Do we need skip-the-line tickets for Doge's Palace?

Skip-the-line tickets for the Doge's Palace aren't mandatory, but they can be a huge timesaver, especially during peak season or on weekends. Lines can get long, and pre-booked tickets let you breeze past them, maximizing your sightseeing time in Venice. Consider your budget and priorities. If you have limited time or dislike waiting, skip-the-line tickets offer a smoother experience.

How big of a difference is there between secret itineraries vs. standard entry?

The standard Doge's Palace ticket offers a comprehensive exploration of the main public chambers, showcasing Venetian art and history. The Secret Itineraries tour dives deeper, revealing hidden passageways, prisons, secret chambers (like the armory), and the famed Bridge of Sighs (not accessible with standard entry). It's ideal for history buffs or those wanting a more exclusive experience, but comes at an extra cost.

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.

Are my Doge’s Palace tickets refundable?

Cancellation policy for the Doge's Palace tickets vary with the particular type of ticket that you've chosen. While skip-the-line tickets can't be canceled or rescheduled, other city experiences like Venice Icons: St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour can be canceled or rescheduled within the 24-hour window. Please check your specific ticket details.

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.

Can I visit Doge's Palace with kids?

Yes, you can visit Doge's Palace with kids. The varied exhibits, including the large painted halls, armory, prison cells, and the Bridge of Sighs, can captivate younger visitors (8 years and above). Sharing some history and context enhances their experience. However, the visit involves a lot of walking and stairs, which can be tiring for younger children. It's less suitable for babies or toddlers due to the length and nature of the tour.

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