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Skip The Line: Doge's Palace Tickets

Skip The Line• Mobile Tickets• Recommended
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  • Gain priority access to the famed Doge's Palace with your skip the line tickets and explore this iconic monument that was once the most important political building in the city.
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, refunded or rescheduled.
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Guided Tour of The Doge's Palace + The Royal Palaces

Guided Tour• Skip the Line• Value for Money
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  • Meet your expert guide in St. Mark's Square and take a guided tour of the gem of Venice, the Palazzo Ducale or the Doge's Palace, as it is popularly known, and marvel at the many treasures it holds, both artistic and architectural.
  • As part of your experience, you will also be given access to the Museo Correr, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, the 3 museums in St. Mark's Square, which you can explore and admire on a day of your choosing.
  • Enjoy a brief demonstration of the art of glass blowing at a location close to St Mark's Square to end your day like a true Venetian!
  • Though your guided tour is only valid for the date and time you book, you can visit the 3 musuems in St. Mark's Square on any day of your choosing.
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace + The Royal Palaces

Skip the Line • Guided Tour • Value for Money
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  • Make your way into the beating heart of Venice, St. Mark's Basilica with hassle-free, priority access that allows you to save your precious time.
  • Enjoy a guided tour available in English, German, Spanish and French, with an exceptionally well versed guide.
  • After your guided tour, you will also have the option to witness a free glassblowing demonstration by a master craftsman in the vicinity of St. Mark's square.
  • Additional perks of this ticket includes access to Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace & Walking Tour of Venice

Skip the Line • Free Cancellation • Mobile Tickets
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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.
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Skip The Line: Doge's Palace Ticket with Gondola Ride

Best Of Venice• Skip the Line• Free Cancellation
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  • Benefit from Skip the Line access to the Doge's Palace and enjoy a guided tour of one of Europe's most recognisable buildings.
  • With a handy guidebook, available in multiple languages, you will learn about the palace's history and discover what makes it so notable.
  • Kick back and relax on a delightful 30-minute gondola ride while catching glimpses of the Rialto Bridge, Bridge of Sighs, New Prisons, Arch of Paradise, Marco Polo’s house, Church of San Zulian and Church of Miracles, to truly complete your Venetian experience.
  • Each gondola can accommodate up to 6 passengers and will be shared
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Doge’s Palace Reopens Post-COVID-19

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.

Safety Measures at the Doge’s Palace

Here’s everything you need to know before planning a visit:

  • Book your tickets online in advance to reserve your time slot, as visitor intake has been reduced now
  • All visitors must wear a mask that completely covers their nose and mouth during their visit
  • Social distancing is mandatory at the Doge’ Palace. All visitors must maintain a minimum distance of 2 meters with others
  • Hand sanitizers have been stationed at various parts across the tour for public use
  • The number of group members per guided tour has been reduced to 10. If you’re planning a group visit, it is recommended that you reserve your slot at least 5 days before your trip 

Doge’s Palace Tickets

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. 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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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

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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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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. From April to October, Doge’s Palace is open between 08:30 AM to 09:00 PM from Monday to Friday and 08:30 AM to 110:00 PM on Saturday-Sunday. From November to March, Doge’s Palace is open between 08:30 AM to 07:30 PM through 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.