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Skip-the-Line: Doge's Palace Tour & Secret Paths

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Highlights

  • The secret wing of Doge’s Palace

  • Hidden corridors normally closed to the general public

  • Vast collection of frescoes, sculptures & paintings

  • The place where the famous lover Casanova was imprisoned

  • Skip-the-line admission gives you more time for sightseeing

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Doge's Palace and special access areas

  • What's included

    Skip-the-line admission to the Doge's Palace

  • What's included

    Skip the line access to St. Mark’s Basilica & ticket to the terraces when upgrade option is selected

  • What's included

    Commentary in English

  • What's included

    Headset for tour commentary

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • What's excluded

    Food/Beverage

  • What's excluded

    Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.

Know Before You Book

  • Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on this tour.

  • Maximum group size is 25 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Doge's Palace exhibits Venice's expansive history. Discover the secrets of the old Republic of Venice while wandering around stunning masterpieces by Tintoretto and Veronese. See Casanova's prison cell and hidden areas not normally available to the general public.

Built in the Venetian Gothic style, Doge's Palace was once home to the Duke of Venice and his government. After breezing past the admission line, walk through numerous corridors featuring vast collections of frescoes, sculptures, and paintings, such as Veronese's Juno Bestowing her Gifts on Venice and Tintoretto's Neptune Offering Gifts to Venice.

Visit the piombi, or attic prison, which is rarely opened to the public. Explore the place where Venice's most famed lover and writer, Casanova, was imprisoned and hear the story of his successful escape. Make your way to the Bridge of Sighs where, according to the legend, you can hear the sounds of the condemned being led to the prison.

Take this opportunity to visit the prisons, travel around the palace on your own or choose an upgrade with the skip the line access to St. Mark’s Basilica, including the terraces

Location

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Activity Location

  • Doge's Palace
  • Piazza San Marco, 1
  • Venice 30124

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Ponte della Paglia Riva degli Schiavoni
  • Venice
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