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Venice: Doge’s Palace Guided Tour with Pre-Reserved Tickets & Optional Gondola Ride

Discover the iconic Doge's Palace with pre-reserved tickets, and choose to include an optional gondola ride along the famous Venetian canals.

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Adult (Ages 15 - 65)
Seniors (Ages 66 - 99)
Youth (Ages 7 - 14)
Child (Ages 3 - 6)
Adult with Gondola Ride (Ages 15 - 65)
Seniors with Gondola Ride (Ages 66 - 99)
Youth with Gondola Ride (Ages 7 - 14)
Child with Gondola Ride (Ages 3 - 6)
Infant (Ages 0 - 2)
Private Tour Base price for 2 people

Venice: Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Square Guided Tour with Pre-reserved Tickets & Optional Gondola Ride

Enjoy visiting the major highlights of the city in just two hours: the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Square. Choose a small group tour, and listen as local, expert guides regale you with the stories behind these top attractions. Benefit from pre-reserved, priority access tickets, saving you precious hours waiting in line. Enhance your experience with an optional 30-minute gondola ride along the Grand Canal to see Venice’s hidden gems and famous landmarks from a unique viewpoint.

Start in St Mark’s Square, where you’ll start getting acquainted with the city and its fascinating origins. Learn about its historical, social, and political importance as you stand in the most important public space in the city. Take in the Clock Tower and the Marble Lions, all part of St Mark’s rich history.

Follow your guide straight into the opulent Doge’s Palace with pre-reserved tickets. Bypass the long lines to explore the political heart of an Empire at a relaxed pace.

Learn about the supreme authority and wealth of the ruling Venetian Doges, as well as the Gothic architecture of this palazzo. Ask about the talented 14th-century sculptors who worked on the palace, and enjoy stunning views across the Lagoon as you exit this world-famous landmark.

Continue to the Old Prison, originally part of the Doge’s Palace, and learn why the New Prisons were built. You’ll also understand the significance of the Bridge of Sighs, another unmissable highlight of Venice.

Listen to the extraordinary tale of the famous Casanova and his life in Venice as you gaze across the Venice lagoon. Say goodbye to your guide with enough knowledge to appreciate the rest of your stay in Venice in a deeper way.

Your admission ticket also includes entry to the Correr Museum on St Mark’s Square. The building was originally designed as a residence for Napoleon, and later became the Venetian residence of the King of Italy. Enjoy the Correr Museum at your own leisure after the tour has ended.

Choose to Include a Gondola Ride along the Grand Canal

Depending on your selected option, complete your tour of the Doge’s Palace with an enchanting gondola ride, the perfect end to your day in Venice. After exploring the palace’s rich history, your local guide will take you to the nearby pier where you will board a traditional gondola.

Step aboard a traditional gondola for a 30-minute journey through Venice‘s picturesque canals, passing hidden corners and magnificent palaces. This relaxing ride is a must-do experience to conclude your visit to Venice.