On this Doge's Palace tour, explore the secret chambers of the Doge's Palace, discover old prison cells and torture chambers, admire the largest canvas painting in the world, and much more. With an expert guide and headphones to guarantee that you hear every word your tour guide says, you will have a lovely and informative peek into the most beautiful sites in Venice.
On your Venice tour you will skip the ticket line and go straight to the most important buildings in Venice. Built in the Byzantine Gothic style of Venice, the Doge's Palace was the home of the Doge of Venice and the Venetian government. Inside the Doge's Palace, marvel at the artistic masterpieces by Tintoretto and Veronese. Visit Casanova's prison and hear the tale of his escape. Explore the dark past of the Doge's Palace as you visit the torture chambers once used by the secret police, known as the council of ten, to hold and punish enemies of the state.
Your guide will also take you to the public areas of the Palazzo Ducale, to admire the intricate works of art. Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs as you learn about Venice's long and fascinating history, from its origins as a small community of fisherman to its glory as a mercantile Republic. Join this small group guided Venice tour for a comprehensive walk through the city's only palace.
Please Note: This tour departs from and returns to the St. Mark's Square area. Depending on your ship's docking location, a vaporetto, water shuttle, or walk may be required. Transportation between your ship and St. Mark's Square is not included in the tour price.