Doge's Palace Tour
Doge's Palace Tour
Since the 12th century, a majestic building and architectural masterpiece has greeted ships coming from the lagoon, The Doge's Palace. This is the place where the Doge and his Council used to rule the Serenissima Republic. Today, the symbol of Venice and its power is still standing in all its breath-taking beauty and majesty. Discover the heart of Venice and its history, the charm of the past and a truly beautiful gem where invaluable art masterpieces are shielded.
The Doge's Palace is one of the most important symbols of Venice and for centuries has represented the seat of the Venetian political power. In its majestic rooms, the Doge and his Council controlled the fate of the Serenissima surrounded by hundreds of masterpieces of art. Visiting its halls of power, gold staircases and important paintings, you will have the opportunity to go back in time and relive the charming atmosphere of the place where Byzantine and Orient architecture meet one another.
On this skip the ticket line tour you will go inside the Palace with your qualified tour guide to admire some of the most famous works painted by Tintoretto, Veronese and others. Discover and 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 an informative look into one of the most beautiful sites in Venice.
Finally you will have the chance to imagine the anguish of the prisoners, who after crossing the well-known Bridge of Sighs, entered the darkness of their prisons. Your tour will reveal how the prisoners of the Serenissima Republic used to live during this dark time.
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. The tour is available in the following languages: Every day in English. German on Monday and Friday. French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Spanish on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Reviewer: Nancy Foy
I worried it would be difficult to find the tour guide at the clock tower, but they were easy to locate. I think the crowds diminished my enjoyment of the tour, but our guide was great. Having the ear phone was worth the price of admission. We could hear everything she said without having to crowd near her.