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Doge's Palace Skip -The-Line Tickets with FREE Glass Blowing Demonstration Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Skip the long queues with this entry ticket to Doge’s Palace!
  • Enter the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova
  • Visit the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square with the same ticket
  • Also enjoy entry to Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
  • Book & travel before 30 Dec 18 to get a glass blowing demonstration tour for FREE
  • Overview

    Visit Venice’s most beautiful and easily recognizable buildings, the Doge's Palace locally known as Palazzo Ducale. With this admission ticket, skip the long lines and enjoy express entry privileges as you enter the palace. This iconic building was once the center of Venetian government. Admire this Byzantine-style palace and the stunning façade as a whole work of art. Be amazed by the beautifully carved capitals of the individual columns and the sculptures overlooking the Grand Canal and the Piazzetta.

    Relive the woe of the prisoners as you cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and enter the Venetian prisons that also famously held Giacomo Casanova. Dive into the history, culture, and art that engulfs this palace.

    This ticket also allows you to visit other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square like Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. Take this opportunity to visit the area built by Napoleon and the rooms restored for the Empress of Austria.

    Unveil the secret Art of glassblowing for FREE. Get to know about the history and process of glassblowing as you explore the glassblowing factory in Venice. The master artisan will also present a demonstration of how glass is molded using traditional techniques which will leave you awestruck.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Doge's Palace : Varies

    Glassblowing Tour: 20 minutes approx.

    Start time

    Doges Palace:

    1 April to 31 Oct : 8:30am – 7:00pm (last admission 6:00pm)
    1 November to 31 March :8:30am – 5:30pm (last admission 4:30pm)

    Glassblowing Tour:

    12:00pm (noon) & 5:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Tickets have to be collected at the Pauly & C. Glass Boutique -Saint Mark's Square 316 and 317 every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
    From the Pauly & C. Glass Boutique to the Doges Palace is about 1 minute walking distance.
    By Foot: The Pauly & C. Glass Boutique is in Saint Mark’s Square opposite the Basilica.
    By Public Transport: Take the public transport and get off at the “SAN MARCO” or “San Marco Giardinetti” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn right and go straight towards the Saint Mark’s Square. The Pauly & C. Glass Boutique is in Saint Mark’s Square opposite the Basilica.

    GPS co-ordinates (Decimal degrees DD): 45.434983, 12.339559

    GPS co-ordinates (Degrees, minutes and seconds DMS): 45°26'05.9"N 12°20'22.4"E

    Glassblowing tour : Make your way to ST. MARK’S SQUARE - Clock Tower Near Exchange Office (The White Building With The Blue Clock Facade).

    A Representative will wait for you with a signboard in which is written “GLASS BLOWING TOUR”

    Ending Point

    The Doge's Palace

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Skip-the-line access to the Doge's Palace
    • Skip-the-line access to the Correr Museum
    • Skip-the-line access to the National Archaeological Museum
    • Skip-the-line access to the Biblioteca Marciana
    • 20 minutes glassblowing demonstration tour FREE ( Valid till 30 Dec 18)

    Exclusions

    • Guide
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity upon collecting your tickets.

    Last entrance to Doge's Palace will be at 4:30pm from November to March and 6:00 pm from April to October.

    This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.

    Comfortable shoes suggested.

    This ticket grants one single admission to the Doge’s Palace and the combined museums.The combined museums have different time of visiting.

    For security reasons, sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace (free deposit inside).

    Comfortable shoes suggested.

    All museums could be visited in different days.

    For skip the line entry to the Doge's Palace, take the entry on the right side.

    At the Doge Palace, if you take the right side and enter from the fast-track entrance. Here you will probably skip all the line.

    Enjoy Glassblowing demonstration for FREE (valid till 30 Dec 18) and get a small gift at the end of the visit.

    You may or may not avail the FREE ticket for your visit to Glassblowing demonstration tour in Venice. In case you don’t intend to take the FREE tour, we are afraid that we would be unable to provide any partial refund as it is a complementary ticket.

    Tour doesn’t operate on 20 July 19, 1 Sept 19 at 6:30pm, 21 Nov 18 and 19, 24 Dec 18, 24 Dec 19, Christmas, New Year and during bad weather.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • All so easy, charming and efficient with maximum flexibility....

      Michael Taylor, United Kingdom, 14/Feb/2018
    • Best way to save the queues

      not easy to find the office to exchange voucher for tickets which is why 4 star rating. Definitely the best way to avoid the queues at Doge's Palace and well worth the money to...

      Mrs Yvonne, United Kingdom, 19/Aug/2017
    • The company very helpful but needed to give address and directions where to pick up the passes....

      Marianna lombardo, United States, 02/Jul/2017
    • Great palace. So many amazing and stunning sites within the walls. Loved to tour at my own place. Make sure to purchase the audio guide once you get in - definitely adds to the experience.

      Beverly Harris, United States, 09/Sep/2018
    • Lovely Palace and great to skip the line when short of time

      Valerie Egerton, United Kingdom, 26/Sep/2018