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Doge's Palace Skip -The-Line Ticket with Optional Guidebook

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Key Highlights

  • Get a choice between two tickets - Skip the line ticket or Skip the line with a FREE guidebook
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Doge's Palace : Varies

    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)

    Meeting Point

    Tickets have to be collected Testolini Bottega dell'Arte- San Marco 1758 - Close to the well of Bacino Orseolo, daily from 9:30am to 7pm
    Testolini Bottega dell'Arte to the Doges Palace is about 1 minute walking distance

    By Foot: Reach St. Mark’s Square, leaving the Church on your shoulders go to the end of the Square and turn the last Calle on your right, go under the arches and you will find Bacino Orseolo with its gondola landing stage. Keep Hard Rock Café and Zara Shop on your left , after few metres you will find Ponte Tron, keep it on the right and you will find a little square with a well, you are in Bacino Orseolo. You will find the shop TESTOLINI Bottega dell’Arte address San Marco 1758.

    By Public Transport: Take line #1 and get off at the “San Marco Vallaresso” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto leaving the boat stop on your shoulder go straight till the end of Calle Vallaresso turn on left and after one metre turn on the right, go straight till the end of (Calle) Frezzeria, before ending Calle Frezzeria turn on the right to Calle Tron, at the end of Calle Tron turn on the left and after fews metres you will find a little square with a well, you are in Bacino Orseolo. You will find the shop TESTOLINI Bottega dell’Arte address San Marco 1758.

    By Private Water Taxi: Once you get off the watertaxi leaving the boat stop on your shoulder go straight till the end of Calle Vallaresso turn on left and after one metre turn on the right, go straight till the end of (Calle) Frezzeria, before ending Calle Frezzeria turn on the right to Calle Tron, at the end of Calle Tron turn on the left and after fews metres you will find a little square with a well, you are in Bacino Orseolo You will find the shop TESTOLINI Bottega dell’Arte address San Marco 1758.

    GPS co-ordinates (Decimal degrees DD): 45.434645,12.336165

    GPS co-ordinates (Degrees, minutes and seconds DMS): 45°26’04.7’’N 12°2010.2’’E45

    Ending Point

    The Doge's Palace

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Choose between Skip-the-line ticket to the Doge's Palace or Skip the line ticket with guidebook
    • 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

    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. 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. There would be no commentary in Doge’s Palace and Palace of Saint Mark’s Square. Unfortunately, this tour is not recommended for people with walking disabilities.

    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.

    Tour doesn’t operate on 20 July 19, 1 Sept 19 at 6:30pm, 21 Nov 19, 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