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Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Tours and Activities

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The powerful Doges ruled the Venetian Empire from the Gothic fantasy palace that is Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) until 1797. The site was one of the first things those arriving in Venice saw as their ships sailed through the lagoon and landed at St Mark's Square, and the doges ruled with an iron fist—justice was often meted out here. Today, the site is one of the most well-known attractions in Italy.

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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Visit two of the most popular attractions in Venice on this guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Listen to your guide's commentary clearly with provided headsets and avoid hours-long queues with skip-the-line admission tickets. Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace are also included for a hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.14
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace

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Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop is legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.78
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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See the Doge's Palace, which served as the center of power in the Venetian Republic, with this skip-the-line 1-hour guided tour. Marvel at the artistic treasures in the palace, including paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. Walk through ornately-decorated halls and imagine Venice in its so-called Golden Age. Walk across the Bridge of Sighs from the Doge's Palace into the infamous prison, where Casanova was once held. Enjoy personalized attention from a knowledgeable local guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.40
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$72.40

Doge's Palace: Skip the line tickets with audio guide
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Doge's Palace: Skip the line tickets with audio guide

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This self-guided audio tour gives you the insight of a guided tour with the flexibility of independent exploration. Skip the lines to enter the Palazzo Ducale and explore it at your own pace.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.85
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$45.85

St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Small Group Tour with Optional Doge's Palace
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Small Group Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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See the wonders of Venice's St. Mark's Basilica without the crowds during this after-hours, small-group tour. Learn about the basilica's famed mosaics from your guide and explore the crypt below the church to see where St. Mark's remains are said to lie. Upgrade to see the Doge's Palace after the basilica and wander the former home of the Venetian Republic's government.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.28
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Visit Torcello, Murano, and Burano—three islands in the Venetian Lagoon—on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, watch glass being blown at a Murano glass factory, see historical cathedrals on Torcello, and admire exquisite handmade lace on Burano. This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$22.98
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour in Venice

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour in Venice

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Skip the line for entrance to one of the most important symbols of Venice, the Doge's Palace, during this 1-hour guided tour. Walk through the impressive structure, once the first sight greeting ships coming in from the lagoon, full of gold staircases and paintings by masters like Tintoretto and Veronese. Admire examples of Byzantine and Oriental architecture as you listen to your guide's commentary on an included headset. Entrance fees included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.72
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Doge's Palace: guided tour & skip the line ticket

Doge's Palace: guided tour & skip the line ticket

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Tour the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the seat of political power in Venice throughout several centuries, with a guide's engaging commentary. Then, wrap up your tour with tickets to three other area museums (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana), as well as an optional Murano Island glass factory tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.95
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a shared gondola ride while being serenaded. Choose between an afternoon or evening ride and then hop on the six-person gondola by a gondolier who is clad in traditional garb. Then begin the ride, as part of a group of eight different gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. In addition to the song being sun to you, enjoy the sites of Venice's main landmarks, including the grand Canal and Palazzo Barberino.
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  • 30 minutes
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$43.67
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Explore the famous sites and hidden charms of Venice on this walking tour, followed by a ride through the city’s canals on an iconic gondola. Follow your local guide through a romantic maze of surrounding backstreets to discover some of Venice’s lesser-known gems. Learn the fascinating history of Venice as you wander through narrow alleys and over stone footbridges, and then hop aboard a Venetian gondola for a leisurely ride along the Grand Canal.
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  • 2 hours 9 minutes to 2 hours 27 minutes
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket & Guide Book
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket & Guide Book

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Well-suited to independent travelers, this do-it-yourself tour of Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square includes a complimentary guidebook with handy background information on Venice’s most standout attractions. Beat the hours-long entrance lines with skip-the-line access, and tour the museums of San Marco at your own pace. Admission tickets also include entry to the Biblioteca Nazionale, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Museo Correr.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

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The Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica are two of Venice’s most beloved destinations, but the two landmarks can have ticket lines to match. See both landmarks with a private guide on a 2-hour tour that includes skip-the-line access, so you can make the most of your time in Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

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Explore Venice's famous canals on a guided gondola ride through the city. Meander beneath bridges and along quiet, peaceful stretches in a traditional Venetian boat, taking in sights such as the Rialto Bridge and Campo Manin as you go. Join up to five others—along with your expert gondolier—in enjoying one of Venice's most leisurely and original pastimes, and don't miss this chance to experience the Grand Canal from the water.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

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Explore the intricacies of two famed Italian handicrafts with a day trip from Venice to the nearby islands of Murano and Burano. Watch centuries-old glassblowing techniques in Murano, and marvel at the detailed stitches of exquisite Burano lace. Your knowledgeable guide will share the history of these two artisan islands while you visit local workshops and wander the picturesque streets.
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  • 5 hours
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Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

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See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St. Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.83
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Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour - T23

Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour - T23

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View two highlights of St. Mark’s Square in Venice without waiting in the main entrance lines on this walking tour. Bypass the ticket lines at the Doge’s Palace to see its gilded rooms, and cross the Bridge of Sighs to the prison building as you learn about the 1,000-year history of Venice’s republic. Then, tour St. Mark’s Basilica to admire the mosaics and treasures of this Byzantine masterpiece. Admission fees included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Guided Tour - T3

St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Guided Tour - T3

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Step inside one of Venice’s prime attractions without the long wait on this skip-the-line tour of St. Mark’s Basilica. The entrance lines can last for hours, but you'll skip straight to the front of the queue with a reserved ticket so you can spend more time admiring the glittering gold mosaics and masterpieces of Renaissance painting and sculpture that adorn the interior. Learn the history behind the Italo-Byzantine basilica from an expert guide, using headsets so you can hear clearly.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Create your glass artwork: private lesson with local artisan
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Create your glass artwork: private lesson with local artisan

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Get hands-on experience with one-to-one guidance during a private glassmaking lesson. Discover the secrets of Murano glassmaking techniques from one of the most renowned craftsmen of Venice. The 90-minute workshop includes all materials—including your own marvelous glass artwork to take home—plus a 10 percent discount on glassworks from the artist.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica guided tour & Gondola ride

Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica guided tour & Gondola ride

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Skip the lines at Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge Palace and opt a shared guided tour instead. Then, enjoy the quintessential Venice experience—a gondola ride through the city’s canals and waterways. Your ticket also includes access to several landmarks surrounding Saint Mark’s Square, as well as access to a mobile app that provides commentary to a walking tour of the city at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.30
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

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Discover the awe-inspiring St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice without the headache of long lines. Head to the front of the queue with your expert guide and step inside to admire the cathedral’s glittering gold mosaics and embellished domes. Explore other architectural highlights of St. Mark’s Square and learn about Venice’s history as a seafaring superpower and Italian cultural capital. You also escape to quieter backstreets of Hidden Venice to visit lesser-known attractions and gain insight into daily Venetian life.
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  • 2 hours
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I Musici Veneziani Concert: Baroque and Opera

I Musici Veneziani Concert: Baroque and Opera

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Pay homage to the golden age of Venice with a night at the opera. Enjoy a thrilling program of baroque classics and operatic arias, performed by the orchestra and singers of I Musici Veneziani. The show whisks you back to 18th-century Venice, with performers dressed in traditional Venetian costumes and a spectacular setting in the exclusive Salone Capitolare at the Scuola Grande di San Teodoro.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice

Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice

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Experience an evening of opera in Venice, surrounded by the historical elegance of a 15th-century palace. The singers and musicians of the Musica a Palazzo ensemble perform classics of Italian opera within the ornate salons of Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto. Move from room to room along with the performers and soak up the drama of epics like 'La Traviata' and 'Rigoletto' in a truly intimate environment.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$100.18
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Venice Marco Polo Airport Link Arrival Transfer

Venice Marco Polo Airport Link Arrival Transfer

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Book a shared Venice Link arrival transfer from Marco Polo Airport to your Venice hotel, and enjoy a stress-free start to your trip. It’s a simple, cost-effective boat transfer that’s available through the week.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.81
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour

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Experience the magnificence and mystery of the Doge’s Palace in Venice with this skip-the-line ticket. Head to the front of the queue with your guide, and then wander through the palace’s ornate public rooms as you learn the history of Venice’s powerful rulers. Admire magnificent interior artwork, including Renaissance masterpieces by painters Tintoretto and Veronese. Explore the palace’s darker side with a visit to the prison quarters and a walk across the notorious Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.29
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) costs USD 11.49. Guided Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) tours start around USD 11.49 per person.
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