Private - The Magnificent Doges Palace Tour

Private - The Magnificent Doges Palace Tour

The Doges Palace "Palazzo Ducale" is a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the centre of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Venetian Government. Palazzo Ducale was once the residence of the Doge, the elected ruler of the city.

Listen to our informative guide as you pass through its lavish chambers, which display masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese and Bellini.

The Doges Palace was the residence of the Doge, (Duke) the elected ruler of the city, and once inside the Palace, you will visit the halls where the fate of the Venetian people was decided, and in particular the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, where you can discover the political history of Venice, what was once known as the Serene Republic. You will be able to admire the paintings realized by some of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance, such as Titian, Veronese and Bellini, and witness the world's largest oil painting by Tintoretto.

Hear about the different roles played by the Doge and his counsellors, be entertained by our informative guide and learn about the history of the Venetian legends as you walk through the eerie, narrow passageways towards the prison cells whilst learning about the prisoners and of course, Casanova, perhaps Venice's most famous and intriguing escapee.

If you wish to spend more time inside the Doge's Palace independently after the tour your museum pass will allow you to do so.


  • Discover the history of the famous Doge's Palace, once the center of the Venetian Empire, the Serene Republic
  • Admire the world′s largest oil painting by Tintoretto and view the impressive halls of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio
  • Learn about the trials and tribulations, and power struggles of the past Doges and counsellors
  • Visit the prisons of the Doge's Palace by crossing the Bridge of Sighs and discover just who was Giacomo Casanova
  • Private guide for entire tour
  • Hotel pick up on request, if your hotel is in the Saint Mark’s Square area


  • Guided tour of the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and the new prisons
  • Admission fees to the Doge's Palace and skip-the-line entrance
  • Private guide for entire tour
  • Free Hotel pick up on request, if your hotel is in the Saint Mark’s Square area


  • Food and drink
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hidden itineraries in the Doge's Palace
  • Port drop off

Important remarks

  • This tour is not suitable if you have limited mobility
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Backpacks are not allowed inside the Doge's Palace
  • You should wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour operates rain or shine

1-4 people per group

210 euro per group

cut off - 72 hours

On request


2 hours



Meeting point

Between the two columns in Saint Marks Square by the water front, or the guide will pick you directly form your hotel if staying in the Saint Marks area of the city.

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