Tickets for Palazzo Ducale: Skip The Line + Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Venice's fabled golden age

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
Instant ticket delivery
Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Skip The Line
Live guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted

COVID-19 safety measures

To protect you and those around you, these safety measures will be in place for your visit.

  • Wearing a face mask is required, please bring your own
  • Hand sanitizer available for visitors
  • Signage and measures in place to ensure a safe distance



  • Get immersed in the royal opulence and political intrigue of Venetian history with a guided tour of the Palazzo Ducale
  • See grandiose rooms and halls decorated with some of the finest artworks from the Renaissance, cross the infamous Bridge of Sighs, and more
  • Enjoy a self-guided visit to Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, and learn about the way of life in Renaissance Venice


Scroll back through the centuries for a time-traveler's eye-view of Venice's Golden Age. Join an expert tour guide and get immersed in the Gothic opulence and historical significance of Palazzo Ducale - the seat of power in the city for hundreds of years. Then, explore the royal palaces and sites around Piazza San Marco before seeing how Venetian glass is made.

Plunge yourself into the past at the Palazzo Ducale, and feel the Gothic heart of Venice come alive as an expert guide paints a vivid picture of royal excess and political intrigue.

Scale a huge golden staircase, and be spirited around lavish rooms and grand halls, adorned with masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, and other Renaissance masters.

Cross the infamous Bridge of Sighs and visit the dungeon where Giacomo Casanova was imprisoned.

Finish off with a self-guided visit of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, where you'll discover the ancient Venetian way of life. See artifacts, artworks, and antique documents that capture the essence of Venice in the Middle Ages.

An optional glass-crafting demonstration at a nearby glass factory completes the authentic Venetian experience.


Points of interest

Venues you'll visit:

What's included

Guided tour of the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) with skip-the-line entrance
Audio-receivers in case of groups of 10+ people
Entrance to the Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Free optional glass-crafting demonstration

What's not included

Guided tour of Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Additional info

Language of the tour:

  • Apr-Oct: Mon-Sun - English, French, German and Spanish; Sat - also Italian
  • Nov-Mar: Mon-Sun - English; Mon and Fri - also German; Tue, Thu & Sat - also French; Wed, Sat & Sun - also Spanish. The visit could be bilingual

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket


Meeting point
the Clock Tower on Piazza San Marco, 30124, Venice
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco 1, 30124, Venice
  • Show you smartphone ticket to the tour guide at the Clock Tower on Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), near the exchange office (the white building with the blue clock facade)
  • The guide will be holding a signboard saying 'TOUR'
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starts
  • The guide won't wait for latecomers

Ratings & reviews

6 Reviews
Sep 18, 2019
Great learning experience about the early history of Venice Italy from 400AD until 1797 AD when the Doge government abdicated to the forces of Napoleon
Oct 7, 2019
El palacio, espectacular.
Sep 22, 2019
Bonne visite du oalais

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