View of the Doge's Palace from the Grand Canal
Beautiful interior of the Doge's Palace
Girl visiting the Bridge of Sighs in Venice
Private Tour

Doges Palace Private Tour with Skip the Line Access

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  • At the absolute center of Venetian history lies the Doge’s Palace, once home to the Duke of Venice - and easily one of the most iconic sites in the city! Full of breathtaking art and architecture, it is an absolute must-see.
  • You’ll get to marvel at the Columns of San Marco and San Todaro too, all while falling in love with the beautiful scenery of the Floating City and all its incredible highlights.
  • This private tour is one of the best ways to see St Mark’s Square and all of Venice’s other best bits; explore with a dedicated expert tour guide and enjoy Skip-the-Line Access to the palace too!

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Private guided tour
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Skip the Line Access & entrance ticket for Doge’s Palace
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Doge’s Palace
  • St Mark’s Square

Make the most of your time in the romantic city of Venice on this two-hour private tour of the amazing Doge’s Palace. This is one of the most iconic sites in the city and you’ll have a dedicated expert tour guide walking alongside you who will bring not only the palace itself but the city of Venice to life with compelling tales and interesting anecdotes. Not only that, but you’ll benefit from Skip-the-Line Access to the palace, meaning there is absolutely no waiting around; so even if your trip to Venice is a fleeting one, you’ll get to tick something fantastic off your bucket list!

Your private tour of Doge’s Palace will give you a brilliant insight into Venetian history; the building was home to the Duke of Venice as well as providing a venue for the city’s courts, so it is one of the most historically important locations in the city. This is where the republic rose and fell; history was quite literally made right here, back when Venice was one the world’s major players.

Following its time as a political powerhouse, Doge’s Palace was turned into a prison. There are so many stories and secrets hidden in the walls of this beautifully crafted building! Now it is one of the city’s very best art museums, giving you the chance to see artwork from Veronese and Tintoretto, as well as some truly stunning frescoes. The palace itself is a work of art - Venetian Gothic is a marvelous architectural style, and the palace was built way back in 1430.

This private tour is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the Floating City as you cross from St. Mark’s Square to Doge’s Palace, and get yourself familiar with the history of Venice in a short time - it’s an intimate exploration of this breathtaking part of Italy, and an ideal way to ensure your visit is as perfect as possible.

Cancelation Policy

This tour is subject to a 24-hour cancelation policy. If you wish to cancel or amend your booking, you can do so without charge by contacting us up to 24 hours in advance of your expected departure time.

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Get to Know Dark Rome

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A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make Dark Rome so special