Guided Doge’s Palace and Walking tour – Skip the line

An enchanting tour around Venice and inside the breathtaking Dog'es Palace!

The experience starts with an amazing walking tour from Piazza San Marco until Rialto Bridge and then, proceed inside the marvelous Doge's Palace! The guide will show you marvelous artworks and monuments explianing its history! By Venice Tours

  • Discover the main highlights of Piazza San Marco
  • Admire the breathtaking Rialto Bridge
  • Enter in the imposing Doge's Palace to discover its history
  • Skip the line entrance and specialized guide at you disposal

Guided walking tour to the historical heart of Venice: from Piazza San Marco, with its uncountable monuments, to some of the most important points of interest in Venice as Campo Santa Maria Formosa; Teatro Malibran; Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, known as the Venetian Pantheon, and much more!

A qualified guide will explain you the incredible history and legends around these historical places. At the end you will reach the Ponte di Rialto and its markets area, once it was the commercial center of the Venetian Republic.

After the walking tour you will start the guided visit inside the magnificent Doge's Palace, seat of the Venetian power for centuries: here the Doges and the highest politicians decided the fate of the Venetian Republic.

Admire the breathtaking artistic masterpieces realized by the most famous artists of history. Cross the Bridge of Sighs and admire Venice from a unique perspective and immerse yourself into the darkness of the cold prisons of Venice. You will see the jails that Giacomo Casanova incredibly succeeded to escape from!

After the tour you can participate to a free and optional visit to a glass factory close to Piazza San Marco, where you can see a craftsman realizing some items by the glass-blowing techniques.

Included in this tour: entrance to the old palaces around Piazza San Marco (which you can choose to visit by yourself with tour time).This magnificent experience will allow you to discover the glorious past of this city, making your visit to Venice unforgettable.

ATTENTION: the walking tour is at 9:00 AM - the visit to the Doge's Palace is at 11:45 AM. Please consider the gap of time between the walking tour and the Doge's Palace.

  • Cancellation: Bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service.The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in this case it can be postponed to the later schedule/day after otherwise it will be refunded).


  • Guided walking tour from Piazza San Marco to Rialto area
  • Skip the line entrance to the Doge's Palace with guided tour
  • Skip the line entrance to Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana and Museo Archeologico Nazionale
  • Live commentary by specialized guide

Not included

  • Guided tour to Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana and Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Other Info

  • For Covid-19 precaution the use of the mask is MANDATORY. So, please bring your own.
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.
  • Comfortable shoes suggested.
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside Doge’s Palace: FREE DEPOSIT INSIDE.
  • The tour could be shared with guests not belonging to the same party
  • ATTENTION: the walking tour is at 9:00 AM - the visit to the Doge's Palace is at 11:45 AM. Please consider the gap of time between the walking tour and the Doge's Palace.
  • The meeting point is at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
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