Venice Walking Tour & Doge's Palace Guided Visit

Duration: approx. 3 hours and 10 minutes   Location: Venice


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Why choose this experience?

1 To get in touch with the Ducal history of Venice and be seduced by one of the largest ancient maritime republics of the Mediterranean
2 Because it combines a fascinating walk through the historic centre and a visit to the Doge’s Palace
3 To get to know every detail about the famous St. Mark's Square and cross the famous Bridge of Sighs

With this tour you will get in touch with the heart of Ducal Venice with a fascinating guided tour through the historic centre and inside the prestigious Doge's Palace in Venice; magical and fascinating itineraries that will allow you to pass through the gates of the thousand-year-long history of Venice.

The tour will start with an interesting visit to St Marks' Square, the starting point for a leisurely stroll to discover the most distinctive places of Venice and will terminate inside Palazzo Ducale in Venice and the precious rooms where the history of the Venice Republic was made.

In St Mark's Square, between monuments and palaces of unique beauty, you will listen to the description of the main buildings overlooking the square, such as St Mark's Cathedral, the Doge's Palace, the Bell Tower, The Clock Tower and the Procuratie. A complete overview of the enchanting St Mark's Square: what to see, discover and admire in one of the most famous squares in the world.

The tour will continue towards Santa Maria Formosa, where you will hear unusual anecdotes about this splendid church and the nearby square, and Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo, where the Charity Schools and the equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni are located.

This exciting Ducal Venice tour will then take you to the most significant places of Venice, where history and myths are entwined: after visiting the site where Marco Polo's house once stood in Venice, you will admire from the outside the Malibran Theatre, which has long been known as the most extravagant theatre in the whole of Venice.

On the way back to St Mark's Square, the tour will visit the main shopping street in Venice: Mercerie, where precious goods from far away markets were once sold in Venice.

The second part of this fascinating visit includes a tour of the Doge's Palace in Venice. For centuries it was the seat of the political power of the formidable Venice Republic, the Doge's Palace is one of the symbols of Venice.

Thanks to this exclusive tour you will be able to visit the Opera Museum, the precious Doge's Apartments, the Institutional Chambers, the Arms Room and the Old Prisons and enjoy a tour of the Doge's Palace that will leave you speechless. You will be able to admire enchanting views from the first floor loggias, the intricate details of the Golden Staircase and the extreme realism of the paintings decorating its sumptuous rooms. The Doge's place in Venezia offers as many itineraries as the secrets that are held inside it!

The climax of this tour will be the visit to the Bridge of Sighs. Built in 1614 to join the Doge's Palace to the New Prisons, the Bridge of Sighs was covered and divided in two parallel corridors at a later stage. Its curious name derives from the last sigh that convicts used to breathe in the free world before being taken into the New Prisons: on the Bridge of Sighs they spent their last moments before being locked up forever.

A new itinerary to discover Ducal Venice, a thrilling tour between past and present that combines a scenic stroll in the historic centre and a fascinating visit to the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.

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(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)

Important info


all year, except for 25 December and 1 January.

Departure point:

'Yex' Change Office - Under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.

Departure time


9.00 am

Languages available

From 1 April to 31 October
English: daily
Spanish: daily
French: daily
German: daily
Italian: Saturday

From 1 November to 31 March
English: daily
Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
German: Monday, Friday
Italian: not available


From 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
Full: €54.00
Children up to 5 years: free

From 1 April to 31 October 2017
Full: €56.00
Children up to 5 years: free


approx. 3 hours and 10 minutes

  • Guided visit
  • Admission to the Doge's Palace
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time. At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour. Please be advised that, due to the new security measures concerning the entrance into the major Venice museums, there might be queues at the entrance, with consequent protraction of the usual waiting time to access the museums.

During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is bilingual, because explanations will be provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

This is a combo tour including 2 single tours.

Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.

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