Doge's Palace in Venice - Skip the line tickets

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113 Reviews

By booking your Doge’s Palace tickets online, you will be able to: 

  • avoid the queue at the entrance and have more time to visit this important museum in Venice

  • admire its splendid salons, the Scala d'Oro, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons, as well as the works of some of the greatest painters ever, such as Tintoretto, Veronese, Tiziano and Tiepolo

  • use the same ticket to access other fascinating museums in St Mark’s Square (the Correr Museum, the Sale Monumentali of the Marciana National Library and the Archaeological Museum of St Mark’s Square) within 3 months after using the Doge’s Palace skip-the-line entrance ticket

  • visit any temporary exhibitions inside the Doge’s Palace, normally included in the skip-the-line ticket

Ticket

  • Choose the day of your visit and the number of tickets you need. The date you provide is only provisional, therefore, if necessary, you will be able to use your ticket even on a day other than the one you initially specified.
  • Once you have completed your online booking, download the voucher and present it (either on mobile devices or on paper) at the ticket office of Doge's Palace or of the first museum you intend to visit, so that it can be converted into a valid ticket for admission. At the Doge's Palace, we remind you that you can take advantage of the preferential lane marked as 'Prepaid Tickets Entrance'.
  • The voucher will also be sent to you via email, so please make sure you enter a valid email address.
  • The ticket is valid for 3 months starting from the collection day at the ticket office, even if this occurs at a different date than the one initially specifies. You will then have 3 months to visit the other museums in St Mark’s Square, all of which are included in the Doge’s Palace ticket price (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).
  • Fill in the required fields and check the information you provided is correct: once you complete the online purchase, your reservation can no longer be changed or canceled and tickets cannot be refunded.
  • Complete payment by credit card.
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DOGE’S PALACE VENICE: TICKET PRICE WITH SKIP-THE-LINE ENTRANCE

Full price: € 27.00
Reduced: €16.00 for children from 6 to 14 years of age and Over 65
Free: for children up to 5 years of age

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • The fast lane you must follow for priority access is the one signed as 'Entrance for Prepaid Tickets', with generally much lower queuing times compared to purchasing tickets on site.

  • You can show your voucher either on your mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) or printed on paper in order to get it converted into an entry ticket.

  • By purchasing the Palazzo Ducale tickets online, you will get a double advantage: first, you’ll avoid wasting precious time at the entrance queuing; secondly, you can use the same reservation to visit the other museums in St Mark’s Square. The Doge’s Palace skip the line ticket also includes entrance to the Correr Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and the Sale Monumentali of the Marciana National Library. But if instead you are interested in visiting other museums in Venice, we would recommend buying the ‘Museum Pass’, a cumulative ticket that allows you to visit 11 museums in Venice at a very convenient price.

  • Please keep in mind that you can collect your Doge’s Palace skip-the-line ticket also at the Correr Museum, overlooking the splendid St Mark’s Square, where you’ll undoubtedly find much less visitors than at the Doge’s Palace, the most visited museum in Venice.

 

 

DOGE’S PALACE ENTRANCE OPENING HOURS - ONLINE TICKETS 

From 31 July 2020: daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Closed:
25 December and 1 January
25 April (San Marco): closing at 2.00 pm
18 July (Redentore): closed at 7.00 p.m.
5 September (Premio Campiello): possible closing time 12.00 pm
7 September (Mayors' Forum): opening at 2.00 pm
8 October (Council of Europe): opening at 2.00 pm

 

The Doge’s Palace in Venice is part of the Venice Civic Museums Foundation and is truly a must-see in Venice; the beating heart of the administrative and political life of the Republic of Venice, it has kept the ancient splendor of the Serenissima alive

The history of the Doge’s Palace began a long time ago, probably in the 9th century. Over the centuries the building underwent a real transformation, decorated with wonderful constructive and ornamental elements that have made its appearance incredibly elegant: its sumptuous interiors and refined exteriors will leave you speechless. The works on display inside are no less important: admire masterpieces that boast the signature of great artists such as Titian, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Veronese, undisputed protagonists of art history. 

After having crossed the entrance to the Doge’s Palace, you’ll find yourself in the splendid inner courtyard, where the majestic Scala dei Giganti lies, a creation designed by Antonio Rizzo between 1483 and 1485. The staircase leads up to the “logge”, the balconies that boast the most spectacular picture-perfect view of Venice. From here, the marvelous Scala d’Oro will take you to the upper floors, to the Sala del Maggior Consiglio and to the noble floor, which houses the Ducal Apartment. 

The ticket to Palazzo Ducale will also allow you to cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and visit the ancient prisons where inmates were locked up in cramped cells and kept in terrible living conditions. Built in the 17th century to link the Doge’s Palace to the Prisons, the Bridge of Sighs owes its peculiar name to the last sigh that prisoners exhaled as "free men" before being locked up.

The Doge’s Palace tickets also include entrance to the Museum of the Opera, where important documents, the capitals that originally adorned the façade and the Armory, which houses weapons and ammunition, are kept. 

If you want to find out more, read our page dedicated to the Doge’s Palace, where you'll find a detailed description of this extraordinary monument. Didn't you find the information you were looking for? Don't worry, fill in the information request form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

 

113 Reviews for Doge's Palace in Venice - Skip the line tickets

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8.5/10
9/10

Sandy

Family with children
INDIA

Booking No. 1921886

Reviewed on 16 Jun `19

'St Mark's Square Museum Tickets'

Bought the tickets online before starting from India. The tickets saved us a lot of valuable time while entering, since one did not have to queue to get in. A great experience.

Strengths

Ease of transaction

Weaknesses

-

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10/10

Steve

Mature couple
UNITED STATES

Booking No. 193697

Reviewed on 14 May `19

'Doge Palace'

Seamless way to buy tickets! Would certainly use this service again.

Strengths

Ease of purchase and redemption of voucher.

Weaknesses

None

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10/10

Simon

Mature couple
ITALY

Booking No. 1911450

Reviewed on 10 Apr `19

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Useful hints'

Erika gave to us a lot of hints and the possibility to book in advance and without queue Sam Marco and the boat to the islands. Great!

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3
8/10

marie

Family with children
FRANCE

Booking No. 18201793

Reviewed on 12 Nov `18

'nice view'

the skip the line ticket is efficient but time is time. It's not possible to go up the tower even if you are earlier and if there is not to much queue. But the view over venice worths it.

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10/10

Ruby

Family with children
CANADA

Booking No. 1829789

Reviewed on 21 Jun `18

'Pricless'

We really enjoyed the museums we went through all of them. It is well worth the extra euros to see the treasures, hard to believe that these have been around so long

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2
9/10

Rick

Mature couple
UNITED STATES

Booking No. 1834444

Reviewed on 18 May `18

'Money well spent'

We had VIP access. We were able to just walk up at our appointment time and go in, while others were waiting in long lines.

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8.5/10

Jules

Other
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 17207908

Reviewed on 28 Nov `17

'Doge's Palace'

Stunning Building full of history and wonderful architecture, paintings, etc. Well worth a visit but better to book on-line and take your ticket with you.

Strengths

Gorgeous building, a MUST on your visiting list to Venice.

Weaknesses

-

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9.5/10

Knightmare

Mature couple
SWITZERLAND

Booking No. 17208926

Reviewed on 26 Nov `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'En vaut vraiment la peine !'

Cela vaut la peine d'acheter le billet à l'avance, la visite du Palais des Doges est magnifique et cela donne l'occasion de visiter les autres sites de la place St-Marc. Il faut juste imprimer l'email et l'échanger au guichet des billets une fois sur place.

Strengths

Billet combiné et pas de queue

Weaknesses

Il faut imprimer l'email

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1
9/10

Rod

Solo traveler
BRAZIL

Booking No. 17130632

Reviewed on 03 Nov `17

'Nice'

No lines

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1
9/10

Margaret

Group of friends
IRELAND

Booking No. 17159653

Reviewed on 02 Nov `17

'A very good experience'

This booking was very easy to make and the experience with the museums in Venice went very smoothly.

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