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Venice Doge's Palace 3 Hour Private Tour

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    What to Expect
    The Doge's Palace ( Palazzo Ducale) represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year-old republic. You’ll live it together with a guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries.

    You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed! The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to enter without waiting. Audio-receiver devices are included in case of a private group over 10 people.

    After the visit of the Doge’s Palace, you will be given a free coupon for a visit to a Murano glass factory in order to discover one of the greatest Venetian arts. Please note this is a free of charge optional trip by private boat to Murano Island (generally scheduled from 2 PM to 4 PM) and it is not a part of the tour. Be kindly aware that this optional visit could take longer than the scheduled time and that we do not recommend participating if you have other reservations scheduled on the same day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private tour with an expert guide
    • Audio-receiver devices in case of a private group of over 10 people
    • Secret itineraries tour
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended
    • For security reasons sacks, bags or backpacks are not allowed inside Doge’s Palace
    • Skip-the-line tickets allow you to skip the line at the ticket purchasing counter. However, everyone must pass through the newly imposed security checks. Waiting times depend on the number of people present
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    By: Venice Faberest
    Yazmin B
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Such an amazing moment in Venice
    The Gondola Ride was incredible!! it was magical! I will never forget it. Thank you! The Gondolier was Andrea! He
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    Noice one
    Matteo was awesome, sexy and knowledgeable. Singing voice like honey for the ears - if ears liked honey. Very good
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    By law in Venice the gondola rides are 80 euros per approx 30 minute ride. This takes you round an industrial
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    Shropshire, United Kingdom
    The Best Way to Organise a Gondola Trip
    When in Venice, you have to go on a Gondola. Its part and parcel of the experience and yes it is a little
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    Sam J
    United Kingdom
    Brilliant tour
    3 hours walking tour that went by in flash. Our guide was very informative, he was mindful of the group he was
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    Montreal, Canada
    Mildly interesting
    I took this ride for my 2 daughters and I. Honestly I don’t see the interest. Walking the streets of the city is
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    kadeeja a
    Nice but not a must
    Once the meeting point was found, we were allocated a Gondola quite quickly. The gondolier spoke to us a few
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    Boulder, Colorado
    Extreme High Expectations for a Venetian Gondola ride. Expectations met !
    I spent years thinking about have a ride with my wife on a Gondola in Venice. I was worried that this event would
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    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
    Waste of Money
    Ride is only 20 minutes and does not pass landmarks as mentioned. Silent gondolier who stopped trip to talk to
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    Warwick H
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Got myself and partner for 60 EURS private ride. It is expensive but it was on my bucket list. We got on at south
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    Key Details
    • Doge's Palace Venice Faberest
    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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