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We will stroll through the galleries and rooms of the palace without much effort.
We will first admire the glorious facade that has inspired the aspects of so many other buildings.
Marvel at the glorious internal courtyard of the palace, and imagine the lush parties that the Doge used to throw over here.
Before exploring further galleries and rooms, we will glance up this grandiose staircase.
The epicenter of the power of this maritime republic was once located inside these chambers.
Lavishly decorated staircase still today leads up to the apartments once used by the doge!
We will see the darker side of the place too, as once these chambers used to be the prison of many famous Venetians!
While millions of visitors look at this bridge from the distance, you will see it from the inside, and experience it through the eyes of the prisoners as they were being taken for execution.
Join our highly educated and passionate team of guides, who truly love what they do.
Nobody wants to stand in never ending ticket lines on their vacation. We have VIP access so you don't have to wait!
This tour will allow you to experience a hidden side of Venice, and learn first hand about its glorious history.
The Venice Doge's Palace Private Tour is a must. Venice is an amazing city full of artwork, culture, beauty and romance. Amidst the canals, gondolas, cafe’s and grand piazzas you have Doge’s Palace with it's breathtaking facade; the epicenter of this city and a cornucopia of it’s splendor.
The "Rulers of Venice"
The word Doge derives from the Latin word Dux which means Duke. Thus Doge’s Palace was the Palace of each Duke of Venice. However, you will learn that this man was in fact never the ruler of the city, but rather a figurehead, and a prisoner in his own palace of gold!
The Venice Doge's Palace Private Tour starts off outside of this 15th Gothic Art masterpiece explaining the beautiful exterior. In English we refer to it as Doge’s Palace or "Palazzo Ducale" in Italian was the former residence of each ‘Doge’. From this palace, decisions were made that had affect to lands far beyond the Lagoon of Venice. While you will see the 15th century building, the first stables would have been built there as early as 476 AD, just after the fall of the Western Empire of Rome. One of the most famous of all Doge is Francesco Foscari who did many renovations of the Palace in the 15th century.
Galleries & Rooms
You will see the Sala dello Scrutinio as well as the Great Council Chamber where they would make many important decisions regarding the lives and well-being of the Venetians! The famous Bridge of Sighs is also a part of this extravagant tour!
This tour is the best insight in the intricate history of Venice, and will explain how this small town on the marshy banks of the Adriatic Sea rose to power and became not only one of the biggest maritime powers of it's time, but also one of the most splendid and beautiful cities in the world!
** If you are trying to make a booking up to 2 weeks in advance the website will show no availability, but feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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What to Bring
€189.95 BASE PRICE
Child (6 or under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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My wife and I visited Italy in April. This was the trip of a lifetime all arranged by the Roman Guy. We began our trip in Venice. We were met by ElisaMy wife and I visited Italy in April. This was the trip of a lifetime all arranged by the Roman Guy. We began our trip in Venice. We were met by Elisabeth at the Venice Airport and accompanied to Palazzo Stern, in that short time in the water taxi we already felt welcomed and informed about what we were about to see. We met Chiara a lovely Venetian lady who is so knowledgeable and passionate. She showed us Doges Palace in the morning and St. Marks Basilica in the afternoon and then a water taxi around the beautiful city of Venice. Unforgettable...more