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Vatican and St Peters private tour, Monday 17th March 2014

I would like to give you feedback on the above which our party of 8 enjoyed immensely.

Everything was perfect, meeting, entry (lovely to pass those queues), technology, venue (of course), etc.

But the best thing about the whole morning was your guide Deborah. She is charming, friendly, erudite, and a real credit to you. We listened to her intently throughout, she held our attention, surprised us, interacted with us, answered all our questions, and made the morning very special. We would have missed so much without her. We all think we would like to meet her again and when we come back to Rome we would hope to do so.

Many thanks

Graham F. (UK)

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Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries tour
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This is our booking page for the very popular 'Secret Itineraries' tours of the Doge's Palace, Venice. With each passing year this attraction becomes increasingly popular and it's now common for there to be little or no availability for months in advance.
Given this, we have arranged some very special private guided tours of the Palace. During the Summer and Autumn we have guaranteed availability across a whole range of dates.

Should we not have one of our tours on the day you're interested in then please check other dates during your stay - if absolutely nothing is available then we'll let you make an 'on demand' ticket request for a shorter (approximately one hour) tour, but it's unlikely we'll be able to fulfil it.

Simply select a date on the calendar and we'll show you the tours that are available.

Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.

We also sell straightforward entrance tickets for the Doge's Palace [link]; please be aware that the standard tickets also include admission to various other museums, whereas the 'Secret Itineraries' tour does not.

[Additional Secret Itineraries Tour links]: Visitor information, Secret Itineraries Tour location map, Google map

The guided tours afford privileged insights into the more secret corners of the palace, rooms and passageways not normally accessible to the visiting public.
Please be aware that the route taken by this tour is often a restricted one, by its very nature. There are numerous steps and small inclines, often quite steep, and many of the passages are small and tight. For these reasons the tour is not for children under the ages of six, for pregnant women or for the disabled.

The tours are available in English, Italian and French, with various times available during the morning.


To reserve tickets for the tour of the Doge's Palace tour, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you to the Palazzo and present it at the 'group counter' there. As simple as that!

You won't have to join any queues, but nonetheless we'd advise you to arrive 15 minutes before your entry time.

PLEASE NOTE: You must present yourself at the venues at the time specified on your booking voucher - admittance will not be granted at other times.


The ticket includes entrance to the Doge's Palace, where you can remain after the tour. We'd recommend you not book afternoon visits in high summer - the heat can be something to be battled against.

Please also be prepared to show some ID - It is sometimes difficult for Italian officials to understand that not all countries require their citizens to carry ID cards, if indeed they are issued in said countries at all. You will often find that nothing other than a Passport or Driving Licence (with photograph) will suffice.

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