SECRET ITINERARIES TOUR, PALAZZO DUCALE, VENICE, ITALY:
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 2013. During May, June, July, August and September we have guaranteed availability across a whole range of dates, and, in the hottest months, we have managed to arrange early morning departures so as to spare you the worst of the heat.
Our exclusive fully-guided tour will last about 1 hour and 45 minutes - 45 minutes will be spent in the 'secret' areas with an hour or so spent looking around the incredible Palazzo Ducale itself. Tours are all in English and your group size will never be more than 25 people. Once the tour of the 'secret' areas is over you are free to explore the rest of the Palace by yourself if you so desire.
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 the ideal date for your visit using the calendar below. Next, click the green button and our system will automatically present you with the relevant ticket options for that date. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.
(Do remember that dates are in European (day-month-year) format)
Simply select the ideal date for your visit by clicking on the calendar to the left.
Once you've selected a date on the calendar we'll show you the tours that are available, one or more of which may be of interest to you.
** Please note that for our pre-booked exclusive tours we're able to offer a 30% discount to all children aged 6 to 14 and all students aged 14 to 25. Please mention this in the 'notes' section during checkout.
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.
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 tour (in English) is for a maximum of twenty five people, and, for the 'on request' tours starts out at the following times only:
September to June: 09.55 AM, 10.45 AM and 11.35 AM.
July and August: 09.55 AM and 11.35 AM.
These exclusive tours are operative from May to Sept on Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon only:
09.30 AM - Exclusive tour in English (it lasts approx 2hours - it includes also a short visit to Palazzo Ducale).
01.00 PM - Exclusive tour in English (it lasts approx 2hours - it includes also a short visit to Palazzo Ducale).
HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:
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.
IMPORTANT BOOKING CONSIDERATION:
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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