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Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries tour
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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 the Summer and Autumn we have guaranteed availability across a whole range of dates. All tours last approximately one hour.

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 tour, but it's unlikely we'll be able to fulfil it.

Exclusive Doge's Secret tour (English, 75 mins)

Doge's Palace 'secret tour' in English (75 minutes), pre-booked tickets.
The so-called 'Secret Itineraries' tour of Venice's Palazzo Ducale is one of the most sought-after tours in Italy and is invariably sold out months in advance. It's for this reason that we arrange as many of these guaranteed-availability tours as possible. Group sizes are limited, tours are fully in English* and held early morning to avoid the worst of the heat.

The Palazzo Ducale is a wonder of ornate Gothic architecture, richly decorated and elaborately carved in testimony to the centuries of power and wealth of the Serene Republic, the Venetian empire.

* These prebooked tours are conducted in English by special arrangement and are not the standard Italian language tour.

The regular tour of the Doge's Palace (the Palazzo Ducale) in Venice is extraordinary enough. The building is a quite remarkable example of Gothic civic architecture. Every stone, passageway and artwork evokes the power that the Serene Republic wielded over a millennium of unparalleled imperial power.

The tour follows in the footsteps of the most important (or infamous) leaders of Venice. On their trips through the palace, these men wouldn’t use the public doors and stairways, they would slip through hidden passageways and concealed doors: somehow appropriate in this smoke-and-mirrors city where mask and illusion are so popular and where subterfuge was always an essential element of the politics.

Take the Itinerari Segreti and you discover these hidden passages, also the administrative offices of the men who ran the Venice of medieval and Renaissance times. You’ll even visit the city gaol, and the very cell from which notorious lover Giacomo Casanova made his escape in 1775.

All visitors have access to the Bridge of Sighs - typically, once the tour is finished, those taking part are directed towards the bridge and the 'New Prison' where they are free to look around by themselves.

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. Children under six will not be permitted to take part on this tour.

Doge's Palace 'secret tour' tickets

The regular tour of the Doge's Palace (the Palazzo Ducale) in Venice is extraordinary enough. The building is a quite remarkable example of Gothic civic architecture. Every stone, passageway and artwork evokes the power that the Serene Republic wielded over a millennium of unparalleled imperial power.

But real aficionados will want to dig even deeper - to explore the hidden corners of the palace on the Itinerari Segreti del Palazzo Ducale (the secret tour of the Doge's Palace). All tours last approximately one hour.

All visitors have access to the Bridge of Sighs - typically, once the tour is finished, those taking part are directed towards the bridge and the 'New Prison' where they are free to look around by themselves.

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. Children under six will not be permitted to take part on this tour.


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.

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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