A private tour that shows the best - and the secrets - of Venice's incredible Palazzo Ducale.
For a unique and informed discovery, a private tour is the way to go, ensuring you see both the highlights and gain an understanding of the history of the wonders of this incredible palace.
The tours last around one hour 45 minutes, are for a maximum of 4 people, and will comprise just you and your group.

Palazzo Ducale
Private Tour

Explore the wonders of the Doge's Palace
with your own private tour guide.

 

Exclusive Doge's Palace Venice Private Tour - 1 Hour 45 Minutes

This exclusive tickitaly.com private tour (for a maximum of 4 people) lasts about an hour and 45 minutes (with 6 different start times before midday), and offers an in-depth insight into the political history of Venice and an understanding of the incredible longevity of La Serenissima - The Most Serene Republic of Venice.

Your experienced guide will not only cover the splendid chambers covered by other tours, but also give you an informative glimpse into the secret passages and chambers of the Palace.

Tour highlights:

  • The courtyard and Giants' staircase
  • The Golden Staircase
  • The Institutional Chambers
  • The Bridge of Sighs
  • The 'New' Prisons
  • The Dungeons
  • Casanova's Cell
  • The Torture Chamber
  • The attic of the Hall of the Great Council

The tours are available seven days a week and are for a maximum of 4 people, meeting at the Porta della Carta at the Doge's Palace.

You will discover the Doge's Palace in every aspect, not only the lavish institutional rooms where the different Councils publicly administered the Republic, but also the secret parts where the darker side of Venetian justice was dealt: through secret doors and hidden passages you'll see the Chamber of Torture, hear how Casanova escaped from his cell against all odds, and learn how one of the largest rooms of Europe was built.

Your expert guide will tell you interesting stories and reveal funny anecdotes, while providing an informative introduction to the most important works of the Venetian Renaissance masters: Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto.

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 in this tour.

These are exclusive tours, and the price reflects this; there are many advantages, not least peace of mind that everything will be arranged well in advance, leaving you to simply meet up with your guide on the day and forget about any problems entering or exploring this wonderful city.

At a glance details:

  •     Voucher can either be printed or on mobile device.

  •     These are full skip-the-lines tickets, all fees and exhibitions included.

  •     Tour lasts approximately one hour and 45 minutes.

  •     Tours will be just you and your party.

  •     You'll meet up at the Doge's Palace.

  •     This tour includes numerous steps and narrow passages and is not suitable for the disabled, pregnant women or children under 6.

    Exclusive Doge's Palace Venice Private Tour - 1 Hour 45 Minutes

    4.6 stars out of 5 from 332 ratings. See all 229 reviews

    5 stars
    IC, South Africa
    12th Apr 2019
    Our guide was delightful Thank you
    5 stars
    AM, Australia
    4th Feb 2019
    Wonderful tour with a really knowledgeable guide. Great to avoid the long queues & see the rest of the Doge’s Palace after the tour!
    5 stars
    EC, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    23rd Jan 2019
    We really enjoyed this tour The guide was very knowledgeable
    5 stars
    SS, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    14th Jan 2019
    Superb visit with a brilliant guide.
    5 stars
    LD, Australia
    14th Dec 2018
    We really enjoyed this tour as well. Our guide was informative and funny, bringing to life some great stories. the tale of Casanova was particularly interesting. Highly recommended.
    5 stars
    KR, Canada
    13th Jun 2018
    The tour itself was very interesting. Our guide, Paola definitely knew her subject and had some very interesting tidbits of information to share. The tour was just the right length - long enough to understand the subject but not so long that we were bored. Very well organized and presented. It was nice to have a small group also.
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    A glimpse of the atmosphere you can expect if you join us on one of our exclusive 'Secret Itineraries' tours at the Palazzo Ducale, Venice. Tours offer an in-depth insight into the political history of Venice and an understanding of the incredible longevity of La Serenissima - The Most Serene Republic of Venice.
    Your experienced guide will not only cover the splendid chambers covered by other tours, but also give you an informative glimpse into the secret passages and chambers of the Palace.