Fairytale Venice: Palazzo Ducale, mysterious walking tour & Gondola ride

2 hr, 45 min

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An unforgettable experience (a 2 hours and 45 minutes guided tour) with 'Skip the line' entrance to the Palazzo Ducale, a unique walking tour and an unmissable gondola ride on the Canal Grande!

This experience will allow you to discover the real soul of Venice and its glorious past! A professional guide will escort you through the marvelous rooms of the Palazzo Ducale and then around the labyrinth of “calli” (typical Venetian narrow streets) where...
An unforgettable experience (a 2 hours and 45 minutes guided tour) with 'Skip the line' entrance to the Palazzo Ducale, a unique walking tour and an unmissable gondola ride on the Canal Grande!

This experience will allow you to discover the real soul of Venice and its glorious past! A professional guide will escort you through the marvelous rooms of the Palazzo Ducale and then around the labyrinth of “calli” (typical Venetian narrow streets) where you will admire some architectural jewels, like The Fenice Opera House, Bovolo staircase and Rialto Bridge! It ends with a breathtaking gondola ride on the imposing Canal Grande and its minor waterways.
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Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

The tour starts in the breathtaking Saint Mark's Square

Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

The Palazzo Ducale was the seat of the Venetian power during the golden centuries of the Republic of Venice. In its stunning rooms you will admire the artistic masterpieces of the most important Venetian artists, such as Tiepolo. A qualified guide will show you the halls of power and the residence of the Doge. Admire the incredible gold staircase and then cross the famous Bridge of Sighs to enter the Venetian prisons, famous for housing Giacomo Casanova.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

After the visit to the Palazzo Ducale, your guide will escort you to the heart of Venice...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

The tour starts in the breathtaking Saint Mark's Square

Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

The Palazzo Ducale was the seat of the Venetian power during the golden centuries of the Republic of Venice. In its stunning rooms you will admire the artistic masterpieces of the most important Venetian artists, such as Tiepolo. A qualified guide will show you the halls of power and the residence of the Doge. Admire the incredible gold staircase and then cross the famous Bridge of Sighs to enter the Venetian prisons, famous for housing Giacomo Casanova.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

After the visit to the Palazzo Ducale, your guide will escort you to the heart of Venice in a unique walking tour, which will allow you to visit parts of Venice off the beaten track!

The expert guide will tell you secrets and mysteries about Venice and take you to some of the most fascinating and picturesque spots, such as Rialto Area with its traditional markets, and San Giacometto’s Church: the oldest church of Venice, built in the XII century.


Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice Italy

You will walk through the labyrinth of calli (narrow streets) and “campi” (venetian squares) and discover the hidden artistic jewels as the Fenice Opera House, where Giuseppe Verdi composed the “Traviata”, its absolute artistic masterpieces, and the incredible Scala Contarini del Bovolo: a stunning spiral staircase which belonged to one of the most important venetian families.

Stop At: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy

After that, get on a gondola and starts and unforgettable tour along the Canal Grande and its romantic waterways. You will admire Mozart’s house, La Fenice Theatre, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Madonna della Salute Church and Punta della Dogana from where you will enjoy a quick breathtaking view of S. Giorgio’s Island, Saint Mark’s with its Belltower, and the Palazzo Ducale


Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco San Marco 52, 30124 Venice Italy

The days after the tour, you can visit on your own the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square using the same ticket.(Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).


Important Details

Included
  • 30-minute gondola ride without commentary
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace. Deposit free inside
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide.
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure Point
Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
2:15 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • For security reasons sacks, bags, or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace.
  • The tour is not considered private; it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.
  • Each gondola can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guests' weight.
  • Mobile vouchers are accepted.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.