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Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets with Gondola Ride

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Enjoy skipping the lines to one of Venice’s most iconic attractions; the Doge’s Palace. Learn about the significance of the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and square with a multilingual guidebook. Also get the chance to relax and watch the city life from the canals just like Venetians of yore on a traditional gondola ride!

Highlights

  • Enjoy the grandeur of Venice through its canals in the iconic gondola on a 30-minute shared gondola ride.

  • Benefit from Skip-the-Line access to the magnificent Doge's Palace and waste no time waiting in its infamous queues!

  • With a guidebook that is available in several languages, learn about the palace's sprawling diversity, culture, and history.

  • Benefit from complimentary entry to the St Mark's Square Museums, where you will get to dive into Venetian culture, its roots, history, and significance.

Inclusions

  • 30-minute shared gondola ride

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace

  • Handy guide book with stories and facts about Doge’s Palace, Basilica, Saint Mark’s square

  • Access to St Mark's Square Museums

  • Detailed map with public boat transportation information

Exclusions

  • Guided tour of Doge's Palace and Palaces of Saint Mark' Square

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

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Ramona Cabrera

Ramona

4/5

Oct, 2023

We enjoyed the tour. As well as the gondola ride. It's just that we had to wait so many hours between tour and gondola. Didn't want to leave and have to come back. We were lead to believe it was one thing behind the other.
Peter Leonard

Peter

4/5

Jan, 2020

Was able to find cheap tickets at the very last minute! Will definitely use this app again
Lungu Anca Raluca

Lungu

5/5

Jan, 2020

easy to check out orders
Brian Toft Nielsen

Brian

4/5

Jan, 2020

Easy and very pleasant experience
Christin Oldenbusch

Christin

5/5

Jan, 2020

Prices were good and the service was solid.

Enjoy the Grandeur of Venice on a 30-Minute Shared Gondola Ride

On this delightful shared 30-minute Gondola ride, you will get the chance to marvel at the Mozart House, as well as the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre. You will proceed along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most enchanting part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You will also cruise past the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana. Enjoy great views of Venice's top attractions from a unique vantage point. You will enjoy unique breathtaking views of the Doges Palace and of St. Marks’ Belltower, perfect for a photo-op!

Benefit from Skip-the-Line Access to the Doge's Palace with a Guidebook

After you've bid goodbye to your Gondolier and guide, head to Museo della Musica (Bookshop Music Museum) in Campo San Maurizio and pick up your guide-book. This guide will help you do a thorough self-guided tour of the Doge's Palace. The Doge's Palace is a 7 minutes walk from Museo della Musica. Gain skip the line access to the Doge's Palace and enter the world of intrigue, romance and adventure. Doges are the equivalent of Dukes, they were the leaders of Venice and governed the city. Your guidebook will give you valuable insights about the stories of Cassanova and the errant Dukes.

This tour is perfect for those who are looking for a typical Venetian experience as well as a brief history lesson on the floating city! With tours like these, we guarantee you a picture-perfect visit to Venice.

The Doge's Palace

Monday9:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM

St. Mark's Square

Monday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Accessibility

  • Unfortunately, this gondola cruise is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for participants with impaired mobility.

Additional information**

  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party; each gondola can host a maximum 6 people.

  • The seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on the guest’s weight.

  • For your Doge's Palace tour, collect your guidebooks from the Bookshop Music Museum, in Campo San Maurizio at the Church of St. Maurizio. From Bookshop Music Museum to Doges Palaces is about 7 minutes walking distance. The Bookshop is open daily from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (Staff of the bookshop speaks English only).

  • This handy guidebook (one for each couple) contains details of Doge's Palace, Basilica, Saint Mark's Square, and suggestions for 7 itineraries to roam around Venice.

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.


How to Redeem Your Tickets

- Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your tour guide.
- If you have purchased reduced price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid Student IDs.

Meeting Point For Gondola Tour

- Meet your tour guide in front of Ufficio Postale Poste Italiane, Calle Larga Ascensione, 1255, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy


- Landmark : Behind Museo Correr
- Your guide will be waiting for you right in front of the post office holding a sign - GONDOLA TOUR.
- To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Ufficio Postale Poste Italiane.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Ferry: Board line B and get off at the S.Marco station. Walk onto Piazza San Marco/Salita S. Moise. Turn left onto Calle Larga Ascensione and on your left, you will see Ufficio Postale Poste Italiane and Museo Correr to either side.

Gondola Tour Meeting Point


Where To Collect Your Guide Book For Your Doge's Palace Tour

Head inside Chiesa di San Maurizio - Il Museo della Musica (landmark - near Ortigia) to pick up your guide-book. From here, the Doge's Palace is a 7 minute walk away.

Get Directions to the guide book collection Point

Doge's Palace Guide-Book Pick Up Point

Note: Late arrivals and people who miss their tour will be considered a no-show and will not be eligible for a refund.
The tour reservations have strict timings. If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again (subject to availability).

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