Experience the pomp and pageantry of the magnificent Doges whose wizened exteriors masked a combined steel will to control international market forces.
Walk onto the setting of one of the world's great mercantile ‘dynasties'. The Doge's Palace embodies one of the grandest propaganda campaigns ever seen in history. Its superb gothic façades masked a sinister style of government developed to carefully drive the commercial interests so important to Venice's history.
Learn about the Doges' bizarrely cloistered lifestyles which were strictly interwoven into the very fabric of Venice and followed fascinating archaic rituals. Hear how the Doges orchestrated one of the greatest tragedies in the history of western culture and then profited from it. Follow in the footsteps of the condemned as we walk though bygone eras and see their poignant tracings engraved into the palace prison walls...
We have designed the Doge's Palace Tour to best avoid crowds inside the Doge's Palace.
Prices: Adults - 39 euro; Students (6-17 yrs) - 34 euro; Children (2-5 yrs) - 25 euro; Infants (0-2 yrs) - free.
Included in tour price: Guided Doge's Palace tour, Doge's Palace entry ticket, small group guarantee, audio head phones if required.
Excluded from price: Optional gratuities
Tour meeting time and dates: meets 4:30pm for a 4:45pm start on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 15 April-31 July and 1 September-31 October.
The Doge's Palace Tour meeting point: At the exit of the Doge's Palace ('Porta della Carta'), just to the right of the church of St Mark's. Our guide will be holding our Artviva Walking Tours brochure.
The Original Doge's Palace Tour ends: just by where our Grand Canal Tour meets so you have time to choose both options should you wish.
Tour length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Minimum participants: 4 adults
Maximum participants: 18 adults
Weather: this tour runs rain or shine
Please note: We request you do not bring any backpacks, as they are not allowed inside the Doge's Palace. Should you wish to stay inside the Doge's Palace at the end of the tour, you may do so. Our Small-group Venice Tours are unavailable in the month of August but private tours are available all year round exclusively for you. Please see our Private Venice Tours for more information.
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Meeting point Today's date: 27 February 2015
The next possible tour date is:
15 April 2015.
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