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The Original Doge's Palace Tour

from € 39.00

The Power and the Glory - Splendor Meets Terror.
 

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 (5 yrs & under) - 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 May-July and September-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 persons

Maximum participants: 18 persons

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.

FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS CALL OUR OFFICE NOW: ++39 0413 096 222 (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm)  

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The Original Doge's Palace Tour
Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 55 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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On 2014/04/01
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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:

great

enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend

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On 2013/06/29
Studebaker Family said:

Perfect Morning in Tuscany was Truly Perfect

On our last day in Florence we wanted to go off the beaten path. This tour was perfect - hiking, history and beautiful scenery. We can't say enough about our tour guide Stefano - he was exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating and very personable. By the end of the tour, we felt like we'd spent the morning with a friend. The tour included a delicious lunch at a villa with gorgeous views and great company. We highly recommend requesting Stefano for your tour and lunch.

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On 2013/06/25
Jennifer said:

The Orginal Best of Tuscany

Went to Italy for first time for my 40th Birthday... We did the Best of Tuscany tour on our last day.Everything about the trip was amazing! When we first arrived, the ladies in the office were very friendly and helpful! We all met, on time with the minibus waiting for us.Our tour guide, Stephon, was great, knowledgeable and entertaining. The location stops were breathtaking and the tour/lunch of the winery exceeded my expectations. I would recommend tours from ArtViva to anyone!

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On 2013/06/10
vanessa said:

had a fabulous morning with Stephan leading us across the hill tops behind Florence. A great walk in some beautiful county which ended at a great villa. Definitely recommend it and Stephan is a great guide

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