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Doge's Palace Tour and Gondola Ride Tour on Grand Canal (skipping the line)

A tour to visit the Doge's Palace Museum in Saint Mark's Square of Venice followed by a Gondola Ride Tour on Grand Canal: the meeting point, hours, fares and prices, seasonality and useful information.

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Doge's Palace Tour with Gondola Ride Tour - Saint Mark's Square and Grand Canal - Venice

Doges's Palace's Tour and and Gondola Ride Tour: € 70 per person.

This tour introduces to the main civic monument of Venice that stay in Saint Mark's Square: the magnificent Doge's Palace, the political seat of the Serenissima Republic and the house of all the doges.

This is a tour with an official guide of Venice and also includes the right to skip the line.

After the visit to the Doge's Palace you'll take a tour sitted on a gondola that will ride small channels of Saint Mark's area. Among the monuments to which the gondola will pass by there are the Teatro La Fenice, the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana.
Besides you'll see Palazzo Molin del Cuoridoro, the house where Mozarth stayed during the Carnival - from February 11th to March 12th of 1771 - where he also gave a concert the 5th of March.

This is a skip the line tour: you will directly get on the gondola without queueing!

The tour goes with an App that you can download to receive all the comments about historical spots and attractions while you're passing by.

Finally a free optional tour to see Glass Craftsman Demonstration by visiting a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour).

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Doges's Palace's Tour and Gondola Ride Tour's Price

Price per person: € 70. € 33 from 2 to 5 years old.
Free under 2 years old without occupying a seat on the gondola. No minimum participants.

Doge's Palace Tour

The Civic Museum of Palazzo Ducale is housed in the homonymous palace located in the splendid Piazza San Marco; placed next to the Basilica it also faces Saint Mark's Basin. Political seat of the Serenissima and the doges' house, it offers an exhibiting itinerary of an historical and architectural nature which is essential for every visitor interested to know the history of Venice. The Museum is part of the circuit of the Venetian Civic Museums and is one of the most visited monuments in Venice (more than 1 million per year).
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Route of the Gondola Ride

The starting point is in front of Saint Mosè Church, 100 meters far from Saint Mark's Square; from here the gondola takes Rio de San Moisè to reach Rio dei Barcaroli where there's the Mozarth's House and then it passes by La Fenice Theatre. By riding the Rio de l'Alboro the gondola reaches the Grand Canal right in front of Santa Maria della Salute Church projected by Longhena and realized from 1631 and 1687.
After a brief path along the Canal Grande - where it possible to see Punta della Dogana and Doge's Palace it enters in Rio de Saint Mosè where the ride finishes.

Hours and days of the Doge's Palace's Tour and Gondola Ride Tour

Every day at 10.45 a.m. (not available on January 1st and 6th, April 25th).
From April to October also at 2:15 p.m.
– Meeting time for Doge's Palace: 10.30 a.m.
– Starting time for Doge's Palace: 10.45 a.m.
– Meeting time for Gondola Ride: 4.00 a.m.
– Starting time for Gondola Ride: 15.45 a.m.

Duration of Doge's Palace's Tour and Gondola Ride Tour

– Doge's Palace Tour at 10.45 a.m. and 30 minutes on the gondola. It ends at 04.30 p.m.
– Doge's Palace Tour at 2.15 p.m. and 30 minutes on the gondola. It ends at 04.30 p.m.

By choosing the visit to the Doge's Palace in the morning you'll have all the time for the visit until it begins the gondola ride.
By choosing the visit to the Doge's Palace in the afternoon you'll have only 1 hour for the visit.

Meeting point for Doge's Palace Tour in Saint Mark's Square

Once arrived in St. Mark's Square you'll meet your guide beside the Clock Tower (not the Bell Tower) nearby the Basilica. There's a money exchange in the corner and there you'll find our official guide with a sign with the written Tour.

Meeting point for Gondola Ride's Tour in Saint Mark's Square

The meeting point is in front of Correr Museum's entrance in Saint Mark's Square. Here you will see the Post office (Poste Italiane) on your left: our assistant will wait for you with a signboard in which is written "GONDOLA TOUR". From here the Gondoliers Station of Saint Moisè is 2 minutes walking from the meeting point.

Languages available for Doge's Palace's Tour

– From April to October: from Monday to Saturday English, French, Spanish and German. Italian only on Saturday.
– From November to March: English from Monday to Saturday - German on Monday and Friday - French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - Spanish on Wednesday and Saturday.

Languages available in the App of Gondola Ride

The App providing all the information abouth historical spots along this tour is available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, RussianHindi.

What includes Doge's Palace's Tour and Gondola Ride Tour

– This is a shared guided tour with a qualified and experienced guide.
– Tickets "Skip the line" for Doge’s Palace; audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.
– Entrance ticket valid to visit by yourself Correr Museum, National Archeological Museumm, Marciana Library and its Monumental rooms.
– Free sale until the beginning of the tour.

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Cancellation policy for Doge's Palace's Tour and Gondola Ride Tour

Reservations can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the tour. Tour doesn't operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).

Accessibility and useful information for Doge's Palace's Tour and Gondola Ride Tour

– This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
– You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”.  Mobile vouchers are accepted.
– The tour could be shared with guests not belonging to the same party.
– Sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doge's Palace: there's a free deposit inside.
– Comfortable shoes suggested.
– Each gondola can host maximum 6 people.
– The seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guest’s weight.
– The itinerary could change in case of wind or bad weather.

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