Combo: Venetian Waterways by Gondola and Doge's Palace Skip The Line Admission and GuidebookDuration
Half-day morning or Half-day afternoon
- Included Skip the line entry to the Doge's Palace
- Included Guidebook
- Included Map
End pointServicesAbout this tour
- A. Italy Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the Tour start time.
The Doge's Palace with skip the line admission
Admission to Saint Mark's Square Museums
Guidebook with details of Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark's Basilica, Saint Mark’s square and 7 itineraries to visit Venice with a detailed map with public boat transportation information
Free entrance to Music Museum
Romantic gondola ride
- Venetian Waterways and Grand Canal by Gondola
An exciting gondola ride in Venice that will take you along the canals of this magical city while the guide let you discover tales known only by Venetians! Enjoy the gondola cruise through Venice most secluded waterways passing under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal!
During your pleasant gondola ride you will admire the Mozart House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most charming part of the Gran Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Once reached the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of the Doges Palace and of St. Marks’ Belltower. During this amazing gondola tour you will have the most beautiful views of Venice.
The guide will narrate you the fascinating history of gondola and gondoliers! Onboard you will listen to all about the palaces, churches and attractions around you. At the end of the tour, you will receive a QR code to download a digital map with 2D images of Venice from the middle ages until the 18th century.
11:10am or 4pm, subject to availability
1 hour: 30 minutes guided tour + 30 minutes gondola ride
The guide will be only on one gondola, the participants on the other gondolas will listen to her/him with the audio devices.
The live commentary will be only in English and Italian. The commentary on German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian will be provided by a mobile app downloaded on your smartphone.
To use the commentary on the mobile app you must have a smartphone or a tablet.
- Doge's Palace Skip the Line Admission and Guidebook
The Doge's Palace was founded after 812 in the monumental zone of Piazza San Marco. It is a masterpiece with a distinctive style inspired by Byzantine and Oriental architecture. The Doge's Palace and the New Prison are connected via a double passageway over one of Venice's most famous bridges: the Bridge of Sighs, so called because prisoners, crossing the bridge, used to sigh at the idea of seeing Venice for the last time.
The Royal Palace - today's Museo Correr, was once the palace of the highest dignitaries in Venice: the procurators. At the far end of the square stood the Church of San Giminiano, demolished and rebuilt by Napoleon to make sumptuous salons. During Napoleon Kingdom of Italy (1805-1814), the Procuratie Nuove buildings were the Royal Palace, refurbished for Empress Elisabeth of Austria. This function continued until 1946. Today, in Correr Museum, visitors can learn about the Venetian way of life through sculpture, paintings, libraries and discover secrets of Venice's naval power.
The ticket to the Doge's Palace is available from 10am.
Guidebook available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian
Important information - There may be restrictions
Each gondola can host maximum of 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on the guest’s weight.
The skip the line ticket for Doge's Palace includes one single admission to the Doge’s Palace and the combined museums. All museums could be visited on different days. The combined museums have different time of visiting.