Instant Ticket Confirmation
Once you book your Venice Doges Palace tickets, you are guaranteed entry to the site at your selected time-slot.
Easy Return Policy
Plans change, and that’s okay. In most cases, if you notify your tour operator 24 hours in advance of any changes or cancellations, they are often able to accommodate your requests.
Last Minute Ticket Availability
Doge's Palace, or as Italians call it, Palazzo Ducale, is one of the top attractions in Venice and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. It’s no surprise that Palazzo Ducale tickets often sell out a few days in advance! Luckily, we offer last minute tickets so you can still visit the palace even if it’s the last minute!
Fast Track Tickets
This must-see landmark is, more often than not, hard to access. Why? Everyone wants to get a peek! The good news is, our Doge's Palace tickets come with a Fast Track Access. There's no need to worry about long queues and even longer waiting times.
Extra Ticket Benefits
The Doge's Palace skips the line tickets price includes reservation fees and tax. Also, amazingly, your ticket is valid for 3 months and grants you a single admission to every museum on the list. Hence, you can visit the Doge’s Palace one day and leave the rest of the museums for later.
Additionally, with your ticket, you receive a guide-book detailing sites to tour and 7 suggested itineraries. You also receive a map and with public boat transportation information.
Purchasing Doge Palace tickets with us guarantees you skip the line entry as well as an option to upgrade to a Doge's Palace tour. A guided secret itineraries tour of the palace offers expert insights into the sight and is well worth the time and money! If you want to see multiple museums in addition to the ones included in your ticket, consider upgrading to a museum pass.
Before Your Experience Begins
Before arrival, make sure that you take the time to read over your confirmation voucher. Your meeting point is indicated on your voucher, along with a map and full address.
Be on Time
Please arrive at your meeting point in advance of the time indicated on your voucher. Failure to arrive on time may result in a no show.
Venice Doges Palace Opening Hours
April 1st - October 31st: Sunday - Thursday (8:30 am -9:00 pm), Friday & Saturday (8:30 am - 11:00 pm)
November 1st - March 31st: Monday - Friday (8:30 am - 7:00 pm)
*Last admission, 30 min before closing.
Sometimes there are special closures so please check ahead to confirm.
How to Reach Doges Palace
You can arrive at the residence of the Doge by walking or by Vaporetti Line 1 from either Piazzale Roma, Santa Lucia Railway Station, or Lido di Venezia.
Doges Palace Address: San Marco,1 30135 Venezia
History Sneak Peek
For centuries, Doge’s Palace played a key role in the life of the Venetian Republic fulfilling three fundamental roles: Doge’s residence; the Palace of Justice and Seat of the Government. This is a place where some of the crucial decisions about the destiny of Venice and Europe were taken!
By the start of the 9th century, Venice had a reasonable level of independence. It was then the Doge Angelo Partecipazio moved the seat of government from the Malamocco island to the Rivoalto area (the present-day Rialto). They later decided this was the place to build Palazzo Ducale.
Doge's Palace (Re)Construction
Though no trace remains of that 9th-century structure, it more likely resembled a castle than a palace. The building featured four sighting towers and high defense walls with a strategic position thanks to which its residents could control the sea.
Becoming the Symbol
The importance of Palazzo Ducale rests in its meaning during the era of the Republic. The palace was an expression of the Republic’s unique relationships with its citizens, a relationship of trust an of loyalty.
Doge's Palace Today
After the fall of the Republic in 1797, its role changed radically. Venice first fell under the French then Austrian rule and, ultimately, in 1866, it became a part of a unified Italy. During this period, various administrative offices and cultural institutions occupied the Doge’s Palace. However, towards the end of the 19th century, the building showed severe signs of decay. And so, the Italian government set aside considerable funds to commence an extensive restoration. Eventually, all public offices were transferred elsewhere. All except the State Office for the Protection of Historical Monuments which resides in the palace until today.
Ready to explore? There’s so much more history to learn about so don't hesitate any longer! Book your Venice Doges Palace tickets to the heart of the Venetian Republic and the principles they lived by! We also recommend you to book St Mark's Basilica tickets as it's one of the most visited places in Venice.