Venice ducal historical centre tour

A Historical Tour of Venice, Featuring Doge's Palace

Type: Small group tour
Duration: 3 hours
Availability: Daily, except holidays
Special information: Entry to the palace requires appropriate attire (no miniskirts, shorts or uncovered shoulders)


Visit the historical centre of the city and the Doge's Palace - the centre of the political life of the city

Doge's Palace (or Palazzo Ducale in Italian) is located in the centre of Venice on the famous Grand Canal and was once the residence of the Doge, who was the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice.

With this tour, you will visit the historical centre of Venice and Doge's Palace with a licensed guide, who will lead you around the various important building of years gone by that are located in the centre of Venice before your visit inside Doge's Palace. Our tour guide will lead you through the halls of power, plunging you into the historical context of the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You will witness the rich details of the gold staircase and the mesmerising realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, including work by Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese.


About Doge's Palace

Being the ducal residence, the palace once housed political institutions of the Republic of Venice until the Napoleonic occupation of the city in 1797. In these historic times, Venice was ruled by the aristocratic elite and principal function of Doge's Palace was to provide a space for the government to carry out its civic responsibilities to the people. The Doge did, in fact, reside in the palace; however, he held no real power and was very much just a representative figurehead for the Republic. Today, the building is preserved as a museum. 

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.