Venice Doge's Palace Excursion Reviews

The Doge’s Palace, which for centuries was the seat of power for the Venetian Republic, is one of the top attractions in Venice for its impressive Gothic architecture.
The guide was very informative and the palace was well worth seeing!
Sail Date: July 2019
The guide was very informative and the palace was well worth seeing!
The guide was very informative and the palace was well worth seeing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide is very knowledgable and passionate and she talks a lot about the history of this ...
Sail Date: June 2019
Our tour guide is very knowledgable and passionate and she talks a lot about the history of this palace. Very informative. This is a must see if it's your first time to Venice.
Our tour guide is very knowledgable and passionate and she talks a lot about the history of this palace. Very informative. This is a must see if it's your first time to Venice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our tour of Doge's Palace was booked through Viking and was given by Trumpy Tours.
Sail Date: May 2019
Our tour of Doge's Palace was booked through Viking and was given by Trumpy Tours. We had two tour guides, one from Trump Tours and one inside the Palace itself. Unfortunately, the one inside the palace ran out of time and abruptly ... Read More
Our tour of Doge's Palace was booked through Viking and was given by Trumpy Tours. We had two tour guides, one from Trump Tours and one inside the Palace itself. Unfortunately, the one inside the palace ran out of time and abruptly left us about midway into our tour. We had to scurry about just to get out of the maze of passageways and back to the boat dock with just two minutes to spare. We didn't get to see the entire complex. To Viking's credit, they stepped in after the fact and made this right for us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We really enjoyed this skip the line and early tour of the St-Mark Basilica, Doge’s Palace ...
Sail Date: May 2019
We really enjoyed this skip the line and early tour of the St-Mark Basilica, Doge’s Palace and going through the Bridge of Sighs! The Venetian history and architecture are fabulous!
We really enjoyed this skip the line and early tour of the St-Mark Basilica, Doge’s Palace and going through the Bridge of Sighs! The Venetian history and architecture are fabulous! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Included water transport.
Sail Date: August 2018
Included water transport. and audio connection with guide, really good and you skipped the queues
Included water transport. and audio connection with guide, really good and you skipped the queues Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
After hours tour.
Sail Date: July 2018
After hours tour. Best money ever spent
After hours tour. Best money ever spent Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lovely way to end the cruise.
Sail Date: June 2018
Lovely way to end the cruise. Interesting to see all the sites and the gorgeous squares and churches.
Lovely way to end the cruise. Interesting to see all the sites and the gorgeous squares and churches. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Absolutely loved Venice!
Sail Date: June 2018
Absolutely loved Venice! Saint Marks Cathedral and Doge's Palace were incredible, as was a Gondola ride for 2. Did not encounter the hassles of Rome. We used the Cruises lines shuttle, which was a mistake! It cost $15 per person per ... Read More
Absolutely loved Venice! Saint Marks Cathedral and Doge's Palace were incredible, as was a Gondola ride for 2. Did not encounter the hassles of Rome. We used the Cruises lines shuttle, which was a mistake! It cost $15 per person per day, and only ran once every 30 mins, and only ran from the ship to Saint Marks. A 12 hour pass on the public water taxi costs about 15 euro and can take you many places, runs much more frequently, and as my Italian is at a beginners level, using English was not a problem on public transit or in any of the tourist areas. Also I had heard from others that the hop on hop off water tours stopped running after 6PM leaving people unaware and stranded, so public water taxis seem like to best bet - there are however several different companies that operate public water taxis and different lines within each company - not all passes are good for all companies or even all lines with in a company and you can be fined for not having the correct pass, so be careful and research before you go, or buy tickets from a manned booth were they can make sure you get the correct tickets (there are machine that are quicker and easy to use in many languages, but if you are not sure what you need it is worth waiting to talk to a person.) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We hired a family friendly private tour of Doge's Palace and other locations of interest.
Sail Date: June 2018
We hired a family friendly private tour of Doge's Palace and other locations of interest. We took the water bus and met our guide at Doge's Palace where she gave a very nice tour. My usually shy younger child was very talkative ... Read More
We hired a family friendly private tour of Doge's Palace and other locations of interest. We took the water bus and met our guide at Doge's Palace where she gave a very nice tour. My usually shy younger child was very talkative and asked many questions! After Doge's Palace, we also walked to other points of interest nearby. We had had a busy day and my children were pretty tired of walking by the end. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The Secrets of Doge’s Palace was Ann interesting tour.
Sail Date: October 2017
The Secrets of Doge’s Palace was Ann interesting tour.
The Secrets of Doge’s Palace was Ann interesting tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was a good informative tour but too big a group.
Sail Date: September 2017
It was a good informative tour but too big a group.
It was a good informative tour but too big a group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Neat seeing Venice.
Sail Date: August 2017
Neat seeing Venice. Really liked it. However, did not like tour guide. She started the tour by trashing cruise ships.
Neat seeing Venice. Really liked it. However, did not like tour guide. She started the tour by trashing cruise ships. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Lots of stairs for the Secret's of Doge's Palace and we really enjoyed seeing the secret hiding ...
Sail Date: August 2017
Lots of stairs for the Secret's of Doge's Palace and we really enjoyed seeing the secret hiding rooms!
Lots of stairs for the Secret's of Doge's Palace and we really enjoyed seeing the secret hiding rooms! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Far cheaper than RCI prices - excellent radio-mic with good English speaking guide.
Sail Date: August 2017
Far cheaper than RCI prices - excellent radio-mic with good English speaking guide.
Far cheaper than RCI prices - excellent radio-mic with good English speaking guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Lovely place but tour guide was far too intense and gave an explanation of every painting in the ...
Sail Date: June 2017
Lovely place but tour guide was far too intense and gave an explanation of every painting in the palace , and there was hundreds! Most of the tour switched off after 20-30 minutes
Lovely place but tour guide was far too intense and gave an explanation of every painting in the palace , and there was hundreds! Most of the tour switched off after 20-30 minutes Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
I was in the slow-walking group so I appreciated the pace.
Sail Date: June 2017
I was in the slow-walking group so I appreciated the pace.
I was in the slow-walking group so I appreciated the pace. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
We added this with extra days.
Sail Date: March 2017
We added this with extra days. Fascinating history and interesting architecture. The artwork in the palace rooms is simply amazing.
We added this with extra days. Fascinating history and interesting architecture. The artwork in the palace rooms is simply amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Our tour of the doge's Palace was excellent.
Sail Date: March 2017
Our tour of the doge's Palace was excellent. We were able to cross the Bridge of Sighs and see the jail cells that had been used so long ago. The Doge's Palace is a magnificent place - with the largest oil painting in the world ... Read More
Our tour of the doge's Palace was excellent. We were able to cross the Bridge of Sighs and see the jail cells that had been used so long ago. The Doge's Palace is a magnificent place - with the largest oil painting in the world in the giant ballroom. Venice is truly out of this world! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
I went to Viator and fond the Venice walking tour plus skip the lines Doge’s Palace and St.
Sail Date: October 2016
I went to Viator and fond the Venice walking tour plus skip the lines Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica . We did the 9am tour which i recommend, it wasn’t as crazy busy as the afternoon tour and it was cooler so it was nice to ... Read More
I went to Viator and fond the Venice walking tour plus skip the lines Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica . We did the 9am tour which i recommend, it wasn’t as crazy busy as the afternoon tour and it was cooler so it was nice to wander around. It did get hot in the afternoon, so we were all glad we took the early tour. Check them out, we would use them again. (I wrote my review on viator.com) We each had headsets in order to hear our guide, they worked out perfectly, be sure to test yours before going in, we did have to switch one of ours out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were boated in from the ship and began our walking tour.
Sail Date: October 2016
We were boated in from the ship and began our walking tour. The Doge's palace included crossing the Bridge of Sighs and a prison tour.
We were boated in from the ship and began our walking tour. The Doge's palace included crossing the Bridge of Sighs and a prison tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A must see, despite the crowds.
Sail Date: September 2016
A must see, despite the crowds. The visit to the nearby Murano Glass showroom was an added bonus.
A must see, despite the crowds. The visit to the nearby Murano Glass showroom was an added bonus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Did this on our own, but ran out of time
Sail Date: August 2016
Did this on our own, but ran out of time
Did this on our own, but ran out of time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
awesome guide, long and informative lots of walking, and time on your own!
Sail Date: July 2016
awesome guide, long and informative lots of walking, and time on your own! well done!
awesome guide, long and informative lots of walking, and time on your own! well done! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Our guide Barbara was very sweet and easy going.
Sail Date: July 2016
Our guide Barbara was very sweet and easy going. The tour was a little too long for our liking but we had teenagers with us and it was our last tour of the trip so we were probably just time.
Our guide Barbara was very sweet and easy going. The tour was a little too long for our liking but we had teenagers with us and it was our last tour of the trip so we were probably just time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Doge's Palace was stunning
Sail Date: June 2016
Doge's Palace was stunning
Doge's Palace was stunning Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises