VIP Doge's Palace Secret Passages Tour

659 reviews

2.5 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Explore the more impenetrable parts of the Doge's Palace, including torture chambers and interrogation rooms
  • Learn more about the people who passed through this building
  • Acquaint yourself with the long and fascinating history of Venice through stories told by your expert guide
  • Sites Visited
  • Casanova’s prison cell
  • Torture chamber
  • Secret archives
  • Hall of the Great Council
  • Courtrooms
  • Sala della Scrutinio
  • New Prisons
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Tour Includes
  • VIP Doge’s Palace Secret Itineraries tickets
  • Skip-the-line Doge's Palace tickets
  • Expert local guide

Take a walk through hidden torture rooms, cells and council rooms

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Total Customer Reviews: 659

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4.7 /5
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Absolutely the best tour in Venezia! Access to the normally closed off areas and the guide's stories were amazing... if you have to choose one tour, don't miss this one!
Verified · David · Jul 08, 2024 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
Francesca was absolutely the best tour guide weve ever had, she was very knowledgeable and funny at the same time. After the Doges Palace tour she went above and beyond to help us get skip the line tickets for Saint Marks Basilica after our tour that we booked thru Walks got canceled and it was too late to book another tour.
Verified · Cindy · May 02, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Fascinating to walk the secret tunnels and view what other people would normally not see, for example Casanovas cells and the stories behind his imprisonment, are they true or is he just a great story teller?
Verified · Michelle · May 02, 2024 · Australia · Female · 55 to 64 years
The Secret Passages of the Doges Palace in Venice was a great tour and our tour guide, Mat, was very good. A couple of things to note: there are a lot of stairs and narrow staircases and the audio equipment does not work well in the dungeon portion of the tour due to the winding passages and thick walls. If you are not at the front of the group near the guide, you miss a portion of the commentary. Still enjoyed the tour very much.
Verified · Melinda · Apr 28, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Our tour was outstanding. Our guide, Maria Terese was so knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommend.
Verified · Susan · Oct 15, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years


Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Does this tour run when it rains?
This tour runs rain or shine. However, occasionally the Doge's Palace is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. In these cases we endeavor to contact customers as soon as possible to arrange a suitable alternative.
Are the Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Wheelchair accessible?
No, unfortunatley they are not. But tours to general-access areas are.
Can I bring children on the Secret Itineraries Tour?
Children under the age of 6 are not allowed to visit the Secret Itineraries of the Doges palace, so unfortunately they cannot take this tour.
Is there air conditioning?
There is no AC which means the narrow passages featured throughout can become quite hot over the course of the tour.

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