Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour & St. Mark's Basilica

565 reviews

3 hours

Max 15

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 St. Mark's Basilica and marvel at the treasure trove housed within
  • Sites Visited
  • Casanova’s prison cell
  • Torture chamber
  • Secret archives
  • Hall of the Great Council
  • Courtrooms
  • Sala della Scrutinio
  • New Prisons
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • St. Mark's Basilica
  • Tour Includes
  • VIP Doge’s Palace Secret Itineraries tickets
  • Skip-the-line Doge's Palace tickets
  • Pre-reserved tickets for St. Mark's Basilica
  • Expert local guide

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


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Excellent tour. Wear sneakers.
Ellen · Oct 30, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
Very warm, lots of steps, lots of empty rooms identified as cells. I feel that showing beautiful public areas first and then the hidden passages would have had more impact. Would not do this tour in warm weather.
Karen · Oct 26, 2022 · United States · Female
The tour was amazing! The guide was very informative and involved every guest in the tour, especially the children. Overall I enjoyed the experience
Miah · Oct 19, 2022 · Australia · Female · 18 to 24 years
Great experience, would definitely book again. We were able tosee parts of the museums that you wouldn't be able to see with general admission. Our tour guide was lovely, she was easy going and did a great job sharing with our group stories that surrounded the sights we were taking in.
Hannah · Oct 17, 2022 · United States · Female · 25 to 34 years
Great tour with terrific guide.
Graham · Oct 16, 2022 · Australia · Male · 55 to 64 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point  

This tour meets underneath the Portico, just outside the entrance of the Correr Museum in Piazza San Marco, 30124. The Correr Museum is directly opposite the entrance of St. Mark's Basilica. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.  


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.
Are the Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Wheelchair accessible?
No, unfortunatley they are not. But tours to general-access areas are.
Does St. Mark's Basilica have a dress code?
Yes. Because it is a holy place, St. Mark's Basilica insists that both men and women wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees. They can and will refuse entry to anyone who does not meet this standard and we can't do anything about it, so come prepared.
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.
Can I take a bag with me into St. Mark's Basilica?
You can only take small bags into St. Mark's. Anything bigger than a purse - backpacks or luggage - is prohibited. There is no coat check either, so do not bring any large bags with you.
What can I bring with me on this tour?
St. Mark's Basilica has very tight rules about what you can and cannot bring inside. Anything bigger than a purse - including backpacks or luggage - is NOT allowed inside the Basilica. There is no coat check either, so do not bring any bags larger than a purse with you.
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.
Does this tour run when it rains?
This tour runs rain or shine. However, occasionally St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are 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.

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