The Doge’s Palace is an architectural marvel that showcases the best of Venetian Gothic styles, both on the outside and inside.

It’s one of the biggest attractions in Venice, and is famous for its opulent rooms, royal chambers, and pieces of exquisite artwork throughout.

In this guide, we’ve shared how to visit The Doge’s Palace in the best way possible – without the crowds!

How to Get to The Doge’s Palace

The palace sits on the edge of the illustrious St. Mark’s Square. This central point in Venice is easy to get to from wherever your hotel is based. Venice is a very walkable city, but if you don’t want to walk, you can take a water bus or ferry. 

Opening Hours & Fees

The palace is open every day from 9.00am until 7.00pm. General admission is €30.00 for adults and €16 for children, seniors and students.

Getting Tickets to Doge’s Palace

I would purchase tickets to the Doge’s Palace via tour and ticket booking sites, rather than directly through the Doge’s and definitely purchase in advance. The Doge’s website is confusing, they tend to sell out quickly, AND they are non-refundable.

How To Beat The Crowds at The Doge’s Palace

A top tip of ours is to make sure you book the first guided tour of the day or the timed entry tickets for 9am via Tiqets.

Arrive at least 15 minutes before hand and lineup to be one of the first into the palace. After security, you will arrive into the courtyard. You can see this once you’ve finished touring the inside as you’ll finish here. I recommend exploring the courtyard then.

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