The Doge's Palace

Off to the Doge's Palace in Venice? See our insider advice for a queue-free visit. We also inform of opening times and phone numbers!

Make sure to buy your skip-the-line tickets online before your visit!

Estimated wait

Closed Estimated wait until 23:59
Sun 23 Mon 24 Tue 25 Wed 26 Thu 27 Fri 28 Sat 29
08:30 09:30
09:30 11:00
11:00 15:00
15:00 17:30
Very high

Our tips

Save time

  • Come in the morning, right at the opening time, before the tour groups arrive! It’s usually the best and least crowded time.

  • Avoid midday and weekends, the line gets much longer!

  • Secret Itinerary tour is highly recommended, better to book your place in advance. The tours’ starting hours are fixed, check them and other details here.

  • The main problem with tickets sold on the Doge’s Palace website, is that availability is really scarce. You can also buy official tickets from this reseller, we partnered with them because they guarantee a skip-the-line visit, check it out here.

  • If you have a pre-booked ticket for the Palace then you can skip the queue (ticket booth queue).

  • Remember that spring and fall are the busiest periods in Venice (especially April and May). Winter period is the calmest.

Tips for a few days in Venice

This page will give you many tips to avoid crowds in Venice as well as crowd schedules for top tourist attractions in order to plan your visits, you may as well enjoy our dedicated pages on the Saint-Mark’s Basilica or the Gallerie dell’Accademia.


Palazzo Ducale
📍 San Marco, 1

From Piazzale Roma:

Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 2 Giardinetti stop; Line 5.1 or Line 4.1, San Zaccaria stop

From Santa Lucia Railway Station:

Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 2 Giardinetti stop; Line 5.1 or Line 4.1, San Zaccaria stop

From Lido di Venezia:

Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 5.2, San Zaccaria stop

Contact number

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