The Doge's Palace

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

Estimated wait

Closed Reopens Tuesday 20/02 at 08:30
Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24 Sun 25
08:30 09:30
09:30 11:00
11:00 15:00
15:00 17:30
17:30 19:00
Very high

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    Greg P. waited 15 min-- 9 months
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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.

  • You can buy a Museum Pass online which will give you access to the Doge’s Palace and 10 other museums in Venice (full price € 24,5) or the ticket for the museums of St Mark’s Square (€ 20,5).

  • 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.


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

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