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Booking Secret Tour at the Dodge Palace, Venice

Old Mar 20th, 2007, 09:09 AM
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Booking Secret Tour at the Dodge Palace, Venice

If anyone wants to make a free reservation for the secret tour of the palace, here's the info (based on what I just did).

1. Call 011-39-041-520-9070
2. Provide the date and time when you want to tour the palace. Note that morning English-speaking tours start at 9:55 and 10:45.
3. You will be given a reference number. You should come to the information desk inside the palace on the day of your tour 20 minutes before start and collect your tickets and pay for them at that time.

Adult ticket is 16 euro. Hope this is helpful.
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Old Mar 21st, 2007, 12:03 PM
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bookmark! Thanks.
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Old Mar 21st, 2007, 12:43 PM
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Thanks! I've been trying to book this online, but it keeps coming back saying "ERRORE"!
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Old Mar 21st, 2007, 12:48 PM
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Jayneann, It is better to call the telephone number Vlada provided. You will get an English-speaking operator. If the operator should happen to answer your call in Italian, just ask if he/she speaks English.

Also, I would like to add one comment. It is helpful if you bring small bills to pay for your tour. The cashier would appreciate it.
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Old Mar 21st, 2007, 12:55 PM
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i am kane,
Thanks for taking the time to respond to me, but why is it better to call?

I don't have an international calling card yet and I'm assuming it's pricey to call Italy. Unless it's a toll free number?
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Old Mar 21st, 2007, 01:25 PM
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Hi V,

I think that you meant the Doge's Palace, no?

Hi J,

> I'm assuming it's pricey to call Italy.

Dial 1016868 first.

This is a "dial around" number. It costs 10 cts/min to call Italy, no connection charge.

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Old Mar 21st, 2007, 04:49 PM
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Ira,

You're a gem.
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Old Mar 21st, 2007, 05:00 PM
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Thank you ira!!! I just tried booking one last time, and again, rejection!

So, tomorrow I will call Italy! Thanks!!
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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:49 AM
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Thank you, IAK.

You are welcome, J.

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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:21 PM
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Ira,

I think that last thank you was for me.

I needed it today...using Zip-Strip on door hinges - nasty job!
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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:27 PM
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Does anyone know how gar in advance the web site can be used to reserve tickets?
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Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:33 PM
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Bookmarking
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Old Mar 23rd, 2007, 05:25 AM
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Hi ira,

I tried to use the number you posted, but I got an automated message saying I need additional numbers to complete the call. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Jayne
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Old Mar 23rd, 2007, 07:06 AM
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Hi Jayne,

011 39 041 520 9070 is the correct number.

If anything, one would drop the 0 after 39 if the call doesn't go through.




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Does the Secret Itineraries tour also include admission to the Doge's Palace generally? Do I need to buy tickets for both the Secret Itineraries tour and the St. Mark's museums or will just the Secret Itineraries ticket be sufficient?
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Old Mar 23rd, 2007, 09:11 AM
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Jayneann, at 8PM eastern daylight time you said you had just called and got rejection. You realize you were calling them at 1 in the morning their time?

And that 1016868 is dialed before but still including the full 011-39 etc.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2007, 09:34 AM
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Hi ak,

>Does the Secret Itineraries tour also include admission to the Doge's Palace generally?<

Yes

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ira and Neopatrick,

Thanks for replying, but I meant I couldn't use the 1016868 number. Was I supposed to dial 1016868 and then all the other numbers immediately after? I waited after 1016868 for a few seconds like I do with a calling card, but that's when I got the automated response.

Neopatick, I called at 8:25 AM this morning, not at night. I emailed at night so maybe that's what you saw. I had to get to work and couldn't continue trying so now I'll have to wait until Monday.

Thanks for all your help!!!!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2007, 10:39 AM
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Hi again,

I just answered my own question. Yes, one just dials all of the numbers at once and it'll work! Of course, I just got voice mail since it closes at 4, but I'll definitely call on Monday! Thanks again!!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2007, 12:03 PM
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I plan to have the Venice card that provides free admission to the Dodge's Palace. Do I need to pay twice if I reserve the secret tour in advance?
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