St. George's Castle and Ducal Palace private tour in Mantua
Excursions & day trips

St. George's Castle and Ducal Palace private tour in Mantua

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: From Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover two of the most prominent and captivating historical buildings in Mantua: the Castle of St. George and the Ducal Palace
  • Listen to the enthralling history of the buildings and learn all the best anecdotes and intrigues
  • Explore the Ducal Palace, home to the Gonzaga family, and walk inside St. George Castle, where the most famous artwork of Mantua is kept
What to expect

Take part in a private tour of two of the most prominent and captivating historical buildings in Mantua: the Castle of St. George and the grand Ducal Palace. Discover their interiors with your expert local guide and explore the rooms, the artwork and the history hidden inside.

St. George's Castle is the first historical building that you see when entering Mantua: built by Francesco Gonzaga, the castle was first meant to defend the city but later became the main residence of the reigning family. Today it's still one of the most important examples of Italian Renaissance architecture, as Andrea Mantegna painted the famous "Camera degli Sposi" (The Bridal Chamber).

After the castle tour, your guide will take you to the most characteristic square in Mantua, Piazza Sordello, and here you'll begin your visit inside the Ducal Palace. The palace was the residence of the Gonzaga family, but under the Austrian domination with Maria Teresa of Austria, it was called Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace). The palace was built over centuries, starting from the 13th by the Bonacolsis and then by the Gonzagas. You'll have the opportunity to discover all the parts, buildings, courts and gardens that compose the palace, all the while learning anectodes and intrigues thanks to your dedicated guide. Experience Mantua in a unique way and dive deep into its history.

Read more
COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Private walking tour
    • Entrance ticket to St. George Castle and the Ducal Palace
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    Where

    Ducal Palace, Piazza Sordello, 40, 46100 Mantua MN, Italy.

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide in front of the ticket office.

    What to remember
    • The tour will take place even when it's raining. In the event of exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be given a full refund
    Read more
    When
    • From Tuesday to Sunday at 10.00am, 11.00am, 2.00pm and 3.00pm
    Read more
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

    You might also like

    Early morning Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel skip-the-line ticket
    Attractions & guided tours

    Early morning Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel skip-the-line ticket

    Book your early morning skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel. More peace, fewer crowds!

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 24 hours
    Instant Confirmation
    Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Iconic Insiders small-group tour with a local guide
    Must see
    Attractions & guided tours

    Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Iconic Insiders small-group tour with a local guide

    Don't miss the chance to experience a fascinating guided tour of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's and the Sistine Chapel with a skip-the-line ticket and an expert guide!

    free cancellation
    Duration 3 hours
    Available in:

    en, it 

    Vatican Museums skip-the-line tickets with optional Saint Peter’s Basilica
    Top seller
    Attractions & guided tours

    Vatican Museums skip-the-line tickets with optional Saint Peter’s Basilica

    Book an exclusive skip-the-line entrance and assistance of a Musement representative and access the Museums in the quickest way possible!

    free cancellation
    Validity Flexible
    Available in:

    en, it 

    Mantua private walking tour
    Activities

    Mantua private walking tour

    Discover the history and secrets of Mantua with a private guide. Visit magnificent Renaissance palaces, such as Palazzo Ducale and Palazzo Te.

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 4 hours
    Available in:

    en, it 

    Mantua private walking tour
    Activities

    Mantua private walking tour

    Discover Mantova's unique monuments and beautiful squares, and take its vibrant Renaissance atmosphere.

    free cancellation
    Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
    Available in:

    en, it, fr, es, de 

    Mantua Village with Discount Card, aperitif or breakfast and Gift Card
    Activities

    Mantua Village with Discount Card, aperitif or breakfast and Gift Card

    Spend a day shopping in Mantua Outlet Village, get exclusive discounts in stores of the best-selected brands and enjoy breakfast or an aperitif for 2 people!

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 24 hours
    Instant Confirmation