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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace

Delve into Venetian history on a 3-hour tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy entrance access to your first stop: legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$74.80 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano Lace Laboratory

Venice is famous for its UNESCO-listed lagoon, but the city’s islands are also renowned for their handicrafts. This 5-hour cruise by private boat stops at Murano Island to watch a thrilling glass-blowing demonstration and Burano Island to visit a lace-making factory.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

Explore the intricacies of two famed Italian handicrafts with a day trip from Venice to the nearby islands of Murano and Burano. Watch centuries-old glassblowing techniques in Murano, and marvel at the detailed stitches of exquisite Burano lace. Your knowledgeable guide will share the history of these two artisan islands while you visit local workshops and wander the picturesque streets.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Small Group Tour by Boat

Discover Venice’s hidden gems on a 2-hour cruise through the city’s secret canals. Watch scenes of daily Venetian life as you glide through the lesser-known neighborhoods of Cannaregio, Dorsoduro and the Jewish Ghetto. A guide will share insight into the city’s history, architecture and local legends. For a grand finale, head out into the wider waters of the Grand Canal and float beneath the iconic Rialto Bridge. Numbers are limited to nine people on this small-group tour for a more intimate experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Interpreti Veneziani Ensemble Baroque Concert in Venice

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Baroque music at this authentic chamber performance in Venice. The 17th-century Church of San Vidal provides an intimate historic setting and fantastic acoustics for concertos and sinfonias by European masters such as Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. The talented members of the Interpreti Veneziani ensemble bring these musical masterworks to life for a night out you won’t soon forget.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$41.43 USD
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Small-Group Tour with Evening Access to Saint Mark's Basilica

Experience Saint Mark's Basilica after hours on this 1.5-hour evening tour. Look around the chapel with your small group of 15 people, learning about its history and Byzantine architecture without the buzz of a thousand other visitors.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$102.42 USD
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Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

As night falls on Venice and the crowds disappear, discover the city’s darkest secrets on this devilishly entertaining ghost tour. Wander through narrow passageways and past the blackened, vacant canals to uncover Venice’s haunted history. Listen to your ghost-hunter guide spin tales about the sinister deeds and tragic ends of the figures who once walked the streets — some of whom are believed to still wander as restless spirits.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Bassano del Grappa and Asolo Small Group Day Tour from Venice: Medieval Hill-towns, Wine and Palladian Villa

Get a taste for the hill towns near Venice with this small-group tour of Veneto. Wander the charming medieval streets and gardens of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa, and visit the well-preserved Villa Barbaro, designed by the famous Renaissance architect Palladio. Savor Veneto cuisine at a local restaurant, and toast your trip with a bubbly glass of prosecco at a vineyard tasting. Numbers are limited to 8 people to ensure an intimate, personalized experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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$178.37 USD
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Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop

Get an inside peek into the world-famous glassblowing factories of Murano on a 2-hour escorted tour. Meet your guide in central Venice, and ride a water bus across the Venetian Lagoon to the colorful island of Murano. Get a private glassmaking demonstration from a master craftsman, and enjoy time to browse the factory showroom featuring finished works of art. Finally, attend your choice of hands-on workshop to create a take-home piece of jewelry or mosaic using authentic Murano glass.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$34.52 USD
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Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands Cruise from Venice

Cruise around the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello on this daytime cruise. After leaving the city, you'll pass San Giorgio Maggiore on the way to Murano, an island known for its artisan glass. Visit one of the glass factories, then cruise onward to Burano where candy-colored fishermen houses and the famous Burano lace await. Your final visit is to the nearby island of Torcello, where you'll have free time to visit its striking cathedral.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Absolute Venice Walking Tour with Skip the Line Golden Basilica and Doges Palace

Saint Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace are two landmarks rarely left off any Venice Itinerary, but their popularity means that visitors often spend more time queuing outside than exploring inside. Visit both on this 4-hour tour, including skip-the-line entrance and a walking tour of romantic Venice.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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GETAWAY FOR A DAY: VENICE AND MURANO ISLAND FROM FLORENCE BY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN

Venice and Murano Island make the perfect day trip from bustling Florence, but organizing your travel tickets and itinerary independently is time-consuming. On this tour, reach Venice and Murano Island with ease from Santa Maria Novella train station. With guided tours plus all travel tickets included, discover top attractions including the Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, and San Marco Square.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Doges Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

The Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica are two of Venice’s most beloved destinations, but the two landmarks can have ticket lines to match. See both landmarks with a private guide on a 2-hour tour that includes skip the line access, so you can make the most of your time in Venice.  
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas

Discover several Venetian attractions in one itinerary with this full-day tour. Visit St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Rialto Bridge with an art historian guide leading the way. Stroll along Venice’s romantic canals and climb aboard a gondola for a scenic boat ride. After free time for lunch, skip the line for instant access into Doge’s Palace to see Casanova’s prison cell and walk across the Bridge of Sighs.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Verona Walking Tour: Verona Arena and Historical Centre

Get familiar with wonderful Verona, an eye-pleasing ancient city that offers churches and palaces, squares and cobblestoned streets. This 2.5-hour guided tour gives you an in depth look at Verona and takes you to the city's most treasured site: the Arena di Verona, a beautifully preserved arena that is nearly 2,000 years old. Learn about the long history of the city and its famous arena (which still holds concert in it today). Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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1-hour St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour in Venice

St. Mark's Basilica is one of Venice’s most visited attractions and this skip-the-line tour ensures you don’t waste any time queuing outside. Enjoy priority access and a 1-hour guided walking tour of the Golden Basilica, followed by an optional cruise to visit a glass factory on Murano Island.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Murano by Private Watertaxi Including Glass Blowing Demo with Hotel Pickup

Visit the famed glassblowing island of Murano via private water taxi, and watch glass artisans at work. Explore the seventh century cathedral in Murano's historical center before learning about the skill required to blow glass. Step inside a traditional glass factory for a full demonstration, peruse showrooms, take advantage of discounts on glassware, and slip your foot into a glass slipper. If it's your size, you'll walk away with a specially made souvenir crafted from Venetian glass.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Venice Combo: Skip-the-Line Best of Venice Walking Tour and Small Islands in One Day

Couple up two top-selling tours in Venice with this Super Saver, a combination of two memorable experiences at a great-value price. You’ll begin on a morning walking tour of Venice’s signature sights, including skip-the-line admission to the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, complete with entry to the first-floor terraces. Next, ride a water taxi to the islands of Murano and Burano in the lagoon. Watch Murano’s glass-blowers and Burano’s lace-makers at work, and enjoy the opportunity to buy their beautiful, quintessentially Venetian handiwork at discounted prices.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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$109.32 USD
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Discovering Venice walking tour

Piazza San Marco with its majestic Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Procuratie, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge ... besides being symbols of the Serenissima republic they represent its long history, its glories and greatness.If the San Marco district is the heart of Venice, Piazza San Marco is certainly the pulsating center. Described as "the most beautiful square in the world", this square has always been the center of Venetian life, with its famous cafes and the atmosphere enlivened by the music.The Basilica of San Marco, a Byzantine Venetian style architectural jewel, is located next to the Doge’s Palace and was used as the Doge's chapel, but it is also the mausoleum of the patron saint, whose life is narrated in the wall decorations of the golden mosaics. Through narrow streets, small canals and ancient bridges, you will discover hidden places just a short walk from Piazza San Marco:
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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BEST OF VENICE WALKING TOUR WITH SAINT MARK'S BASILICA AND GRAND CANAL RIDE

Save time planning your sightseeing itinerary of Venice with this 2-hour tour. Join a guide for a vaporetto (water bus) cruise on the Grand Canal to the Venetian Lagoon, admiring the Rialto Bridge en route. Then embark on a walking tour of St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) and see its namesake basilica.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Venice Murano Island Glass Factory Tour with Glass Blowing Demonstration

Get an inside look into the centuries-old art of glassblowing with a factory tour on Murano Island, home to the world’s finest artisan glass. Tour the facilities at Colleoni Glass Factory and watch a master craftsman shape molten glass through a combination of heat, blowing and sculptural techniques. Visit the factory showroom to see beautiful finished works of art, and receive a special Murano glass souvenir to take home.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

Step back in time to the golden age of Italian opera with this guided tour of Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Learn the history and legends of this decadent Baroque opera house, which was once the heart of Venetian high society and hosted performances by masterful maestros like Verdi, Rossini and Bellini.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Venice Deluxe Tour

Explore the magnificent architecture, fascinating history, and rich culture of Venice on a half-day walking tour. Visit landmarks like the home of the great explorer, Marco Polo, the recently renovated T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, the spiral staircase of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, and Venice’s vibrant center, Piazza San Marco. Learn the city’s stories and secrets from an informative guide and enjoy skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$109.32 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Skip-the-Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doges Palace Combined Tour

Get an in-depth look at two of Venice's most popular attractions with this skip-the-line 2-hour tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. See glittering mosaics inside the church and lavish rooms once inhabited by rulers of the Venetian Republic. Explore the fascinating history of La Serenissima in one combination tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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