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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.41 USD
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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.28 USD
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Skip the Line: St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Private Tour

Experience the grandeur and history of Venice on this private tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Admire the shimmering mosaics and golden altars of the city’s most famous cathedral, and see masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto as you wander through the lavish chambers of the Venetian Republic’s one-time rulers. Skip the long lines at both attractions with priority access, so you don't waste a minute of precious vacation time.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.49 USD
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.35 USD
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Venice Private Tour

Explore top landmarks in Venice with a private guide during this half-day tour. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and visit city highlights including St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and Doge’s Palace. See a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano and climb aboard a gondola for a private ride.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$188.74 USD
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour

Discover the mysteries of the Doge’s Palace in Venice with this secret itineraries tour. Skip the long line and head straight inside to explore the palace’s opulent public chambers adorned with masterpieces of Renaissance art. Learn how the powerful doges ruled the Venetian Republic with an iron fist, and gain rare entry into shadowy quarters of the Piombi attic prison, where Casanova was once locked up. Walk across the famous Bridge of Sighs and wander the dark dungeons of the New Prison network.
  • Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.39 USD
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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$113.94 USD
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Murano & Burano Venetian Islands Tour by Private Water Taxi

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.25 USD
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Venice Private Tour for Families with Gondola Ride

Visiting Venice with kids in tow? This private sightseeing tour is specially designed for families, with a focus on child-friendly activities and commentary that’s as entertaining as it is educational. Avoid the queues with skip-the-line entrance to St Mark’s Basilica and Doge's Palace; enjoy a walking tour of St Mark's Square and the Bridge of Sighs; and discover the Byzantine treasures of St Mark's Museum. Stop along the way to tuck into a complimentary ice cream, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a 30-minute ride along the Venetian canals.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$188.74 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.77 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$102.43 USD
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VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica

A visit to Venice wouldn’t be the same without delving into its long and fascinating history as the world’s oldest republic. We take you beyond the traditional route, going behind the scenes of the Doge’s Palace to explore the secret archives, offices, torture chambers, and the palace attic, home to top-security prison cells, including that of the famed Casanova!Gain exclusive VIP Access to the secret itineraries of the Doge’s Palace, a hidden labyrinth of secret archives, offices, torture chambers and top-security prison cells.The only tour in Venice that visits all these sites and explores the backstage of the Doge’s Palace with a small group.Your expert guide reveals Venice’s dark secrets, fascinating stories, and entertaining anecdotes. Enjoy skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Cathedral and admire 4,000 square meters of mosaics in St. Mark’s while you hear the improbable story of its construction and how it came to house all its treasures.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.16 USD
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.43 USD
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$139.94 USD
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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$178.39 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$34.53 USD
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Venice Jewish Ghetto small group tour with GELATO tasting

Explore Venice’s Cannaregio district on a 2-hour small-group walking tour. Listen to informative commentary from your guide about the old Jewish district and how the word ‘ghetto’ originated in Venice in the 16th century. Visit key landmarks such as Mary Magdalene Church, Ponto Chiodo, old synagogues, and more and finish off the tour with a delicious gelato tasting at a gourmet Italian gelateria.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.81 USD
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.77 USD
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Venice Guided Sightseeing Private Tour for Kids and Families

Learn about Venice's history and culture on this kid-friendly private tour. Over the course of two hours in the canal-filled city, avoid long lines and dry historical commentary. Walk over the Rialto Bridge, view art at Campo San Bartolomeo, and stroll through bustling local marketplaces. This private tour is totally customizable and ensures personalized attention for your family.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.90 USD
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.33 USD
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.79 USD
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4-Hour Venice Walking tour with Skip the line Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.07 USD
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Private Tour: Murano Glass Workshop

See where the world’s most famous glass is made on a private tour and workshop on the island of Murano. Ride a private water taxi from your hotel across the Venetian Lagoon to the pretty, colorful island, where you’ll visit a renowned glass-making factory. Learn how the candy-colored glass is blown using traditional methods, and create your own one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry using authentic Murano glass beads.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$64.45 USD
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Guided Tour of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice with Cannaregio & Synagogues Visit

Cannaregio is one of Venice’s most fascinating districts. Characterised by its long and wide canals, Cannaregio, which in the past was the home of many venetian painters, is still home of lively neighbourhoods.Considered the northern part of the city and the largest and most populated of the Venetian Sestieri, famous for the works of art of its churches and its oldest Jewish Ghetto in Europe.Crossed by the Cannaregio Canal, it's the only one in the historic center together with the Grand Canal which  is served by SteamboatsJoin  a private tour  in the morning or in the afternoon. It's very suggestive! Don't miss it!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$83.85 USD
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