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

Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop ia 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
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour with Optional Doge's Palace Visit

See the wonders of Venice's St Mark's Basilica without the crowds during this after-hours, small-group tour. Learn about the basilica's famed mosaics from your guide and explore the crypt below the church to see where St Mark's remains are said to lie. Upgrade to see the Doge's Palace after the basilica and wander the former home of the Venetian Republic's government.
  • Duration: 90 to 210 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 90 to 210 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride

First time in Venice? Maximise your time in the city with a full-day itinerary that ticks off all the most memorable attractions. Stroll across the Rialto Bridge and browse the lively Rialto fish market, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a romantic cruise along the Grand Canal. Next, access St. Mark’s Basilica and gaze down over the city from the cathedral’s rooftop terrace. Finally, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the grandiose Doge’s Palace. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided 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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Doge’s Palace with Hidden Secret Itineraries & Prison Skip the Line 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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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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Venice Combo:Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace & St. Mark's + Murano and Burano Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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Venice Guided Walking Tour with St. Mark’s + Doge’s Palace or Gondola Ride

Explore the most famous sites in Venice with an insider guide on this walking tour. Learn the history of iconic attractions around St. Mark’s Square, and explore the commercial heart of this ancient city as you walk across the Rialto Bridge. Head to the front of the long line at St. Mark’s Basilica to admire the cathedral’s glittering gold splendor without the wait. Rest your feet, but not your eyes and emotions for a quintessential shared gondola ride with a local gondoliere from the Grand Canal (if Gondola ride tour selected). Optional upgrades include a small-group tour with a water taxi ride along the Grand Canal and a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace at St. Mark’s Square.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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
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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

See two of Venice's top sights in one tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Enjoy skip-the-line access to avoid the long lines that typically form outside these important attractions. Marvel at the golden mosaics that adorn the interior of St. Mark's Basilica, one of the finest masterpiece of Byzantine art. Walk through the ornately-decorated halls of the Doge's Palace and imagine life during the Venetian golden age. Immerse yourself in the history of Venice through two of its most important buildings.
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica

No visit to Venice is complete without taking in the Doge’s Palace, but this Gothic masterpiece has vast sections that most visitors never see. With this tour, enjoy VIP access behind the scenes to explore the palace’s secret archives, torture chambers, and attic prison cells with a guide. Afterwards, enter St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line tickets to admire the mosaics before taking a turn through St. Mark’s Square and past the Bridge of Sighs.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

Take a course on mask making from a master artisan in Venice, and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. You can choose from a production class or a decoration class, or you can even take both. In the production class you’ll actually learn how to make your own papier-mâché mask, and in the decoration class, you can paint or use materials to decorate your mask. No matter which option you choose, you’ll bring home your creation—just in time for Carnival.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

See the Doge's Palace, which served as the center of power in the Venetian Republic, with this skip-the-line 1-hour guided tour. Marvel at the artistic treasures in the palace, including paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. Walk through ornately-decorated halls and imagine Venice in its so-called Golden Age. Walk across the Bridge of Sighs from the Doge's Palace into the infamous prison, where Casanova was once held. Enjoy personalized attention from a knowledgeable local guide.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Ghosts of Venice - Discovering the unknown

After the sun has set and the tourist crowds have departed, the mysterious side of Venice becomes apparent. Discover the myths and hauntings surrounding the popular city on a 90-minute ghost tour. Follow your guide through deserted squares, down quiet alleyways, and into the past. Learn about local legends, unexplained events, and of course, ghost stories that have been passed down through generations.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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
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