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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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Skip the Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour

See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Visit Torcello, Murano and Burano — three islands in the Venetian Lagoon — on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, you’ll watch glass being blown at a Murano glass factory, see historical cathedrals on Torcello and admire exquisite handmade lace on Burano. This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Select a departure time when booking.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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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
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Grand Day Tour of Venice with Skip-the Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica

Explore the best of Venice at a 10% discount with this Super Saver combo of three popular tours. Skip the line at the Doge’s Palace, where you can wander through ornate public rooms and across the notorious Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also head to the front of the long queue at St Mark’s Basilica to tour the dazzling interior of this Byzantine masterpiece and enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice’s hidden gems. Finally, cruise down the Grand Canal aboard a motorboat and soak in the majestic passing scenery.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Discover three of the most beautiful islands in the Venetian Lagoon on a private, half-day tour aboard a typical Venetian motorboat. See where the world’s finest blown glass is made in Murano, visit the home of artisan lace makers and famous biscuits in Burano and set foot on Venice’s oldest settlements in serene Torcello. Enjoy a customizable itinerary and the personalized attention of a private boat captain.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Venice-in-a-Day Combination Tour Package

If you’re looking to see most of Venice’s well-known sights all in one day, put your trust in this fun combination day tour. This package includes a gondola ride on the Grand Canal, a walking tour of the city, and a boat tour along the city’s most secluded canals. Plus, it gives you a skip-the-line privilege at Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and at St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride

Combine a morning walk through Venice with a gondola ride for the perfect Venetian day. Get to know the canal city better with a guided tour led by an experienced local. Then watch the sights drift by from the water as you cruise through Venice in a gondola. This combined tour is an excellent way to experience Venice.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

See two of Venice’s most iconic attractions and save 10% when you book them together with this Super Saver. Head to the front of the long queues with skip-the-line access to the famed Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Learn the history behind these architectural wonders from your local guide, and explore some of Venice’s lesser-known sights on a walking tour. Complete both tours in the same day with a 3-hour break in between to spend at your leisure.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Excursion to Murano and Burano Including a glass of wine

Visit the artisan islands of Murano and Burano on this hassle-free tour from Venice. Sail across the Venetian Lagoon to Murano for a look at the 12th-century San Donato Church and a traditional Venetian glassblowing workshop, then hop back on the boat for the short trip to Burano. Explore on a guided walking tour and enjoy free time to shop or grab lunch.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours

Enjoy the best of Venice with this guided walking tour plus skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica. Explore the best that the canal city has to offer, winding your way through narrow alleys, and see Venice's top attractions.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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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private boat tour Murano & Burano

Visit the most beautiful island of the lagoon, Murano & Burano with a professional private guide!Venice is surrounded by many different islands, among these are Murano and Burano, which are also one of the most visited spots in the entire lagoon. To really get an insight into the life pace that differs in each of them and to enjoy the highest quality time, we offer you a perfect option: private boat ride and visit to these adjacent islands.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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4-hour Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano Burano and Torcello

Immerse yourself in the dreamy landscapes of the Venetian Lagoon on this half-day island-hopping cruise from Venice. See a different side to the city as you cruise around Murano, Burano and Torcello islands by motorboat. Hop off along the way to discover the glass-making heritage of Murano, snap photos of picturesque Burano and spot landmarks like Devil's Bridge and Attila’s throne on Torcello.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket and Tour

Experience the magnificence and mystery of the Doge’s Palace in Venice with this skip-the-line ticket. Head to the front of the queue with your guide, and then wander through the palace’s ornate public rooms as you learn the history of Venice’s powerful rulers. Admire magnificent interior artwork, including Renaissance masterpieces by painters Tintoretto and Veronese. Explore the palace’s darker side with a visit to the prison quarters and a walk across the notorious Bridge of Sighs.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Murano and Burano VIP Venice Boat Tour

Spend a half-day exploring the beautiful islands of the Venetian lagoon on this 4-hour small-group boat tour of Murano and Burano. Learn about Murano's history of glass blowing and Burano's traditional lace making. See the colorful houses of Burano. Pick up and drop off from central Venice.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

Enjoy a real taste of Venice with a tantalizing lunchtime tour of the Rialto market and discover the city’s impressive culinary credentials. Follow your guide on a 4-hour tour of Venice’s foodie hotspots, browse the fresh produce at the city’s famous markets and tuck into traditional cicchetti (Venetian tapas) at a local inn. Finally, sample fine regional wines and prosecco at the city’s legendary Bacari bars, then leave armed with plenty of recommendations for where to shop and dine in the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Heart of Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica, charming gondola ride and panoramic tour!

Skip the lines at Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge Palace and opt a shared guided tour instead. Then, enjoy the quintessential Venice experience—a gondola ride through the city’s canals and waterways. Your ticket also includes access to several landmarks surrounding Saint Mark’s Square, as well as access to a mobile app that provides commentary to a walking tour of the city at your own pace.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Venice exactly the way you want to with this completely customized private tour. Your friendly local guide will create a 3-hour itinerary based on preferences you provide at booking. Whether you’re interested in architecture, local legends or Renaissance art, this tour is for you! Along the way, pop in at a local bar for a glass of regional wine and appetizers, and feel free to ask all the questions you like.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Fabulous Venice: Doge Palace, Golden Basilica, glass demonstration, and gondola ride

Soak up the best of Venice by land and by water in one convenient half-day package. Tour inside the splendid Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica with a guide, discover the ancient art of glassblowing with a live demonstration, and glide through the city’s famous canals on a romantic gondola ride. Later, continue exploring at your own pace with an included ticket to the Procuratie museums of St. Mark’s Square and a self-guided tour using a special smartphone app to navigate through the city’s maze-like heart.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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
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Venice Exclusive Private Walking Tour with a licensed tour guide (no groups)

Breeze past the crowds with your own private guide and enjoy a walking tour of Venice with just your friends or family. You’ll have all of your questions answered while you stroll to St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco), Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto), Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), and more. Or customize your half-day tour with shopping and sightseeing.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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