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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Visit Torcello, Murano, and Burano—three islands in the Venetian Lagoon—on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, 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.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.86
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$23.86
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private TourCultural Tours

Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

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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 is 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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.31
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$82.31
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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private BoatDay Trips

Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.52
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica TourCultural Tours

Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Visit two of the most popular attractions in Venice on this guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Listen to your guide's commentary clearly with provided headsets and avoid hours-long queues with skip-the-line admission tickets. Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace are also included for a hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.11
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$81.11
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's PalaceCultural Tours

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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.99
$113.32
$11.33 savings
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$101.99
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4-hour Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano Burano and TorcelloHalf-day Tours

4-hour Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano Burano and Torcello

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.56
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Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola Full-day Tours

Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

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First time in Venice? Maximize 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.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.88
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Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica TourCultural Tours

Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour

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View two highlights of St. Mark’s Square in Venice without waiting in the main entrance lines on this walking tour. Bypass the ticket lines at the Doge’s Palace to see its gilded rooms, and cross the Bridge of Sighs to the prison building as you learn about the 1,000-year history of Venice’s republic. Then, tour St. Mark’s Basilica to admire the mosaics and treasures of this Byzantine masterpiece. Admission fees included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.23
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and TorcelloDay Cruises

Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.21
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Doge's Palace Guided TourCultural Tours

Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.38
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Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica ToursHalf-day Tours

Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours

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Enjoy the best of Venice on 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.54
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Venice Skip the Line St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Private TourPrivate and Luxury

Venice Skip the Line St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Private Tour

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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 (from April to October), so you don't waste a minute of precious vacation time.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.82
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Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Full-Day TourDay Trips

Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Full-Day Tour

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Escape the crowds of tourists that congregate around Venice's most famous attractions by heading out onto the water to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Learn about Murano's glass-making heritage, stroll by the colorful houses of Burano, and soak up the scene on Torcello, the most ancient settlement on the Venetian Lagoon.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.56
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Teatro La Fenice Tour in VeniceTheaters

Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and TourCultural Tours

Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.62
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's BasilicaCultural Tours

Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

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Discover the golden mosaics, soaring domes and iconic architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica on a 1-hour guided tour of the cathedral. Learn about the history and culture of Venice through the treasures inside the Byzantine landmark, and hear the story of how St. Mark's body came to rest in the city. See how the unique building combines Eastern and Western architecture, and stand before the stunning Pala d’Oro altar, which glimmers with gold, gems and precious stones.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.90
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Venice Private TourHalf-day Tours

Venice Private Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$459.24
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Afternoon Lagoon Tour Murano, Burano, and TorcelloDay Trips

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Afternoon Lagoon Tour Murano, Burano, and Torcello

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Venture beyond the best-known attractions of Venice to explore the treasures of neighboring islands on this afternoon boat tour. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration at a workshop in Murano, admire Burano’s leaning tower and brightly painted fishermen’s homes, and set foot on the oldest settlement in the Venetian Lagoon in Torcello. Enjoy guided commentary plus time to explore each island independently, and still be back in St. Mark’s Square in time for dinner.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.18
$21.47
$4.29 savings
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Skip the line Saint Mark's Basilica Guided Walking Tour in VeniceCultural Tours

Skip the line Saint Mark's Basilica Guided Walking Tour in Venice

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.90
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Venice Skip the line Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided TourCultural Tours

Venice Skip the line Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.93
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$86.93
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour in VeniceCultural Tours

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour in Venice

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Skip the line for entrance to one of the most important symbols of Venice, the Doge's Palace, during this 1-hour guided tour. Walk through the impressive structure, once the first sight greeting ships coming in from the lagoon, full of gold staircases and paintings by masters like Tintoretto and Veronese. Admire examples of Byzantine and Oriental architecture as you listen to your guide's commentary on an included headset. Entrance fees included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.29
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$70.29
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Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day TourHalf-day Tours

Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day Tour

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See a different side to Venice on this half-day island-hopping cruise around the Venetian Lagoon, visiting the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano. Discover the secrets of the world-famous Murano glass as you peek into the island’s glass-blowing workshops; admire the colorful houses and fishing villages of laid-back Burano, and marvel over the Byzantine treasures of historic Torcello.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.56
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Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed TrainDay Trips

Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed Train

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Discover the heart of Renaissance history with this independent day trip from Venice to Florence by high-speed train. All transportation essentials will be arranged for you, including a round-trip train ticket and a guided walking tour of Florence attractions such as the Ufizzi Gallery and the iconic red-capped Duomo.
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  • 13 to 14 hours
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$153.37
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Doge's Palace & Basilica: Skip the line tickets with audio guideAudio Guides

Doge's Palace & Basilica: Skip the line tickets with audio guide

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This self-guided audio tour gives you the insight of a guided tour with the flexibility of independent exploration. Skip the lines to enter the Palazzo Ducale and Saint Mark’s Basilica and explore them at your own pace.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.75
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