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Bridge of Sighs Tours and Activities

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As poignant as it is beautiful, Venice’s 17th-century, white-limestone Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) spans the narrow Rio di Palazzo canal between the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and the New Prisons just opposite. It’s one of the most famous bridges in the Floating City.

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Doges Palace, Venice, 30124
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$93.99
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US$93.99
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St. Mark's Square: Gondola Ride through the Bridge of Sighs

St. Mark's Square: Gondola Ride through the Bridge of Sighs

Enjoy a private gondola ride to see some of the most suggestive scenes of Venice. Starting one step away from Piazza San Marco, you'll ride along some of the oldest canals of the city and reach the world-famous Bridge of Sighs!
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$177.97
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US$177.97
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Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

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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 break in between to spend at your leisure, depending on the operational schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$117.79
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US$117.79
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Private Gondola Ride Danieli - Bridge of Sighs

Private Gondola Ride Danieli - Bridge of Sighs

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The private tour from the Danieli station offers an exceptional gondola ride along the most beautiful places of the historic center of Venice. We are in front of the Hotel Danieli, 50 meters from Piazza San Marco. Our gondola tour starts from St. Mark’s Basin and continues through the small canals in the old part of the city. It follows the Rio del Palazzo until it passes under the famous Ponte dei Sospiri. The tour continues towards the Rio di Santa Maria Formosa and the Rio di San Severo and ends in the Basin of San Marco. The tour ends at the same boarding point.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$76.74
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour

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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US$82.10
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US$82.10
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Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

Venice Skip the Line Saint 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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$276.03
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US$276.03
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Venice Private Tour of the Historical Monuments

Venice Private Tour of the Historical Monuments

Capped at eight people for a personalized experience, this private walking tour covers the highlights of Venice in a single stroll—the perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Beat the crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, and save the hours-long wait for more sightseeing. You’ll also head to the history-packed Bridge of Sighs during this scenic Venice crash course.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$243.91
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US$243.91
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Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

Venice 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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US$99.94
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US$99.94
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Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour - T23

Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour - T23

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.94
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Private Gondola ride and Photo Session in Venice.

Private Gondola ride and Photo Session in Venice.

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The private photo shoot includes 1 hour of shots in the most beautiful places in Venice. We will do a beautiful tour together using different spots + 30 min gondola ride with photos, between the small canals of Venice is included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$475.92
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US$475.92
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Private City Kickstart Tour: Venice

Private City Kickstart Tour: Venice

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Discover the best of Venice in just two hours with a private guide who shares the highlights of the popular Italian city. Visit destinations such as Campo San Polo, the Grand Canal, and Rialto Bridge, and learn about the architecture and culture of Venice from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$139.21
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Doge's Palace Privileged Entrance and Guided Tour

Doge's Palace Privileged Entrance and Guided Tour

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Skip the line and leave the modern world behind on a 2-hour guided tour of the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Discover layers of rich history, from 14th-century foundations to a gilded staircase and the picturesque Bridge of Sighs. Step into the world of powerful doges, merchants and explorers, and learn about Venetian culture and traditions through one of the city’s most dramatic landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$59.92
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US$59.92
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Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

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See the sights of the surreal canal city in style with a luxury motorboat tour of the Grand Canal. Marvel at the unforgettable beauty of the famous canal as you ride past sights like the Doge's Palace and Rialto Bridge with a professional driver guiding the way. Arrive at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore to climb up into the bell tower for exceptional views over the city. Small-group tour size limited to four people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$116.60
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Venice in one day, Hop-on Hop-off with audio guides on a panoramic eco-boat

Venice in one day, Hop-on Hop-off with audio guides on a panoramic eco-boat

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Discover the most famous places in Venice aboard a panoramic eco boat with a hop-on hop-off ticket to get on and off wherever you want, valid for 24 hours. Accompanied by four free audio guides to listen to on boat or ashore, enjoy the best of the lagoon, from the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace, to the wonderful islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. - Travel around Venice with ease on a panoramic hop-on hop-off eco boat tour - Visit 120 points of interest with author audio guides for adults and children - Explore the classic itinerary, the one for children and those signed by the storyteller Toso Fei, a Venetian since 1351 - Enjoy Venice aboard a panoramic eco boat in total safety. Among the images you will find the timetables of the Venetiana boats. You can get on and off at any stop and at the time you prefer.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$23.80
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US$23.80
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Small-Group The Secrets of Venice: introduction to the city & gondola ride

Small-Group The Secrets of Venice: introduction to the city & gondola ride

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Come with me to discover the secrets of Venice with a different kind of tour that will make you feel like a true Venetian citizen and will help you to get the best of the city during your entire stay. In addition to the most famous places in Venice (such as San Marco Square and the Rialto Bridge) I will guide you through the most hidden and non-touristic parts of the city where we can analyse its history and its construction. I will focus on architecture and its culture with amusing anecdotes and legendary discoveries. We will take a walk through alleys, bridges and small squares-like observing a part of the city that you probably would not see without getting lost in it. During the excursion we will also try a short ride with the gondola often used by Venetians to facilitate movements and I will share my experiences and curiosities to make you feel like home. You will be able to solve all the curiosities that you have in mind and do not let you sleep at night, I will take care of answering all your questions myself! *FOR PRIVATE TOURS PLEASE CONTACT ME*
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$58.30
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US$58.30
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Venice Masterclass: exclusive Doge Palace's visit and St. Mark's Basilica

Venice Masterclass: exclusive Doge Palace's visit and St. Mark's Basilica

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THE GREAT POWERS OF VENICE: Unique, mysterious and intriguing, Venice is one of the most fascinating and amazing cities in the world. Explore her right from her heart with a very high quality “masterclass level” small group visit led by an Art Expert Guide, visiting the two most important and beautiful sights of Political and Religious power of Venice: the grandiose St Mark’s Basilica - the main cathedral, crowned by the Venetian-Byzantine domes – and the Doge’s palace, house of power, secrets, carnival and masterpieces, including the prisons and secret passages closed to the general public with an exclusive one-of-a-kind visit. The most comprehensive immersion into the art and the history of the two most important political and religious landmarks of Venice. A must-do when in Venice, in the comfort of a small group and a highly specialized licensed history guide. Art lovers only!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$153.48
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US$153.48
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Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice

Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice

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If it’s your first time in Venice, the Doges Palace is probably top of your must-see list, and this tour ensures you make the most of your time. Avoid the queues with skip-the-line entrance, walk across the iconic Bridge of Sighs, marvel at the Golden Staircase, and admire art masterpieces by Tintoretto and Titian.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$70.20
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Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Saint Mark's | with Private Option

Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Saint Mark's | with Private Option

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Explore the narrow streets and top sights of Venice with this 2-hour small-group walking tour including St Mark's Basilica. Marvel at the spectacular mosaics inside St Mark's. Learn about the history of the Rialto Bridge. Wander through the meandering alleys of the canal city with your knowledgeable guide leading the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$138.56
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US$138.56
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this classic walking tour combines the blockbuster sights of history-packed Venice with a relaxing gondola ride. Listen to legends and stories from the city’s Renaissance heyday as you travel down cobblestoned streets and over picturesque footbridges. Tours cover Saint Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, and the legendary Calle Varisco.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$142.77
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Venice: walking tour, Doge's Palace and the Golden Basilica – Guided tour

Venice: walking tour, Doge's Palace and the Golden Basilica – Guided tour

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Tick off two of Venice’s most popular attractions without having to wait in line on this half-day tour. Marvel at the monuments of St. Mark’s Square, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the magnificent Doge’s Palace, then visit St. Mark’s Basilica, the Golden Basilica. Also included is an optional cruise to visit a glass factory on Murano Island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$126.12
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Venice Private Tour

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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US$458.07
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Art & Food Venice Walking Tour with Traditional Tastings and Gondola Ride

Art & Food Venice Walking Tour with Traditional Tastings and Gondola Ride

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Our exclusive (very) small-group walking tour guided by a professional and expert history and cultural guide will give you a comprehensive and pleasant introduction to the art, the history, and the amazing local food & wine scene at once, in a fun informative and tasteful way like no other tour. Should you fell to make your Venetian experience even more complete, add our half hour Gondola Ride for a romantic, special and unexpected views of the city from its founding element, water. Culture is made of art, history, tradition and flavours. These are the real souls of Venice, a unique city like no other.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$70.20
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Saint Mark and Rialto Self-Guided Tour

Saint Mark and Rialto Self-Guided Tour

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Explore Venice at your own pace with this self-guided tour, complete with audio guide. By day or night, follow the itinerary to see the heart of Venice including the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Learn about the history and architecture of the city as you move through Venice independently.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$11.90
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US$11.90
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Venice Private Tour for Families with Gondola Ride

Venice Private Tour for Families with Gondola Ride

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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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$504.47
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What are Bridge of Sighs hours of operation?
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Bridge of Sighs hours of operation: Open Summer 9am - 7pm (until 6pm in Winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Bridge of Sighs tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bridge of Sighs can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Bridge of Sighs 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bridge of Sighs costs USD 11.90. Guided Bridge of Sighs tours start around USD 11.90 per person.