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Walking Tours

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Explore the famous sites and hidden charms of Venice on this walking tour, followed by a ride through the city’s canals on an iconic gondola. Follow your local guide through a romantic maze of surrounding backstreets to discover some of Venice’s lesser-known gems. Learn the fascinating history of Venice as you wander through narrow alleys and over stone footbridges, and then hop aboard a Venetian gondola for a leisurely ride along the Grand Canal.
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  • 129 to 147 minutes
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  • 129 to 147 minutes
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Day Trips

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.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Gondola Cruises

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a 35-minute shared gondola ride while being serenaded. Choose between an afternoon or evening ride and then hop on the six-person gondola by a gondolier who is clad in traditional garb. Then begin the ride, as part of a group of eight different gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. In addition to the song being sun to you, enjoy the sites of Venice's main landmarks, including the grand Canal and Palazzo Barberino.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

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.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Dining Experiences

Small Group Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

Taste your way through the backstreet bars of Venice with this delicious food and wine tour. Follow your local guide to five different ‘enotecas’ (wine bars) to discover where local Venetians go to drink and mingle. At each stop, sample regional wines and Prosecco served alongside plates of the popular Venetian appetizers called ‘cicchetti.’ Group size is limited to 14 to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Gondola Cruises

Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride

Explore Venice's famous canals on a guided gondola ride through the city. Meander beneath bridges and along quiet, peaceful stretches in a traditional Venetian boat, taking in sights such as the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square as you go. Join up to five others—along with your expert gondolier—in enjoying one of Venice's most leisurely and original pastimes, and don't miss this chance to experience the Grand Canal from the water.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
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Sailing Trips

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

City Tours

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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Day Cruises

Venice Grand Canal Small Group 1-Hour Boat Tour

Experience the beauty of Venice by boat with this Grand Canal Tour of the city built on water. Glide through the placid waters past palaces, churches, gardens and bridges as you make your way along the iconic waterway. Then journey into some of the minor canals on this luxury motorboat. Bring the magic of these liquid streets to life on a tour that’s ideal for lovers, photographers and travelers!
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Gondola Cruises

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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Gondola Cruises

Private Gondola Ride

Enjoy a quintessentially Venetian experience with this 30-minute private gondola ride for up to 6 people. Travel through Venice's picturesque canals for great photo opportunities of palaces and a view of the city you can't get any other way.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

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.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Venice City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Experience romantic Venice as you cruise around the city’s waterways on a hop-on hop-off boat tour. Choose from a 24- or 48-hour pass and glide down the scenic canals past landmarks like the Bridge of Sighs and Palazzo Rezzonico. Enjoy unlimited boat rides and jump off to explore lively Piazza San Marco, discover the glass-making heritage of Murano Island or cool off at the Lido beaches.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Cultural Tours

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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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

Take a private tour of the Venetian Lagoon and visit the enchanting islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Tour a glassblower’s workshop in Murano, and discover the traditional art of lacemaking in Burano. See medieval churches while learning about the ancient history of Torcello, Venice’s earliest settlement and a tranquil escape from the typical tourist path. Enjoy the dedicated attention of your private guide on this 4-hour tour.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Gondola Cruises

Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade

Embark on a quintessential Venetian experience with a private, serenaded gondola ride through the famed canals of Venice. Glide past ancient palazzi and magnificent cathedrals on a traditional handcrafted gondola, while musicians serenade you with mood-setting Italian ballads. Gondolas have room for up to four passengers, so it’s the perfect opportunity for romance or an unforgettable family experience.
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  • 35 minutes
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  • 35 minutes
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Day Cruises

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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Gondola Cruises

Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice

Experience the tranquil beauty of Venice from the water on a private gondola ride that takes you through the city's less-traveled canals. Relax onboard a traditional Venetian boat as a professional gondolier navigates past historic palaces, churches, and landmarks that most tourists miss. Booking in advance guarantees your party’s seats and saves you the hassle of payment on the spot, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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Gondola Cruises

Romantic Gondola Ride for Two

Treat a loved one to the ultimate Venice experience with a private, 30-minute gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller side canals. Toast the occasion with a glass of Prosecco while passing elegant Venetian palaces, colorful facades, and some of Venice’s most iconic landmarks. This private gondola tour is perfect for capturing photos of your time in Venice, and both morning and evening departures are available.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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Gondola Cruises

Venice Gondola Ride

Experience one of the most truly Venetian moments with a 30-minute gondola ride. See the beauty of this unique city from the perspective of its most iconic symbol as you glide through the canals in a gondola. See the hidden places only accessible by gondola, as you get a totally different vantage point than with a walking tour.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Grand Canal Boat Tour and Murano Glass Experience

Cruise along Venice's most famous waterway with a private, 2-hour boat tour of the Grand Canal, followed by a trip across the Venetian Lagoon to the renowned glass-blowing island of Murano. Zip alongside magnificent palazzos and soak up the quiet charm of smaller canals as your driver relates the legends and history of 'the floating city.' In Murano, watch master glassblowers at a factory workshop and admire intricate finished pieces at the showroom.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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