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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
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Excursion to Murano and Burano Including a Glass Factory and a Lace Laboratory

Voyage across the Venetian Lagoon to the artisan islands of Murano and Burano on a 5-hour tour. In lovely Murano, visit the 12th-century San Donato Church and watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques at a local workshop. After free time to explore and shop for glass treasures, hop back in the boat for the short trip to Burano. Explore the island on a guided walking tour and visit a factory to see how delicate Venetian lace has been made for centuries.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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No Wait: Best of Venice Tour with St. Mark's Basilica and Optional 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 30-minute 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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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
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  • Duration: 2 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
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Discovering the gems of the lagoon

Venture outside the tourist areas of Venice and explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon on a guided boat tour. With this tour, you’ll set out from a pier conveniently located near St. Mark’s square to visit the islands of Murano and Burano. You’ll tour a glass factory and watch a glass blowing artist in action in Murano, and enjoy free time strolling the colorful canals and browsing the artisan shops of Burano.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour of St Mark Square and its Basilica with Optional Boat Tour

See Venice’s most enchanting sights through the eyes of a local with this private, 2-hour tour of St. Mark’s Square and its magnificent monuments. Get priority access to the glittering, Italo-Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica, and stroll through the charming alleys and backstreets that surround it with an art historian guide. Add an optional boat ride through the city’s famous canals for a quintessential Venetian experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Half-Day Semi-Private Murano and Burano 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
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US$160,57
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half-Day Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano and Burano

Visit the famous artisan islands of the Venetian Lagoon on a half-day motorboat trip from central Venice. Soak up fantastic views of the city’s waterside highlights as you cruise to Murano, known for its centuries-old glassmaking industry. Watch master glassblowers create candy-colored shapes at a factory, or simply stroll around the island at your leisure. Continue on to the pretty island of Burano, home to brightly hued buildings and traditional lacemaking workshops.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: San Giorgio Maggiore and San Lazzaro degli Armeni Island

Explore beyond the usual tourist attractions in Venice with this private boat tour to two islands in the Venetian Lagoon, San Lazzaro degli Armeni and San Giorgio Maggiore.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Venice to Zagreb with Postojna Cave tour

This tour is a fast and efficient way to get between Venice and Zagreb. You’ll avoid the crowds on public transport by having a convenient Venice hotel pickup included. The tour will give you access to one of Slovenia's top attractions—the magnificent Postojna Cave. You’ll have time to see the caves before heading to Croatia’s captial—Zagreb. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel, and then you’ll be able to explore the city at your own pace.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private LimoBoat Tour Murano Burano and Torcello

Step ashore on the three most popular islands of the Venetian Lagoon with a private, luxury tour to Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Traveling aboard a spacious, comfortable limo boat with room for up to six passengers, get advice on the best way to explore each isle from a personal guide. From glassblowing demos and lace workshops to ancient Venetian history, each spot offers something different for the curious explorer.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$1 386,20
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Tour: Best of Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Water Taxi Ride

See the best of Venice by land and by sea while with this combo small-group tour. Cruise past the opulent palaces and churches that line the Grand Canal on a water taxi ride, and then disembark to explore some of the city’s lesser-known attractions by foot. For a grand finale, head to St Mark’s Square and enjoy skip-the-line access to the magnificent St Mark’s Basilica. Numbers are limited to 10 people to guarantee a personalized experience. With an optional upgrade, tour the luxuriant public chambers and eerie Piombi attic prison of the Doge’s Palace on a 2-hour insider’s tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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US$79,71
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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