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Absolute Venice Walking Tour with Skip the Line Golden Basilica and Doges Palace

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
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  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Historical Fortifications in the Lagoon of Venice

Journey off the typical tourist path to discover the fascinating history and fortifications of the Venetian Lagoon. On this private tour, board a motorized Bora cruiser and explore this unique aquatic ecosystem from a local’s perspective. Learn how the lagoon once provided the main defense system of Venice’s maritime republic, and see medieval fortifications including St Andrew’s Fort, Maximilian Tower and the Old Fort of Treporti. Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide while discovering a side of Venice that most visitors miss.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Walking Tour

Visit two Venice highlights on a 3-hour, guided tour through St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doges’ Palace, with skip-the-line entrance that lets you make the most of your time in the city. See the rich ornamentation and artwork inside St. Mark’s Basilica, then follow in the footsteps of Venice’s powerful doges in a sumptuous masterpiece of Venetian Gothic design. This 3-hour combination tour includes skip-the-line admission at both locations.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Tour: San Francesco del Deserto and Burano

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Venice for a half-day tour to a pair of historic, serene islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Travel aboard a private motorboat to the island of San Francesco del Deserto for a tour of a 13th-century friary founded by St Francis of Assisi. Next, cruise over to the quiet community of Burano, known for its traditional lacemaking workshops and colorful fishermen’s huts. Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide during this memorable island escape.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Art History and Living History

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Venice with a visit to museum Ca’ Rezzonico with a local expert guide followed by  a visit with a Count or Countess.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour

Discover the mysteries of the Doge’s Palace in Venice with this secret itineraries tour. Skip the long line and head straight inside to explore the palace’s opulent public chambers adorned with masterpieces of Renaissance art. Learn how the powerful doges ruled the Venetian Republic with an iron fist, and gain rare entry into shadowy quarters of the Piombi attic prison, where Casanova was once locked up. Walk across the famous Bridge of Sighs and wander the dark dungeons of the New Prison network.
  • Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Excursion to Venice from Rome

Cover the highlights of Venice in a single day during this whirlwind small-group trip from Rome. Travel comfortably in a scenic, high-speed train, and enjoy front-door hotel transfers for a VIP experience. Hit all the main attractions—from Saint Mark’s Square to the Grand Canal—with a private guide on-hand to give you enriching historical background on the UNESCO-listed city and lagoon.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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