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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace

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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
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$90.84
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$90.84

St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Small Group Tour with Optional Doge's Palace
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Small Group 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
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$102.34
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$102.34

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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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
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$23.00
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$23.00

Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour
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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
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$103.20
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$103.20

Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

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
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$44.84
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Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride
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Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride

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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 20 people ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$148.33
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$148.33

Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island

Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island

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Venice is famous for its UNESCO-listed lagoon, but the city’s islands are also renowned for their handicrafts. This half-day 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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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
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$266.76
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$266.76
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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
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$72.44
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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

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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 Campo Manin 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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$35.65
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$35.65

Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

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Take a course on mask making from a master artisan in Venice, and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. You can choose from a production class or a decoration class, or you can even take both. In the production class, learn how to make your own papier-mâché mask, and in the decoration class, you can paint or use materials to decorate your mask. No matter which option you choose, you get to bring home your creation—just in time for Carnival.
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  • 1 hour
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Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica 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
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$129.36
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$129.36

Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica guided tour & Gondola ride
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Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica guided tour & Gondola ride

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Skip the lines at Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge Palace and opt a shared guided tour instead. Then, enjoy the quintessential Venice experience—a gondola ride through the city’s canals and waterways. Your ticket also includes access to several landmarks surrounding Saint Mark’s Square, as well as access to a mobile app that provides commentary to a walking tour of the city at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours
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$133.38
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Afternoon Lagoon Tour Murano, Burano, and Torcello
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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
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NEW: Piazza San Marco: Secret itineraries of Prisons Palace
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NEW: Piazza San Marco: Secret itineraries of Prisons Palace

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Discover the secret itinerary of the 16th prisons in Piazza San Marco, one of the earliest jails in Europe, created in 1500 and linked to the Doge’s Palace through the famous Bridge of Sighs. Listen to how the justice was managed thanks to the Lords of the Nights: the terrible Venetian police who oversaw the crimes and brought lawbreakers in front of the courtroom! An amazing route in which you will be accompanied through places never visited until now: enter in the torture room and see real torments items used in the past to make the criminals confess! You’ll go down to see the cold cells to discover the lifestyle of the prisoners: what they ate, drank and where they slept. See the authentic graffiti left by the inmates and listen about the exciting Casanova’s jailbreak: he managed to escape from the maximum-security jail known as “Piombi”! The route arrives until today and the many cultural activities that take place in. Only for small group (maximum 15 people per visit)
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  • 1 hour
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$17.25
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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
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Venice Full Day tour with Murano or Burano

Venice Full Day tour with Murano or Burano

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Discover the hidden gems of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Venice on this action-packed walking tour.
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  • 8 hours
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$172.48
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Venice Small Group Tour With Local Guide

Venice Small Group Tour With Local Guide

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Visit Venice with our small group walking tour. The tour starts everyday and it will last 2 hours. Following our English speaking tour guide will allow you to explore some of the most beautiful areas in Venice This tour has been designed for those who want to discover some hidden gems but also the main attractions. At the end of the tour you will have learned history, urban legends and much much more. We arrange small group walking tour in order to allow our custumers to maximize the experience. A small group tour guarantee personalization and respect of each participant's need.
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  • 2 hours
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$24.57
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1600 years of Venice, an itinerary full of secrets, myths and legends

1600 years of Venice, an itinerary full of secrets, myths and legends

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A fascinating journey through the 1600 years since the birth of Venice. A unique itinerary to discover the secrets and hidden mysteries of the City of the Doges. An opportunity to visit the historic prison palace, discover where prisoners lived at the time of the Serenissima and see the terrible torture machines of the past. A guided tour through the calli, campi and palazzi of Venice to learn the hidden secrets of Giacomo Casanova and discover the wonders of the treasures stolen in Constantinople. An exciting dive into history, among stories and legends that will leave you speechless.
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  • 2 hours
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Venice tour: Casanova’s tale of passion

Venice tour: Casanova’s tale of passion

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From European royalty to writers and artistes such as Voltaire and Mozart, Venetian Giacomo Casanova spent his life mixing with some of the greatest names of 18th-century Europe—and today, his name is synonymous with Venice itself. On this self-guided audio tour, explore Venice at your own pace via your smartphone app. Escape the tourist trail to hidden corners of this coastal city, and embrace modern technology to see Venice as Casanova himself.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
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Natural History Museum in Venice with a Nature and Interpretive Guide

Natural History Museum in Venice with a Nature and Interpretive Guide

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Never mind the doge: insatiable curiosity rules Venice, and inside its Natural History Museum it runs wild. Visit the Fondaco dei Turchi, the building hosting the museum, reflecting its history as a noble palace until the Dukes of Ferrara were elbowed aside in 1621 to make room for Venice's most important and controversial trading partner: Turkey. Admire the stars of the museum are the spotlit dinosaurs, including a terrifying ouransaurus from the Sahara and a Ptissacosaurus mongoliensis, a 120 million years old baby dinosaur skeleton from Gobi desert. Follow the tracks of Venetian explorers when adventurers like Marco Polo fetched peculiar specimen from distant lands. Around every turn scientific marvels await discovery in luminous new exhibits, such as the 19th century Wunderkammer (cabinet of curiosities) and a bubbling fish tank that represent the whole fragile ecosystem we live in.
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  • 2 hours
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$57.37
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$57.37
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Self-guided Virtual Tour of Casanova: A Venetian Tale of passion

Self-guided Virtual Tour of Casanova: A Venetian Tale of passion

Experience Casanova’s Venetian tale of passion from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour narrated in English, from your PC or smartphone browser. It’s so simple! You will receive an email with the tour link and instructions, and in a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch! Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will discover not only historical facts but also unknown stories and tales of ancient and modern times that will amaze your family and friends. The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly anytime. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into a Venetian tale of passion and immerse yourself in the surroundings in an entirely innovative way.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$13.79
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The Treasures of Venice: Golden Basilica, Grand Canal tour and Panoramic tour

The Treasures of Venice: Golden Basilica, Grand Canal tour and Panoramic tour

Experience Venice through a combination of live and audio guides with this affordable option that’s ideal for travelers who prefer to go at their own pace. Skip the line at St. Mark’s Basilica and learn the secrets behind the dazzling church from an expert, with included access to the Pala d’Oro shrine and treasury. At your leisure, explore the backstreets of San Marco and Grand Canal highlights with an innovative audio guide app.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.74
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$51.74

Private tour of Venice highlights with skip-the-line to St. Mark's Bell Tower

Private tour of Venice highlights with skip-the-line to St. Mark's Bell Tower

On this tour led by a private expert guide, you will discover the most beautiful and famous monuments of Venice around the area of St. Mark's square. You'll see the majestic outside of St. Mark's Basilica, one of the most incredible cathedrals of the world, and of the Doge's Palace, formerly the Doge's residence and the seat of Venetian government. Follow your guide until you reach the famous Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) and learn everything about its interesting history and the romantic legends behind it. In St. Mark's square, you'll also see the Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio), with its extraordinarily beautiful and elaborate timepiece. But the best has yet to come... In fact, towards the end of the tour, you'll get the chance to take the lift up to St. Mark's Bell Tower (Campanile di San Marco): with its 99 metres of height, it offers the best view over the city and its lagoon. Get you camera ready.... you won't regret it!
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  • 2 hours
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$160.98
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