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Punta della Dogana: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary

1. Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary

Explore the canals in the city of Venice aboard a gondola. Your gondolier will take you down secluded canals, passing under small bridges and along the Grand Canal. Listen to the guide as they explain all about the palaces, churches, and attractions around you. Hear stories known only by Venetians, and about the fascinating history of the gondola and gondoliers. During your journey, admire Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House. You'll also pass by the magnificent La Fenice Theatre and the “De le Ostreghe” Canal. Continue on to the most important canal in Venice, the Grand Canal. Make your way towards the Salute Church, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and some of the stunning Venetian palaces that run alongside the canal, like Ca'Dolfin, Ca'Loredan, Grimani Palace and many others. You will also see Punta de la Dogana and Saint Mark’s basin before making your way back to Campo San Moisè. At the end of the tour, you will receive a QR code to download a digital map with 2D images of Venice from the Middle Ages until the 18th century.

Venice: Grassi Palace and Punta Della Dogana Entry Ticket

2. Venice: Grassi Palace and Punta Della Dogana Entry Ticket

Admire the collections in current exhibitions at Grassi Palace and Punta della Dogana with this combined entry ticket. Discover the "Marlene Dumas. Open-end" exhibit at the Grassi Palace and the "Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies" exhibition at Punta della Dogana. Uncover the beauty of the interior of Grassi Palace, an 18th-century buliding that was the last palace to be built on the Grand Canal before the fall of the Venetian Republic. It was bought by art collector François Pinault and renovated by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Marvel at the Punta della Dogana, the former sea customs house of Venice that was converted to a contemporary art space. Have access to the rooftop of the building and gaze out over a sweeping view of the Venice Lagoon and the last part of the Grand Canal. Enjoy these sites which host some of the world's most important temporary contemporary art exhibitions. Get access to both locations and feel free to start your visit to either one of the two locations.

Venice: Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitif

3. Venice: Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitif

Once onboard, you will navigate through St. Mark’s Bay and the Venetian lagoon. While the sun begins to set on the water and the sky turns bright orange, you can admire these breath-taking views while sipping on a refreshing glass of prosecco, the famous Italian sparkling wine, and munching on some light snacks. if you are not a prosecco lover or you are planning to join this tour with children, you’re covered: soft drinks are also available onboard. Learn about the history of Venice from your guide and admire its islands and monuments at sunset comfortably seated on the boat. This panoramic tour will take you from St. Mark’s Square and Punta della Dogana, all the way to Lido of Venice, Murano island, and back to the starting point. Take memorable pictures of the lagoon at sunset and see Venice from a different perspective on this unique panoramic tour while enjoying an aperitif aboard a two-story boat.

Venice: Panoramic Cruise and Sunset Aperitif

4. Venice: Panoramic Cruise and Sunset Aperitif

Join a panoramic, round-trip cruise and enjoy a typical aperitif in St. Mark's Basin. Take in a stunning sunset on board as you pass in front of Saint Mark's Square. Get a unique perspective of the most romantic spots in Venice and its islands. Start your trip by meeting in Venice San Marco, at a location that's just a short walk along the waterfront, not too far from Saint Mark's Square. Hop on board and find a comfy spot to take in the views as you head out on your cruise. This trip is a great way to relax after a long day of sightseeing and is the perfect tour to take with friends, family, or your partner while admiring dreamy places and listening to music. Raise a glass to your trip with your choice of drink, paired with crisps and pretzels.

Venice: Hop-On-Hop-Off Boat Tour With Aperitif & Glassmaking

5. Venice: Hop-On-Hop-Off Boat Tour With Aperitif & Glassmaking

Discover the most famous places of the Venice Lagoon, aboard a panoramic eco boat with a single ticket valid for 24 hours to get on / off wherever you prefer. The main stops are the Santa Lucia Station, Punta Sabbioni, Piazza S. Marco and the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. In Murano, a visit to a glass factory is included with a demonstration of glass processing. On board you will be accompanied by the explanations of our author audio guides and you will also have different itineraries available for when you get off our eco-boats. During the day, at the time you prefer, stop in a typical Osteria di Burano, where you can relax with an aperitif and a couple of "Bussolà" (typical biscuit) sitting on the tables outside and enjoying the view on the famous colorful houses of this wonderful island.

Venice: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket & Piazza San Marco Tour

6. Venice: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket & Piazza San Marco Tour

Discover the most famous places of the Venice Lagoon, aboard a panoramic eco boat with a single ticket valid for 24 hours to get on / off wherever you prefer. The main stops are the Santa Lucia Station, Punta Sabbioni, Piazza S. Marco and the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. In Murano, a visit to a glass factory is included with a demonstration of glass processing. On board you will be accompanied by the explanations of our author audio guides and you will also have different itineraries available for when you get off our eco-boats. End the day, at 16h00, with a 1h30 guided tour of the historic center of Venice: the Piazza and the Sestiere di San Marco. Accompanied by an authorized guide, you will discover the uses and customs of the time of the Serenissima and you can admire the most iconic places in Venice: the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile.

Saint Mark and Rialto Self-Guided Tour

7. Saint Mark and Rialto Self-Guided Tour

See the best of Venice, day or night, on a self-guided tour of the San Marco and Rialto areas. This mobile app includes a map which guides you through the city, letting you decide what to see. Take in the 31 attractions on the route, including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge with its local markets and the majestic Accademia Bridge. Enjoy commentary on the audio guide that takes you through the thousand-year-old history of St. Mark’s Square. Download the app on your device and you won’t get lost in the maze of streets. Visit the many intriguing corners of Venice at your own pace. The itinerary: - Rialto and San Marco areas - Jewish Ghetto and Canareggio area - Arsenale and Castello area, where Venice’s myth was built - From the imposing Frari Basilica to the Rialto Bridge and S. Croce Area - Dorsoduro area and Punta della Dogana The mobile app has a map which guides you anytime, letting you decide the pace of your visit as you listen to the automatic audio-narration on the city’s panoramic highlights. On the device see the text of the description under the picture of the attractions.

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Walking Tour

8. Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Walking Tour

Discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. This mobile app includes a map which escorts you through the city, letting you decide what to see. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 120 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale the majestic Accademia Bridge and much more. Thanks to this app, you will also enjoy the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians. Make your way along the Grand Canal aboard a traditional gondola with a professional gondolier. Pass the house where Mozart lived at Ca' Falletti and admire the beautiful exterior of Teatro La Fenice. Drift past the modern art museum of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, see the beautiful Palazzo Dario and the impressive church of Santa Maria della Salute. Continue to the Punta della Dogana in the old Sea Customs House and end at St. Mark's Square with its amazing Byzantine basilica.  Then, stroll through the heart of the city with a guide in your chosen language. Explore the Rialto and St Mark's area and the network of canals and narrow streets. Arrive at the Rialto Bridge and see the historical market before you cross over the Grand Canal. Listen to tales about the district and learn more about some of the historical figures who lived there, such as Marco Polo.

Venice: Punta della Dogana Ticket, Tour, & Terrace Cocktail

9. Venice: Punta della Dogana Ticket, Tour, & Terrace Cocktail

Discover the history of the Punta della Dogana art museum in Venice on a guided tour. Go up to the roof and enjoy a cocktail and the views of the city. Get access to the to Grassi place on the next day for as long as the exhibition 'Marlene Dumas. Open-end' lasts.  Head to the Punta Della Dogana and meet your guide. Find out about how the Punta della Dogana has changed over the years from a sea customs house. Go back in time to the 15th century and trace the story of this building and how it is connected with the city's commercial activities.  Hear about the building's renovation project which was headed by the architect Tadao Ando. Learn about its transformation into a museum of contemporary art. Go up to the terrace and admire the museum's stunning views of the San Marco basin.  End your tour after the museum's closure with a cocktail of prosecco, spritz, fresh juices and Venetian cicchetti on the terrace. The ticket also provides access to the 18th-century, neoclassical palace Grassi on the day after your tour. 

Dorsoduro District, Venice: Private Tour

10. Dorsoduro District, Venice: Private Tour

Starting at the Gallerie dell'Accademia you will start a unique walk through the Dorsoduro district. You will first head towards the Basilica della Salute, a fascinating example of Baroque architecture, and arrive at Punta della Dogana, the best panoramic spot in town overlooking the heart of the Venetian lagoon and S. Mark's Square. In the meantime, you will walk by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the beautiful secret corners of the city's most exclusive area. Enjoy walking along the side of the Giudecca Canal and stop for a coffee or ice cream before discovering where the gondolas – traditional Venetian black boats – are made by hand. Local Venetians absolutely adore this district because it maintains a human dimension with its 'campi,' the equivalent of small squares. University students roam around these squares, people shop at the local fruit and vegetable stalls, and families gather for wholesome activities.

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What people are saying about Punta della Dogana

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 2,168 reviews

The gondola experience was very nice and the guide perfectly completed it with interesting explanations. The crew was also amazing, the guide was very funny and made it even more enjoyable. Would definitely recommend it!

Ee are satisfied with the service. We came a slightly late because we had a confusion of info google map; but the crew was very supportive and the ride was smooth and we feel happy. Thank you for the hospitality.

A beautiful day enjoying the view and the canals. Value for money. Good directions on how to find the kiosk.

At first it was a bit of a wait until everyone was gathered but well worth it.

Amazing! We loved our experience. Easy check in and right on time.