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Punta della Dogana: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

1. Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

Feel the essence of Venice as you explore hidden and picturesque waterways near the Grand Canal with a gondola ride. Listen to in-app commentary to learn more about the city as you admire the sights. Start your activity by meeting the host, who will explain some curiosities about the history of gondolas and gondoliers. Get free access to an app with commentary of your itinerary on the gondola. As you enjoy the beauties of the Grand Canal, admire the marvelous Palaces such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, the Punta della Dogana. Discover the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre and the Mozart House along the romantic and hidden waterways. At the end of your ride, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Saint Mark’s Basin with San Giorgio Island.

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Live Commentary

2. Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Live Commentary

Explore the canals of Venice aboard a gondola. Enjoy live commentary from your guide as your gondolier takes you down narrow ways and along the Grand Canal. Learn about the city's palaces, churches, and attractions. Hear about local stories and the 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 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. 

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Grand Canal

3. Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Grand Canal

Board an authentic gondola and take a romantic journey along the Grand Canal in Venice. See the historic sights along the shoreline as you glide down the canal. Set off from the departure point and admire marvelous palaces, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute. Explore the secret waterways of Venice and soak up the city's atmosphere with your friends or your beloved. Travel by gondola close to St. Mark's Square, Fenice Opera House, Punta della Dogana, and many other charming palaces. Pass under a small bridge as you discover the hidden spots reachable only by gondola.

Venice: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Entry Ticket

4. Venice: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Entry Ticket

Admire the works of the Pinault Collection in the current exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana with this combined entry ticket. Discover the "CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century" exhibit at Palazzo Grassi and the "Icônes" exhibition at Punta della Dogana. The exhibition "CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century" brings together over four hundred works that bring the twentieth century to life through the events, social phenomena, and illustrious figures that marked it. Spanning from the 1910s to the early 1980s, this selection presents the work of more than one hundred and fifty international artists including Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, André Kertész, Horst P. Horst, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, and Helmut Newton, among others, as well as the illustrators Eduardo Garcia Benito, Helen Dryden, and George Wolfe Plank. Between figuration and abstraction, the exhibition "Icônes" at Punta della Dogana invokes all the dimensions of the image in the artistic context—paintings, videos, sounds, installations, performances—through a selection of emblematic works from the Pinault Collection, and new dialogues between artists who are particularly important for the Collection (David Hammons/Agnes Martin; Danh Vo/Rudolf Stingel; Sherrie Levine/On Kawara...). Uncover the beauty of the interior of Palazzo Grassi, an 18th-century building 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 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

5. 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 breathtaking 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 and Murano: Panoramic Boat Tour with Audio Guide

6. Venice and Murano: Panoramic Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Explore the highlights of Venice and the island of Murano with an eco-friendly boat tour. Embark and disembark at San Marco and Murano and learn facinating stories behind attractions using your audio guide. Observe local craftsmen at work with a demonstration at a glassworks factory. Download your audio tour onto your smartphone device and board the ship at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia. Enjoy panoramic views from the wide windows on the covered boat. Admire the beauty of the Giudecca Canal and its palaces and churches. Take in views of the the Molino Stucky hotel, the Italian Baroque architecture Gesuati Church, the  Renaissance  Redentore Church and the Punta della Dogana art museum. Get off at St. Mark's Square and discover iconic sites, monuments, history, and legends from the Serenissima Republic with your audio guide. Depart from San Marco and reach the island of Murano where you will have the opportunity to see a master glassmaker work with a glassblowing furnace. Listen to commentary created by the Authorized Tourist Guide Cooperative of Venice and by the Venetian storyteller Alberto Toso Fei. Get access to five audio guide itineraries in the San Marco area and one in the Murano area. Finish your tour at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia.

Venice: Panoramic Cruise and Sunset Aperitif on the Lagoon

7. Venice: Panoramic Cruise and Sunset Aperitif on the Lagoon

Join this panoramic cruise and enjoy a typical Venetian aperitif in St. Mark's Basin. Take in a stunning sunset on board as you pass in front of Saint Mark's Square and see Venice's islands and its most romantic sights. Start your cruise in San Marco's square. After boarding, enjoy an aperitif as you sail through Venice. Cruise past Venice's islands and enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset and St. Mark's Square. After a romantic, colorful evening, return to your boarding board in St. Mark's Square.

2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

8. 2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

On the first day, depart from the Roma Termini Train Station at 6:50 AM. In three and a half hours you will reach the Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station, where you will meet your guide. Upon arrival in Venice, you will check in at the hotel. Your unforgettable journey will start from here. Walking along the Grand Canal and crossing the historic center of Cannaregio with its delightful little streets, you will head towards to San Marco Square where you can admire the most famous monuments of Venice, such as the 700-year-old basilica of San Marco and its museum as well as the San Marco Campanile. Also see the Clock Tower of the first Renaissance building, the Ducal Palace in Venetian Gothic style and the Bridge of Sighs, where you can take romantic and unforgettable photos. After lunch, you will head for the magnificent Rialto Bridge, where you can admire the splendid view of the Grand Canal and stroll through the ancient Rialto market. Afterwards you will visit the historical Panoramic Terrace of Fontego dei Tedeschi, now the residence of some of the most famous brand shops, where you can enjoy the best view of Venice. Then have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel to end day one of your trip.  On the second day, you will meet with your guide at 9:00 AM in front of the hotel and head to the vaporetto station. There you will board a boat in the direction of the extraordinary Santa Maria della Salute, located at Punta della Dogana between the Canale Grande and Giudecca. During the short trip, you can admire the Grand Canal and its breathtaking view from the sea. Upon arrival, you will visit the 17th-century Basilica built in Baroque style and here you can take some remarkable photos. Afterwards, you will head to the Accademia Bridge, where you can admire a different panoramic view of the Grand Canal. After lunch, you will go to the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, the hidden treasure of Venice, a staircase characterized by a style between Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine. Then you will be satisfied with the wonderful views of the city thanks to a traditional gondola ride that will show you the best of the Venice canal. After your gondola ride, you will board a vaporetto and return to your hotel. Take your bags and go to the train station where you catch the train at 4:35 PM back to Rome.

Venice: Rialto, Guggenheim, and Fondaco Terrace Walking Tour

9. Venice: Rialto, Guggenheim, and Fondaco Terrace Walking Tour

Join us at Campo San Bartolomeo, in the heart of Venice, to meet our professional guide. Admire the famous statue of Carlo Goldoni, and take in the beautiful architecture of the square before embarking on a journey through time. Step back in time and experience the heart of Venice as you see the iconic Rialto Bridge from the lower part, you'll be able to appreciate the magnificent structure as it towers above the shimmering waters of the canal. where merchants have been trading for centuries. Your English-speaking guide will take you on a journey through history, sharing fascinating tales of the bridge's construction and the vibrant markets that once crowded its banks. The Fondaco dei Tedeschi is a hidden gem in Venice that's waiting to be discovered by you! This historic building was once the hub of trade for German merchants in Venice and now serves as a premier shopping center with an amazing rooftop terrace. You'll climb up the stairs to the top floor where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop terrace. From here, you can see the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, and even the bell tower of St. Mark's Basilica As we explore the charming streets of Venice, we'll stumble upon a hidden treasure - the Bovolo. This unique architectural gem boasts a magnificent spiral staircase that offers stunning views of Venice's rooftops. Your guide will explain the fascinating history of this staircase and its significance to Venice's architecture. But that's not all! We'll also pass by the beautiful Chiesa Santo Stefano, a charming church with a unique facade that dates back to the 13th-14th century. Your guide will share interesting stories and facts about the church's rich history and cultural significance. Prepare to be enchanted as you cross the famous Ponte dell'Accademia, a picturesque wooden bridge that spans the Grand Canal. The current bridge was built in 1933 to replace an earlier iron bridge constructed by the Austrians later on. As we make our way through the picturesque streets of Venice, we'll arrive at one of the city's most renowned art institutions - the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Peggy Guggenheim was a prominent American art collector and patron who had a great love for modern art such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Salvador Dali. Your guide will take you on a journey through the museum, sharing fascinating stories about Peggy's life, her love of art, and the significance of her collection. We'll come across the stunning Chiesa della Salute. This beautiful church, one of the most important artpiece of the Venetian Baroque period. As we reach the end of our tour, we'll make our way to Punta della Dogana, a contemporary art museum. It's the perfect place to snap some photos, and also you can take the traditional gondola of Venice to the famous St. Mark Square. And with that, our tour concludes, but the memories and knowledge gained will stay with you forever.

Venice: Professional photoshoot at Punta della Dogana

10. Venice: Professional photoshoot at Punta della Dogana

Located in the heart of Venice, Punta della Dogana is an absolute must-visit destination for art enthusiasts and cultural explorers. From the gorgeous panoramic views of the Grand Canal to the surrounding Venetian lagoon, this iconic landmark offers a picturesque backdrop that’s perfect for capturing wonderful memories. Your photographer will meet you at the location and skilfully guide you through the photoshoot using their local knowledge, capturing moments that will be cherished for years to come. After the photoshoot, you will receive your edited photos in a digital gallery link within 48 hours directly to your phone or email. Book your photoshoot now and capture the essence of your trip to Venice in every frame.

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What people are saying about Punta della Dogana

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based on 7,130 reviews

This was a lovely time! Even though it was rainy, it was still a very cool experience, and our tour guide Riccardo was very informative, charming and engaging. (He gave me some great restaurant recommendations too!) The trip in total was about 45 minutes and there was no wasted time. Definitely recommend!

We were well looked after, Michael was very friendly and gave us fascinating insights into the life of a gondolier. The whole process was very easy and a great start to our exploration of Venice.

Great to walk & hear about the city’s history. Windy conditions limit the gondola in the grand canal, which is a bummer. Great experience, worth it!

Everything was executed perfectly, from the moment we registered till the end! Views of Venice was simply beautiful. Highly recommended!

Great fun! Little walk to the boat with a nice explanation of the city then the gondola ride was a good amount of time :))