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Venice: Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace

1. Venice: Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace

Discover the essence of Venice on an intimate guided tour, exploring two of the city's most iconic sites: the Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge's Palace. With skip-the-line tickets included, you'll bypass the queues and immerse yourself in the grandeur of these Venetian marvels under the expert guidance of your knowledgeable host. Begin your journey at St. Mark's Square, where you'll be captivated by the historic Clock Tower and the majestic Marble Lions. Delve into Venice's rich history as your guide shares fascinating tales of the city's past. Then, step inside the renowned Basilica of St. Mark with exclusive access, marveling at its shimmering golden mosaics and lavish décor while uncovering its significance as a symbol of Venetian prestige and prosperity. Continue exploring the magnificent Doge's Palace, a splendid example of Gothic architecture and once the seat of Venetian governance. Gain insight into the lives of the Venetian Doges and the masterful craftsmen behind the palace's intricate design. As you wander through this architectural gem, soak in panoramic views of the lagoon and hear captivating stories, including the legendary exploits of Casanova and the poignant tale of the Bridge of Sighs and the adjoining Old and New Prisons. After the tour, extend your Venetian odyssey with complimentary access to the Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana, where you can further immerse yourself in Venice's rich heritage and culture.

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

2. Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Lagoon Trip

Depart from the railway station on Piazzale Roma and journey to Murano, famous for its glass-blowing industry. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the still-thriving tradition has been passed down over generations and each glass blower has developed their own personal style. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration and learn to recognize the difference between the various artisans and brands during your stay on the island. Then, continue to the island of Burano, known for its crochet work and brightly colored houses. Get picture-perfect views of the landmarks of Burano, such as the leaning bell tower and the main square of Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi, named after a major 18th-century Venetian composer. Look in some of the lace shops during your visit to the island. Then, conclude your travels at the starting point of your tour.

Venice: Doge's Palace and St Mark's Tour with Gondola Ride

3. Venice: Doge's Palace and St Mark's Tour with Gondola Ride

Home to the magnificent St Mark’s Basilica, Bell Tower and Doge’s Palace, St. Mark's is the largest square in Venice. Discover the highlights of Venice's main sights, with a traditional gondola ride. After meeting your guide, skip the line and enter the awe-inspiring St Mark's Basilica. The church dominates the square with its incredible facade and domed roof. However, the interior is even more stunning. Learn about its fascinating history with your guide. Then, visit the majestic Doges Palace which was once home to Venice's justice system, prison as well its Duke. Bypassing the queues your guide will walk you through the monuments imposing hallways and take you on a journey through time, discovering the ins and outs of the Venetian empire. Following your visit to the Doges palace, the guide will accompany you to our trusted gondolier a couple of blocks away. For the next half an hour, sit back, relax, and see Venice from a whole new vantage point.

From Lake Garda: Full-Day Guided Group Tour of Venice

4. From Lake Garda: Full-Day Guided Group Tour of Venice

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day guided tour to Venice from Lake Garda. Travel across the Veneto on an air-conditioned bus, and hop on a private boat to the heart of the city. Finally, join a walking tour from St. Mark's Square to Rialto Bridge. Following your pick-up from various points in the Lake Garda region, including Limone, Riva del Garda and Bardolino, transfer to Venice with a short coffee break (at your expense) near Soave. Arrive in Venice by 11:00 AM and hop on a private boat and cross the lagoon to St. Mark's. Take a 40-minute walking tour of St. Mark's Square, complete with a guide and headphones, and see some of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll the main streets to the Rialto Bridge and other monuments of “La Serenissima.” Learn more about the Republic of Venice and how it came to dominate the east and the west as the “Queen of the Adriatic.” The central district is teeming with beautiful squares, canals, crumbling mansions, ancient churches, artist workshops, and bridges — all of which you get to admire on this tour. In the afternoon, get some free time to relax and explore Venice on your own. Go off the beaten path for a more authentic look at everyday life in the city, or just sit back and people-watch in one of the many cafés of Piazza San Marco. At the end of the day trip, jump back on the boat to get from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus at approximately 5:45 PM.

From Lake Garda: Venice Full-Day Tour

5. From Lake Garda: Venice Full-Day Tour

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day tour to Venice from Lake Garda. On the journey from the Lake Garda region to Venice, you'll stop for a short coffee break along the motorway and then hop on-board a motorboat to cruise into the heart of the floating city. The estimated time of arrival in Venice is 11:00 a.m. There will be a chance to book an optional 25-minutes gondola ride (you can take arrangements with your tour leader on the bus). While in Venice, enjoy a walking tour to St Mark's and see many of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Bell Tower. Stroll along the main streets to Rialto Bridge and other monuments of La Serenissima. In the afternoon free time to relax and explore on your own. Go off the beaten path for a more authentic look of the everyday life in the city. Estimated departure by motorboat from the center to the bus is approximately at 5 p.m.

Venice: Exclusive Rooftop Terraces Tour with Prosecco

6. Venice: Exclusive Rooftop Terraces Tour with Prosecco

Discover Venice from its rooftops, get lost in Rialto market, and explore the ancient Red Light District on a guided walking tour. Experience a taste of local life as you discover private terraces, finishing with a traditional aperitivo with a panoramic view over the Grand Canal. Meet your local guide and start discovering the charming sestiere of San Polo, which is still mostly inhabited by locals. Enter private Venetian palaces and admire the wonderful views from hidden panoramic terraces. Uncover the simple authenticity of Venice, away from mass tourism, and go off the beaten path to learn about the local's way of life. Wander through the Rialto market and see where inhabitants browse for fresh fruit and vegetables. Stroll through the former Red Light District and learn more history of the city. Admire the sparkling waterways and canals with exclusive access to panoramic terraces not often found by tourists. Finish the tour in style as you clink your glass of Prosecco, celebrating in true Italian style.

Venice: St. Mark's, Doges Palace, Rialto, and Gondola Tour

7. Venice: St. Mark's, Doges Palace, Rialto, and Gondola Tour

Get ready to soak up all that Venice has to offer with this epic tour combining its main sites in One Day! Our journey starts in the famous St. Mark's Square - a true Italian gem. Meet up with your expert guide and dive deep into the juicy history of this iconic spot. You'll learn all about the Basilica di San Marco - its origins, the jaw-dropping historical events it's been through, before enjoying a guided visit inside! In the busy summer months, we've got you covered with skip-the-line access to this holy place. After your visit to St. Mark's Basilica, we'll take you on a magical journey through the enchanting backstreets hugging Venice's most romantic canals. Our next stop? The famous Rialto Bridge! Brace yourself for some amazing stories about this beauty before we saunter across to one of the best neighborhoods in the city - the Rialto District. To conclude the morning part of your tour, we've got a special treat for you to tick off your bucket list. Your friendly English-speaking guide will accompany you up with a skilled gondolier for a dreamy 30-minute cruise down Venice's grand canal and some hidden secret canals. Time to fuel up with some delicious lunch before meeting back up at St. Mark's Square for the second part of your tour. And guess what? This time, we'll skip the line and take you behind the scenes to explore the most impressive parts of a mind-blowing Venetian Gothic palace. Visiting both its charming and darker side with sites from the Golden Staircase, and paintings of Titian, to its feared torture chambers and the Bridge of Sighs all of course alongside your expert guide.

Venice: Saint Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

8. Venice: Saint Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

Your guide will provide you with a wealth of information regarding Saint Mark's Square and then accompany you on a detailed tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice, the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the sumptuous golden mosaics and impressive marble inlay flooring. Visit Saint Mark's Basilica first floor museum and see the famous horses and admire Saint Mark's Square from the Basilica's terrace. The tour lasts one hour and concludes outside the Basilica in Saint Mark's Square.

Venice: Guided Tour, St Mark's Basilica Ticket & Boat Tour

9. Venice: Guided Tour, St Mark's Basilica Ticket & Boat Tour

Take part in this small-group tour of Venice to see the best tourist spots and hidden gems. See the Bell Tower and Clock Tower, St. Mark's Square, and get an in-depth tour of St. Mark’s Basilica. Start your tour by strolling through St. Mark’s Square, equipped with complimentary headphones so that you can follow every word of your local guide. Listen as your guide discusses the major monuments including Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, the Bell Tower, and the Clock Tower. Head into St. Marks Basilica for a special tour. Walk through the famous church as your guide describes the history of the church and shows you the intricate mosaics and Byzantine architecture. Afterward, leave St. Mark's Square behind to admire a very different Venice. Visit Santa Maria Formosa, Calle Paradiso, Castello district, and areas known only to the locals.  Explore a world of narrow alleyways and meandering canals, punctuated by delicate bridges, and hidden architectural gems.  Hear stories about the Venetians who created this city from nothing. The it's time to relax and enjoy 1 hr tour of the Grand Canal and minor canals by boat. Sit back, relax and take in all the beauty of Venice from a completely different perspective as you glide down Venice's main water street to admire the important buildings that line its banks. They illustrate the great history of Venice, which your expert Venice tour guide will discuss along with stories about famous characters, who have at one time called this waterway their home. Limited to 8/9 people, and also visiting minor canals, it provides a very intimate and easy going tour of Venice far from the crowds of St. Mark’s.

Venice: City Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

10. Venice: City Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

The tour starts at St Mark's Square. Your guide will immediately introduce you to some of the cities most spectacular architectures, such as St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. Their striking facades make them two of the most recognised and impressive landmarks in Venice. Your guide will take you to the Remedio Bridge, where you can enjoy wonderful views of the Bridge of Sighs. Known by some as the "Lovers Bridge", listen as your guide tells you how it actually leads to Doge's prisons! Head along one of Venice's many other crooked bridges, and arrive at one of the cities largest squares, Campo Santa Maria Formosa. With 11 bridges and 9 streets branching off, there are plenty of secrets and stories to uncover at every turn. Pass through Campiello degli Orbi, a district that oozes authenticity, before continuing your tour to the Campiello Remer. This romantic corner of Venice boasts beautiful views of the iconic Rialto Bridge, however it is not often found by wandering tourists! The tour will come to an end as you approach Calle Scaleta, the home of famous explorer, Marco Polo. Listen as your tour guide relays fascinating facts and stories about the former adventurer. With countless hidden gems, beautiful streets and canal views at every turn, this walking tour is the perfect introduction to Venice. Further enjoy a complimentary sightseeing mobile-app, included in your ticket. Download the app and enjoy self-guided walking itineraries, audio commentary and more.

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It was a really good tour to experience Venice. The Gondola ride was really nice. It wander through several small canals and out into the Grand Canal with a view of the Rialto Bridge. Our guide Adrianna was excellent. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate about the history of her city. You will be lucky to get her.

If you love to immerse on a colorful history then this is the tour for you, the guide francesa is very accomodating and very helpful especially we have an elderly person with us who’s challenged with her mobility, she helped in getting a wheelchair for her during our tour

Everything perfect, both the transport and the driving. Also the experience in the glass blowing furnace very nice. The only comment I would like to make is that from the voucher it was not clear which company we were leaving with.

Sandra was a great tour guide. The tour is worth it, you’ll find out lots of interesting information about Venice, and the history of Venice.

excellent tour, small group indeed. 15 of us.. excellent guide