Explore medieval Venice on this 3.5-hour tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Marvel at the magnificent interiors of the buildings, and…
Skip the long lines to one of the most iconic buildings in Venice with a fast track ticket to the Doge's Palace. Discover the center of political…
Explore the most beautiful sights in Venice on a walking tour that includes Marco Polo’s House, the Piazza San Marco, and Santa Maria Formosa. Then…
Immerse yourself in the food, wine and culture of Venice on a 4-hour walking tour with tastings. Explore the hidden treasures of “La Serenissima” at…
Take a tour by motorboat to the islands in the Venice Lagoon, and visit the Glass Island of Murano, the Fisherman’s Island of Burano, and the Eternal…
Enjoy a skip-the line tour that provides fast access to the most emblematic monuments of Venice: the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Marvel at…
Discover the secret sights of Venice on a 1.5-hour walking tour, and get a more intimate experience of life in the city. Wander the streets off the…
Walk through Venice with an expert guide to discover the city's many treasures. Visit the facades of the Fenice Theatre, Scala del Bovolo, and Rialto…
Don't miss out becoming an insider in Venice! On this essential guided tour, you will be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and…
Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Doge’s Palace: a symbol of Venice and its history, and a breathtaking architectural masterpiece.
Take a unique tour of Venice with an actor guide and experience all the theater of the Venice Carnival. Hear stories about the city's historical…
Taste delicious traditional dishes and visit the highlights of the most famous built-on-the-water city of the world. This 2.5 hour tour is led by a…
Visit the Doge’s Palace in Venice and discover a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture. See the center of the…
Venice might be better known for its canals, but don't forget to explore its winding streets for what many might consider a local's perspective. Here are five fun facts to bear in mind.
Venetian houses tend to face the canal, so many of its haphazard streets arose simply as gaps between buildings. The narrowest is Ramo Varisco, at only 53cm wide!
Venice's church towers, or "campanili," do more than just sound the hour - they've historically also been used as lighthouses and fire guard stations.
Think you won't see enough of Venice's canals on a walking tour? Think again! The city has 431 bridges to traverse. The Rialto Bridge dates back to the 16th century.
Despite having over 400 gondoliers in a tradition that dates back centuries, Venice didn't get a female gondolier until 2010!
Visit the Palazzo Loredan to see the birthplace of Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, who, in 1678, received a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Padua.
Walking tours are a great way to see the city, but it wouldn't be Venice without a ride along the city's canals. Fortunately there are several walking and gondola tour combination packages to choose from, with prices starting from €43.
If you're visiting Venice on the cheap then you might choose to opt for a free walking tour. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there is a catch! Remember your guide does this for a living so bring some cash in order to pay what you think it was worth at the end. If you don't, be prepared to shuffle away sheepishly!
Attractions in Venice
- 1Piazza San Marco
- 2Doge's Palace
- 3Bridge of Sighs
- 4Grand Canal
- 6Venetian Lagoon
- 8Lido di Venezia
- 9Correr Museum
- 10Pala d'Oro
- 11Piazzale Roma
- 12Saint Mark's Basilica
- 13Marciana National Library
- 14Rialto Bridge
- 16San Polo
- 17Peggy Guggenheim Collection
- 19Teatro La Fenice
- 20The Mercerie, Venice
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What People Are Saying About Venice
A great tour guide, informative and helpful, Fascinating facts on the history of Venice given to us in the Doug Palace, from when the merchant's came and trade began to Venice today and its competitors around the world. The Basilica is the most stunning building you can enter, and as part of this trip you get to sit and admire it's golden beauty whilst learning about its many years of construction, bellisimo as the Italians would say
Michaela, our guide, was informative, friendly and good fun. Saw places we wouldn't have done and went to places that the locals go to. Would definitely recommend.
Our guide Matteo was very informative and seemed to know a lot of history and detail about Venice. Although the gondola is quite touristic, it s a must when in Venice.
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Francesca, we learnt so much, and really got a feel for the city and its inhabitants.
Excellent guide, with a lot of humor and knowledge about the city architecture and the historical monuments :):):) Amazing !!!