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Venice Attractions & Tours (47)

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Skip the Line: Venice in One Day

[Category: Tours & Sightseeing]
First time in Venice? You'll see all the highlights of this magical city on this combined walking and boat tour. Plus, you'll skip the long lines at St. Mark's Basilica - don't waste time waiting in lines when you're on vacation!

Your comprehensive introduction to Venice begins with a two-hour walking tour highlighting all the important monuments, from San Marco Square to the Rialto Bridge. You'll learn the history behind the famous landmarks, including the basilica's Byzantine heritage and the adjoining prisons of the Doge's Palace. Plus, you'll visit the famed basilica of St. Mark's without having to stand in long queues!

Leaving the crowds behind, you'll enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways, alleys, canals and delicate bridges. Highlights include Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Marco Polo's House, an old merchant's warehouse and the most beautiful well-head in Venice, before finishing the tour near the Rialto Bridge.

Enjoy free time between your Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Boat Tour. Exact times will vary depending on the season, however most walking tours will conclude at approximately 1:10pm (except Sunday at 4:00pm), with the boat tours starting between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Details of the exact meeting location and time for the Grand Canal Boat Tour will be given by your guide after the walking tour.

Next, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Grand Canal of Venice. Along the way you will learn the history of the stunning palaces and churches that line the famous canal, as well as anecdotes about the famous people who have resided on Venice's most important 'street'. You'll also enjoy a fascinating tour of the minor canals of Venice.

St. Mark's Basilica is free of charge to enter and we guarantee that you'll skip any long lines as part of this tour. Venice is subject to flash floods and occasionally the Basilica is closed to the public (without notice) because of high water or festivities.

» Duration: 3 hours
» from EUR 58.00 | update prices

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

[Category: Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours]
Share a gondola with other travelers along the canals of Venice and be serenaded as your group of gondolas glide along the Grand Canal. A musician and a singer will be on board to play music and sing songs throughout the 35-minute ride. Great value for money! Only a gondola ride can capture the magic of Venice.

You'll be captivated by the glamor and elegance of Venice and its magnificent palaces and churches lining the Grand Canal as you glide along in an authentic gondola.

Each gondola holds maximum 6 passengers. There are approx. 10 gondolas per tour. The musician will board one of the gondolas to perform throughout the trip. Gondola serenades on the canals of Venice regularly sell out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

» Duration: 35 minutes
» from EUR 44.00 | update prices

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

[Category: Day Trips & Excursions]
Explore the famous islands of the Venice lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello - on a half-day excursion. You'll see a glass-blowing display on Murano, shop for lace on Burano and visit Venice's first church on the tranquil island of Torcello. This morning or afternoon tour is a great introduction to the magical islands of the Venetian lagoon.

Boarding a comfortable motor boat, you'll speed along the Venetian lagoon to Murano, famous for its glassware. During the visit you'll explore shops, factories and watch the skilled glass-blowers as they create works of art. You'll also have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass.

Re-board your motor boat you'll journey to the island of Burano to admire picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors, and, of course, the famous lace. You can visit a museum dedicated to the craft of lace, and purchase the beautiful lace at local shops.

The last island stop is Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian lagoon. You'll see the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remains of the circular baptistery in the church of Santa Fosca.

Special Offer - Book and travel before April 30, 2018, and save 10% on the recommended retail price. - Book Now!

» Duration: 4 hours
» from EUR 18.00 | update prices

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

[Category: Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours]
Take a guided walking tour of Venice and admire its hidden treasures nestled amid its squares, bridges and narrow streets. Prepare to be enchanted by the world?s most romantic city as you wander through its picturesque cobblestone alleyways and enjoy a gondola ride through the Grand Canal.

After meeting your expert guide near the Piazza San Marco, you'll take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Venice. Have your camera ready for unforgettable pictures of intriguing, yet lesser-known Venice sights that will chart your route as you walk. The exact itinerary on your Venice Walking Tour will be determined by your guide on the day.

You half-day tour will continue with a 35-minute gondola ride along Venice?s famous Grand Canal - undoubtedly a highlight of your trip.

This is the perfect way to get to know Venice as a must-do introductory city tour for new visitors, as well as anyone interested in the city?s colorful history. The tour does not include interior visits.

» Duration: 2 hours
» from EUR 44.00 | update prices

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour including Basilica di San Marco

[Category: Tours & Sightseeing]
See the top Venice attractions in a short space of time on this comprehensive Best of Venice walking tour! With an expert guide, see sights like the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco (St Mark?s Square), and then enjoy a tour of the Basilica di San Marco, where you?ll have skip-the-line access.

If you want to see more, upgrade to include a Doge's Palace tour! Explore its opulent public rooms, see the Bridge of Sighs and learn about the doges, who ruled Venice in bygone times.

Your two-hour Venice walking tour starts at an iconic Venice attraction -- the elegant Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) -- a favorite sight for many and the oldest bridge in Venice. From this beautiful marble landmark you'll head off with your guide, listening to fascinating anecdotes and stories about the city as you walk.

Pass Marco Polo's house, and hear tales of this popular Venetian explorer and his seafaring adventures. You'll walk through lively Venice squares, including Campo San Luca and Campo SS Giovanni Paolo, and see locals going about their daily business shadowed by the city?s historic structures of varying architectural styles.

Next visit Piazza San Marco, a highlight of any trip to Venice. As you stroll around this must-see square, you'll see Doges Palace with its distinctive, white-limestone facade. Giancomo Casanova, Venice's legendary lover, was once held captive in the palace?s prison.

Continue to St Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco), which is often considered the finest example of Byzantine architecture in the world. Skip the long lines outside the basilica for a rare guided tour of its second level and terraces. Be sure to bring your camera to capture views of the bustling piazza below!

Upgrade to a small-group tour (3-hour duration and 2pm start):
Keen to see all these Venice sights in a small-group of no more than 10 people, and enjoy a Grand Canal water taxi ride? Then upgrade and hop aboard a luxury water taxi and see the delights of Venice's Grand Canal on a 1-hour sightseeing tour. Follow this with a small-group walking tour, seeing all the sights listed in the standard tour plus the Bovolo Staircase and Goldoni Theatre.

Upgrade to include a tour of Doge's Palace:
More time to spend? Upgrade to include a 1.5-tour of Doge's Palace. Enjoy skip-the-line access and a guided tour of the palace's ornately decorated public rooms. See incredible Renaissance art, including ceiling frescos by Tintoretto and the Veronese masterpiece Virtues of the Republic. As you walk through the Trial Chambers of the Council of Ten, see the corner of the room where accusations of treachery were passed to the secret service. Your Doge's Palace tour ends at the palace's Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), named to signify prisoners? weary sighs as they caught their last sight of beautiful Venice.

Special Offer - Book before April 30, 2018, and save 10% on the recommended retail price. Offer excludes 'Small-Group Tour' option. - Book Now!

» Duration: Varies
» from EUR 38.70 | update prices

Dolomite Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Venice

[Category: Day Trips & Excursions]
Travel into the exquisite mountain scenery of the Dolomites on a minivan day trip from Venice. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 people on this small group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide. There will be numerous stops throughout the day so the driving time is kept to a minimum.

After only an hour's drive from Venice, you'll emerge into a land of towering peaks and peaceful valleys dotted with villages. Before entering the Sesto region, you'll stop for morning coffee at Pieve di Cadore, a typical Italian village surrounded by soaring peaks, the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Titian.

After stopping to admire Lake Santa Caterina, you'll visit Lake Misurina, 'the pearl of the Dolomites'. The lake is famous for its breathtaking views of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the most celebrated peaks of the Sesto region. You'll drive up to the base of the Tre Cime for truly spectacular views of the Dolomite Mountains, stretching as far as the eye can see.

Enjoy an optional lunch at a local trattoria, then a short (optional) walk is offered along a level trail to further appreciate the dramatic scenery of the area. In the afternoon, drive into the Cortina region to visit the cosmopolitan ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, pausing at a panoramic viewpoint to admire the town circled by soft green meadows and towering mountains.

Enjoy free time to wander around the town of Cortina, with its streets lined with elegant boutiques, or relax at one of the street-side cafes. In the late afternoon, you'll travel back to Venice, passing several major peaks. Relax on the drive and savor the different colors of the Dolomites in the late-afternoon sun.

Special Offer - Book and travel before March 31, 2018 and save 10% on the recommended retail price. - Book Now!

» Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
» from EUR 135.00 | update prices

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

[Category: Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours]
For the quintessential Venetian experience, take a serenaded gondola ride on the canals of Venice then enjoy lunch or dinner at Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant, near La Fenice Theater. You'll swoon to the magic of Venice on your gondola ride, then enjoy a meal at a Venice restaurant.

Likely to Sell-out! Serenaded gondola rides on the canals of Venice regularly sell out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

You'll be captivated by the glamor and elegance of Venice as you glide in a gondola on Venice's canals. A musician and a singer will be on board to play music and sing songs throughout the 35-minute ride.

At the end of the gondola ride, disembark at Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, one of the most famous squares in Venice. From here, continue to Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant, near La Fenice Theater, for a two-course meal.

Please note that for the 3:30pm tour you can combine it with lunch to be taken before the gondola serenade between 12:00 and 3:00pm or with dinner to be taken between 7:00pm and 9:00pm.

» Duration: 2 hours
» from EUR 85.00 | update prices

Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour

[Category: Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours]
The best way to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of a city built on water is by boat! Gliding through Venice's Grand Canal and minor canals, you'll be introduced to the splendid palaces, churches, bridges, gardens and warehouses lining the city's liquid streets. Your luxurious motor-launch boat tour of the Grand Canal brings the magic of Venice alive.

As you ride, you'll learn about the origins and evolution of the Grand Canal, Venice's most important 'street', and take a fascinating journey through minor canals to see parts of Venice that are seldom visited by tourists. Unlike a ride in a gondola, on the Grand Canal Boat Tour you'll travel through many diverse areas of the city and enjoy a thorough introduction to the city of Venice.

This boat tour is ideal for photographers! The boats are small enough to navigate the minor canals, with enough space for you to comfortably sit outside to take photographs and listen to the detailed commentary provided by your guide. All boats are equipped with microphones and speakers so you can clearly hear the commentary.

An absolute must if you're a first-time visitor to Venice, the Grand Canal Boat Tour will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.

» Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
» from EUR 43.00 | update prices

Veneto Hill Towns Small Group Day Trip from Venice

[Category: Day Trips & Excursions]
Enjoy a relaxing day in the beautiful hills of the Veneto, visiting the towns of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa, the Palladian Villa Barbaro and a prosecco vineyard. You'll stroll around enchanting hill towns, and savor the cuisine and wines of the Veneto region. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 people on this small group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.

Fist stop is the medieval village Marostica, where the famous living game of chess is played every September in even-numbered years. Your tour includes a walk through the backstreets of this charming town.

Next stop is the enchanting Asolo, known as 'the pearl of the Veneto' with its delightful gardens and palatial villas, you'll visit picturesque Bassano del Grappa. Here, you'll take a guided tour of the town and have free time to shop for grappa (the local firewater), ceramics and porcini mushrooms.

A tour of the Veneto would be incomplete without visiting a Palladian villa. The Villa Barbaro is one of the most celebrated works by the famous Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, with fine frescoes by Veronese. The price of the tour includes entrance fees and a guided tour of the Villa Barbaro with a local expert guide.

Veneto is a land of good food and wine, and for lunch (optional) a local restaurant has been selected where you can taste the regional cuisine accompanied by local wines. Saving the best till last, the tour concludes on the prosecco wine road and a visit to a local vineyard. Your day in the Veneto will come to a close with a refreshing glass of local prosecco (sparkling wine) or two.

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» Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
» from EUR 125.00 | update prices

Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

[Category: Walking & Biking Tours]
This two-hour walking tour is an absolute must if you're a first-time visitor to Venice! You'll visit St. Mark's Basilica in St Mark's Square and other famous highlights, and discover the 'real Venice' as you enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways and alleys. Plus, you'll skip the long lines at St. Mark's Basilica- don't waste time waiting in lines when you're on vacation!

Your comprehensive two-hour walking tour highlights all the important monuments, from San Marco Square to the Rialto Bridge. You'll learn the history behind the famous landmarks, plus visit the famed basilica of St. Mark's without having to stand in long queues.

Then, you'll discover the 'real Venice', a magical city of meandering canals crossed by delicate bridges. Through the sights and informative commentary provided by your guide, you'll learn how illustrious Venetians such as Marco Polo made Venice such a vibrant and influential power. You'll see Marco Polo's House and hear tales of this legendary globe-trotting Venetian.

You'll also discover the Venice of today, and hear what it is like to live in the most beautiful city in the world. The tour conveniently concludes at the Rialto Bridge.

Skip the Line! Book your Original Venice Walking Tour ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue at St. Marks Basilica. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation! Please note: Occasionally the basilica will be closed to the public (without notice) because of religious festivities or high water.

» Duration: 2 hours
» from EUR 22.00 | update prices

Venice Ghost Walking Tour

[Category: Cultural & Theme Tours]

Venice by night is a place of romance and mystery - and the ghosts of the past! This ghost walking tour takes you on a journey through the hidden Venice, and tells the tale of six intriguing ghost stories that will bring a chill to the night's air! In addition to hearing ghost stories and legends, you'll hear little-known facts about Venice and its history, and visit tucked-away backstreets well off the beaten track.

Your adventure starts at the Rialto Bridge, from where you'll descend into the labyrinth of Venice, crossing sleeping canals and abandoned squares. In fact it will feel as if you have Venice to yourself, as the only sounds you'll hear will be the echoes of distant footsteps.

In between the ghost stories, you'll hear gruesome tales from Venice's past as you take a stroll along the narrow alleyway called the street of the Assassins, and learn of the murders that have taken place there. You'll also explore a secret passageway, one of the few surviving that were used by the inhabitants of palaces to flee from the authorities (subject to water levels).

The walking tour also highlights architectural gems and follies lost in the backstreets of Venice, including the delightful Bovolo staircase built for a wealthy Venetian at a time when many Venetians still traveled around the city on horseback. The elaborate spiral staircase enabled the wealthy nobleman to ride his horse up to his private apartments within his palace.

After following a winding route through Venice's labyrinth of backstreets, the tour finishes near the Rialto Bridge, where you'll enjoy a fine view of the main bridge over the Grand Canal.

Special Offer - Book and travel before April 30, 2018 and save 20% on the adult retail recommended price. - Book Now!

» Duration: 90 minutes
» from EUR 17.60 | update prices

Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

[Category: Walking & Biking Tours]
Discover Venice at your own pace, away from the tourist route, on a private half-day walking tour. Discuss the sites you wish to see with your guide and plan the itinerary of your in-depth, personalized walking tour. To ensure you get the most out of your tour, please include any specific requests at the time of booking.

If you are staying near San Marco, your itinerary can include:

  • Church of San Zaccaria
  • Santa Maria Formosa Church and Square
  • San Giovanni and Paolo Church
  • Rialto fruit and fish market
If you are staying near the train station area, your itinerary can include:
  • The Jewish Quarter
  • Madonna dell'Orto Church
  • Gesuiti Church
At the conclusion of your tour, you'll visit a traditional Venetian 'bacaro' (local bar) and taste local wine and a snack.

» Duration: 3 hours
» from EUR 75.00 | update prices

Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with Doges Palace

[Category: Tours & Sightseeing]
Let the Doges Palace Walking Tour through Venice lead you to the most sumptuous and splendidly decorated rooms of what used to be 'the brain' that governed the Republic of Venice. Along the way, your professional guide will provide you with informative commentary as well as discussing the infamous Council of Ten.

Afterwards, enjoy a tour of the highlights of the Doges Palace including the lavishly decorated chambers featuring works by Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese and many others. You will cross the Bridge of Sighs and learn about the diverse roles played in society by the Doge and his counselors who helped create the many institutions that made Venice the most modern and liberal state in Europe.

Special Offer - Book and travel before April 30, 2018 and save 20% on the adult retail recommended price. - Book Now!

» Duration: 2 hours
» from EUR 36.00 | update prices

Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade

[Category: Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours]
What could be more romantic than a private gondola ride for two in the most magical city in the world, Venice? As you float along in an authentic gondola, your gondolier will serenade you with songs of love as he navigates the beautiful canals of Venice.

Venice is made to be seen from the water, its faded splendor unfolding from your unique vantage point in a gondola. The experience is mesmerizing as you look up at the old Venetian palaces and watch the oars silently glide through the water. Floating beneath elegant bridges and traveling along small canals into the vibrant Grand Canal, it's easy to imagine Venice in its prime centuries ago.

This first-class private gondola ride is not to be missed!

» Duration: 35 minutes
» from EUR 86.25 | update prices

Venice Marco Polo Airport Link Arrival Transfer

[Category: Transfers & Ground Transport]
For that added personalized touch, book a shared boat ride on the Venice Airport Link from Marco Polo Airport to Venice.

The boat stops include:

  • Piazzale Roma
  • Carlton
  • Sabbioni
  • S.S. Apostoli
  • Rialto
  • San Vio, Trinita
  • S.Marco, S.Zaccaria
  • S.Maria Elisabetta
  • Sant'Angelo and Hotel Dei Dogi (for guests staying in this hotel, Residenza Cannaregio or Hotel Ai Mori d'Oriente).
The boat will alter its route (where possible) to drop you at the most convenient stop available to your Venice Hotel. This service is available for minimum 2 travelers. It must be pre-booked at least 48 hours prior to arrival and cannot be arranged when you arrive so get in early and book online today.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Venice hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's easy.

Passengers are advised that this is a shared transfer and you may be required to wait up to 30 minutes before transferring to your water taxi and onto Venice stops.

» Duration: 60 minutes
» from EUR 30.00 | update prices

Venice Airport Private Arrival Transfer

[Category: Transfers & Ground Transport]
There is only one way to travel from Venice International Airport to your Venice city hotel by private motorboat! Book this airport transfer for a fast, fun and hassle-free journey to your hotel. Board your motorboat, sit back and take in the sights of Venice as you glide along the Venetian lagoon. Traveling by private motorboat is the only way to arrive in Venice!

Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a private transfer so you will receive personalized attention and your motorboat is guaranteed to have no more than 6 passengers onboard.

You can choose from 2 different transfer options:

Meet and Greet service: Representative will meet you at the arrival terminal and take you to the pier embarkation point for your private motorboat arrival transfer.

  • Full Service: Representative will meet you at the arrival terminal and stay with you until you arrive at your hotel.
When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Venice city hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed at the time of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the representitive. Your driver will drop you at the most convenient stop available to your Venice hotel. It's that easy!

For an unforgettable, stress-free arrival in Venice, book a private motorboat transfer.

This transfer does not service Mestre hotels.

» Duration: 30 minutes
» from EUR 33.34 | update prices

Venice Marco Polo Airport Link Departure Transfer

[Category: Transfers & Ground Transport]
This is a shared boat service from Venice to Venice Marco Polo Airport.

You must meet the boat at either:

  • Piazzale Roma
  • Carlton
  • Sabbioni
  • S.S. Apostoli
  • Rialto
  • San Vio, Trinita,
  • S.Marco
  • S.Zaccaria
  • S.Maria Elisabetta
  • Sant'Angelo
  • Hotel Dei Dogi (for guests staying in this hotel, Residenza Cannaregio or Hotel Ai Mori d'Oriente)
This service is available for minimum 2 adult travelers. It must be pre-booked at least 48 hours prior to arrival and cannot be arranged when you arrive so get in early and book online today.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Venice hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's easy.

24 - 48 hours prior to departure transfer you will be required to call the operator and confirm the most convenient boat stop to meet the transfer and a message will be left at your hotel to advise where to meet the boat for your Marco Polo Airport Link Departure Transfer.

» Duration: 60 minutes
» from EUR 30.00 | update prices

Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

[Category: Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours]
Explore the famous islands of the Venice lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello - on a private half-day trip. You'll watch glass-blowers at work on Murano, shop for lace on Burano and visit Venice's first church on the tranquil island of Torcello. This private tour ensures you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide, and experience the magic of Venice's famous islands on one tour.

Boarding a comfortable motor boat, you'll speed along the Venetian lagoon to Murano, famous for its glassware. During the visit you'll explore shops, factories and watch the skilled glass-blowers as they create works of art. You'll also have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass.

Re-board your motor boat you'll journey to the island of Burano to admire picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors, and, of course, the famous lace. You can visit a museum dedicated to the craft of lace, and purchase the beautiful lace at local shops.

The last island stop is Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian lagoon. You'll see the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remains of the circular baptistery in the church of Santa Fosca.

» Duration: 4 hours
» from EUR 118.75 | update prices

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour

[Category: Cultural & Theme Tours]
See the best of Doge's Palace in Venice on a 2-hour skip-the-line tour! With a priority-access ticket, you won't waste time standing in line. Walk right past the long queue with your guide, and enjoy a tour that combines the palace's magnificent public rooms with rare access to the Piombi attic prison and the Bridge of Sighs. See Italian Renaissance artwork and learn about the darker deeds of the city's former rulers on this Doge's Palace tour with a difference!

Your tour begins at Piazza San Marco (St Mark?s Square), from where you'll stroll over to the elegant Doge?s Palace with your expert guide. Conveniently, your skip-the-line Doge?s Palace tickets offer fast-track entrance, so you'll walk straight past the long lines outside.

Easily Venice's most famous building, Doge?s Palace (or Palazzo Ducalo in Italian) is a mesmerizing example of Venetian Gothic architecture at its finest. Created in the 14th century for the doges of Venice, the rulers of the former Venetian Republic, the palace contains elaborately decorated public rooms alongside darker hidden chambers.

Start your 2-hour Doge?s Palace tour by exploring these ornate public rooms, where you'll see how the successive doges made their palace even more impressive with art by 15th-century Italian Renaissance artists. Gaze at Tintoretto's magnificent ceiling frescos, and see Veronese masterpieces such as the Virtues of the Republic. As you walk through the Trial Chambers of the Council of Ten, your guide will point out the vibrant ceiling panel, Juno Bestowing her Gifts on Venice, and the room's dark corner where accusations of treachery were passed to the secret service.

Next, it?s on to the Piombi, the ancient attic prison that traditionally held Venice's upper-class inmates under a lead-cased roof. The Piombi is rarely open to members of the public; enjoy an exclusive walk around these eerie chambers, and see where Casanova, Venice's legendary lover, was cruelly imprisoned.

By the 16th century, the attic prison cells were replaced by the New Prisons, although these horrifying chambers hardly fit the name by today's standards! The New Prisons were joined to Doge?s Palace by the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), named to signify the prisoners? sighs as they caught their last glimpse of beautiful Venice. You'll walk across the Bridge of Sighs independently and explore the New Prisons at leisure before your tour ends.

Special Offer - Book before April 30, 2018, and save 8% on the recommended retail price. - Book Now!

» Duration: 2 hours
» from EUR 57.00 | update prices

Venice Departure Transfer: Central Venice to Cruise Port

[Category: Transfers & Ground Transport]
Travel from your Venice City Hotel to Venice cruise port (Venezia Marittima or San Basilio) in style onboard a by private motorboat! Book this transfer for a fast, fun and hassle free journey to Venice cruise terminal. Board your motor boat, sit back and take in the sights as you glide along the Venetian lagoon. Traveling by private motorboat is the only way to depart Venice in style!

Transfer services are available 7 days a week. When making a booking, you will need to advise your cruise details and your Venice hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the hostess. It's that easy!

You can choose from 2 different transfer options:

  • Meet and Greet service: If your hotel does not have its own private pier the representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you to the closet embarkation point for your private motorboat departure transfer. If your hotel has its own private pier you will board your private motorboat departure transfer alone and the representative will meet you at the cruise pier and take you to the departure terminal at Venice port.
  • Full Service: Representative will meet you at your hotel lobby and stay with you until you arrive at the departure terminal at Venice port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Venice for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

» Duration: 25 minutes
» from EUR 29.16 | update prices

Venice Arrival Transfer: Cruise Port to Central Venice

[Category: Transfers & Ground Transport]
There is only one way to travel from Venice cruise port (Venezia Marittima or San Basilio) to your Venice city hotel by private motorboat! Book this cruise transfer for a fast, fun and hassle-free journey to your hotel. Board your motorboat, sit back and take in the sights of Venice as you glide along the Venetian lagoon. Traveling by private motorboat is the only way to arrive in Venice!

Transfer services are available 7 days a week for 1 to 6 people and 6 pieces of luggage. When making a booking, you will need to advise your cruise details and your Venice hotel details (if applicable). Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the hostess. It's that easy!

You can choose from 2 different transfer options:

  • Meet and Greet service: Representative will meet you at the arrival terminal and take you to the pier embarkation point for your private motorboat arrival transfer.
  • Full Service: Representative will meet you at the arrival terminal and stay with you until you arrive at your hotel.

» Duration: 60 minutes
» from EUR 25.00 | update prices

Small-Group Venice Gondola Ride

[Category: Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours]
Don?t spend extra time in Venice bartering for a ride on a gondola ? book this small-group gondola ride ahead of time so you can make the most of your time in Venice. During this quality gondola experience, you?ll glide through the Grand Canal and Sestriere San Marco. Guided by a master gondolier, handpicked for skill, you?ll see Venice's charms in the best way ? from an authentic Venetian gondola!

After meeting your guide in San Marco, hop aboard an authentic gondola and set off down Venice?s iconic Grand Canal! As with all Venetian gondola rides, the exact route taken on the day of your tour will depend on water levels and accessibility. Rest assured though ? you're guaranteed to see Venice's most memorable attractions whatever the weather!

In your small group of no more than six people, glide gracefully through the water with a master gondolier as your guide. The waters of Venice have different charms and appeals, and you'll see the varying facets of this unique city during your tour. Float through the busy waters of the vast Grand Canal before drifting along the quieter, narrower canals of Sestriere San Marco.

Sights you are sure to see during your 1-hour gondola tour include the beautiful Rialto Bridge with its smooth marble facade, the busy Venice markets and the house where Mozart reportedly stayed during visits to the Carnival of Venice. Your expert gondolier guide will also point out the famous Fenice Theatre, translated as "Theater of the Phoenix." Like its namesake, this eye-catching building is said to have risen from the ashes after being burned down several times during its unlucky history. Strain your ears as you pass, and you may hear the opera singers rehearsing inside!

Your 1-hour gondola ride ends near Piazza San Marco, the popular square shadowed by historic buildings and fine architecture.

» Duration: 60 minutes
» from EUR 59.00 | update prices

Venice Airport Private Departure Transfer

[Category: Transfers & Ground Transport]
Travel from your Venice City Hotel to Venice International Airport in style onboard a by private motorboat! Book this transfer for a fast, fun and hassle free journey to Venice International airport. Board your motor boat, sit back and take in the sights as you glide along the Venetian lagoon. Traveling by private motorboat is the only way to depart Venice in style!

Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a private transfer so you will receive personalized attention and your motorboat is guaranteed to have no more than 6 passengers onboard.

You can choose from 2 different transfer options:

  • Meet and Greet service: If your hotel does not have its own private pier the representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you to the closet embarkation point for your private motorboat departure transfer. If your hotel has its own private pier you will board your private motorboat departure transfer alone and the representative will meet you at the airport and take you to the departure terminal at Venice airport.
  • Full Service: Representative will meet you at your hotel lobby and stay with you until you arrive at the departure terminal at Venice airport.
When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Venice City Hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the representative 24 - 48 hours prior to your transfer, you will be required to call the supplier directly (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher) to reconfirm exact pick up times and places. It's that easy!

For an unforgettable, stress-free departure from Venice, book a private motorboat transfer.

This transfer does not service Mestre hotels.

» Duration: 30 minutes
» from EUR 33.34 | update prices

Venice by Night Tour and Gondola Ride

[Category: Tours & Sightseeing]
Explore romantic Venice by night, and see the city's hidden gems! During a relaxing walking tour, you'll pass top Venice attractions like the Rialto Bridge, alongside the lesser-known spots that influence Venetian culture. Your tour ends with a serene Venetian gondola ride (maximum six people per boat) along the canals.

Seeking an extra-special or romantic experience? Upgrade to a private gondola ride for a truly unforgettable end to your evening!

Your Venice by Night walking tour starts at the elegant Rialto Bridge, timed perfectly so you'll see this iconic Venetian landmark bathed in the soft, early evening light. One of only four bridges to span Venice's Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge is said to represent the true heart of the city.

From this well-known Venice attraction, walk with your guide through the city?s lesser-known streets, discovering Venice as the locals know it. Your route includes several campos, meaning 'fields' in Italian, which are actually lively Venetian squares and courtyards, surrounded by shops and cafes. Pass through Campo San Polo, the scene of masked balls and bullfighting in bygone times, and Campo San Margherita, the social heart of Venice's trendy Dorsoduro district.

See the Basilica dei Frari, notable for the Venetian Renaissance artwork that is housed within, and pass the grand Scuola Grande di San Rocco building, where many a Venice concert is held. As your walking tour comes to an end, your guide will tell you the story of Peggy Guggenheim, whose impressive modern art collection is housed in the Guggenheim Museum, which you?ll pass.

Your Venice by Night tour ends on a high note, with a romantic gondola ride along the Venice canals. As the sun sets, your gondolier will punt you through the city aboard a traditional, wooden gondola boat, passing local ladies reeling in their washing lines. With a maximum of six people per gondola, this 40-minute gondola ride is the perfect peaceful end to your tour. For an even more romantic finish to your night, upgrade to a private gondola ride.

» Duration: 2 hours
» from EUR 64.00 | update prices

Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

[Category: Cultural & Theme Tours]
Discover the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano on a half-day trip from Venice! With your expert guide, you'll learn about the age-old handcrafts that brought these little islands fame, and you?ll see quality Murano glass and Burano lace being made first-hand. It?s the perfect afternoon trip from Venice for those seeking a combination of history and behind-the-scenes action!

After meeting in central Venice, your full-day tour starts with a short ride to Murano by boat. Famed for its stunning Murano glass products, the cluster of little islands that comprise Murano are as popular for their glassmaking heritage as they are for their attractiveness.

With your friendly guide, head straight to a glassblower's workshop for an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at a Murano glassmaker in action. As the craftsman goes about his daily business, you'll learn how finished glass is carefully prepared and made. Watch the silica sand turn to glass, discover how the bright colors (typical of Murano glass) are achieved and hear all the highs and lows of working as a glassblower in Murano!

You'll have time to spend at leisure on Murano ? a great opportunity to browse the workshop's impressive glass art collection or simply explore on your own.

Next, head to the neighboring island of Burano, where you'll be greeted by its vibrantly colored fishermen's houses that line the streets. Just as Murano is famous for its glassmaking, Burano is famous for its lacemaking. Visit a local workplace to see the island's craftswomen at work. Almost exclusively made by women, Burano lace is the finished product of a painstakingly precise textile craft. As you watch, your guide will talk about the history of this exquisite Venetian lace and explain how the handcrafted finery is sadly becoming a dying art.

Before your half-day trip comes to an end, you can independently visit the fascinating Burano Lace Museum (Museo del Muretto), a modern museum that showcases this age-old craft, or spend time exploring the island. Stroll through the colorful little streets, take photos or browse the shops for a lace keepsake to take home!

Special Offer - Book before May 31, 2018, and save 10% on the recommended retail price. - Book Now!

» Duration: 4 hours
» from EUR 44.10 | update prices

Experience Venice: Learn How to Make a Venetian Mask

[Category: Cultural & Theme Tours]
Take some time away from sightseeing in Venice and learn how to create a traditional masterpiece ? a Venetian mask! On this unique 2.5-hour 'learn how to' experience, your knowledgeable host will help you seek out inspiration for designs at a quality mask shop before you watch a live demonstration at a real mask-making studio. Learn about the fascinating history of Venetian masks before painting your own to keep as a perfect memento of your time in Italy.

Venetian mask-making is a distinctive, centuries-old tradition in Venice, Italy. The mask?s original purpose in the 13th century is somewhat unclear; however, it is widely believed that they were worn to conceal the wearer?s social status and identity. Nowadays, Venetian masks are worn by the masses during the popular Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezia) ? a traditional celebration honoring the victory of Repubblica della Serenissima (Venice?s previous name) against the Patriarch of Aquileia.

This exciting Venetian mask-making experience begins with a visit to a traditional mask store, where you?ll find inspiration among the vibrant displays. Purchase any souvenirs that catch your eye! Then, follow your guide on a short walk to a Venetian mask studio. Watch a live demonstration of how these elaborate masks are made -- from creating the molds to laying the papier-m?ch? out to dry ? and learn about the different types of masks, from the bizarre-looking Plague Doctor with a long, hollow beak to the opulent Columbina adorned with precious gems and feathers.

Finally, you?ll get to paint your own! Learn professional painting and decorating tricks to make your creation look exactly how you want it. Once you?re done, your unique Venetian mask is yours to take home ? a perfect keepsake from your time in Venice!

Special Offer - Book before May 31, 2018, and save 10% on the recommended retail price. - Book Now!

» Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
» from EUR 58.50 | update prices

Hidden Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

[Category: Walking & Biking Tours]
Want to explore Venice off the beaten track without getting lost? From the old red-light district to some of the oldest houses in Venice, this walking tour shows you Venice at its rich and stimulating best! You'll discover the real Venice, past and present, and take a guided visit of the Frari church and its masterpieces by Bellini, Titian and Canova.

Enlightened by stories of Venice's rich merchants and their ruthless acts of cruelty, you'll take a guided walk through the city's labyrinth of streets and narrow passageways in the old artisan quarters. You'll pass old bars where the merchants would relax, and see where the famous Venetian courtesans lived in the old red light district of Venice, home to the notorious Ponte delle Tette bridge.

During this walk, you will also see an old prison for tax evaders and learn about daily life in Venice of old, and what life is like today for modern-day Venetians.

Special Offer - Book and travel before April 30, 2018 and save 20% on the adult retail recommended price. - Book Now!

» Duration: 2 hours
» from EUR 17.60 | update prices

Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

[Category: Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours]
Take a romantic evening cruise along Venice's canals aboard a modern Venetian boat. This evening tour by comfortable boat takes you along Venice's famous Grand Canal, and allows you to explore further than a traditional Venice gondola allows. You can choose to speed along for one or two hours with your very own boat and personal guide.

This Grand Canal cruise follows an ideal itinerary for lovers of architecture, taking you from the Byzantine and flamboyant Gothic periods to masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

The tour begins at the church of Madonna della Salute and returns along Giudecca's Canal, where Palladio's masterful churches of the Redentore and S. Giorgio Maggiore will dramatically reveal themselves.

Soak up the atmosphere and history of magnificent Venetian palaces and churches including Ca' Venier, Ca' Foscari, Ca' Rezzonico, the famous Rialto Bridge, Ca' d'Oro, Ca' Pesaro, Ca' Vendramin-Calergi and many more!

This is a private boat tour. Book now and get the most out of your visit to Venice with a personalized tour led by an English-speaking guide who is passionate about the magical city of Venice.

» Duration: 1 or 2 hours
» from EUR 56.25 | update prices

Venice Photography Walking Tour: A Day in Life of Venice

[Category: Cultural & Theme Tours]
For something a little different to do in Venice, try a photography walking tour. Get to move around Venice not as tourist but as a Venetian. You will also learn how to approach people and capture the spontaneous emotions, expressions and interactions among people that tell the story of Venice and the people who celebrate it with you. So bring your camera and be prepared to walk, shoot and click. This in-depth private photo walking tour is hosted by an expert photographer. Please list any special interests you have at the time of booking to alert your photographer-guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.

On this unique photography tour you will move around Venice not as tourist but as Venetian photographing some of the most famous places in the world and understand from a photographic point of view, the Venetians' life, their markets, the bars and the mysterious and hidden places. Places visited will be Saint Mark's Square, Mercerie, Rialto (Fish and Vegetable Market)

You will also learn how to approach people and capture the spontaneous emotions, expressions and interactions among people that tell the story of Venice and the people who celebrate it with you. There are photo opportunities on every corner and each location we visit offers its own unique photographic challenges and we will explore different styles of reportage story telling.

Your Venice Photography Walking Tour ends at St Mark's Square.

Some of the things you will learn from your photographer guide:

  • How to incorporate lighting conditions to create dramatic photos
  • How to capture the atmosphere of a particular scene
  • How to compose a photograph to get the maximum effect

» Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
» from EUR 75.00 | update prices

Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market, San Polo and Frari Church Walking Tour

[Category: Walking & Biking Tours]
The Rialto is the true heart of Venice - and you'll discover why on this private walking tour. You'll also explore the San Polo area, and its number one highlight, the Frari Church, enjoying personalized attention on your private walking tour of Venice.

Your first stop on this private walking tour is the Gothic church of the Frari in the San Polo area. You'll see exquisite artworks by Titian and Bellini, as well as an imposing funeral monument by Canova.

Next, you'll explore the famous open-air Rialto fruit and fish market, where local traders come to sing, shout and sell their wares. The site of this historic market between Campo delle Beccarie and the Grand Canal was established more than 600 years ago. While St. Mark's was the political center of Venice, the Rialto was its commercial heart. The Ponte di Rialto was the first bridge built over the Grand Canal, and it was here, on the highest point in the city, that Venice was founded.

This is a personalized tour with an English-speaking guide who is passionate about the magical city of Venice, and who will help you unlock its many secrets. Get the most out of your stay in Venice and book a private walking tour!

» Duration: 2 hours
» from EUR 36.25 | update prices

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