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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Visit Torcello, Murano, and Burano—three islands in the Venetian Lagoon—on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, watch glass being blown at a Murano glass factory, see historical cathedrals on Torcello, and admire exquisite handmade lace on Burano. This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private TourCultural Tours

Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

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Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop is legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica TourCultural Tours

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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Visit two of the most popular attractions in Venice on this guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Listen to your guide's commentary clearly with provided headsets and avoid hours-long queues with skip-the-line admission tickets. Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace are also included for a hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's PalaceCultural Tours

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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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See the wonders of Venice's St. Mark's Basilica without the crowds during this after-hours, small-group tour. Learn about the basilica's famed mosaics from your guide and explore the crypt below the church to see where St. Mark's remains are said to lie. Upgrade to see the Doge's Palace after the basilica and wander the former home of the Venetian Republic's government.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and WorkshopFull-day Tours

Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop

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Get an inside peek into the world-famous glassblowing factories of Murano on a 2-hour escorted tour. Meet your guide in central Venice, and ride a water bus across the Venetian Lagoon to the colorful island of Murano. Get a private glassmaking demonstration from a master craftsman, and enjoy time to browse the factory showroom featuring finished works of art. Finally, attend your choice of hands-on workshop to create a take-home piece of jewelry or mosaic using authentic Murano glass.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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30-minute Private Gondola Ride in VeniceFull-day Tours

30-minute Private Gondola Ride in Venice

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Reserve a classic Venetian experience with a private gondola ride through Venice’s romantic canals. Enjoy a beautifully crafted boat and professional gondolier just for your party as you glide down the Grand Canal and smaller waterways, passing historic palaces and landmarks like Mozart’s home and the Rialto Bridge. Book ahead to guarantee a private ride for you group and avoid the hassle of negotiating a price on the spot.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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4-hour Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano Burano and TorcelloHalf-day Tours

4-hour Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano Burano and Torcello

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Immerse yourself in the dreamy landscapes of the Venetian Lagoon on this half-day island-hopping cruise from Venice. See a different side to the city as you cruise around Murano, Burano and Torcello islands by motorboat. Hop off along the way to discover the glass-making heritage of Murano, snap photos of picturesque Burano and spot landmarks like Devil's Bridge and Attila’s throne on Torcello.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Islands of Venice Murano Burano and TorcelloDay Cruises

Islands of Venice Murano Burano and Torcello

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Expand your Venice itinerary with a half-day cruise to three of the most enchanting islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano, see the lace workshops and colorful fishermen’s homes in Burano, and set foot on Venice's oldest settlement in Torcello. It’s a convenient way to venture off the beaten path without the hassle of navigating Venice’s complex public transport.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica TourCultural Tours

Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour

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View two highlights of St. Mark’s Square in Venice without waiting in the main entrance lines on this walking tour. Bypass the ticket lines at the Doge’s Palace to see its gilded rooms, and cross the Bridge of Sighs to the prison building as you learn about the 1,000-year history of Venice’s republic. Then, tour St. Mark’s Basilica to admire the mosaics and treasures of this Byzantine masterpiece. Admission fees included.
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  • 2 hours
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Doge's Palace Guided TourCultural Tours

Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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See the Doge's Palace, which served as the center of power in the Venetian Republic, with this skip-the-line 1-hour guided tour. Marvel at the artistic treasures in the palace, including paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. Walk through ornately-decorated halls and imagine Venice in its so-called Golden Age. Walk across the Bridge of Sighs from the Doge's Palace into the infamous prison, where Casanova was once held. Enjoy personalized attention from a knowledgeable local guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
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Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica ToursHalf-day Tours

Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours

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Enjoy the best of Venice on this guided walking tour plus skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica. Explore the best that the canal city has to offer, winding your way through narrow alleys, and see Venice's top attractions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
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Venice Skip the Line St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Private TourPrivate and Luxury

Venice Skip the Line St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Private Tour

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Experience the grandeur and history of Venice on this private tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Admire the shimmering mosaics and golden altars of the city’s most famous cathedral, and see masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto as you wander through the lavish chambers of the Venetian Republic’s one-time rulers. Skip the long lines at both attractions with priority access (from April to October), so you don't waste a minute of precious vacation time.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Full-Day TourDay Trips

Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Full-Day Tour

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Escape the crowds of tourists that congregate around Venice's most famous attractions by heading out onto the water to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Learn about Murano's glass-making heritage, stroll by the colorful houses of Burano, and soak up the scene on Torcello, the most ancient settlement on the Venetian Lagoon.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tourDay Cruises

Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

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Discover Venice’s hidden gems on a 2-hour cruise through the city’s secret canals. Watch scenes of daily Venetian life as you glide through the lesser-known neighborhoods of Cannaregio, Dorsoduro and the Jewish Ghetto. A guide will share insight into the city’s history, architecture and local legends. For a grand finale, head out into the wider waters of the Grand Canal and float beneath the iconic Rialto Bridge. Numbers are limited to nine people on this small-group tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Teatro La Fenice Tour in VeniceTheaters

Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

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Step back in time to the golden age of Italian opera with this guided tour of Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Learn the history and legends of this decadent Baroque opera house, which was once the heart of Venetian high society and hosted performances by masterful maestros like Verdi, Rossini and Bellini.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

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See two of Venice’s most iconic attractions and save 10% when you book them together with this Super Saver. Head to the front of the long queues with skip-the-line access to the famed Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Learn the history behind these architectural wonders from your local guide, and explore some of Venice’s lesser-known sights on a walking tour. Complete both tours in the same day with a 3-hour break in between to spend at your leisure.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and TourCultural Tours

Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour

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Experience the magnificence and mystery of the Doge’s Palace in Venice with this skip-the-line ticket. Head to the front of the queue with your guide, and then wander through the palace’s ornate public rooms as you learn the history of Venice’s powerful rulers. Admire magnificent interior artwork, including Renaissance masterpieces by painters Tintoretto and Veronese. Explore the palace’s darker side with a visit to the prison quarters and a walk across the notorious Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's BasilicaCultural Tours

Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

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Discover the golden mosaics, soaring domes and iconic architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica on a 1-hour guided tour of the cathedral. Learn about the history and culture of Venice through the treasures inside the Byzantine landmark, and hear the story of how St. Mark's body came to rest in the city. See how the unique building combines Eastern and Western architecture, and stand before the stunning Pala d’Oro altar, which glimmers with gold, gems and precious stones.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Venice Murano Island Glass Factory Tour with Glass Blowing DemonstrationFull-day Tours

Venice Murano Island Glass Factory Tour with Glass Blowing Demonstration

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Get an inside look into the centuries-old art of glassblowing with a factory tour on Murano Island, home to the world’s finest artisan glass. Tour the facilities at Colleoni Glass Factory and watch a master craftsman shape molten glass through a combination of heat, blowing and sculptural techniques. Visit the factory showroom to see beautiful finished works of art, and receive a special Murano glass souvenir to take home.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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Venice Private TourHalf-day Tours

Venice Private Tour

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Explore top landmarks in Venice with a private guide during this half-day tour. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and visit city highlights including St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and Doge’s Palace. See a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano and climb aboard a gondola for a private ride.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Skip the line Saint Mark's Basilica Guided Walking Tour in VeniceCultural Tours

Skip the line Saint Mark's Basilica Guided Walking Tour in Venice

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St. Mark's Basilica is one of Venice’s most visited attractions and this skip-the-line tour ensures you don’t waste any time queuing outside. Enjoy priority access and a 1-hour guided walking tour of the Golden Basilica, followed by an optional cruise to visit a glass factory on Murano Island.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
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Afternoon Lagoon Tour Murano, Burano, and TorcelloDay Trips

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Afternoon Lagoon Tour Murano, Burano, and Torcello

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Venture beyond the best-known attractions of Venice to explore the treasures of neighboring islands on this afternoon boat tour. Watch a glass-blowing demonstration at a workshop in Murano, admire Burano’s leaning tower and brightly painted fishermen’s homes, and set foot on the oldest settlement in the Venetian Lagoon in Torcello. Enjoy guided commentary plus time to explore each island independently, and still be back in St. Mark’s Square in time for dinner.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Venice Skip the line Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided TourCultural Tours

Venice Skip the line Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

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The Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica are two of Venice’s most beloved destinations, but the two landmarks can have ticket lines to match. See both landmarks with a private guide on a 2-hour tour that includes skip-the-line access, so you can make the most of your time in Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour in VeniceCultural Tours

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour in Venice

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Skip the line for entrance to one of the most important symbols of Venice, the Doge's Palace, during this 1-hour guided tour. Walk through the impressive structure, once the first sight greeting ships coming in from the lagoon, full of gold staircases and paintings by masters like Tintoretto and Veronese. Admire examples of Byzantine and Oriental architecture as you listen to your guide's commentary on an included headset. Entrance fees included.
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  • 1 hour
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