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2-Hour Venice Evening Ghosts and Legends Walking TourCultural Tours

2-Hour Venice Evening Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour

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Hear spooky stories about Venice on a ghost walking tour among the back streets and canals of Castello and Cannaregio. You'll discover hidden gardens, churches of miracles, and assassins' dens with your guide, who reveals the secrets of the past on this evening tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Public Tour: Powerful VeniceAudio Guides

Public Tour: Powerful Venice

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This fascinating tour of Doge’s Palace will teach you about Venice’s history, politics, and even the prisoners who lived there. You'll avoid long visitor lines by having a skip-the-line ticket included. Get more out of your experience by exploring the Palace with a guide—their commentary will teach you about Venice’s history and famous residents as you explore the Palace rooms. See incredible paintings, the Bridge of Sighs, and learn about Casanova’s famous prison escape.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Full-day excursion to Murano Burano and Torcello from Jesolo - Punta SabbioniDay Trips

Full-day excursion to Murano Burano and Torcello from Jesolo - Punta Sabbioni

Experience the traditional artisan crafts and quieter atmosphere of Venice’s lagoon islands with this boat tour to Burano, Murano, and Torcello. Set sail from Punta Sabbioni and cross the lagoon past central Venice to the outlying islands. Enjoy free time at each stop to take in a glass-blowing demonstration on Murano, Burano’s postcard-perfect colorful houses, and ancient lagoon settlements on Torcello.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Venice Essentials Tour: San Marco Square & Gondola RideHalf-day Tours

Private Venice Essentials Tour: San Marco Square & Gondola Ride

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Discover the sights and secrets of Venice on a private 3.5-hour tour. After a stroll around Piazza San Marco, enjoy immersive guided visits to Doge Palace and San Marco’s Basilica. Cap of your authentic Venetian adventure with a gondola ride down the canals. The half-day excursion is also a great opportunity to orient yourself to the city for future independent exploring.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Half day cruise terminal shore excursion to Padua, Venetian villas Brenta canalDay Trips

Half day cruise terminal shore excursion to Padua, Venetian villas Brenta canal

Tour for cruise passengers from Venice port. You will visit the town of Padua, one of the most important art cities of Italy. And on the way back, you will drive along the Brenta Riviera where the Venetian nobles built their holiday villas.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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11 Day Italy's Great Cities Small Group TourMulti-day Tours

11 Day Italy's Great Cities Small Group Tour

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Industry Leading Small Group Tour. Discover our True Small Group (16 guests or less) approach to travel that spurred an entire industry to change its approach to touring! We send an American STORY Tour Captain on every small group tour and they are your host from beginning to end. Enjoy included admissions with no annoying up-sell while on vacation – this is unique in the tour industry - with Entrance Fees, Taxes, Tourist Tax and all gratuities included except for your Story Tour Captain. We have Leisure-Time built in, Magic Portage (don't mess with your suitcase), Cocktails & Premium Wine included, no big buses (no small vans), and enjoy Story's complimentary Laundry Service mid-tour to help you pack lighter. Recognized by Arthur Frommer as "the perfect way to see Italy".
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  • 11 days
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  • 11 days

Doge's Palace TourArchitecture Tours

Doge's Palace Tour

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Explore one of Venice’s most popular landmarks with this walking tour. An art historian leads the way through Doge’s Palace, a striking example of Venetian gothic architecture. Skip the line with a premium access ticket and learn about the palace’s architecture. See the palatial courtyard and don’t worry about getting lost among the artwork; your guide ensures you won’t miss the highlights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Venice Morning Walking TourCultural Tours

Venice Morning Walking Tour

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Get views of Venice's most important landmarks during this 2-hour morning walking tour. As the city and its scenic canals awake for the day, pass Venetian highlights like the Doge's Palace, St Mark's Square and Campo Santa Maria Formosa. Listen to your guide's commentary about these famous locations, as well as little-known facts about some of the city's hidden gems. Use of personal headsets to hear your guide clearly is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Private tour of Venice highlights with skip-the-line to St. Mark's Bell TowerCity Packages

Private tour of Venice highlights with skip-the-line to St. Mark's Bell Tower

On this tour led by a private expert guide, you will discover the most beautiful and famous monuments of Venice around the area of St. Mark's square. You'll see the majestic outside of St. Mark's Basilica, one of the most incredible cathedrals of the world, and of the Doge's Palace, formerly the Doge's residence and the seat of Venetian government. Follow your guide until you reach the famous Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) and learn everything about its interesting history and the romantic legends behind it. In St. Mark's square, you'll also see the Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio), with its extraordinarily beautiful and elaborate timepiece. But the best has yet to come... In fact, towards the end of the tour, you'll get the chance to take the lift up to St. Mark's Bell Tower (Campanile di San Marco): with its 99 metres of height, it offers the best view over the city and its lagoon. Get you camera ready.... you won't regret it!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Venice Evening Walk with Exclusive After-Hours Access to St. Mark'sPrivate and Luxury

Venice Evening Walk with Exclusive After-Hours Access to St. Mark's

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This is a once in a lifetime evening in Venice, that will take you through the magic and mysterious streets of the city on water, just as darkness falls and the streets are quieting down. Witness the city's enchanting atmosphere with a small group of ONLY 6 people, as its dramatic and ghost-like nature truly comes to life. To finish, enjoy EXCLUSIVE entry to Saint Mark's Basilica after it has closed its doors to the general public. All other tourists will have long gone home, and the Basilica will be all yours to enjoy in the quiet of night. An evening you are surely never going to forget.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Verona opera season 2020, Roman amphitheater, Romeo and Juliet townDay Trips

Verona opera season 2020, Roman amphitheater, Romeo and Juliet town

In Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet, every year they are performed operas in a stunning scenery: a Roman amphitheater that dates back to the 2nd century A.C. This is a day excursion with a professional English speaking driver for your opera evening.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Private Tour: Murano Glass WorkshopHalf-day Tours

Private Tour: Murano Glass Workshop

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See where the world’s most famous glass is made on a private tour and workshop on the island of Murano. Ride a private water taxi from your hotel across the Venetian Lagoon to the pretty, colorful island, where you’ll visit a renowned glass-making factory. Learn how the candy-colored glass is blown using traditional methods, and create your own one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry using authentic Murano glass beads.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Accademia Gallery in Venice with private guidePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Accademia Gallery in Venice with private guide

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Get personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this private tour of the Accademia Gallery in Venice. Stroll through the gallery in the company of an art historian guide for two hours; you'll see well-known works from Veronese, Titian, Giorgione, Bellini, and others.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Venetian Traditions: Public Gondola Tour in VeniceCultural Tours

Venetian Traditions: Public Gondola Tour in Venice

Discover the beauty of Venice by going on a gondola tour. With its many narrow alleyways, it can be easy to get lost when exploring Venice on foot. With this tour, you can sit back and relax, without having to worry about navigating, as your gondolier will take charge and steer. You’ll glide along the Grand Canal with ease, passing many of Venice’s top sites and most beautiful views. 
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Saint Mark and Rialto Self-Guided TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Saint Mark and Rialto Self-Guided Tour

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Explore Venice at your own pace with this self-guided tour, complete with audio guide. By day or night, follow the itinerary to see the heart of Venice including the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Learn about the history and architecture of the city as you move through Venice independently.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Hidden Venice Express Tour with Saint Mark's Basilica, Rialto and GondolaCultural Tours

Hidden Venice Express Tour with Saint Mark's Basilica, Rialto and Gondola

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Maximize time in Venice with an express tour designed to feature the city’s top sights in a short time period. Explore Venice with a walking tour that includes St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Rialto Bridge, and the Grand Canal. Skip the hassle of navigating and follow your local guide to see charming back streets. The express tour finishes with a gondola ride to see Venice from the water.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Venice: walking tour, Doge's Palace and the Golden Basilica – Guided tourHalf-day Tours

Venice: walking tour, Doge's Palace and the Golden Basilica – Guided tour

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Tick off two of Venice’s most popular attractions without having to wait in line on this half-day tour. Marvel at the monuments of St. Mark’s Square, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the magnificent Doge’s Palace, then visit St. Mark’s Basilica, the Golden Basilica. Also included is an optional cruise to visit a glass factory on Murano Island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market, San Polo and Frari Church Walking TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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

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Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide as you discover Venetian history and highlights on this 2-hour walking tour. Wander through the charming backstreets and squares of the San Polo neighborhood, and step inside the spectacular Gothic Frari Church to admire masterpieces by Renaissance painters Titian and Bellini. Explore the city’s commercial heart with a visit to the open-air Rialto market, where Venetians have been buying fresh fish and fruit for centuries.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Hop on Hop off Venice: Islands, Canal Grande and walking tours!Overnight Tours

Hop on Hop off Venice: Islands, Canal Grande and walking tours!

Embark on a self-guided walking tour of Venice's most popular islands: Torcello, Burano, and Murano. With a 24- or 48-hour boat ticket included on the public vaporetto, transportation between the islands will be a breeze and you can hop on and hop off whenever you like. Download the app to your phone and move at you own pace, listening to the commentary as you go. Highlights include the Gran Canal, St. Mark's and Rialto areas, the Jewish Ghetto, and others.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

The Secret Corners of BuranoCultural Tours

The Secret Corners of Burano

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Get a local’s perspective on one of the Venetian Lagoon’s most enchanting islands with a one-hour tour of Burano. Learn the history and unique customs of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed locale from a guide born and raised on the island. Admire colorful fishermen’s homes, visit landmarks like a leaning church bell tower, and see how famous Burano lace is made with a live demonstration. After the tour, linger as long as you like with recommendations from your guide on the best places to shop, dine, and explore.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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9 Day Venice, Florence & Rome TourMulti-day Tours

9 Day Venice, Florence & Rome Tour

Experience SAVVY Adventures all-inclusive Premium Itinerary package (listed here) and see Italy from Venice to Florence to Rome. With SAVVY Adventures, all of the arrangements are made for you to enjoy independent travel with a group tour price, private tours with our English-Speaking Expert Guides (one-on-one attention, no big groups), a perfect mix of sight-seeing and leisure time, wonderful welcome dinners (1 in each city), a gondola ride in Venice, private arrival and departure transfers as well as all on tour transportation. This really is THE way to see Italy!
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  • 10 days
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  • 10 days

Overnight Florence Independent Tour from Venice by High-Speed TrainOvernight Tours

Overnight Florence Independent Tour from Venice by High-Speed Train

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Go beyond Venice and spend a night in Florence with this exciting, independent package. After leaving Venice by fast train, check into a 3- or 4-star Florence hotel and explore the beautiful Tuscan city at your own pace. Make use of an included hop-on hop-off tour — valid for 48 hours — to see the Ponte Vecchio, Accademia Gallery, Florence Duomo and more. The following day, enjoy a hotel breakfast, and then return to Venice by train. Any activities are payable at your own expense.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

St. Mark's Basilica: guided visit & seat inside - Skip the LineCultural Tours

St. Mark's Basilica: guided visit & seat inside - Skip the Line

Skip the lines at Saint Mark’s Basilica and head straight into a private tour of the “Church of Gold.” Recognized as one of the foremost example of Byzantine architecture in the world, its most recognizable feature is the Pala d'Oro, a golden altar adorned with thousands of precious gemstones. Your guide will share the history of the building and its construction. Afterward, take an optional tour to a glass factory near the square at no additional charge.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Exclusive shared gondola ride at sunsetCultural Tours

Exclusive shared gondola ride at sunset

The only 40 minutes gondola ride! Exclusive shared tour at sunset The only shared gondola ride at sunset
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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