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

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.21
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$94.21
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.85
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$23.85
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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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$100.67
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$100.67
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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

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Explore the intricacies of two famed Italian handicrafts with a day trip from Venice to the nearby islands of Murano and Burano. Watch centuries-old glassblowing techniques in Murano, and marvel at the detailed stitches of exquisite Burano lace. Your knowledgeable guide will share the history of these two artisan islands while you visit local workshops and wander the picturesque streets.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.51
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$46.51
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Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

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First time in Venice? Maximize your time in the city with a full-day itinerary that ticks off all the most memorable attractions. Stroll across the Rialto Bridge and browse the lively Rialto fish market, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a romantic cruise along the Grand Canal. Next, access St. Mark’s Basilica and gaze down over the city from the cathedral’s rooftop terrace. Finally, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the grandiose Doge’s Palace. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.84
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$153.84
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Venice Walking Tour of Most-Famous Sites Monuments & Attractions with Top Guide

Venice Walking Tour of Most-Famous Sites Monuments & Attractions with Top Guide

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See Venice’s tucked-away places as well as don’t-miss monuments on this walking tour. Your guide shares unusual stops not typically found on the tourist path, starting in Dorsoduro, the university district. Learn about the city’s history at sites like the Rialto Bridge and Marco Polo’s home, then meander through Campo San Giovanni e Paolo up to Piazza San Marco. Opt for a small group or upgrade to a private tour. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.50
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$15.50
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Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

Venice Skip the Line Saint 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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$276.68
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$276.68
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.14
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$106.14
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.29
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$82.29
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Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

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As night falls on Venice and the crowds disappear, discover the city’s darkest secrets on this devilishly entertaining ghost tour. Wander through narrow passageways and past the blackened, vacant canals to uncover Venice’s haunted history. Listen to your ghost-hunter guide spin tales about the sinister deeds and tragic ends of the figures who once walked the streets—some of whom are believed to still wander as restless spirits.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.58
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$34.58
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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island

Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island

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Venice is famous for its UNESCO-listed lagoon, but the city’s islands are also renowned for their handicrafts. This half-day cruise by private boat stops at Murano Island, to watch a thrilling glass-blowing demonstration, and Burano Island, to visit a lace-making factory.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.74
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$41.74

Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica guided tour & gondola ride

Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica guided tour & gondola ride

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Skip the lines at Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge Palace and opt a shared guided tour instead. Then, enjoy the quintessential Venice experience—a gondola ride through the city’s canals and waterways. Your ticket also includes access to several landmarks surrounding Saint Mark’s Square, as well as access to a mobile app that provides commentary to a walking tour of the city at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.99
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$129.99
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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.15
Price varies by group size
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$137.15
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.13
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$75.13
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

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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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.89
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$40.89
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Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas

Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas

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Discover several Venetian attractions in one itinerary with this full-day tour. Visit St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Rialto Bridge with an art historian guide leading the way. Stroll along Venice’s romantic canals and climb aboard a gondola for a scenic boat ride. After free time for lunch, skip the line for instant access into Doge’s Palace to see Casanova’s prison cell and walk across the Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.93
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$137.93
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Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica 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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$126.51
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$126.51
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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

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Explore Venice's famous canals on a guided gondola ride through the city. Meander beneath bridges and along quiet, peaceful stretches in a traditional Venetian boat, taking in sights such as the Rialto Bridge and Campo Manin as you go. Join up to five others—along with your expert gondolier—in enjoying one of Venice's most leisurely and original pastimes, and don't miss this chance to experience the Grand Canal from the water.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.97
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$36.97
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Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.85
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$23.85
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Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour

Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.51
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$46.51
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Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

Venice 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.18
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$100.18
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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

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Take a course on mask making from a master artisan in Venice, and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. You can choose from a production class or a decoration class, or you can even take both. In the production class, learn how to make your own papier-mâché mask, and in the decoration class, you can paint or use materials to decorate your mask. No matter which option you choose, you get to bring home your creation—just in time for Carnival.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.98
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$67.98
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Discover three of the most beautiful islands in the Venetian Lagoon on a private, half-day tour aboard a typical Venetian motorboat. See where the world’s finest blown glass is made in Murano, visit the home of artisan lace makers and famous biscuits in Burano and set foot on Venice’s oldest settlements in serene Torcello. Enjoy a customizable itinerary and the personalized attention of a private boat captain.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.18
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$131.18
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Doge's Palace Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.69
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$68.69
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in Veneto

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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour
"The tour guide was great. There isn’t much else to say but there is a 100 character minimum. So there you go."..."
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
"Great translation and timing at each island! Would highly recommend. I was traveling there with my other half for the weekend!"..."
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour
"The tour Guide was fun and with a lot of knowledge. You can skip the line and enjoy scenery. Both the San mark church and dodge palace are worth visiting"..."
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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat
"Francesca was amazing!!!! Phenomenal tour and overall lovely day visiting murano, Burano and Mazzorbo. Best tour in Venice!"..."
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Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola
"Our tour guide Nicolette was wonderful. She was extremely knowledgeable and made sure everyone was having a good time."..."
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Venice Walking Tour of Most-Famous Sites Monuments & Attractions with Top Guide
"Very knowledgable and passionate tour guide. Took us all over different areas of Venice as well as the well known parts. Great tour to start a holiday in Venice."..."
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Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour
"Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much about the beautiful Basilica and Doge Palace. Such an enjoyable tour. Thank you."..."
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace
"Martina was an incredible guide. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She breathed life into the tour."..."
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour
"Definitely worthwhile! Our guide was fantastic and had lots of information pertaining to the palace. I would highly recommend plus am even willing to do this tour again."..."
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Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour
"Cristina was a wonderful guide full of local history and the macabre. The adults and children in our group both enjoyed this tour. The back alleys and courtyards of Venice are off the beaten path and a delight to see outside the normal tourist experience."..."
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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island
"Watching the glass blower at work was a lovely experience. The streets of Burano are pretty and make a relaxing change from the beautiful intensity of Venice. We had a terrific guide who booked a great restaurant for lunch and since we were a small group we all dined together and enjoyed his advice on local cuisine. A great day out!"..."
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Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica guided tour & gondola ride
"This was a very good tour. We arrived about 10 minutes late so we missed the guided tour of Doge's Palace and met up with the group for the 2nd part of tour - St. Mark's Basilica. Our guide was very nice and super informative. We really learned a lot from her tour. The third leg was a short Gondola ride which was good enough to check it off my bucket list without breaking the bank. The tour company gave us the tickets for the tour we missed and we were able to go in ourselves and explore at our leisure. I would definitely recommend!"..."
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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour
"The tour was amazing and just what we were looking for. Nice chance to explore outside of city center and check out other areas. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Shared tour but ended up being private as noone else was on the boat. 10/10!"..."
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour
"The guide was very good, she had a lot of knowledge and nice stories to share and her English was very good! The tour was excellent. Just one remark: I had been waiting underneath the bell tower instead of the clock tower, in Dutch the words clock and bell are the same, so I almost missed the tour. Maybe you can be more specific in the instructions where to wait? For future Dutch tourists…😉"..."
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica
"We wanted a brief tour that skipped the line and provided us some of the history of the Basilica. This tour achieved all these things. The interior is just amazing."..."
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Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas
"Grace was a lovely guide during our 6+ hour excursion. Her knowledge of the Doge and palace was extensive. The 25ish minute gondola ride was the perfect length, and it was fun to have a view of the city from the canals. Overall we had a great experience."..."
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Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours
"Very informative tours of the city, basilica and palace, everything was well paced and nicely explained! I liked that we were given the essential information (personally I don’t like to be bombarded with a ton of dates and names) and things were well organized."..."
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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice
"Fun shared gondola ride. Had the full 30 minutes along beautiful side canals and a few dramatic pop outs onto the grand canal. Good value only if there are only one or two of you."..."
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Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice
"The tour of Teatro La Fenice was fabulous. There was only four of us on the tour. The tour leader, Matilda, had a great balance in her presentation between time for looking, giving information and responding to questions and comments. Thoroughly enjoyed!"..."
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Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour
"We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The beauty of this Basilica and the history is truly amazing and a must see for anyone that goes to Venice! We highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour
"We were really impressed by literally everything we saw on this tour. And trust me, you have to walk a lot. But it is totally worth it. From the Doge’s palace and its prison to the Basilica. Great piece of history and great explanation. Must see when in Venice."..."
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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
"We had a wonderful time making masks. It was a great experience to have in Venice with a master maker. The shop was cosy and felt very safe with good covid protocols. I’d absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants to have a unique, creative experience."..."
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello
"Ketty was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make the tour more enjoyable. Mateo our captain of the boat was very courteous and helpful. Over all a very good experience. We end up buying a beautiful Murano base, for our house. We looking forward to receive it in a few weeks"..."
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Doge's Palace Tour
"Excellent tour with an excellent guide. I had toured before but learned so much more this time. Would highly recommend this tour."..."

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