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Venice is a city built on water, and the Grand Canal (Canale Grande) is its bustling main street. Lined with sumptuous Venetian palaces and crowded with gondolas, water taxis, and vaporetti (public ferries), this thoroughfare is a feast for the senses. The Grand Canal winds its way through the central neighborhoods of Venice from the Santa Lucia train station to St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), passing under the iconic Rialto Bridge along the way, and functions as the scenic main artery for transporting both people and goods around the City of Canals.

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Friendinvenice Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour

Friendinvenice Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour

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The short time generally allowed to cruise passengers to go ashore as their ship is in the harbor, would seem incompatible with the philosophy of the “traveler”. One would think that short time inevitably means haste, forcing shore excursionists to dash through the city as hasty “tourists”… well, that is not true! You can visit Venice like a local even with little time available: you only need a “Friend” by your side!Please let a real Venetian welcome you and accompany you to your chosen destination, in the easiest and quickest way. Let me introduce you to this city, providing you with the best information to appreciate it at fullest, as well as tips on how to move, where to eat, where to shop etc. A shore excursion in Venice is not complete without Saint Mark’s Square, I know, but let us get there through the less touristic routes, those that your travel companions will certainly miss by jumping immediately on the shuttle or blindly following the yellow signs around. Be Venetian !
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$592.77
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$592.77
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Venice in a day

Venice in a day

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this tour is the perfect combination to visit the most important attractions of venice in one day ... it's perfect for people traveling by train or by car from other cities and want to spend a full day in Venice. we will organize for you a Grand Canal boat tour to Murano, a visit of a famous glass factory, a city tour of venice's famous spot like San Marco square and Rialto bridge and a way back transfer to train station or to your hotel in Venice
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,135.54
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$1,135.54
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Private One Day Tour in Venice!

Private One Day Tour in Venice!

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Discover the jewels of Venice in just 1 day! Experience the real essence of the city with your native Venetian guide, who will be showing you around this fascinating labirinth rich of histories, legends and traditions. From Rialto bridge, with its millenary trade center, to St. Mark's square, surrounded by the 3 "cousins": the Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Arriving in Cannaregio, where the merchants had developed their main activities, you will enjoy an authentic atmosphere, exploring an original atelier of Carnival masks. You will also have lunch like a Venetian, with the delicious "cicheti" accompanied by the famous 'ombra' (small glass of local wine). After the little break, you will reach by private luxury water taxi one of the oldest Murano glass factory and admire the millenary blowing glass art. There is no better ending then a private boat ride through the Grand Canal, reflecting the sunset colors on the nobles palaces, and leaving you with the last amazing view of the city. Ready to say.. ARRIVEDERCI VENEZIA!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$479.99
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$479.99
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Tour on the Trails of Commissario Brunetti in Venice

Tour on the Trails of Commissario Brunetti in Venice

Accompanied by a local escort, take a walk in Venice in search of Commissario Brunetti's places. In Donna Leon's novels, Commissioner Guido Brunetti lives in the San Polo district, not far from the church of the same name, on the top floor of a palazzo near San Silvestro. In the films, however, he still lives in the San Polo district, but in a beautiful house with a terrace on the Grand Canal. He often walks in Castello, the quiet and serene Venice of the Venetians, where his favourite restaurant is located and where you can stop for lunch if you like. On the way from home to the Questura, not far from the Arsenale, Brunetti stops at his favourite bar on the Rialto Bridge, which we will also get to know. A walk to discover Venice and also the corners where this story takes place. Take photos of the places and take home an unforgettable memory.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.88
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$230.88
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Venice: Best of Venice Private Walking Tour

Venice: Best of Venice Private Walking Tour

Thanks to the elegance of its monuments, San Marco Square is rightly considered the great “Salotto,” or drawing room, of Venice. Explore the graceful heart of Venice on a 2-hour walking tour seeing San Marco’s beautiful buildings and Doge Palace from the outside. See the grand Old Law Courts and Clock Tower around St. Mark's Square, and learn all about the magnificent Basilica and Campanile. Continue to the Venetian Gothic Ducal Palace, the former residence of the Doges of Venice. The exquisite palace took on its present form in the 15th-century. Admire the beautiful white marbles of the loggiato, and really get to know Venice along the way. To be sure, this tour is the perfect way to get introduced to Venice's classical sights and learn the fascinating history of the City of Water.
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  • 2 hours
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$128.81
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$128.81
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6 Hours Private Venice City Tour

6 Hours Private Venice City Tour

Since they are born, Venetians walk around Venice and go by boats. This is the very essence of their city. And now, the good news: this can be done also in time of Covid! Get on a boat, have a guide accompany you and discover the secrets of St. Mark’s square, find hidden gems in less kown areas of the city, visit the northern islands to learn how a glass work is born, how the wonderful art of lace-making still survives thanks to the tireless hands of industrious women and where Venice finds her roots. No museums, no churches, but still…the magnificence of a less-crowded Venice at your feet!
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  • 6 hours
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$1,859.19
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$1,859.19
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A luxury gondola tour in Venice: onboard aperitif and serenade

A luxury gondola tour in Venice: onboard aperitif and serenade

Most people think of Venice as the ideal place to celebrate something with your beloved, enjoying an unforgettable romantic experience. The priceless art treasures, the soothing atmosphere, the people's hospitality, the moon reflecting in the placid waters of Canal Grande. Yet, you may not have reached the top: this private tour actually will. Pleasantly cradled by the sooth motion of a typical gondola, you will spend an unforgettable hour cruising down Canal Grande, in front of magnificent palaces and majestic bridges such as Ponte di Rialto. Onboard, you will be served a rich and tasty aperitif, sided by delicious appetizers and by a breathtaking serenade, given by two musicians who will play for your ears only. A real, ultimate, Italian experience.
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  • 1 hour
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$631.82
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Venice hidden and highlights spots in a Small-group Walking Tour

Venice hidden and highlights spots in a Small-group Walking Tour

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Meet your guide in Venice city center and, with your local insider, discover the magic of Venice in a 2-hours walking tour. The expert will tell you everything about the typical features of Venice, such as the navigation, the unique lifestyle, the most authentic places, the delicious food and wine and the city’s glorious past. Admire the most beautiful places, walk through the picturesque “calli”- tiny and fascinating streets -, see the Gondoliers sailing in the canals and arrive at the Rialto area. Finally, reach the Ponte di Rialto, the first bridge built on the Grand Canal. Don’t forget your camera! This is one of the most photographed places in Venice. Keep following your local insider through the "sestieri" - Venetian name for neighborhood - until the majestic and world-famous Piazza San Marco, the stunning square that hosts St.Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s palace. Listen to stories and legends about Venetian architecture and art and admire the most iconic square in the world.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.68
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$54.68
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Venice Private Gondola Ride on Grand Canal

Venice Private Gondola Ride on Grand Canal

Meet your personal gondolier and get on gondola to cross the Grand Canal! An amazing private ride along the most famous canal of Venice and its secrets waterways. An exclusive experience to share with your beloved partners or some friends! The itinerary starts close to St.Mark's Square and brings you along secret and inner channels reachable only by gondola. During the romantic rides you will admire famous place as Fenice Opera House, Accademia Bridge, Santa Maria della Salute Church, Punta della Dogana and many other fascinating places and Palaces belonged to the Venetian nobles, Experience the soul of Venice with an exclusive private gondola ride! After your gondola ride, you can explore the city thanks to complimentary mobile app which offers over 100 points of interest. Discover the city at your own pace. You will enjoy also the commentary by mobile app.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.45
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$132.45
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Venice Grand Canal Evening Rowing Tour

Venice Grand Canal Evening Rowing Tour

Pick up an oar and experience the life of a Venetian gondolier with an evening rowing lesson through Venice’s famous canals. Learn how to navigate a boat down the Grand Canal when the day’s traffic has subsided, and see the city lights reflected in smaller waterways as the sun goes down. It's a unique perspective on Venice’s boating culture that goes beyond the typical tourist gondola ride.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$120.30
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$120.30
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Wonders of Venice guided tour

Wonders of Venice guided tour

The only private tour showing you in one day all the attactions of this unique city in the world. Venice is divided into six sestieri, neighborhoods that have distinctly different characters. San Marco is the central one, surrounded on three sides by a great loop in the Grand Canal. Across Rialto Bridge is the artisans' neighborhood of San Polo, and across the Grand Canal to the south is stylish Dorsoduro, with its prestigious art museums and lively squares. At the outer edges are Santa Croce, Castello, and Cannaregio, home of the original Ghetto. Beyond the six sestieri - neighborhoods - of the city itself, you'll want to hop aboard a vaporetto to its islands: Lido, Murano, Burano, and Torcello.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Express Tour Of Venice Highlights

Express Tour Of Venice Highlights

Venice is thick with magnificent sights, and it can be hard to know where to begin. Get an overview of the highlights in just hours with this guided tour. Meet in St. Mark’s Square for a peek inside St. Mark’s Basilica. Save hours with skip-the-line tickets to the Doge’s Palace, giving you time to admire the Bridge of Sighs and Grand Canal before heading to Murano for a glass-blowing demonstration.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.83
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$255.83
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A full taste of Venice-The very best in one day(tour to Murano included) PRIVATE

A full taste of Venice-The very best in one day(tour to Murano included) PRIVATE

Having a full taste of Venice in one single day? Impossible is nothing. A private guide will enter with you the magnificent Basilica, icon of the city and brilliant treasure chest for the relics of San Marco. The guide will then accompany you into the Doge’s Palace, the former residence of the Doge, the elected ruler of the city. A private gondola will then cradle you through the smaller canals, the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water, listening to your guide’s descriptions. And at the end, just a short walk to the waterfront to be picked-up by a private water taxi which will take you along the most spectacular street in the world: the Grand Canal, giving you a great overall view of the city covering many of the “sestieri” of the city.
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  • 5 hours
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$1,429.02
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$1,429.02
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Sunset Grand Canal boat tour in Venice

Sunset Grand Canal boat tour in Venice

The best way of visiting Venice and experiencing its infinite beauty is sailing through its picturesque canals at the Sunset with a true Venetian boatman and a local guide. On this one hour tour, you will have the chance to explore not only the most traditional sestieri (neighbourhoods) and the most famous monuments, but also to discover the real Venetian lifestyle. Sailing through the picturesque canals during the Golden hour you’ll arrive at the magnificent Grand Canal that will leave you speechless: it is here where you will really admire the ancient treasure of the city, including the picturesque Fish Market, the iconic Rialto Bridge and numerous gothic buildings such as Cà D’Oro. Let your guide lead you to the discovery of the hidden, most authentic part of Venice. The best is yet to come: Saint Mark square is waiting for you. A stunning view from the boat of one of the most famous squares in the world is the perfect end of a memorable experience. 
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.39
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$57.39
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Gondola & Prosecco

Gondola & Prosecco

The private gondola ride starts from Dogana Gondola pier which is located on the Grand Canal, just minutes away from Piazza San Marco, in front of the world famous Harry’s Bar. Beginning on the Grand Canal, you admire the Salute Church commemorating the end of the Black Plague, pass by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and leave the Canal Grande to enter the calm minor canals. A bottle of Prosecco sparkling white wine will be offered on board. Continuing the gondola tour you will view the Fenice Opera House and Theatre, the magnificent Church of San Moisè and the Gothic style Bauer Palace on the return.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$207.73
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$207.73
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Venice in a day - luxury

Venice in a day - luxury

this tour is the perfect combination to visit the most important attractions of venice in one day ... it's perfect for people traveling by train or by car from other cities and want to spend a full day in Venice. we will organize for you a Grand Canal boat tour to Murano, a visit of a famous glass factory, we will visit the colorful island of burano , then a city tour of venice's famous spot like San Marco square and Rialto bridge and a way back transfer to train station or to your hotel in Venice
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,509.43
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$1,509.43
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 Rialto food tour and gelato tasting with local

Rialto food tour and gelato tasting with local

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You are going to jump into the local culture by having stops in typical bacari (venetian osterias and wine bar) trying dishes like sarde in saor, baccalà and other specialties. You will be given a glass of local wine to accompany your bites. The food tour goes through touristy places like the Rialto bridge and less visisted areas such as the Campo Santa Maria dei Miracoli. At the end of this your you will feel a bit more Venetian and your belly will be full.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.05
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$118.05

Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Lunch

Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Lunch

Combine an iconic gondola ride with a sumptuous, three-course lunch banquet during this double-duty VIP tour. Visit the city’s highlights on foot during an in-depth walking tour, then glide along both the Grand Canal and lesser visited minor canals in your own classic boat. Most tours end there, but you’ll feast on tasty Italian dishes like homemade ravioli and fresh seafood, topped off with a sweet dessert.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$373.05
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$373.05
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FollowUs2Venice!

FollowUs2Venice!

During your Venice trip We will be able to accompany and arrange for you a real full immersion inside the city's culture, history and life style ;) 1) TRANSFER SERVICE (Be ready for the best "welcoming time" as possible: Venice's airport, trainstation or its port are only fews steps from us) 2) TOURS IN VENICE (Feel free to ask us to organise much activies as possible around the Venice canals of streets, this strange water town has no secret for us 3) WEDDING PROPOSAL (Live a real dream surronded by an unbeatable atmosphere on board of a typical venetian gondola! 4) GASTRONOMY'S ACTIVITIES (Be ready to try one of the best sea food cuisine of Europe eating our typical lagoon sea food during delicious lunch time in Burano/Torcello or ssome romantic dinner here in Venice 5) DAILY TRIPS A real Venice NO-STOP made for avid travellers, starting from 9am to 10pm, seeing all the best this city has offered discovering with us which is the real millenary masterpiece of the Venice's dream ;)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.65
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$67.65
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 Small Group Venice Food Tour with a Top Guide

Small Group Venice Food Tour with a Top Guide

This 2.5 hour small group tour will let you discover and savor the most important city delights as tramezzini, cicchetti,cheese, buranelli, gelato( icecream) and much more. With an expert local guide you will explore the most famous sites of the city of Bridges, starting from Campo San Salvador, which took is name from San salvador Church just in the middle of it, then Basilica dei Frari, Campo Santa Margherita, Marco Polo's House to finish with Rialto Market where you can loose yourself among the smells of fresh products that you can not help but taste. In particular Rialto is famous for its Fresh Fish market , that even though it is present on the pages of many travel guides and therefore very well known among tourists, it has not lost its traditional simplicity A pleasure for the eyes and for the mouth!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.68
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$54.68
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A cooking class in Venice: from the food market of Rialto to a self-made lunch

A cooking class in Venice: from the food market of Rialto to a self-made lunch

An unusual, yet colored and tasteful side of Venice lies close to the celebrated Ponte di Rialto: we are talking about the food market of Rialto, one of the oldest in Venice, located between Campo della Pescaria and Campo San Giacomo. During this exclusive experience, a qualified food and wine guide will take you through the stalls of this market, to help you choose fresh raw ingredients according to seasonality. After a pleasant walk in the centre of Venice and a short, suggestive crossing of Canal Grande by a typical ferry, you will reach a historical mansion of the town , where a private cooking class will be ready to welcome you. After learning some of the secrets of Venetian cuisine, you will enjoy your self-made delicacies in an intimate, mouth-watering lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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$205.26
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Galani And Fritters In Passo Di Minuetto

Galani And Fritters In Passo Di Minuetto

Participants will be welcomed in the elegant halls of an ancient private mansion of the sixteenth century. They will be able to savor galani and pancakes which are the typical sweets of the Venetian carnival, while at the same time there will be a dance teacher who will captivate the guests by showing and explaining to them the steps of the Baroque dance. Dress code: vintage dress
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.35
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Byzantine Venice & Gondola Ride

Byzantine Venice & Gondola Ride

* Experienced tour guide * Skip the line entry to the Basilica * Personal headsets to hear the guide better * 25/30 minutes gondola ride (shared one, up to 6 people in each gondola)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Venice Casanova Tour: Private Itinerary to Discover Casanova Sites in Venice

Venice Casanova Tour: Private Itinerary to Discover Casanova Sites in Venice

Explore the seductive side of Venice with a private tour of Casanova sites in this romantic city. Follow in the footsteps of one of the most famous personalities to ever live in Venice. Visit places in the city where real events in his life took place, including the Rialto Market. Learn about 18th century Venetian history from your knowledgeable guide as you go.
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  • 2 hours
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What are Grand Canal hours of operation?
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Grand Canal hours of operation: Open 24 hours every day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Grand Canal tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Grand Canal can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 133 Grand Canal tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Grand Canal 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Grand Canal costs USD 972.13. Guided Grand Canal tours start around USD 972.13 per person. See all 133 Grand Canal tickets and tours on Viator.
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