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

Available from Thursday

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.68
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$82.68
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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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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$23.96
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$23.96
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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

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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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$46.73
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$46.73
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Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

Available from Oct 31

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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$154.57
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$154.57
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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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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$94.66
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$94.66
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

Available from Apr 2

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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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.83
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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$70.70

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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families

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Venice Must-Sees: St Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Fast Track Tour

Available from Apr 1

Venice Must-Sees: St Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Fast Track Tour

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See two of Venice's top sights in one tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Enjoy skip-the-line access to avoid the long lines that typically form outside these important attractions. Marvel at the golden mosaics that adorn the interior of St. Mark's Basilica, one of the finest masterpiece of Byzantine art. Walk through the ornately-decorated halls of the Doge's Palace and imagine life during the Venetian golden age. Immerse yourself in the history of Venice through two of its most important buildings.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.66
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour

Available from Oct 26

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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$62.91
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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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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$70.70
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4-hour Motorboat Cruise to Venice Lagoon Islands Murano Burano and Torcello

Available from Friday

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.68
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Available from Thursday

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
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$131.81
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour in Venice

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.61
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Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

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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
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$23.96
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$23.96
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Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

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Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover Venice exactly the way you want to with this completely customized private tour. Your friendly local guide will create a 3-hour itinerary based on preferences you provide at booking. Whether you’re interested in architecture, local legends or Renaissance art, this tour is for you! Along the way, pop in at a local bar for a glass of regional wine and appetizers, and feel free to ask all the questions you like.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.74
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$179.74
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Withlocals Venice Away from the Crowds Safe & PRIVATE Tour with a Local Expert

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Withlocals Venice Away from the Crowds Safe & PRIVATE Tour with a Local Expert

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Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, and its crowds can be hard to avoid. With this tour, you’ll discover the quiet side of Venice as your guide leads you away from the throngs and along its hidden lanes through peaceful squares, secret courtyards, and tiny churches rich with artistic treasures. End your tour on sleepy San Giorgio island to enjoy its beautiful views.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.53
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Venice Skip the Line St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Private Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$197.71
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Afternoon Lagoon Tour Murano, Burano, and Torcello

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.57
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families

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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families

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Venice is full of historic landmarks and romantic views but it can be a challenge to get younger children excited about sightseeing. This private tour is specially designed for families, so you can visit sights such as Campo San Bartolomeo, the Marco Polo house, and the Rialto Bridge, and keep the kids amused with entertaining commentary and fun activities.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.19
$94.66
$9.47 savings
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$85.19
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$9.47 savings
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Venice Skip the line Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.66
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Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed Train

Available from Nov 3

Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed Train

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Discover the heart of Renaissance history with this independent day trip from Venice to Florence by high-speed train. All transportation essentials will be arranged for you, including a round-trip train ticket and a guided walking tour of Florence attractions such as the Ufizzi Gallery and the iconic red-capped Duomo.
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  • 3 hours
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$154.07
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The Real Hidden Venice

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The Real Hidden Venice

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Discover the real Secret Venice with a native Venetian guide! The experience to live the uniqueness of the most authentic local districts. From Cannaregio, admiring its small canals and millenary legends, the tour will take you back in 1400s, learning the stories of the Venetian Republic, full of secrets and mysteries. During this exciting walk you will breathe a 100% local atmosphere, out of the beaten tracks, to admire the real life of Venice with its locals and crafts. The experience will arrive up to Rialto bridge where your guide will show the old trade center from completely a different perspective! Last but not least, an insightful exploration of San Polo where the oldest "mascareri" (creators of Carnival masks) are still working following the tradition of centuries ago. Histories, Legends and Secrets.. from the Venetian eyes!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.73
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Venice Walking Tour of Most-Famous Sites Monuments & Attractions with Top Guide

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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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$15.58
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$15.58
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VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica

Available from Apr 1

VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica

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No visit to Venice is complete without taking in the Doge’s Palace, but this Gothic masterpiece has vast sections that most visitors never see. With this tour, enjoy VIP access behind the scenes to explore the palace’s secret archives, torture chambers, and attic prison cells with a guide. Afterwards, enter St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line tickets to admire the mosaics before taking a turn through St. Mark’s Square and past the Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.44
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Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Full-Day Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.68
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