Venice Tours

Imagine the audacity of building a city of marble palaces on a lagoon and that was only the start. Never was a thoroughfare so aptly named as the Grand Canal, reflecting the glories of centuries of Venetian architecture in the 50 palazzi and six churches lining its banks. At the end of Venice’s signature S-shaped waterway, the Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco add double exclamation points. But wait until you see what’s hiding in the narrow backstreets: neighbourhood churches lined with Veroneses and priceless marbles, convents graced with ethereal Bellinis, Tiepolo’s glimpses of heaven on homeless-shelter ceilings, and a single Titian painting that mysteriously lights up an entire basilica.

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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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Get the chance to explore the most famous Venetian islands in a Full Day tour with the comfort of a motorboat transfer.

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6 hours Scheduling Shared Tour Lowest price guarantee
Best Romantic Gondola Ride Venice
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Best Romantic Gondola Ride Venice
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A Gondola Ride Is the Most Traditional, Enchanting and Unique Way to Explore Venice and Experience Its Unique Atmosphere.

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Enjoy the Mystery in Venice: Legends & Ghosts Of Cannaregio District
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Immerse yourself in the mysterious and magic atmosphere when twilight turns into darkness. A qualified guide will take you through hidden corners and quite places of Venice, avoiding the tourists’ masses, narrating anecdotes, legends and tales of this uni

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2 Hours approx Venice
Romantic Gondola Ride Gliding Along the Grand Canal and the Inner Canals - Private Tour
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Experience the irresistible charm of Venice, the “Floating City”, directly from the water. Enjoy a private gondola ride down the Grand Canal.

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2 hours total experience Scheduling Private Tour Venice
Spritz Time in Venice
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“Having a spritz together” as Venetians used to say, is the perfect pause between work and dinner—to catch up without having to commit to a full evening together

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1 hour Venice
Private transfer Venice Airport for wheelchair use
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Your transportation from Venice Marco Polo Airport to your Venice hotel with van and water taxi with platform, to make you feel safe and secure during your journey to Venice

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about 1 Hour Scheduling Private Tour Venice
Ride a Gondola and discover the beauty of Venice
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Do you wish to discover the soul of Venice and its eternal beauties in one single tour? You are in the right place then. This tour will be a stroll among history and beauty, and we will discover Venice from two different points of view: from the water and

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105 minutes Venice
Visit this amazing Chocolate Workshop in Venice
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Enjoy a sweet and magic day with our chocolate master and learn how to prepare chocolate in style

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2 hours Venice
Byzantine Venice & Gondola Ride
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A tour combination to discover the enchanting side of Venice through a morning walk, its Byzantine heritage through the St Mark's Basilica, and its deepest side through a romantic gondola ride

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3 Hours Venice
Venice Airport to Cruise Port Round Trip Private Transfer by Minivan
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Transfer by Mercedes minivan up to 7 people from Venice airport to cruise port Marittima or San Basilio and vice-versa on departure

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3 Hours Scheduling Private Tour Venice
Venice Airport to Cruise Port Round Trip Private Transfer by Sedan
Venice Airport to Cruise Port Round Trip Private Transfer by Sedan
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Transfer by Mercedes E class up to 2 people from Venice airport to cruise port Marittima or San Basilio or vice-versa on departure

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3 Hours Scheduling Private Tour Venice
Enjoy in Venice our Early Morning Pastry Food Tour
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This tour will make you appreciate the real beauty of Venice, when St. Mark’s Square is still empty and illuminated by the first morning lights. You will enjoy a great breakfast with three of the best pastry shops of the city

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2 Hours Venice
Luxury Private Transfer by car from Treviso Airport / city centre
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Your transportation from Treviso Airport to your Venice hotel will be hassle-free with this service!

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about 1 Hour Scheduling Private Tour Venice
Lets wine and Dine - Dinner & Concert in Venice
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Enjoy a romantic dinner in a typical Venetian restaurant, just a few steps from Saint Mark’s Square, but out of the beaten track and relax with a music concert performed in one beautiful Venetian church

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3 Hours Venice
Historical Heart of Venice - Skip the line
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Enjoy an outdoor visit walking among the most important places in Venice. Enter the two city symbols: the Doge’s Palace and the Basilica. Then experience a gondola tour through hidden canals

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3 Hours Venice
Venice Airport Private Arrivals Transfer by sedan
Venice Airport Private Arrivals Transfer by sedan
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Transfer by sedan up to 2/3 people from airport of Venice, to Venice piazzale Roma, Mestre, cruise port by Mercedes sedan SW

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3 Hours Scheduling Private Tour Venice
Local Market Tour and Homemade Cooking Class
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Immerse yourself in a local market tour, learn how to shop, like a real Venetian, for best local products and what you need to look for in good vegetables. The final selection will become your meal!

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4 hours Venice
The Venetian Aperitif - tasting “cichetti” with wine while discovering Venice
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Get ready to lose yourself in unexpected delights and the real side of Venice, with a guided tour of Venice while tasting its traditional “cichetti” (snacks) and wine

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1 hour Venice
Venice Airport Private Arrivals Transfer by Minivan
Venice Airport Private Arrivals Transfer by Minivan
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Transfer by Mercedes minivan up to 7 people from airport of Venice, Mestre downtown or Mestre train station to your desired location

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1 hour Scheduling Private Tour Venice
From Venice a Private Tour to Verona and Optional Wine Tasting
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Private tour from Venice piazzale Roma or Mestre downtown or Venice cruise port to Verona with wine tasting to a winery.

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1 hour Scheduling Private Tour Venice
Venice Gondola Ride
1 Italy’s famous Floating City Venice sits on a network of 26 beautifully situated canals. There are no cars allowed on the winding, Renaissance-era streets, so exploring the city by the water is the best and unique way to tour and explore the city. The mythic cobbled Old City viewed from the water on a gondola ride is unforgettable, and a must do when visiting Venice.   
Venice Walking Tours
2 Venice Walking Tours will take you to explore the hidden corners of the city with a local guide and have the benefit of their local knowledge. Strolling along with a small group or on a private tour to the city square of Campo Santa Margherita and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco is fantastic. Walk over the famous Rialto Bridge as you make your way to  St. Marc's Square a must do tour.
The Grand Canal Venice City Tour
3 The Grand Canal City tour runs through central Venice for over four kilometres by dividing into two parts. If you want to look and admire the city from a different point of view, take a custom private Venice tour of the Grand Canal. As the boat moves slowly towards Piazza San Marco, passing beautiful historic buildings and going under creative bridges, you can understand why Venice has always been one of the most favourite cities in the world.

Saint Mark’s Basilica Tour
4 Take a guided tour to see St. Mark’s Basilica which is the most famous of Venice’s churches. It is a fine example of Byzantine architecture and situated off the Grand Canal and overlooks Piazza San Marco. See the oldest exterior mosaic in the world, whose subject is ‘ The Translation of the Body of St. Mark’ or the free-standing columns finely carved in Byzantine style and many other magnificent treasures. It is a great place to visit.
Private Boat Tour of Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands
5 Journey around the Venetian lagoon, enjoying breathtaking views over the St. Mark's Basin to the Burano and Torcello Islands. The first stop of the tour will be Murano Island the island of Burano, famous for its colourful houses and peaceful atmospheres. The last stop of the tour will be the quiet and green island of Torcello, a little island suspended between mystical tales and the ruins of a glorious past not many people are aware of.    
Venice Afternoon Tour & Gondola Ride
6 This tour will take you to the Calli region with a professional tour guide around the heart of Venice City. Then as you travel through Venice, it's onto St. Mark’s Square and visits the Doge’s Palace. Then enter the majestic Golden Basilica and admire the beautiful golden mosaics and the marble inlay floor and artworks. End your private afternoon day tour with a beautiful and charming shared Gondola ride through the Venetian Canals.
Bridge of Sighs Group Venice Walking Tour
7 Another impressive bridge in the city of Venice that is very popular especially on Venice Walking Tours. Its curved structure is suspended over the Rio di Palazzo and a notorious trademark in the city. It is a symbol of romance with many couples taking a private tour by gondola down the narrow canal looking up at this beautiful covered bridge. The emblem on the bridge shows it was built between the 16th and 17th century.
Ghosts & Legends of Venice on an Evening Walking Tour
8 This evening Venice tour will take you along an unusual walk after dark. Off the beaten track and delve into some of the most suggestive corners of Venice, listening to tales and legends about its present and past. See how a city completely changes from day and night. This tour is the right opportunity to explore Venice as you would never expect to, discovering its beauty and charm and secrets on this Venice City night Legends tour.
Venice National Archaeological Museum Tour
9 Take a guided tour of the National Archaeological Museum which was established in 1523 and located on the Piazzo San Marco. It is not surprising that since 1523 it has gathered a number objects with many things being donated by wealthy Venetian families. There are displays of marbles, ceramics, coins and loads more from Neolithic to Roan age with rooms that are dedicated to Roman portraits in marble.
Venice Rialto Bridge Walking Tour
10 While on a Venice city tour, stroll over Rialto Bridge which is the most famous and oldest of all bridges in Venice. It spans across the Grand Canal and was originally a simple bridge of boats, then a wooden bridge before becoming the stone arch bridge that took three years to contract and finally finished in 1591, It is one the most visited tourist attractions in Venice and a must see on all City tours.

Travel Tips for Venice

3 full days in Venice is the perfect amount of time to explore the city. You'll need 2 days to see the major attractions including Doge's Palace, Saint Mark's Basilica and Bridge of Sighs. Also, you'll have to dedicate one full day to Murano and Burano – most interesting islands in the Venetian lagoon.

Standard gondola rides in Venice have a fixed cost of 80 euros for a private 25-30 minutes tour. At night, however, the cost of a gondola ride is 120 euros for a private 25-30 minutes tour. If you desire to stay longer, tell the gondolier and ask for the price before the start of the tour.

Venice is more expensive than some places but that is to be expected as getting things in and around has extra logistical challenges. We've been going for over 20 years and only paid near those prices for special drinks in St Mark's Square which we expected.

Contrary to what other tourists say, Venice doesn't smell at all. If anything, you'll smell salt water in the canals. Some say though that during summer when water levels are lower in smaller canals they can smell a bit. Other than that, Venice stays odor-free.

So, can you swim in the Venice canals? The simple answer is: no, you are not allowed to swim in the Venice canals, nor in any other place in the historic center of Venice.