Best Venice Canal / Cruise Day Tours - Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour - Gondola Water Tours - Saint Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Tour

Venice is one of the most incredible cities in the world. Consisting of many islands separated by the Grand Canal and numerous waterways, it prides on spectacular architecture and unique charm. Hence, we have collected a number of very special guided tours that will help you discover this amazing city without missing anything substantial.

That’s, as it happens, only a part of a fun. While in Venice, take some excursions and guided tours that introduce nearby attractions and places. Among them, you will find Florence, the Dolomites and the Valpolicella region. After all, don’t forget to attend some spectacular music performances and taste local wine and food.

Skip-the-Line: Saint Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Tour

Skip-the-Line: Saint Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Tour
Duration: 2:15 hours

4.5 (1760 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Visit magnificent buildings that symbolize the wealth and power of the former Venetian Republic
  • See resplendent works of art and hear stories related to the Saint Mark’s Basilica
  • Admire the opulence and design of the Byzantine works of art brought to Venice after 1204 (the Sack of Constantinople), including the Horses of Saint Mark
  • Tour the Doge’s Palace and examine works of art by famous Venetian artists, including Tintoreto and Titian
  • Find out the true purpose the Bridge of Sighs had

What it includes

  • Expert guidance by a knowledgeable guide
  • Admission tickets to the basilica and the palace
From £51.2 (€55.9)
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From £48.6 (€53)
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Skip-the-Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour

Skip-the-Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour
Duration: 3 hours

4.5 (3399 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • See top attractions of the “Queen of the Adriatic” in one day; particularly recommended for people with limited time
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal and admire palaces featuring different styles (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque…)
  • Examine the Rialto Bridge, the most famous of a few bridges in Venice
  • Visit the Saint Mark’s Square and be impressed with “the finest drawing room in Europe” (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  • Visit the Saint Mark’s Basilica and admire its Byzantine design and opulence

What it includes

  • Guidance by a friendly and professional guide
  • Fast-track entry to the Saint Mark’s Basilica
  • Boat tour of the Grand Canal
  • A walking tour that reveals famous and hidden gems of Venice
From £62.3 (€68)
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Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour

Venice Grand Canal
Duration: 1hr

4.5(542 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Get to experience the beauty of Venice on this Grand Canal Boat Tour
  • Get to journey through the city aboard a luxury boat that departs from St. Marks square
  • Sail through some minor canals on a luxury motorboat
  • Learn the history of St. Marks Basillica and Doges Palace in St. Marks Square

What it includes

  • a tour guide/ professional guide to point out palaces and city squares like Campo Santa Maria Formosa
  • free photography for all the beauty sceneries
  • food and drinks
  • gratitude which are optional
  • hotel pickup and drop- off
  • multilingual tour guide also available
From £25(€29)
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From £26(€30)
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From £42.00(€48.00)
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Venice Hidden Gems Tour with Gondola Ride

Venice Hidden Gems Tour with Gondola Ride
Duration: approx. 2 hours

4 (422 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Discover many surprising spots along the streets and canals of Venice
  • Get around the city like a local and see great places most tourists miss
  • After a walking tour, enjoy a gondola ride
  • See the Rialto Bridge and many buildings that influenced the culture of Venice
  • Examine different architectural elements influenced by the Byzantine art

What it includes

  • Professional guidance
  • A gondola ride
From £62.3 (€68)
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Venice Hop on and Hop off Cruise

Venice Hop on and Hop off Cruise
Duration 2hrs 45 minutes

4.5 (805 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

· Hop on  and hop off the red boat and get around the majestic city of  Venice.

· Stop to discover the beauty and history of the artistic city.

· Sightseeing from Piazza San Macro and the beaches of Lido to the island of Murano

What it includes

· tour guide experience

· Capturing photos by your camera

· boat ride

 

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From £17.20(€19.90)
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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour

Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour
Duration: 5 hours

4.5 (653 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Enjoy a boat ride to neighbouring islands of Murano and Burano
  • Examine producing techniques of worldwide famous Murano glass
  • See the collection of the exceptional Murano glass items
  • Admire colourful houses of Burano Island
  • Learn how Burano lace with intricate patterns is produced

What it includes

  • Water taxi service
  • Professional guidance
From £32.6 (€35.6)
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Venice Ghosts Walking Tour

Venice Ghosts Walking Tour
Duration: 1:30 hours

4 (747 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Imagine the transformation of charming Venice into a place where mystery and tragedy rule on a night walking tour
  • Hear scary stories as you walk empty streets and tour hidden corners
  • Feel as if you and your group are completely alone in the city while getting around
  • Hear stories about sea creatures, ghosts and other legends

What it includes

  • Engaging walking tour led by a professional guide
From £23.2 (€25.3)
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From £23.8 (€26)
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Bassano del Grapa and Asolo Day Tour

Bassano del Grapa and Asolo Day Tour
Duration: 9:30 hours

4.5 (207 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Familiarize yourself with the Veneto countryside, the region’s beautiful architecture and culture
  • Visit Marostica, a village where the “living chess game” takes place in September in even years
  • Tour Asolo, the “pearl of Veneto”, and see its villas and gardens
  • Admire the Villa Barbaro, designed by Andrea Palladio and beautified by Veronese
  • Taste famous Prosecco wine

What it includes

  • Personalized guided tour in a small group (up to 8 people)
  • Tasting of local wine
  • Trip by minivan
From £125.4 (€139)
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From £127.8 (141.6€)
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Interpreti Veneziani Ensemble Baroque Concert

Interpreti Veneziani Ensemble Baroque Concert
Duration: 1:30 hours

5 (121 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Listen to the Baroque concert in a beautiful ambiance of the 17th century San Vidal Church
  • Enjoy masterpieces of Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi performed by an outstanding ensemble
  • Hear the sounds produced by authentic period instruments and examine the altarpiece by Carpaccio
  • Among other pieces, you will hear Mozart’s “A Little Night Music”, Pergolesi’s “Concerto for Violin” and Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”

What it includes

  • Admission fees
From £28.9 (€32)
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From £31.9 (€35.4)
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Teatro La Fenice Tour

Teatro La Fenice Tour
Duration: 1 hour

4.5 (74 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Get yourself acquainted with the opulent interior and stories related to the iconic “Phoenix” theatre
  • Learn the history of the Teatro La Fenice, including the destruction in a fire and the reconstruction in the Baroque style
  • Envision performances held by Bellini, Wagner, Rossini and other famous composers on the stage
  • Examine rich decoration and furnishings of the auditorium, royal box and other premises

What it includes

  • Either guided or self-guided tour (depending on the option selected)
  • Admission fees
From £18.3 (€20.3)
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From £10.4 (€11.5)
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Dolomite Mountains & Cortina Day Trip

Dolomite Mountains & Cortina Day Trip
Duration: 8:30 hours

5 (703 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Enjoy a trip through the marvellous Dolomite Mountains and witness breathtaking landscapes
  • See tops of the mountains rising above green hills and valleys
  • Admire some of the finest lakes in the region
  • Have a free time to explore Cortina, known as “the Pearl of the Dolomites”
  • Have an option to take a coach ride to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and take exceptional photos

What it includes

  • Trip in a small group by a minibus
  • Professional guidance
From £142 (€157.6)
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From £120.7 (€134)
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Independent Florence Day Trip by High-Speed Train

Independent Florence Day Trip by High-Speed Train
Duration: 14 hours

4.5 (70 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Visit the Tuscan capital and the “Renaissance City” of Florence
  • Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city to discover Florence’s top attractions
  • Choose how to spend a day in this marvellous city – explore its streets and squares or visit its great museums (Accademia and Uffizi galleries)
  • Examine the Florence Duomo and admire its dome, the masterpiece of Brunelleschi (who introduced the Renaissance in present-day Italy)

What it includes

  • A return high-speed train ticket
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour in Florence (3 lines)
From £103.6 (€115)
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From £105.4 (€117)
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Valpolicella Day Trip: Wine Tasting and Verona

Valpolicella Day Trip: Wine Tasting and Verona
Duration: 8 hours

4.5 (33 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Tour beautiful landscapes of the Valpolicella region and discover its culture, heritage and wine
  • Visit Verona, the city chosen by Shakespeare as a background of his “Romeo & Juliet”
  • Visit a 13th century church in San Giorgio that features an 8th century altar
  • Explore vineyards and learn wine-producing techniques of the acclaimed Amarone wine
  • Taste delicious Amarone wine, which is known as “the great bitter”

What it includes

  • A return trip by an air-conditioned minivan
  • Tasting of wine
From £146.6 (€162.6)
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From £144.2 (€160)
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Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine
Duration: 2:30 hours

5 (553 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Tour bars in Venice popular with locals and sample tapas-style Cicchetti
  • Explore the area around the Rialto Bridge and visit the famous Rialto Market (morning tour)
  • Taste olives, meatballs and other specialties of the Venetian gastronomy
  • Enjoy regional wines and famous Prosecco
  • Take a boat (Traghetto) ride that takes you from one side of the Grand Canal to another

What it includes

  • Guidance by a local
  • Boat ride
  • Food and drink tastings
From £71.9 (€80)
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From £73.3 (€81.5)
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Venice Photography Walking Tour

Venice Photography Walking Tour
Duration: around 3 hours

5 (48 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Learn how to take exceptional photos of Venice
  • Get tips on taking photos like a pro regardless of the type of the camera you use
  • Tour popular and lesser-known attractions and hidden corners
  • Learn tips and tricks you will be able to apply elsewhere during your travels

What it includes

  • Professionally guided tour
From £62.4 (€70)
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Venice Lido Bike Tour

Venice Lido Bike Tour
Duration: 4 hours

5 (16 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Avoid notorious crowds of Venice and explore the lagoon by cycling around it
  • Learn the history of Venice while passing along the Canale della Guidecca
  • Ride around Lido, discover interesting spots and take a look at little islands of the lagoon
  • Discover a huge fortification from the 18th century

What it includes

  • Tour by a local
  • Use of bike and helmet
From £40 (€45)
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From £41.2 (€46.4)
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Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop

Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour and Workshop
Duration: 2 hours

4.5 (66 Reviews)

What You’ll Do

  • Visit the Glass Factory on Murano Island where celebrated glass items are produced
  • Learn the glass-producing traditions and see how masters produce items featuring various shapes
  • Choose the type of the item you will produce during the workshop
  • Make a personalized item of yours while working with craftsmen

What it includes

  • Professional guidance
  • Demonstration and workshop
  • 20% discount on items you purchase in the factory
From £32 (€36)
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From £27.5 (€30.9)
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Boat trip Glance of Murano

Boat trip Glance of Murano

Duration : 4.5hr
4.1(970 Reviews )

What You’ll Do

  • Take a journey to all 3 islands spend 45 minutes each
  • Explore and enjoy free time in Torcello
  • Save the chocolate box painted houses on Burano
  • Watch the master glass blowers in Burano.

What it includes

  • boat trip all round
  • tour guide on boat speaking multiple language
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