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Welcome to Venice Small Group or Private Tour: Basilica San Marco & Gondola Ride

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  • A tick in the bucket list with a Gondola ride that cruises off the many canals in Venice.
  • Walking through the beautiful lagoon, visiting the "must-sees touristy places and discovering the unexplored spots. Read more
  • Knowing more about the rich Venetian culture and history from an expert.
  • What You'll Do:

  • The tour begins with a walk, with a guide, from St. Mark's Square to Rialto Bridge.
  • The itinerary includes a visit to the iconic Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge, Church of Miracles, Malibran Theatre, house of Marco Polo and Scuola Grande di San Marco (main hospital of Venice).
  • The highlight of the trip is the visit to Byzantine faAcade (the Golden Pall) at St. Mark's Basilica. You can have a closer look at the 4,000 gilded mosaics.
  • The guide will also lead you to the Rialto Fish Market which will give you a sneak peek into the local cuisine and produce.
  • The tour wraps up with a ride in a 30-minute ride in a Gondola. The ride presents the view of Basilica della Salute of Baroque architecture.
  • What It Includes:

  • A knowledgeable English speaking guide.
  • Headsets.
  • A Gondola ride.
  • Skip the ticket line as the tour includes tickets to St Mark's Basilica.
  • Entry/Admission to the Basilica di San Marco.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • A must-do when you are in Venice.
  • A wonderful and knowledgeable guide.
  • Delighted with their gondola ride.
  • Is It Right:

  • Right for anybody who wants to know more about the history of Venice while exploring the city on foot and in the canals.
  • Anybody who can walk and are not wheelchair users.
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Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands Public Cruise from Venice

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  • What you may not know is that Venice is more than just one piece of land, in fact the city of Venice is made up of many small islands located on the lagoon.
  • This is a half-day tour to visit 3 of these islands. Read more

    What You'll Do:

  • Cruise across the Venice Lagoon to visit beautiful Venetian Islands.
  • See how glass in blown and how lace is made.
  • Enjoy free time on each island.
  • What It Includes:

  • Transport by boat.
  • Live onboard guide.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Although this is a whistle stop tour of the Venetian Islands most travellers have left positive reviews and would recommend the excursion.
  • Customers mention that Murano is worth a visit if you want to pick up real Venetian glass.
  • Is It Right:

  • If you want to see more of Venice than St. Mark's Square then this tour is right for you.
  • A family friendly excursion.
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Venice: Gondola ride on Grand Canal with music and dinner

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  • A romantic getaway in the canals of Venice.
  • Indulgent and dreamy Gondola ride with singers and musicians playing Italian songs. Read more
  • The guide takes you down the historical lane by narrating the history behind various splendid monuments and of the city in general.
  • A romantic 3-course dinner in a traditional Venetian restaurant smoothly wraps up the day.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Cruise along the canals of the romantic city on gondola.
  • The Venetian musicians, singers and the gentle swing of the boat will usher in the warm love in the air.
  • The gondola would pass through the iconic opera house and the art gallery. The guide would ensure to add up historical information about various monuments.
  • The tour would end with a 3-course meal in a traditional Venetian eating joint.
  • What It Includes:

  • Skip the line and enjoy 30 minutes of shared gondola ride.
  • Commentary by a guide with a mobile app or brochure.
  • Live music with singers for small groups.
  • Dinner at Venetian restaurant.
  • Multilingual assistance at the meeting point.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • The gondola ride and the music was actually great.
  • The ride provided a unique way of looking at the architectural marvels.
  • Is It Right:

  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers or wheelchair users.
  • Kids " friendly itinerary.
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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  • The classic way to enjoy Venice!
  • See some of the most iconic sights float past as you\'re serenaded by a singer/musician onboard a traditional gondola. Read more
  • Get a 30 minute ride on the Grand Canal combined with some of the most picturesque smaller canals too.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Board your shared gondola, a maximum of 6 people on each boat with up to 8-10 boats per group.
  • Ride down the Grand Canal taking in the iconic sights and travel down the picturesque back waterways too.
  • A singer/musician will serenade you with classic Venetian songs on your journey.
  • What It Includes:

  • 30 minute ride on Venice\'s canals.
  • Travel on a traditional gondola with gondolier.
  • Singer/musician onboard 1 of the boats in your group.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • This is a must!
  • The accordion player and singer were first rate.
  • The serenading was great, I would do this again.
  • Is It Right:

  • A must-do for hopeless romantics spending their first time in Venice.
  • One of those \'once in a lifetime\ " things that should be enjoyed once!
  • Avoid if you dislike tourist gimmicks and want to see and experience the \'real\ " Venice.
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

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  • Enjoy a 30 minute gondola ride before sitting down to an Italian dinner.
  • The gondola ride is serenaded so you\'ll be able to take in the delights of Venice whilst listening to an opera singer and accordion player. Read more
  • Afterwards, make your way to the restaurant for a delicious 3 course meal.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Enjoy an evening of romance in Venice.
  • Take a 30 minute gondola ride with live musician along the Grand Canal and the smaller backstreet waterways.
  • Then, sit down to a set-menu dinner at a local Italian restaurant.
  • What It Includes:

  • 30 minute serenaded gondola ride.
  • 2 or 3 course dinner " depending on option booked.
  • After dinner coffee.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • It was the best way to see Venice and we had a very romantic dinner.
  • Such an amazing experience. The food and the included restaurant was so good. Definitely bang for your buck with this tour.
  • From beginning to end, this tour was fantastic!
  • Is It Right:

  • Perfect for couples coming to Venice for the first time who want to enjoy a romantic evening.
  • Ideal if you want the experience of a gondola ride but can\'t afford a private boat trip.
  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience you\'ll want to repeat.
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Murano and Burano VIP Venice Boat Tour

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  • A boat cruise around the two most charming islands of the city.
  • A spell binding trip to the Murano and Burano islands. Read more
  • It is an insight into the history of various lagoons.
  • It is a private water taxi tour.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Visit the historical glass making factories at Murano and learn about the fascinating history of glass making.
  • Have the time to shop for some exquisite glass pieces to take back home.
  • Have the time to enjoy the vibrant and colorful city of Burano.
  • Learn about the art of lace making.
  • Walk around the vivid colored houses, browse in local shops for beautiful lace work.
  • What It Includes:

  • 8-10 passenger water taxi.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Pick up and Drop from the city center.
  • 4 hours of luxurious and enriching experience.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • A real engaging way to enjoy more of Venice and experiment with the local flavors.
  • We had a great time on this tour, the four hours just went by and we definitely want to come back for more.
  • It was an informative tour and the best part was that we got enough time to explore the history of the place.
  • Is It Right:

  • You don't want to miss the view of the Grand Canal on the way to Burano.
  • It is a perfect half day tour to see the historic places and enjoy the private ride on the water.
  • It is perfect for tourists who like walking in the local lanes and want to learn more about the local arts.
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Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

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  • A combination of sightseeing over land and over water.
  • This is an opportunity to see all the of the best parts of the Floating City in a compact half-day tour. Read more

    What You'll Do:

  • Visit the highlights of Venice on a walking tour of the city.
  • Take in the grandeur of San Marco Basilica.
  • See the city like a Venetian on a classic riverboat.
  • What It Includes:

  • Walking tour.
  • Canal cruise.
  • Bilingual tour guide.
  • Skip the line to St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Some comments have said that this tour is a good investment for seeing the sights of Venice.
  • Generally participants are very pleased with this tour, reviews often praise the tour guides and say that they enjoy the walking and boating combo.
  • Is It Right:

  • Good for people visiting Venice for the first time, this tour will give you a comprehensive overview of the city.
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Semi Private Grand Canal 1-Hour Boat Tour

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  • A personalised sightseeing excursion on the beautiful Venetian canals.
  • An opportunity to see this marvellous city from the water. Read more

    What You'll Do:

  • Cruise along the emerald green waters in a semi-private taxi boat.
  • Learn about the sights from an English-speaking driver.
  • Veer off the main waterways to float through narrow alleys.
  • What It Includes:

  • Small group tour.
  • Cruise on the Grand Canal.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • People have said that this is an interesting tour of an interesting city.
  • The Grand Canal Cruise has average 4.5-star rating and travellers would defiantly recommend the tour to visitors.
  • Is It Right:

  • Perfect for people who like to travel by boat.
  • A good alternative to a walking tour, you will see parts of the city which are inaccessible by foot.
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Private Gondola Ride for Two in Venice

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  • A romantic gondola ride perfect for couples.
  • See some of Venice\'s most beautiful sights in the most iconic way. Read more
  • A private gondola ride just the two of you and the gondolier.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Enjoy a relaxing and romantic private gondola ride.
  • Escape the crowds of the Grand Canal by travelling along the smaller back canals too.
  • Toast your love for each other with a glass of Prosecco.
  • What It Includes:

  • 20-30minute gondola ride.
  • Private tour for 2.
  • Small bottle of Prosecco.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Lovely gondola ride through the quiet canals, the prosecco was a lovely added touch!
  • At first I was kind of sceptical that this was going to be a flop, since not all the comments were totally positive. But I really enjoyed it!
  • The gondola ride was romantic, peaceful and fun. I\'d definitely recommend your own private gondola ride.
  • Is It Right:

  • Something that has to be done once if you\'re in Venice as a happy couple!
  • Perfect for honeymooners and those celebrating anniversaries and birthdays.
  • Not the best way to \'see\ " Venice but the best way to enjoy the atmosphere!
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Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat

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  • Two of the Venetian Lagoon's most profitable islands are Murano and Burano.
  • One grew rich from blowing glass and the other from weaving lace. Read more
  • This is an opportunity to visit original workshops of each craft.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Cruise across the Venice Lagoon to Murano and Burano.
  • Enjoy a guided tour and free time on each island.
  • What It Includes:

  • Return transport by boat.
  • Visit to glass and lace workshops.
  • Bilingual tour guide.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • The Murano Glass and Burano Lace tour has received very positive customer reviews.
  • Reviews have said that the tour guides are "exceptional " and the overall tour is "fascinating.
  • Is It Right:

  • This will appeal to a variety of people and to all ages.
  • Artists and craftsmen will particularly enjoy it.
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride- T15

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  • A guided walking tour with gondola ride afterwards.
  • The best way to see and understand Venice, from its streets and its canals. Read more
  • Small group sizes, limited to 35 people per tour.
  • What You'll Do:

  • See and learn about Venice on a 1.5-2 hour walking tour.
  • See the famous sites plus the picturesque hidden corners with narrative from your guide along the way.
  • Take a gondola ride along the grand canal and some of the smaller canals after the walking tour.
  • What It Includes:

  • 1.5-2 hour walking tour.
  • Professional English speaking / multilingual guide.
  • 30 minute shared gondola ride.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • This was a perfect tour for us. Our guide was local and brought us great background in introducing us to Venice. Highly recommend!
  • Loved the walking tour through Venice. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable.
  • You can\'t go to Venice without this Walking Tour and Gondola Ride. The streets are so narrow in Venice and it\'s easy to become confused. Our guide walked us through these narrow streets and told us quaint stores about the different neighbourhoods.
  • Is It Right:

  • Great if you're the type of person who enjoys guided walking tours.
  • A great introduction to the city " A must for first time visitors who want to see hidden corners and learn about Venice from a local guide.
  • Must be able to walk 1.5-2hours.
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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

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  • A 2 hour small-group tour on a traditional boat to admire Venice at sunset.
  • Travel around the Venetian Lagoon admiring city from the water. Read more
  • Cruise through St Mark\'s Basin and along the Lido, passing beautiful islands.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Admire the breathtaking scenery as your skipper takes you to the best viewing spots to enjoy sunset.
  • Learn about the sights your seeing from your expert local skipper come tour guide.
  • Enjoy a half bottle of Prosecco out on the water as the lights turn on.
  • What It Includes:

  • 2 hour boat ride.
  • Half bottle of Prosecco.
  • Local multilingual skipper/guide.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • a"This was one of the best tours we did in Venice. The tour guide was amazing, informative and funny. The Prosecco was also good, a very relaxing evening.
  • This trip exceeded our expectations. Gian showed us corners of the Venetian Lagoon that we would never have seen.
  • Tommaso our guide and captain was brilliant and had so many suggestions for our visit, absolutely great!
  • Is It Right:

  • A truly memorable experience " A must if visiting Venice for the first time.
  • Great for photographers!
  • Good for couples, family, or friends seeking an enjoyable (not romantic) tour.
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Venice Sailing Cruise to northern lagoon

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  • The Venice lagoon is one of the most important lagoon landscapes in Europe. Traveling by boat is the best way to observe the unique environment up close. With your own boat you can venture into the most unusual, hidden places, sailing through the lagoon's many islands and fishing areas, to discover its natural...Read more

The best of Venice and Murano in one day private tour on foot and by boat

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  • -Full day  guided tour of Venice and Murano island on foot & by boat .
    -Enjoy the city with a professional local guide and art historian.
    - Break for the lunch or snack.
    -Discover the Art of Glass Making and admire a glass master
    -The possibility to discover the best of Venice, its art, culture, the living city and Murano glass...Read more

Private exclusive Venice and Murano full day guided tour

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  • -Visit the best of Venice and the lagoon in one day with a private customized tour lead by a local Venetian licensed  guide. Fall in love with the splendor of Venice, the past and present of this unique city on the water. Discover how the city was built and the unique history of a great civilisation that made this miracle possible and the local...Read more

Murano glass and art private tour by boat and on foot

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  • This is the perfect tour if you desire to spend half day in the quite island of Murano and admire the most beautiful artistic glass that made famous Murano during the centuries. After a short trip by private boat you will arrive to Murano island to discover the art of glass making together with a local Venetian high qualified guide. You will learn...Read more

A Venetian Aperitif on The Lagoon

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  • A Venetian Aperitif on The Lagoon is a 1.5 hours tour around Venice by boat. You will eat Venetian tapas and sip local wines and beers on the most fascinating lagoon in the world...Read more

A private walking and gondola tour in Venice

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  • Venice is a unique city, where land merges with water; alleys and canals are part of the same, dense fabric, connecting the city side by side in an almost incomprehensible way.
    This is why walking and boating are the two main ways to discover the secrets of Venice: this private guided tour will allow you to enjoy both of them.
    After a...Read more

A luxury gondola tour in Venice: onboard aperitif and serenade

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  • 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....Read more

5 hours Sweet Molly tour in the lagoon

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  • This gorgeous motorboat, built in 1938 in Sweden and designed by Carl Gustav Pettersson, was built out of Honduras mahogany planks on oak frames and combines pure elegance and beauty with astonishing history.
    A real eye-catcher from a time when the design language was not driven solely by functionality.
    The dream boat for wedding couples or...Read more
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