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Private gondola tour in Venice off the beaten track
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Private gondola tour in Venice off the beaten track

Glide through the canals of Venice and learn about the city on this private gondola ride. Choose from different tour durations to make the most out of your trip.

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Venice private tour with skip-the-line St. Mark's Basilica
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Venice private tour with skip-the-line St. Mark's Basilica

Book this private, customisable tour and skip the line at St. Mark's Basilica and explore Rialto with a local expert guide. Snap pics of the Grand Canal too.

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Doge's Palace small group tour with a local guide
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Doge's Palace small group tour with a local guide

Book tickets on this small group tour of Venice's UNESCO-listed Doge's Palace. Follow an expert local guide through the palace, Bridge of Sighs and the New Prisons.

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Private tour of Venice off the beaten path
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Private tour of Venice off the beaten path

Book now to explore Venice's hidden gems, culture and traditions on this customisable private tour. With your guide, you'll get a glimpse of local hotspots too.

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Private tour of Venice highlights with skip-the-line ticket to St. Mark's Bell Tower
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Private tour of Venice highlights with skip-the-line ticket to St. Mark's Bell Tower

Book this private customisable tour discovering the best of Venice's St. Mark's Square with a local expert. You'll get skip-the-line tickets up the bell tower too.

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Accademia Gallery of Venice and Sestiere Dorsoduro private tour
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Accademia Gallery of Venice and Sestiere Dorsoduro private tour

Book tickets to explore the best of Venetian art on this private customisable tour. Look inside the prestigious Accademia Gallery and visit the Dorsoduro district.

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Guided tour of Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica with gondola ride
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Guided tour of Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica with gondola ride

Combine the most popular Venice tours in one day. Visit Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo Ducale, and then enjoy a gondola ride on the Grand Canal.

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Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica skip-the-line and guided tour
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Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica skip-the-line and guided tour

Buy your walking tour with an expert local guide to admire Venice's best sights. Visit St. Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge, Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.

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Murano glassblowing & Burano lace-making private boat tour in Venice
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Murano glassblowing & Burano lace-making private boat tour in Venice

Get off the beaten track with this tour and visit the enchanting islands of Murano and Burano. Don't miss live demonstrations of glassblowing and lace making.

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Galleon Dinner Cruise in Venice
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Galleon Dinner Cruise in Venice

Admire the scenic coast of Mazzorbo, Burano and Murano and dine on board during a panoramic tour of Saint Mark's basin.

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Alone in St. Mark's Basilica: after hours tour
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Alone in St. Mark's Basilica: after hours tour

Buy your exclusive VIP St. Mark's Basilica after hour tour in Venice. Feel privileged as a Basilica guard will unlock the doors for you to explore special areas!

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Exclusive Saint Mark's Basilica after dark and Doge's Palace tour
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Exclusive Saint Mark's Basilica after dark and Doge's Palace tour

Buy your exclusive VIP St. Mark's Basilica after dark and Doge's Palace tour in Venice. Experience being alone inside the most important attractions of the city!

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What to do in Venice

Immersed in a myriad of canals and decorated with romantic bridges, Venice offers many attractions and activities that capture the hearts of visitors. From the extraordinary beauty of Piazza San Marco to the architecture of the Doge’s Palace, passing through the sophistication of the La Fenice theater and the tranquility of the Jewish ghetto, the most famous of the Italian cities must be visited at least once in a lifetime. Take a romantic gondola ride, taste the typical cicchetti and then explore the incredible artistic heritage. And if you don’t know where to start, here are six of the best things to do in Venice.

The six best activities to do in Venice

1. Take a gondola ride

What would a trip to Venice be without a ride on one of its trademark gondolas? It’s a truly special and unmissable experience. Navigating the canals with a friendly gondolier will give you a completely different perspective on the city. Avoid the crowds and admire the most famous bridges and architectural wonders as you glide gently into the lagoon. You’ll also be able to discover some of the more hidden and secluded corners, while enjoying the romantic atmosphere. There is no better way to be captivated by the Venetian charm and understand the eternal bond between water and the city.

2. Enter the Doge’s Palace

The Doge’s Palace in Venice, in the famous St Mark’s Square, is the testament to the city’s glorious past. With its Gothic architecture and majestic façade overlooking the lagoon, the palace is a must-see attraction. You need to book well in advance. Inside, you can admire sumptuous rooms, paintings, and decorations, the “golden staircase” and interesting historical artifacts from the once-mighty Republic of Venice.

3. Admire the works of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is an internationally renowned gallery and is one of the most important museums in Italy. Housed in the former residence of art collector Peggy Guggenheim, the gallery showcases an impressive collection of 20th-century masterpieces, featuring works by artists such as Picasso, Pollock, Magritte, Dali, and many more. Stroll through its welcoming exhibition rooms, framed by the beauty of the Grand Canal, and immerse yourself completely in modern art and its thousand evolutions.

4. Attend a show at La Fenice

La Fenice, the renowned opera house of Venice, perfectly represents Italy’s cultural heritage and artistic excellence. Rebuilt from the ashes, as the name suggests, the theater follows an elegant neoclassical style with a lavish interior. Attending a show at the Fenice is a momentous experience, which allows you to immerse yourself in the splendor of the classical opera and the symphony orchestra. But an audio-guided visit inside the theater is also an excellent idea, to discover its history and admire its decorations, without rushing.

5. Visit the island of San Giorgio and the basilica

The Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, designed by Andrea Palladio, is an architectural marvel and an important religious center. With its Renaissance-style façade and beautiful bell tower, the basilica is a place of tranquility dotted with wonderful works of art. Among these, admire the paintings by Tintoretto that decorate the choir. And then climb the belfry to enjoy a wonderful view of the city and the lagoon from a different perspective.

6. Take a trip to Murano and Burano

Murano and Burano are two small islands in the Venetian lagoon with a charm of their own. Murano, famous for glassmaking, showcases glass art in its historic workshops. Watching the glassmakers at work is a real show. Burano, on the other hand, enchants visitors with its kaleidoscope of colored houses and with its fishing village allure. Walk along the canals, taste local fish dishes, and let yourself be carried away by the laidback atmosphere.

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When’s the best time to visit Venice?

More than most, Venice suffers from the phenomenon of mass tourism. To protect the uniqueness of this special city and guarantee you a pleasant and relaxed experience, we advise you to travel during the (relatively) low season to the city. Visit between March and May and in the winter months of December or January. Try to avoid summertime and big holidays.

How many days should you spend in Venice?

With a little organization, a couple of days are enough to visit Venice’s main attractions and to also enjoy a “bacaro tour” and the quieter atmosphere of the Jewish ghetto and Cannaregio. With three or four days, you can discover the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Accademia Galleries without haste and dedicate a day to the islands of Murano and Burano.

Where are the best places to stay in Venice?

For a more exclusive stay and privileged access to the most iconic attractions, choose a hotel in the San Marco or San Polo areas. If you prefer a more peaceful and authentic area, then search in Cannaregio or Dorsoduro, both quite central and with a wide range of services nearby. An excellent alternative is the island of Giudecca, where there’s accommodation of all types and for all budgets. From here, however, you’ll need to take the vaporetto to reach San Marco.