Group Tours in Venice: Ride a Gondola on the Grand Canal, see St. Mark's, Rialto, glass-blowing in Murano, Burano, Torcello


  Group Tours in Venice
Ride a Gondola on the Grand Canal, see St. Mark's, Rialto, glass-blowing in Murano, Burano, Torcello

Tours in Venice
Full-Day Tours to Veneto & Beyond

Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

Tour Length: 1 hour approx.
Join your official English speaking guide in St. Mark's Square; skip the queue to tour one of the world's most extravagant basilicas. Unlike anything else in Italy, this Byzantine treasure trove includes golden mosaics, marbled inlaid floors, gem-encrusted altars and priceless works of art. Sit back and relax as your guide explains the art and the history in the Biblical scenes and spectacular architecture of Venice's most illustrious masterpiece.

Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
January 1-December 31 12 noon Monday-Saturday 27 EURO/person


Included in the Price: Official guide and (for groups of 10 or more total) whisper headsets.
Languages: English or, on request, Spanish, French or German.

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Guided Venice Walk & Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

Tour Length: 2.5 hours approx.

Join your official English speaking guide in St. Mark's Square and set off to discover the most important sites of Venice. Your tour of St. Mark's Square includes the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower, Doge's Palace (outside) and the Procuratie; then you'll proceed to Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo, Marco Polo's home, and the Malibran Theater. Making your way back to St. Mark's you'll discover the city's main street for shopping, which might come in handy since you'll have a 75-minute break before skipping the queue to tour one of the world's most extravagant basilicas. Unlike anything else in Italy, this Byzantine treasure trove includes golden mosaics, marbled inlaid floors, gem-encrusted altars and priceless works of art. Sit back and relax as your guide explains the art and the history in the Biblical scenes and spectacular architecture of Venice's most illustrious masterpiece.

 

Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
January 1-December 31 9:15-10:45 a.m.,
then 12-1p.m.
Monday-Saturday 51 EURO/person

Included in the Price: Official guide and (for groups of 10 or more total) whisper headsets.
Languages:English or, on request, Spanish, French or German.

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Afternoon Walking Tour of Venice
Hidden Alleys, La Fenice, Rialto & Grand Canal

Tour Length: 1.5 hours approx.

Join your official English speaking guide in St. Mark's Square for an unusual walking tour, away from the crowds and wending through the typical narrow Venetian streets (calli) and squares (campielli). Stroll along picturesque lanes; gaze in the elegant windows of haute couture boutiques; watch as local artisans craft elaborate masks, precious jewels and whimsical toys; view the famed La Fenice Opera House, tiny hidden churches, palaces and courtyards, and end up at Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal.

 

Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
January 1-December 31 3:30 p.m. Every day 26 EURO/person

Included in the Price: Guide.
Languages: English or, on request, Spanish, French or German.

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Afternoon Walking & Gondola Tour of Venice
Hidden Alleys, La Fenice, Rialto Bridge & Grand Canal

Tour Length: 2 hours approx.

Join your official English speaking guide in St. Mark's Square for an unusual walking tour, away from the crowds and wending through the typical narrow Venetian streets (calli) and squares (campielli). Stroll along picturesque lanes; gaze in the elegant windows of haute couture boutiques; watch as local artisans craft elaborate masks, precious jewels and whimsical toys; view the famed La Fenice Opera House, tiny hidden churches, palaces and courtyards. At Rialto Bridge, you'll step into a gondola and begin your romantic 30-minute ride along the Grand Canal and through the tiny side canals, enjoying the most evocative views of the city. As if in a dream, glide through the city's most secluded waterways, slipping under small bridges as you appreciate how totally unique this floating city is.

 

Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
January 1-December 31 3:00 p.m. Every day 58 EURO/person

Included in the Price: Walking tour guide, gondola oarsman.
Languages: English or, on request, Spanish, French or German.

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Afternoon Gondola Tour of Venice
Grand Canal & Side Canals

Tour Length: 30 minutes approx.

Meet at St. Marks' Square and step into a gondola to begin your romantic 30-minute ride along the Grand Canal and through the tiny side canals, enjoying the most evocative views of the city. As if in a dream, glide through the city's most secluded waterways, slipping under small bridges as you appreciate how totally unique this floating city is.



Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
January 1 - March 31 12:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:30pm
Every day 39 EURO/person
April 1 - October 31 11:00 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Every day 39 EURO/person
November 1 - December 31 12:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:30 pm
Every day 39 EURO/person


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The Doge's Palace Secret Itinerary

Tour Length: 1.25 hours approx.

The Secret Itinerary through the Doge's Palace covers the rooms and chambers where the powerful Venetian Republic carried out some of the Europe's most groundbreaking civil and political administration. You'll begin in the chambers of the Ducal Notary, then proceed to the Office of the Great Chancellor and the exquisite Chamber of the Secret Chancellery, whose walls are lined with cabinets containing public and secret documents. Next it's on to the Torture Chamber, also known as the Chamber of Torment: directly linked with the prisons, you can imagine what went on there! From the Torture Chamber you'll go on to the Piombi, prison cells used exclusively for the prisoners of the Council of Ten and located directly under the roof. Though Giacomo Casanova (a one-time resident) described them as abysmal, the Piombi actually offered prisoners much better conditions than those in the pozzi (the wells), the terrible dungeons in the Doge's Palace. From the attic, two long flights of stairs will bring you to the Chamber of the Inquisitors, a much-feared magistracy that was set up in 1539 to protect state secrets. From here, you'll pass through to the Chamber of the Three Head Magistrates, chosen every month from amongst the members of the Council of Ten. The decorations of the ceiling and side compartments are by such artists as Giambattista Zelotti, Giambattista Ponchino and Paolo Veronese. After this, a secret passageway hidden beind a wooden cabinet leads directly to the Chamber of the Council of Ten, from which one can go on to visit the rest of the Palace. This visit must be pre-booked, and can only take place in the company of a Doge's Palace guide who will explain all the special features of each individual room.

Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
January 1-December 31 10:45 a.m. Every day 42 EURO/person

Included in the Price: Palace reservation, official guide and whisper headset.
Languages: English or, on request and at different times, French or Italian.

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Boat Excursion to the Lagoon Islands
Murano, Burano & Torcello

Tour Length: 3.5 hours approx.

To experience something completely different from Venice, meet at St. Marks' Square and travel by boat to the island of Murano, where you will see a glass-blowing demonstration at one of the ancient factories. Then proceed to our favourite island, Burano, whose fairy-tale canals are lined with brilliantly painted houses that seem to vie with each other for your attention. Walk the quiet streets, admire the intricate lacework for which Burano's ladies are renowned, step into the massive cathedral whose belltower leans almost as precipitously as Pisa's. Your last stop is Torcello, the island which actually predates Venice itself. Stroll past the few dwellings to explore the mystical cathedral, covered with exquisite 12th- and 13th-century mosaics.


Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
January 1 - March 31 11:00 am
2:00 p.m.
Every day 25 EURO/person
April 1 - October 31 9:30 am
11:00 am
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
Every day 25 EURO/person
November 1 - March 31 11:00 am
2:00 pm
Every day 25 EURO/person

Included in the Price: Guide, boat transportation.
Languages:English or, on request, Spanish, French or German.

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Boat Excursion on the Grand Canal
Grand Canal & Giudecca Canal

Tour Length: 1 hour approx.

Meet at St. Marks' Square and travel by boat along the Grand Canal. Your guide will share secrets about the grand families whose elaborate palaces line the waterway -- but along with the gossip, you'll learn the fascinating and totally unique history of Venice. First and foremost, WHY did a 7th-century tribe move to a remote and isolated lagoon, and then why did they continue adding more and more islands, connecting them with tiny bridges and erecting their homes upon them, for centuries? And how did this impoverished settlement eventually become one of the richest and most powerful republics of the Mediterranean? Your tour will continue along the Giudecca, Venice's "other" canal, home to a dozen magnificent churches.

 

Dates Available

Tour Time

Days Available

Ticket Price

January 1 - February 29 3:30 pm Every day 38 EURO/person
March 1 - October 31 3:30 pm or 4:30 pm Every day 38 EURO/person
November 1 - December 31 3:30 pm Every day 38 EURO/person

Included in the Price: Guide, boat transportation.
Languages:English or, on request, Spanish, French or German.

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Evening Gondola Serenade
Grand Canal & Side Canals

Tour Length: 35 minutes approx.

Meet at St. Marks' Square and step into a gondola to begin your romantic 30-minute ride along the Grand Canal, accompanied by music and songs. As if in a dream, glide through the city's most secluded waterways, slipping under small bridges and through the tiny side canals, enjoying the most evocative views of the city. Nothing on earth is more romantic!

 

Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price
January 1 -March 31 3:30 pm Every day 52 EURO/person
April 1 - October 31 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm Every day 52 EURO/person
November 1- December 31 3:30 pm Every day 52 EURO/person

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Ghosts & Legends Walking Tour
Tour Length: 2 hours approx.

Ideal for all members of the family! Meet your guide at Rialto Bridge and make your way off the beaten track. As dusk falls and the shadows grow longer, you'll discover the city's narrowest and most secluded alleyways and canals, places where tourists rarely set foot. Your guide will regale you with ghost stories and mysterious legends while you cross countless tiny humpbacked canals. During the tour you'll also come upon many architectural treasures, and explore a secret passageway.

Dates Available Tour Time Days Available Ticket Price

April 1 - October 31

8:00 pm

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

31 EURO/person

Included in the Price: Guide.
Languages: English or, on Saturdays, in French.

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