Venice, Veneto, Italy

Venice tours, things to do and tickets

The full list of day trips and things to do in Venice. Favorite family experiences, group as well as individual tours to Venice with an accurate description, real reviews and photos.

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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 5 hours
Explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Torcello and Burano – on a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll stop at a glass-blowing factory on Murano, visit Venice's first cathedral on the tranquil island of Torcello and shop for handcrafted lace on Burano. This morning or afternoon tour is a great introduction to the magical islands around the medieval city of Venice and its enclosed bay in the Adriatic Sea.

Deaprtures every day from San Marco Giardinetti or Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station (departure time is set 30 minutes before the indicated departure time)

Venice: Doge's Palace Reserved Entry Admission Ticket

Duration: a few seconds
Head straight inside the Doge's Palace in Venice with your admission ticket. Explore the site that was the head of a thousand-year republic and marvel at its art and architecture. Walk across the iconic Bridge of Sighs.

Marco Polo Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Venice City Center

Duration: 20 minutes
This express airport transfer features comfortable air-conditioned buses with large luggage space beneath the passenger compartment. During the 20-minute ride you can make use of the free WiFi on board. Return service to the airport is available.

Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

Duration: 5 hours
Cruise to the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano in the Venetian Lagoon. The most famous of the Venetian islands, they are known throughout the world for their picturesque scenery, handicrafts, and history.

Best Venice Tour with Skip-the-Line St Mark’s Basilica & Grand Canal Boat tour

Duration: 3 hours
If it’s your first time in Venice, see all the highlights of this magical city on a combination walking tour of Venice’s narrow streets and a boat tour on the Grand Canal. From Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) to the Rialto Bridge, your informative guide will offer historical perspectives on this fascinating medieval city. Plus, you'll skip the long lines at St Mark's Basilica – there’s no need to waste time waiting in lines when you're on vacation!

11.10am- 1.10pm Best Of venice & St Mark’s Basilica

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm Grand canal boat tour
Attractions: Piazza San Marco

Withlocals Your Way! - Venice City Tour

Duration: 3 hours
What would you like to see while you’re in Venice? The Doge’s Palace or how about Marco Polo’s house? Well, we have great news: this tour of Venice is created for you and in your own way! Checkmark out of your traveling bucket list the places you always wished to visit in Venice with the help of your favorite local host. On this 100% personalized city tour, your itinerary is based on your requests and interests. From the classic landmarks that everyone talks about to neighborhood exploring and off the beaten path roads that lead to the must-sees without the crowds. The choice is yours! All you have to do is pick the local host of your choice, tell them about your wishes, and they’ll create the perfect itinerary for you. Each of the hosts on this tour has different ideas in mind. Check out their profiles and pick the one with whom you share interests, and let them create your perfect itinerary. The hosts always have a base plan in mind, and trust us; they know exactly what they are doing! *Please keep in mind that this experience shows a base price that will change according to your requests and the personalized offer your local host creates for you. All the places you choose to go to will be shown from the outside. No entrance tickets are included.

Venice: Marco Polo Airport Water Taxi Transfer

Duration: an hour
Make your arrival in Venice truly unforgettable with a water taxi transfer to your hotel from Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE). Enjoy a scenic boat ride and get an amazing first look at Venice as you arrive at your hotel in comfort and style.

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Duration: 2 hours - 2 hours
Enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover its treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets and then hop aboard a classic Venetian gondola boat. After exploring the Grand Canal and the smaller canals around the neighborhood of Fenice, soak up the charms of the romantic city while wandering through picturesque cobblestone alleyways and squares. Your knowledgeable guide will point out all the highlights of Venice from the area between Piazza San Marco to Rialto Bridge.
Attractions: Piazza San Marco

Venice Marco Polo Airport Link Arrival Transfer

Duration: an hour
For that added personalized touch, book a shared boat ride on the Venice Airport Link from Marco Polo Airport to Venice.

Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace

Duration: 3 hours
Delve into Venetian history on a tour showcasing the city's most iconic structures. Let an expert Venetian guide shed light on the stories behind St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both of these popular attractions. Inside the legendary St. Mark's Basilica wander the mosaic-clad interior and peek into secret spaces, with exclusive access onto the balcony overlooking Piazza San Marco - reserved for only a chosen few! Then continue to the Doge's Palace, exploring the political heart of a powerful Empire. See the New Prisons, all the regalia of Venice, and then walk across the Bridge of Sighs.
Attractions: Doge's Palace

Drinks & Bites in Venice Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with the night atmosphere of Venice, and its best nightlife hot spots in San Marco. Get familiar with the locals' favorite drinks and enjoy them together with perfectly paired bites that complement the ambiance of every place you'll visit. If you're looking for a perfect night out in Venice this drinks and bites tour is the life of the party! Join your favorite local for a fun evening tour with not only drinks and bites but also the highlights of the area you'll visit. Discover San Marco, a vibrant area in Venice where the locals like to unwind and have fun at night. Your local host is a nightlife expert and is up to date with current hot spots and hip venues, so ask away and enjoy the city mingling with the locals. Visit some of the best spots in town and have a drink together with a typical local bite like cicchetti and Spritz. Wondering about what you’ll get? Your host will tell you everything about it. More than that, your host is also happy to share insights and recommendations on what to do after the tour, all exclusively for you! And if you want to keep the night going after your tour, your host is ready to point you in the right direction for an unforgettable time in Venice that you won't forget! The local hosts are natural storytellers, each with a different background ranging from local cuisine to city lifestyle. They can't wait to share some of their unique stories and personal anecdotes with you! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their Venice, your Venice!

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Duration: 30 minutes
Waft by the beautiful sights of Venice on a 30-minute shared gondola ride and enjoy a serenade, too. Select an afternoon or evening trip, be welcomed aboard your six-passenger gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier, and set off in a group of around eight gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. Admire Palazzo Barberino and other romantic landmarks as your flotilla navigates the Grand Canal and smaller waterways, and soak up the dulcet melodies from the flotilla’s singer along the way!

Murano & Burano Islands Fully Guided Small-Group Tour by Private Boat

Duration: 5 hours
Cruise the Venetian Lagoon by private water taxi and meet the artisans keeping Venice’s traditional crafts alive. You’ll see demonstrations of traditional glassblowing on the island of Murano, and traditional lacemaking on Burano. The tour includes discounts on souvenirs from both demonstration workshops. Both islands have plenty to see, and you’ll have ample time to explore.

The Best of Venice with La Famiglia

Duration: 2 hours
Imagine you and your little ones strolling through Venice, taking in the sights of picturesque canals, elegant bridges, and breathtaking architecture. The fish-shaped floating city of Venice is a magical place! There are highlights worth seeing and hidden gems ready to be discovered. And thanks to your Family Friendly local, you and your loved ones can now enjoy the best that the city has to offer in an interactive way that’s fun for everyone! Move away from the busy streets and follow your local guide around small alleyways that you wouldn’t imagine finding on your own. Is that really Marco Polo’s house? Si, it is! Go off the beaten path and marvel at the city views from above. Your local insider knows a panoramic terrace with a 360 view over Venice. Wow! And the best part? It’s accessible only by appointment so your family can enjoy an exclusive feel! Ready for a yummy break? When in Venice, your family must try an authentic pastry at a local pastry house. Every mouthwatering treat is fresh and home baked in the large workshop. Take a look at the sweets of all kinds, from Italian chocolate to many pizzas and aperitif snacks that the locals love. Mmm...delizioso! Did you know that Venetians like to make the most out of the challenges that the floating city throws at them? One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world has resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its precious books in gondolas, bathtubs and waterproof bins. Your kids will love it! Along the way, there are fun games, quizzes, and a treasure hunt as well. Excited to explore Venice with your family? Pick your favorite Family Friendly licensed guide from the videos and let them know how to personalize your tour to make your wishes come true! Please note: depending on the starting time of the tour, some of the stops will be available to visit or not. Just ask your local guide!

The History of Venice: San Marco Highlights Tour

Duration: 3 hours
If you really want to get to know Venice, then you must retrace its history. Take a trip back in time on a tour that focuses on San Marco Highlights and hear from a local source, stories, unknown details, and insights that you can’t usually find in a history book. This history tour in Venice will show you the story behind landmarks, statues, squares, streets, and symbols hidden in plain sight. Check out Doge’s Palace, Basilica di San Marco, San Marco Square, and more historical highlights to help you understand how they connect with San Marco Highlights in Venice and how it affected the city from past to present. Each of the hosts in these tours are history experts and passionate about their city. Check out their profiles and pick the one with whom you share interests - they can’t wait to take you on a tour around their favorite subject and to show you some of their favorite spots in the city. Believe us; they have plenty of stories to tell! The local hosts are natural storytellers, each one with a different background ranging from arts to history. They can’t wait to share some of their unique stories and personal anecdotes with you! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their city your city!

Venice: Waterbus and Mainland Bus Pass

Duration: an hour - 7 days
Book a ticket that allows for unrestricted use of public transportation services in: the city of Venice; Lido and Murano; and Burano and Torcello island. Also ride the land buses in Mestre and Marghera.

Venetian Renaissance Tour & St. Marco Basilica

Duration: 3 hours
Step back in time as you enter the Renaissance-era of Venice, a time of upcoming trade routes, new artistic movement, riches, and wonders. Follow your licensed local guide who’s filled with all the ins and outs about the Renaissance period. Together, you’ll wander off the beaten path to hidden sights that show you what life was like centuries ago. Marvel at a church that’s an absolute architectural star with beautiful Venetian early Renaissance architecture on its facade. Did you know that this facade presents marbles and reliefs of prophets? Your local guide can tell you all about its history. Inside there’s a breathtaking painting by Giovanni Bellini that you shouldn’t miss; a real treat to your eyes. Venture off the beaten track and discover a stunning Venetian palazzo. With hardly any tourists, this little-known jewel is sure to delight you! From its outside, the palazzo represents a unique aspect of architecture and history and is drenched in Renaissance Venetian history. On the inside, you’re greeted with impressive interiors that’ll give you an extraordinary insight into the 16th century Venice. The locals make the best out of the many situations that the floating city throws at them. Check out one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world that resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its precious books in gondolas, bathtubs and waterproof bins. It’s a must see! Enter this rather unique library and even see the water from its windows. Take in the sights before making your way to the largest church of Venice, where stories and legends await. A great example of the early Venetian Renaissance can be seen at a church that’s a tiny gem in the heart of town. Just around the block lies a romantic corner of Venice with a unique Arch that has served as a source of inspiration for many writers, poets, and photographers. Your guide can tell you all about its decorative, symbolic meaning. Time for a break, because when in Venice, you can’t miss a bite of an authentic slice of Venetian Tiramisu. Freshly made from a very local recipe and the best ingredients you can imagine, this is a real treat! Located right in the heart of the Laguna, your guide will soon tell you why this corner is so special. Complete your tour at one of the most elegant squares in the world! Here your guide can tell you all about its buildings, before heading to one of the most valuable treasures of history, art, and faith: the St. Marco Basilica. The licensed guides on this tour are natural storytellers who can’t wait to share some of the most unique stories and personal anecdotes with you! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, everything can be customized just for you! Pick your favorite guide from the videos and let them know how to personalize your tour to make your wishes come true! Please note: depending on the starting time of the tour, some of the stops will be available to visit or not. Basilica of St. Marco entrance is not included. Just ask your local guide!

Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Join this walking tour that covers the most significant highlights of St. Mark’s Square, with skip-the-line entrance to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica.

Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access Tour

Duration: 2 hours - 3 hours
Visit St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace on a group or private guided tour. See the Bridge of Sighs and New Prisons and, if the basilica is closed, the San Zaccaria Church or the Correr Museum.

Withlocals Your Way: Venice 100% Personalized Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Whether you're looking for the best sweets in Venice, an exclusive wine tasting, a tour around San Marco and San Polo districts, or any other food experience, your favorite local foodie has you covered! This 100% personalized food tour is here to satisfy your Venice cravings. Trust and believe, the local foodies have explored Venice, discovering the city bite by bite and are ready to craft the food experience of your dreams. Already familiar with Italian food or looking for something really out of the ordinary? Feel free to get in touch with your favorite host, they know the best food hotspots. Listen to your stomach and check out the food tour options the locals have created for you. Pick the tastings that meet your eye from the list below, and if what you're looking for it's not there, don't worry! Let your local host know and they'll even personalize the tour even more. Imagine this, street food, premium products, secret eateries now accessible to you! All you have to do is pick the local of your choice, share your dietary preferences and let them work their magic. *Please keep in mind that this experience shows a base price that will change according to your requests and the personalized offer your local foodie creates for you.