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Venice Combo:Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace & St. Mark's + Murano and Burano Tour

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    Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

    Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour Including St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace (3.5 hours):Meet your guide near the Rialto Bridge, Venice’s oldest bridge, and set off on your 3.5-hour walking tour to discover the city’s highlights.

    Hear about Venice’s history as you navigate winding streets and tiny bridges, and pause at Marco Polo’s house. Listen to tales of the explorer’s sea journeys, and then stroll through the squares of Campo SS Giovanni Paolo and Campo San Luca on route to the Bridge of Sighs.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

    Continue into St Mark’s Square, the magnificent piazza that Napoleon dubbed ‘the finest drawing room in all Europe,’ and skip the long lines outside St Mark’s Basilica. Gaze in awe at the mosaics-laden interior with your guide and visit the first-floor terraces — an area off limits to most tours — to behold the bird’s eye views over the piazza.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

    Next, stroll to the Doge’s Palace, once the home of Venice’s Doge and courts. Enjoy skip-the-line access and a guided tour of the palace highlights, including its glorious frescos by Tintoretto and Veronese.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Isola di Murano, Isola Di Murano Piazzale Roma o Fondamenta Nuove, 30141 Murano Italy

    Afterward, enjoy 1.5 hours at leisure before your Murano and Burano tour. Perhaps use the time to shop for souvenirs, enjoy lunch (own expense) or just people-watch from a café. Murano and Burano Tour (5 hours): When the time comes, take a scenic water taxi ride to the nearby island of Murano, famous for its vibrantly colored glass.

    Visit a glassblowing workshop to see the skilled craftspeople in action. Watch entranced as the glass is blown, colored and shaped into a dazzling array of products, and visit a glass showroom to admire and perhaps buy some finished pieces (own expense) at discounted prices.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Burano, Via Baldassarre Galuppi, 560, 30142 Venezia VE, Italy

    Next, cruise on to the neighboring island of Burano. Take snaps of the rainbow-painted houses along the canals and hear about the island’s lacemaking heritage at a lace workshop. Watch the lacemakers at work, and hear how this delicate craft is a dying art. Browse some lace samples, and perhaps buy some keepsakes (own expense) at discounted prices before your tour ends with a return boat ride.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We did the full day Venice and islands tour and found the Venice portion to be amazing! It covered a great deal of Venice history and although a lot of walking none of it was wasted as the itinerary is well planned and there is...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Stefania V
    Reviewed 6 July 2019

    Well run tour - Martina S. on the walking tour half was very informative and easy to understand. She was also very helpful with things to do in the area and how best to get there. It was a very hot day and the lines...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Getaway692828
    Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

    We were really glad we booked this tour for our first day in Venice. Our morning guide, Moses, was extremely knowledgeable & entertaining. It was good to find out so much about the city & sites. Also great not to have to queue! Our afternoon...More

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    Reviewed 18 May 2019

    This was our third visit to Venice and, if past experiences taught us anything, the best way to explore this vibrant city was with the support of an expert guide (or, in this case, two!). Venice can be intense: crowded streets and long queues for...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank LauraRS
    Reviewed 7 May 2019

    We joined this fantastic tour on May 3, 2019. It included two parts: One in the morning and one in the afternoon. We started out with a wonderful tour guide (Ellie) who was so detailed in the understanding of the buildings and sites. She was...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank KarenFunTrips
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    Chprame
    6 June 2019|
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    Response from _helenfox64 | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure where Silversea will arrive. Campo San Bortolio is the meeting point for walking tour & is very close to the Rialto but Venice is a bit confusing when you first arrive. Second meeting point is for boat trip.
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    14 January 2019|
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    Response from Kerrie J | Reviewed this property |
    We booked this tour last year and had to wait until it got closer to the date to book. I suggest either contacting the company or just keep checking the website. I cannot remember exactly how early we were able to book... More
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