Top 20 Things To Do In Venice, Italy 2021

Top Tours and Activities In Venice, Italy


Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice

847 Reviews


Escape the city and spend a day in the Dolomite Mountains on a full-day trip from Venice! With an expert driver-guide to tell you all about the region, you’ll see one of the area’s finest lake, Lake Misurina, headed up by the heart-stopping Tre Cime di Lavaredo peaks. Enjoy lunch in a traditional ‘trattoria’ (own expense), soak up the scenery on a bracing mountain walk, and then enjoy free time to explore the chic ski resort town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

From November 15th until March 31st, join the Dolomites Day tour from Venice to visit Cortina, the picturesque Braies Lake and San Candido, one of the most beautiful South Tyrolean villages in the Dolomites.

Numbers are limited to 8 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see the best of the Dolomites with personalized attention from your driver-guide.

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Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

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Discover the locals’ favorite ‘cicchetti’ bars in Venice, enjoying the city’s famous tapas-style dishes with an expert guide! The exciting 2.5-hour food tour includes visits to five atmospheric wine bars, a walk around Rialto Market and a short Traghetti (Traghetto) ride. Choose from a morning or evening tour and sample plates of the Venetian snacks – known as cicchetti – in each bar. Try local specialties like marinated seafood with polenta, and sample regional wine and prosecco.

Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace

469 Reviews


If you want to submerge yourself in the incredible history of Venice’s once-great maritime empire, this Venice tour is the perfect excursion for you. Take access of two of the floating city’s most important buildings: St. Mark’s Cathedral, and the Doge’s Palace. As you explore these jaw-droppings spaces, your expert local guide will bring them to life with the histories and stories of how they were built and the human dramas that played out inside. History buffs and casual visitors alike will love the way this tour brings the stones of Venice to life.

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Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice

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Experience the magic of ‘traveling opera’ during a 2-hour operatic performance at the grand Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto in Venice. Performed by the acclaimed Musica a Palazzo ensemble, this night of opera, song and music features world-class singers and instrumentalists performing as they move, with the audience, through the palazzo’s beautiful salons. With the singers performing feet away and the lavish rooms providing authentic backdrops, you’ll feel as if you’re part of the opera, not in the audience. Choose from three classic operas or a selection of duets to suit your tastes and schedule.

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Bassano del Grappa and Asolo Small Group Day Tour from Venice: Medieval Hill-towns, Wine and Palladian Villa

224 Reviews


Enjoy a relaxing day in the beautiful hills of the Veneto, visiting the towns of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa, and a prosecco vineyard. You'll stroll around enchanting hill towns, and savor the cuisine and wines of the Veneto region. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 people on this small group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable driver/guide.

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Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

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Enjoy skip-the-line access to two top Venice attractions — Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica — on tours led by an expert local guide, and see the city’s highlights and hidden gems, too! This exciting Venice Super Saver combines two top-selling experiences at a discounted price, allowing you to save 10 percent! Learn all about the attractions and landmarks from a guide, and enjoy three hours of free time in between the two tours.

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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour with Optional Doge's Palace Visit

196 Reviews


Explore St Mark’s Basilica without the crowds on an after-hours tour, and enjoy an optional visit to Doge's Palace, if you wish. Inside St Mark’s Basilica, admire treasured mosaics and a Byzantine altarpiece, and then follow your guide into the crypt where St Mark himself is believed to rest. Upgrade for late access to the Doge’s Palace and learn about the Higher Council Hall, the Doge's apartments and the Bridge of Sighs as you explore. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.

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Interpreti Veneziani Ensemble Baroque Concert in Venice

161 Reviews


Enjoy a memorable evening concert of baroque music by the acclaimed Interpreti Veneziani ensemble in the heart of Venice. Head for the Church of San Vidal and take your seat for a performance of lilting baroque concertos and sinfonias by composers such as Mozart, Handel, Bach and Vivaldi. Immerse yourself in such soul-stirring works as Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons" and Mozart’s "A Little Night Music," all brought to life by the passion and skill of the ensemble, and enriched by the 17th-century setting and clear acoustics.

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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

130 Reviews


Explore the most fascinating city in the world with a local guide that knows every corner and secret of it.

You will meet your guide in Dorsoduro, see the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Basilica de' Frari where painter Titian is buried. You will cross Rialto Bridge and walk by Marco Polo House, Campo San Giovanni e Paolo and San Marco Square.

The tour lasts approximately 2 hours, it is all outdoor and is available private or in small group. It is a great experience to explore the highlights of Venice in short time led by a local expert that will give you precious suggestions on your holiday in the city.

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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Small Group Tour by Boat

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Explore some of the smaller, secret Venetian canals by motorboat on a 2-hour cruise, and discover the neighborhoods of Cannaregio, the Jewish Ghetto and Dorsoduro as well as the Grand Canal, too! While hearing anecdotes and history about the enchanting city from an onboard guide, look out for sights such as the Arsenale shipyard alongside intriguing lesser-known landmarks. See craftsmen at work at a gondola boat workshop, and then finish the cruise on a high note with a jaunt along the glamorous Grand Canal and underneath Rialto Bridge.

Numbers are limited to 9 on this small-group tour ensuring personalized attention at all times.

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Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

113 Reviews


See the sights you want to see in Venice on this 3-hour tour with a private, professional guide. Customized entirely on your preferences (based on the information supplied at the time of booking), the itinerary is totally flexible. See the world-famous attractions that Venice is known for, such as the Rialto Fish Market, or visit the Cannaregio Quarter and other lesser-known sights. Stop at a traditional bar for a glass of wine and a snack, and receive personalized attention from a private guide.

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Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio Food Tour with Dinner in Venice

103 Reviews


Explore Venice's Jewish ghetto, part of the Cannaregio district, from a culinary perspective on this food walking tour with a food-connoisseur guide. You'll visit six different eateries to sample authentic dishes like risotto and baked goods. The tastings add up to dinner.

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Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

86 Reviews


Come to Venice to encounter an enlightening experience. Join this 4-hour tour across the city market, restaurants, monuments and Bacari bars to have a taste of exquisite wines and prominent cicchetti dishes. Get ready for a marvelous experience, a foodie promenade and breath-taking scenery of Venice. Lots of food, wine and sightseeing led by local top-rated expert.

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Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour

77 Reviews


Fall in love with Venice, through your 3-hour discovery of the gastronomic tradition of the city, through a uniquely designed small-group, walking food and wine tour of the lesser known places to tourists. With at least 13 tastings from well-known restaurants and bars to the locals, between sipping some glasses of wonderful local wines, and trying some of the best restaurants in Venice with the guidance of your expert foodie, you will also get to hear about its unique histories of what makes Venice a truly wonderful place.

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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

57 Reviews


Departing from the heart of Venice you will visit the most beautiful islands of the lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. A private boat tour with friendly guide driver will let you discover the best of Venice like a local.

You will reach the island of Murano with possibility either to visit a glass factory or to stroll around its quiet streets. Then you will reach Burano, a fisherman island with picturesque houses and great local biscuits. The last island of the tour will be Torcello, with the first Basilica of Venice.

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Venice Photography Walking Tour with Private Guide

57 Reviews


See Venice as a photographer rather than a tourist on this 3-hour private photography walking tour. Choose from a daytime or sunset tour, and then, equipped with your camera or smartphone, explore and take shots of the city’s squares, canals and streets with a photographer guide. Capture the beauty of St Mark’s Square and Bridge of Sighs; delve into hidden corners such as the Rialto markets; and learn tips on lighting, composition, reportage and photographing people along the way. Enjoy the full attention of a guide on this private tour.

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Private Venice Gondola School: Learn How to Be a Gondolier

54 Reviews


Learn how to be a gondolier in Venice on a 1.5-hour gondola experience on the city’s beautiful canals! Meet your instructor, and learn how to maneuver a ‘gondoletto’ (training boat) around the Venetian lagoon and glide through the quieter city canals.
Numbers are limited to 4 on this small-group activity, ensuring personalized attention at all times.

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Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

46 Reviews


Discover the delights of the Venetian Lagoon on this private 4-hour tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands in Venice. Watch skilled glassblowers at work on Murano Island. Admire pretty houses in pastel shades around Burano Island’s delightful fishing port and learn of the ancient lacemaking traditions still practised today. Explore Torcello Island and marvel at top highlights such as the 12th-century Church of Santa Fosca and the Venetian-Byzantine mosaics at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. This private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide.

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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

45 Reviews


See the ‘City of Love’ at its most charming on this 2-hour sunset cruise in Venice. Climb aboard a traditional Venetian boat, and then, with an expert skipper-guide, glide across the Venetian Lagoon. Cruise through St Mark's Basin and alongside the Venetian Lido, passing some of the area’s idyllic islands. Then, unwind with half a bottle of Prosecco and watch the sky morph into beautiful shades of red, orange and pink. Numbers are limited to 11 people per boat, ensuring a more intimate, small-group experience.

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Private Photo Shoot in Venice with Gondola Ride

40 Reviews


Enjoy a private gondola ride together with a personal photographer to capture and preserve your special moments!

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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families

34 Reviews


Enjoy the highlights of Venice on a 2.5 hour guided walking tour tailored on kids and their family. With a local specialized guide, your children are the center of activity. With interactive visual learning tools, pop-up books, iPad games and trivia show children Venice as it used to be in its golden age. Tailored learning materials tie in with points of historic interest in a treasure hunt format that children love. Tour will start from Rialto Bridge and market then head out over Campo San Bartolomeo and Piazza San Marco. You will see also Marco Polo house and so many other famous monuments. The tour can be taken in small group or privately with you guide at your exclusive service.

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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

28 Reviews


If you want to live a real experience in the heart of Venice that's the right choice!
A Venetian Master Artisan will explain to you, in 1 hour course, the traditional art of making or decorating a mask, an artistic personal event which will make you live the preparation for the Venetian Carnival.
Create your own unique masterpiece and following your artistic streak, a special memory of an amazing experience and keep your artistic creation of the most emblematic icon of Venice!    
An unconventional and handcrafted moment to live with your family or friends!

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Interpreti Veneziani Concert in Venice Including Music Museum

26 Reviews


Discover centuries of classical art and music in Venice with this Interpreti Veneziani concert, which includes admission to the Music Museum. Admire cellos and violins from the 17th to 19th centuries and learn Vivaldi’s life story at the Music Museum in the San Maurizio Church. Finish your day enjoying famous symphonies by composers such as Bach, Handel and Mozart performed by the acclaimed Interpreti Veneziani ensemble.

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Skip-The-Line: St Mark's Cathedral Tour with Entrance to the Baptistery and Zen Chapel

26 Reviews


Skip-the-line at St Mark’s Cathedral and discover its precious interiors and treasures on this one-hour bilingual tour. Led by a professional guide, you will have the privilege of accessing two hidden areas usually closed to the public (the Baptistery and the Zen Chapel) as well as marveling at the richness of the famous St. Mark’s Treasure and the priceless artistic beauty of the Golden Pall.

Please note: Due to the Jubilee in Rome, taking place between December 2015 to November 2016, the Baptistery and Zen Chapel of St Mark’s will be closed to the tourists during this period and accessible only to observant to pray. For this reason the tour will be available again in 2017.

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Real Venetian Kayak

23 Reviews


Enjoy 100 minutes guided kayaking tour in Venice with highly qualified guides to let you see many different aspects of an incredible city.
We will visit all the hidden gems of Venice that only locals know. You will get to see the main monuments of Venice from a different point of view, directly in contact with nature. We strongly believe in sustainable tourism. We love our city. It is fragile and needs to be treated kindly. Kayaking in Venice means discovery its intimate part, the most hidden and beautiful places, without any negative environmental impact.

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Doge's Palace Privileged Entrance and Guided Tour

20 Reviews


Beat the crowds on this guided, 2-hour tour of one of Venice's most famous landmarks. Head inside Doge's Palace, an impressive Venetian Gothic-style palace that served as the residence of the Doge of Venice (chief magistrate) for centuries. Explore its many unique features, including its Gold Staircase and Chamber of the Great Council, and cross the Bridge of Sighs to the Old Prisons to learn about the men once imprisoned there — including Casanova himself. 

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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour in Venice

20 Reviews


Embark on a 1-hour guided tour of one of the most impressive landmarks in Venice: the Doge's Palace. Visit this former residence of the Doge of Venice, and explore what was once the center of the Venetian Republic's political rulings and public administration. Enjoy skip-the-line access and head straight indoors to take in its many features — including gold staircases and exquisite examples of Byzantine architecture. Your guide's expert commentary — made easily to hear through use of an audio headset — will transport you back in time.

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Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice

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Stay away from the beaten tracks and enjoy an unusual and romantic 30-minute private gondola ride through the canals of Venice. Discover the city from the water, as it was meant to be seen, with its hidden gems and picturesque architecture.

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Veneto Wine and Dinner Pairing in Venice

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Wine and dine on a 4-course meal in the heart of Venice, and learn about regional wine from a professional sommelier! Take your seat at a prestigious restaurant near St Mark’s Square for an aperitif and four courses of classic Veneto dishes, each paired with a different local wine of your choice. Savor specialties such as ‘bigoli’ (thick, spaghetti-like pasta) and 'sarde in saor' (sweet-and-sour sardines), and sip on sparkling Prosecco, soft reds, and aromatic whites.

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Romeo and Juliets Verona Day Trip from Venice

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Verona is one of the most romantic cities in Italy, and not only because Shakespeare drew on its history, culture, and architecture to write his immortal romance, Romeo and Juliet. From its world famous amphitheatre, medieval castles, and glorious churches, to its frescoed houses, Gothic tombs, charming piazzas, and stunning vistas, it’s bursting with sites that will charm and delight travelers of any age. This day trip from Venice will whisk you out of the lagoon and into this fairytale city with a local Verona tour guide on hand to bring its turbulent history and beguiling charms to life.

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Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market, San Polo and Frari Church Walking Tour

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The Rialto is the true heart of Venice - and you'll discover why on this private walking tour. You'll also explore the San Polo area, and its number one highlight, the Frari Church, enjoying personalized attention on your private walking tour of Venice.

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Venice Private Photo Walking Tour

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Enjoy your private walking tour with a professional photographer and have your photograph taken at some of the city’s most picturesque spots. With your very own photographer to take photos at your request, you'll explore Venice most exciting locations and capture the experience in beautiful photographs. Afterwards, you'll get between 80 -100 high-quality photos sent to you by email. If you're travelling as a couple, with family or as a group of friends, this is a cool and unusual way to celebrate a honeymoon or any major milestone!

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Venice Lido Bike Tour

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Explore Venice from a different perspective cycling around the lagoon.
Take a 4-hours small-group (maximum 10 people) cycling tour and visit the most unusual historical and cultural places of the city avoiding crowds and beaten paths!

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Motor Valley Tour from Venice with Traditional Home-Made 'Bolognese' Lunch

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The Motor Valley tour will take you through the most outstanding super-car factories in Emilia Romagna, where you will visit Lamborghini and Pagani Automobili. Enjoy museum and factory floor guided tours and taste a fine 'bolognese' lunch made of special home-made pasta such as the famous Tortellini. You will be driven straight to the factories from Venice to the Motor Valley and back (1.5 hours one-way). This 8-hour tour includes an English-speaking guide who will escort you from beginning to end.

An option is available to visit the Lamborghini Automobili factory and museum, then attend an original tortellini cooking class accompanied by a traditional wine and food tasting.

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Secret Corners of Venice

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Small-group guided tour of Venice on foot and by boat. Starting from St.Mark's square, the heart of the city, and walking through Castello quarter, you will see St. Zaccaria square, the Bragora and the Arsenale twin towers water-door. From the Arsenale you will cruise along the small and romantic inner canals of Venice on board of a private motor-launch.

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Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee

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Sweets lovers and coffee lovers alike will want to jump on this tour of traditional Venetian bakeries. Discover the secrets behind Italian caffè culture and taste some of Venice’s best desserts as you mingle with locals in Cannaregio and Castello.

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Venice Shore Excursion: Small-Group Best of Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Taxi Ride

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See Venice sights by land and water on this small-group Venice shore excursion sightseeing tour. After a water taxi ride down the Grand Canal, enjoy a Venice walking tour, combining famous attractions with places that many tourist maps leave out! See Rialto Bridge and St Mark's Square, and then skip the line to visit St Mark's Basilica. Numbers are limited to 10 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your friendly guide.

Keen to see more? Upgrade to include a two-hour tour of Doge's Palace, where you'll see the palace's magnificent public rooms, as well as the Piombi attic prison, which offers rare and limited access to the public.

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Virtuosi di Venezia: Vivaldi Four Seasons

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Virtuosi di Venezia in the famous and moving "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi: four concerts for violin and strings that represent scenes of nature in music, inspired by each season of year. The program features other two important concerts of the great composer.

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72-Hour Venice Transports Pass

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Enjoy a 72-hour Venice transport pass which give you access to all Alilaguna boat transfers. Alilaguna 3 boat transfers lines connect Venice Marco Polo airport and Venice Cruise Terminal to many stops in Venice city centre, the Lido and Murano island, giving you the possibility to navigate through the city in a fast and easy way.

All available stops are listed in the itinerary section, tickets are valid for 72-hour on all 3 Alilaguna Lines from time of voucher exchange.

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I Musici Veneziani Concert: Vivaldi Four Seasons

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I Musici Veneziani in the famous and touching "Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi: four concerts for violin and strings that represent scenes of nature in music, inspired by each season of year. The program is enriched by three other major concerts for strings.

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