Best of Venice: St Marks, Doges Palace, with Murano and Burano & Gondola Ride!

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  • Day Trip
  • E-Ticket
  • 9 hr

Want to explore the best of Venice with limited time on your hands? This tour combines some of the city's most Prestigeous sites in a one-day itinerary! Enjoy skip the line access into the St Marks Church, marvel the hallways of the Doges Palace and explore the city from the waterfront during your gondola ride - accompanied by one of our Gondoliers! After some leisure time for lunch our tour embarks on an adventure to explore the world renown islands of Murano and Burano. Our guide will whisk you through the islands most charming streets on your way to witness the age-old craft of Lace making and Glass Blowing. This tour is the perfect combo of Venetian History, Local Craftmanship and Sightseeing!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: The Roman Guy

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Stop At: Basilica di San Marco

We provide the skip the line tickets, so walk right past the long queue and go right on inside. During November through March, St. Mark’s Basilica does not offer skip the line entry because lines are generally non-existent.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Doge's Palace

As you explore the Doge’s Palace, you’ll hear about the wild ways of the Venetian Republic under the rule of elected magistrates. This tour not only showcases the interior of this ornate palace, but also goes in depth about the crime and legal system that was once in place in the city of Venice. Admire classic works of Venetian art and visit Doge’s Palace’s main sights, such as the Grand Staircase and the Bridge of Sighs. You'll even get to see some of the prison cells that were functional during the time of the Venetian Republic.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Venice

Time to Board your Gondola! After your visit to St Marks and the Doges Palace conclude, it’s time to partake in that quintessential Venice activity. That’s right, step right up to your gondola boat! Left in the care of a trusted gondolier, enjoy the beauty of Venice from the water. Fun fact: in the Venetian dialect, “gondolier” translates into “rowing master”.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Murano

Dive into the age old craft of Glass Blowing on one of Venice's most famous islands! Accompanied by your guide you will enjoy a glass blowing demonstration learning all the ins and outs of this old Italian craft

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Burano

Make your way through Burano's cosy streets on Venice's most colourful islands - known to be a true insta-paradise. Here we head to a lace making workshop where you'll witness a lace making demonstration by locals with an impeccable eye for detail!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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