Venice and Small Islands in One Day
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Venice and Small Islands in One Day

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Tour Highlights

  • Walk the waterfront streets of Venice and discover the history and mysteries captured within its picturesque piazzas and famous Architecture
  • Visit St Marks Basilica’s famous terrace for a rare bird’s eye view of St. Mark’s Square
  • Explore the history, halls and corridors of the Doge’s Palace
  • Bask in the beauty of the Venetian lagoons through its best two islands – Murano and Burano
  • See live demonstrations in the arts of glassblowing and lacemaking from master craftspeople using age-old methods unchanged for centuries.
  • Small group sizes of only 25 people or fewer
  • Discover history is brought to vibrant life with an expert, local English-speaking guide

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Tour Description

Walk the waterfront streets of Venice and discover the history and mysteries forever captured within its picturesque piazzas and famous architectural marvels.

Discover Murano & Burano

Be entranced by St. Mark’s Basilica, from its east-meets-west onion dome to its dazzling mosaics. Climb up to the Basilica’s famous terrace level for a rare bird’s eye view of St. Mark’s Square.

Explore the history, halls and corridors of the Doge’s Palace. Learn as history is brought to vibrant life with an expert, local English-speaking guide.

Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to amble about the area at your leisure, have an authentic Italian lunch or simply relax and watch tourists and Venetians go about their day.

Bask in the beauty of the Venetian lagoon through its best two islands – Murano and Burano. Learn about classic Venetian island traditions, shop the artisanal offerings and explore the cities on your own.

From Glassblowing to Lacemaking

See live demonstrations in the arts of glassblowing and lacemaking led by master craftspeople using age-old methods unchanged for decades. Unlike most Venice tours visiting Murano and Burano, we do not take a commission on purchases you make. In fact, we pass our 10% discounts on to you.

Appreciate a relaxed and intimate group of only 25 people or fewer and the individualized attention it allows. Convenient audio headsets, so you can always hear your guide.

For more day tours, check out our Day Trips from Venice.

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What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Skip the Line Access to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Entrance ticket to the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Skip the line Access and entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace
  • Glassmaking demonstration at a factory in Murano with commentary in English
  • Lacemaking demonstration at a shop in Burano with commentary in English
  • Discount at the glassblowing and lace-making shop where the demonstrations are given (10%+ depending on the item)
  • Round-trip transportation by boat

Sites Visited

  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Doge’s Palace (interior)
  • Murano glassblowing factory
  • Burano lace-making shop
  • Grand Canal
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Marco Polo’s house (exterior)
  • Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo
  • Campo SM Formosa
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Columns of St. Mark and the Venetian Lion

Important Notes

St. Mark's Basilica is subject to occasional closures without prior notice. When this occurs, we offer customers an extended tour of the Basilica from the outside and St. Mark's Square. While we undertake to inform customers ahead of time when there are disruptions to the Basilica's opening hours, this is not always possible. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.

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