Venice Grand Tour: Basilica, Doge, Murano Glass & Gondola

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Explore St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge's Palace with expert guides, marvel at Murano's glassblowing artistry, and end with a stunning gondola ride through Venice's iconic canals. A perfect day awaits!


  • Discover the magic art of glassblowing in Murano Island
  • Enjoy a semi private ride by water-taxi to Murano Island
  • Explore the iconic St. Mark's Basilica and its golds
  • Visit the majestic Doge's Palace in St. Mark's Square
  • Take stunning picture from the gondola on St. Mark's Basin


Ladies and Gentlemen, allow us to present the Best of Venice! Immerse yourself in the heart of Venetian grandeur with our meticulously curated Venice Highlights Tour. This exclusive journey unveils the rich tapestry of history, art, and craftsmanship that defines Venice, making it a top destination for discerning travelers from around the globe. Luxuriate in the Splendor of St. Mark’s Basilica: Begin your adventure in the illustrious St. Mark's Square, where you will be captivated by the intricate gold mosaics and breathtaking frescoes of St. Mark’s Basilica. A local expert guide will illuminate the stories behind the art and architecture, enriching your experience. Explore the Majestic Doge's Palace: Step through the corridors of power at the Doge’s Palace, where Venice’s dukes once ruled the city. Admire the opulent rooms and the artwork by masters. Your path will also take you across the iconic Bridge of Sighs, leading to the historic prisons that held many a secret. Discover Murano’s Glassblowing Heritage: After savoring the morning's historical wonders, enjoy a scenic semi-private taxi ride to the island of Murano, renowned worldwide for its glassblowing tradition. Witness firsthand the skill of artisans as they transform molten glass into exquisite art in a live demonstration. Conclude with a panoramic Gondola Ride: No visit to Venice is complete without a gondola ride. Glide through the serene waters of the San Marco Basin, passing beneath the Bridge of Sighs and around the picturesque San Giorgio Island, offering unparalleled views and perfect photo opportunities. Book Your Venice Tour Today: Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Venice's most iconic sights. Limited spots available for an intimate group experience. Timetable activities: 10.00 AM - St. Mark's Basilica Guided Visit 10.45 AM - Doge's Palace Guided Visit 13.00 PM - Light Lunch (if the option is selected) 02.00 PM - Murano Island & Glassblowing Demonstration 06.00 PM - Gondola Ride on St. Mark's Basin


St. Mark's Basilica skip-the-line entry ticket Doge's Palace skip-the-line entry ticket English-speaking guide St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace guided tour Bridge of Sighs access Doge's Palace Prisons access Correr Museum, Archeological Museum, and Marciana Library access Roundtrip to Murano Island (semi-private water taxi) Murano Glass Factory skip-the-line access Glass-blowing demonstration Murano Island walking tour Audio receivers for groups of 10 or more Gondola tradition introduction Shared gondola ride Light Lunch (if option is selected)

Important Information

  • For the visit to St. Mark's Basilica, suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
  • Due to security reasons, it is not permitted to enter St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace with luggage or big bags
  • During some days of high turnout or for other unforeseen reasons, the waiting time to access St. Mark's Basilica might be longer than expected
  • The Marciana Library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Each gondola can host a maximum of 5 people. The seats onboard the gondola will be assigned by the gondolier depending on the guests' weight
  • The tour might not operate or the itinerary may change in cases of wind or bad weather

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