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Venice, Murano and Burano Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access to St. Mark’s Basilica & More!

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the quaint streets of Venice and its attractions with a knowledgeable guide in tow
  • Visit famous Venetian attractions like Marco Polo’s house, St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace
  • Discover the charming islands of Murano and Burano on the Venetian Lagoon
  • Enjoy your picturesque surrounds as you sail along the Venetian Lagoon on the way to the islands
  • Enjoy a captivating glassblowing demonstration in Murano and watch traditional lace-making in Burano
  • Return water taxi transfers from Venice to the islands included in the package
  • Overview

    Embark on a day of holistic Venice sightseeing as you explore the Venetian streets like a local Venetian and see major Venice attractions! Visit Marco Polo’s house, beat the long queues and enjoy a tour of St Mark’s Basilica and explore the Doge’s Palace with your guide!

    Get a feel of what Venice was like before it became a tourism haven by visiting the picturesque islands of Murano and Burano. See traditional artisans at work, making glass in Murano and sewing lace in Burano. Soak in the ultimate Venetian experience on a day’s sightseeing in Venice as well as two of the famous islands on the Venetian Lagoon!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    21 March to 29 October: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    Duration

    10.5 hours

    Start time

    8:45am

    Meeting Point

    First Part of the tour: in front of the bronze statue of a man (Carlo Goldoni) in Campo S. Bortolomio, near the San Marco side of the Rialto Bridge.
    Second part of the tour: at the statue of a man (Vittorio Emanuele II) on a horse in Riva degli Schiavoni (San Zaccaria vaporetto stop), in front of the lagoon.

    Ending Point

    San Zaccaria vaporetto stop

    Itinerary

    Meet your tour at the bronze statue of a man (Carlo Goldoni) in Campo S. Bortolomio, near the San Marco side of the Rialto Bridge. Explore the winding streets of Venice, stroll over its tiny bridges and enjoy scenic views while your guide tells you all about the culture and history of Venice.

    Visit Marco Polo’s house, the famed Venetian merchant traveller of the 13th century. Hear about his wanderlust tales and enjoy a slice of history during your sightseeing tour. Amble through quaint piazzas and marvel at Renaissance architecture. Enjoy a tour of the Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Square, and visit St. Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line access. Beat the crowds and visit this cathedral which happens to be a popular Venice attraction. Climb up to the first floor terraces, rarely included on other tours, for a perfect bird’s-eye view over the square.

    Your next stop is the Doge’s Palace where you will visit areas which are open to the public. Enjoy an authentic Venetian lunch during the break and meet your guide for the second leg of the tour at the statue of a man (Vittorio Emanuele II) on a horse in Riva degli Schiavoni (San Zaccaria vaporetto stop), in front of the lagoon.

    Cross the lagoon in a water taxi and visit the picturesque islands of Murano and Burano. The first stop is Murano, known for its tradition of glassmaking, where you will see glassblowers in action. The next stop would be the fishing island of Burano with its brightly coloured houses and its tradition of lace-making. Watch the centuries-old vocation of lace-making by women who have been sewing lace for generations.

    The tour ends at San Zaccaria vaporetto stop in the evening.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Guide
    • Entrance to Marco Polo’s house
    • Entrance to Doge’s Palace
    • Skip the line access to St Mark’s Basilica
    • Water taxi ride to Murano and Burano Islands
    • Tour of Murano and Burano

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
  • Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.