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Venice Full Day Tour with Murano & Burano and St. Mark’s

by City Wonders Limited
per adult Price is C$157
Duration: 10h 15m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Explore the wonders of St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge's Palace

  • Guided tour to the islands of Burano & Murano

  • See live demonstrations in the arts of glassblowing

  • Enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to visit the area on your own

  • Small-group tour with an expert, English-speaking guide

Highlights

  • Explore the wonders of St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge's Palace

  • Guided tour to the islands of Burano & Murano

  • See live demonstrations in the arts of glassblowing

  • Enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to visit the area on your own

  • Small-group tour with an expert, English-speaking guide

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8:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 10h 15m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is C$156.52, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Venice Full Day Tour with Murano & Burano and St. Mark’s

Activity Location

Venice

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Best of Venice and Doge's Palace Meeting Point

    Ponte dell Paglia

    Venezia 30124

  • Murano & Burano Meeting Point

    4171 Calle Seconda de la Fava

    Venezia 30122


Description

Discover the wonders of Venice on this full-day tour. See St.Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace as you meander over picturesque bridges and through imposing piazzas, then visit the islands of Murano and Burano and learn about their historic secrets.

We begin your adventure at the Doge’s Palace, former home to the Duke of Venice and the city’s courts. You’ll see the best sights of the palace open to the public including masterpieces by Tintoretto and Veronese. Your expert, local English-speaking guide will teach you about the history and culture of Venice, from its surprising beginning as an unliveable marshland. Now one of the world’s greatest cities and most popular tourist destinations, you’ll have to truly stretch your imagination to think of it as once completely uninhabitable.

You will then be escorted you to St. Mark’s Square (once named the “finest drawing room in all of Europe” by none other than Napoleon himself). Marvel before Renaissance architecture with unmistakably Byzantine influences amidst modern edifices, a stark juxtaposition of styles that showcase the eclectic approach to the city’s design and development. With our Skip-the-Line Access, you’ll be whisked past the lines of tourists waiting to enter St. Mark’s Basilica and go straight inside. Stand in awe below the famed onion dome, the perfect blending of eastern and western design then admire the beautiful frescoes housed within.

After a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, take a break to explore the area on your own before meeting your group once more at the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop. Take one of the water taxis across the lagoon to Murano, where you can learn about the island's rich glass-blowing history and the once fiercely guarded secrets of how Europe's first mirrors were crafted.

On Burano, see the iconic multicoloured houses huddled together along canal streets and browse samples from the island's centuries-old lace-making trade to wrap up your look at the splendour and history of Venice.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of St. Mark's, Doge's Palace, Murano, and Burano

  • Skip-the-Line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge’s Palace

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Discount at the glassblowing and lace-making shop

  • Round-trip transport by boat

  • Expert, english speaking tour guide


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 25 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Pushchairs and baby carriers cannot be accommodated.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Venice Full Day Tour with Murano & Burano and St. Mark’s ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5

4/5 24 Oct 2018

We enjoyed the walking tour in the morning with Monica, who was very nice, patient and informative. The boat tour in the afternoon with Christina and driver Stefano was nice, but not as enjoyable as the morning tour. However, Christina did give us lots of useful information and the island of Burano was very charming!

4/5 3 Oct 2018

Signed up for this 2 in 1 trip and it worths every penny. The morning tour included little walking tour in Venice, skip-the-line access to the St. Mark's Basilica and Doge’s Palace, while the afternoon tour was a private boat to Murano (glass making) and Burano (Lace making). Both are very good. Dun mention how wonderful our guide was. Our guide SUSAN for the morning part is friendly, helpful, informative and fun. As a PHD holder and University teacher of History of Art, she gave detailed introduction to the attractions, in the Basilica and the Palace. Thanks so much Susan. Will definitely join again next time if I travel to Venice and hope to see you again!

1/5 16 Sep 2018

complete wast of time and money! Our tour was in english and it was very hard to understand the tour guide! Overall experience in venice was not good honestly. Definitely will not come back or book with city wonders.

Carlos S

United States