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Highlights of the City & Islands Tour with VIP Basilica Access

by City Wonders Limited Duration 10h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £86

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.

Begin with a stroll from Rialto Bridge along winding streets and tiny bridges, and watch the passing gondolas as you learn about Venetian history and culture from your expert guide. Step into Marco Polo's house to hear tales of his epic journey and amble through quaint piazzas such as Campo Santa Maria Formosa to admire the Byzantine-influenced Renaissance architecture.

Get a glimpse of the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark’s Square, then skip the lines on a visit to St Mark’s Basilica. Enjoy some free time inside with VIP access to the first-floor terraces and get some photos of the piazza and cityscape beyond as you imagine life as a masked Venetian royal.

After a visit to Doge’s Palace, 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.

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.

Begin with a stroll from Rialto Bridge along winding streets and tiny bridges, and watch the passing gondolas as you learn about Venetian history and culture from your expert guide. Step into Marco Polo's house to hear tales of his epic journey and amble through quaint piazzas such as Campo Santa Maria Formosa to admire the Byzantine-influenced Renaissance architecture.

Get a glimpse of the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark’s Square, then skip the lines on a visit to St Mark’s Basilica. Enjoy some free time inside with VIP access to the first-floor terraces and get some photos of the piazza and cityscape beyond as you imagine life as a masked Venetian royal.

After a visit to Doge’s Palace, 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.

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 10h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
£85.55

Total price is £85.55, taxes included

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Highlights of the City & Islands Tour with VIP Basilica Access

Activity Location

Venezia

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • 5396 Campo San Bortolomio

    Venezia 30124


Highlights

  • Bridge of Sighs, St Mark's Square & Doge's Palace

  • Opportunity to look inside Marco Polo's house

  • VIP access to St Mark's Basilica & its terrace

  • Guided tour to the islands of Burano & Murano

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


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Venice, Murano and Burano

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

  • Admission to the terraces of St Mark’s Basilica

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Discount at the glassblowing and lace-making shop


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.


Highlights of the City & Islands Tour with VIP Basilica Access ratings based on 6 verified reviews

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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