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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour Including St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace (3.5 hours):Meet your guide near the Rialto Bridge, Venice’s oldest bridge, and set off on your 3.5-hour walking tour to discover the city’s highlights.

Hear about Venice’s history as you navigate winding streets and tiny bridges, and pause at Marco Polo’s house. Listen to tales of the explorer’s sea journeys, and then stroll through the squares of Campo SS Giovanni Paolo and Campo San Luca on route to the Bridge of Sighs.

Continue into St Mark’s Square, the magnificent piazza that Napoleon dubbed ‘the finest drawing room in all Europe,’ and skip the long lines outside St Mark’s Basilica.

Gaze in awe at the mosaics-laden interior with your guide and visit the first-floor terraces — an area off limits to most tours — to behold the bird’s eye views over the piazza.

Next, stroll to the Doge’s Palace, once the home of Venice’s Doge and courts. Enjoy skip-the-line access and a guided tour of the palace highlights, including its glorious frescos by Tintoretto and Veronese.

Afterward, enjoy 1.5 hours at leisure before your Murano and Burano tour. Perhaps use the time to shop for souvenirs, enjoy lunch (own expense) or just people-watch from a café.

Murano and Burano Tour (5 hours):When the time comes, take a scenic water taxi ride to the nearby island of Murano, famous for its vibrantly colored glass.

Visit a glassblowing workshop to see the skilled craftspeople in action. Watch entranced as the glass is blown, colored and shaped into a dazzling array of products, and visit a glass showroom to admire and perhaps buy some finished pieces (own expense) at discounted prices.

Next, cruise on to the neighboring island of Burano. Take snaps of the rainbow-painted houses along the canals, and hear about the island’s lacemaking heritage at a lace workshop.

Watch the lacemakers at work, and hear how this delicate craft is a dying art. Browse some lace samples, and perhaps buy some keepsakes (own expense) at discounted prices before your tour ends with a return boat ride.
Locations visited
Isola di Burano
Guarnieri Glass Factory
City Wonders
Couple up two top-selling tours in Venice with this Super Saver, a combination of two memorable experiences at a great-value price. You’ll begin on a morning walking tour of Venice’s signature sights, including skip-the-line admission to the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, complete with entry to the first-floor terraces. Next, ride a water taxi to the islands of Murano and Burano in the lagoon. Watch Murano’s glass-blowers and Burano’s lace-makers at work, and enjoy the opportunity to buy their beautiful, quintessentially Venetian handiwork at discounted prices.
  • Combine two best-selling Venice tours in one memorable day for a great-value price
  • Take a morning walking tour of Venice’s highlights, including St Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs
  • Enjoy fast-track access to the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, including admission to the viewing terraces
  • Soak up the views on a water taxi ride to the picturesque islands of Murano and Burano
  • Watch the glassmakers of Murano blowing colorful Venetian glass and receive a discount on purchases
  • See the lace-makers of Burano in action and enjoy a discount on lacework
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Reviewed yesterday
Well worth the money

We met our tour by a statue in Campo San Bartolomeo. It is a good thing that we scouted out the place the night before as we just arrived the day before. Our tour had remote headsets so we can always hear our guide. Our...More

Thank wooski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Venice Tour

After a lot of researching for tours in Venice as we only had 2 days we decided to go with Dark Rome's combined tour and were not at all disappointed. We found the guides to be very informative and could answer any questions and also...More

1  Thank Kerrie J
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile
Best tour for limited time in Venice

We only had one full day in Venice and this tour truly capitalized on that. Time was not wasted and we saw everything we wanted and then some. Having the opportunity to go to Murano and Burano was definitely well worth it. Highly recommend this...More

1  Thank Morgan M
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Go early or late save money

There are so many people buying the skip the line tickets there is still a queue, but if you go early morning or late afternoon the queues have gone. if you do need to go between 10-30am and 3pm then buy the skip the line,...More

1  Thank GordonYoung
Reviewed 1 May 2018
Two Great Tours in One!

The first tour was guided by Moses. It took us on a walk throughout Venice canals and Moses provided tons of information. We saw the Palace, and again, Moses provided great information all along the way. The second tour was guided by Alessandra. She was...More

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Sunny K
11 June 2018|
Response from evdepaz | Reviewed this property |
Check the hours of the palace or basilica. I found that some places are closed on Monday so the tours won’t be offered.
10 April 2018|
Response from Angela_Fok | Reviewed this property |
Is not that hard to find since there are no other bronze thing around.... As i remember Better ask them I used google map to find the spot
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