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Bridge of Sighs Tours and Activities

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As poignant as it is beautiful, Venice’s 17th-century, white-limestone Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) spans the narrow Rio di Palazzo canal between the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and the New Prisons just opposite. It’s one of the most famous bridges in the Floating City.

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Doges Palace, Venice, 30124
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

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Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop is legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.43
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$95.43
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Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

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The Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica are two of Venice’s most beloved destinations, but the two landmarks can have ticket lines to match. See both landmarks with a private guide on a 2-hour tour that includes skip-the-line access, so you can make the most of your time in Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.43
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$95.43
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Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

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Experience the grandeur and history of Venice on this private tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Admire the shimmering mosaics and golden altars of the city’s most famous cathedral, and see masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto as you wander through the lavish chambers of the Venetian Republic’s one-time rulers. Skip the long lines at both attractions with priority access (from April to October), so you don't waste a minute of precious vacation time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$280.25
Price varies by group size
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$280.25
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Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour

Doge's Palace & Prisons Ticket and Tour

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Experience the magnificence and mystery of the Doge’s Palace in Venice with this skip-the-line ticket. Head to the front of the queue with your guide, and then wander through the palace’s ornate public rooms as you learn the history of Venice’s powerful rulers. Admire magnificent interior artwork, including Renaissance masterpieces by painters Tintoretto and Veronese. Explore the palace’s darker side with a visit to the prison quarters and a walk across the notorious Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.35
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$83.35
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Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

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See two of Venice’s most iconic attractions and save 10% when you book them together with this Super Saver. Head to the front of the long queues with skip-the-line access to the famed Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Learn the history behind these architectural wonders from your local guide, and explore some of Venice’s lesser-known sights on a walking tour. Complete both tours in the same day with a break in between to spend at your leisure, depending on the operational schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.51
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$107.51
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Private Gondola Ride Danieli - Bridge of Sighs

Private Gondola Ride Danieli - Bridge of Sighs

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The private tour from the Danieli station offers an exceptional gondola ride along the most beautiful places of the historic center of Venice. We are in front of the Hotel Danieli, 50 meters from Piazza San Marco. Our gondola tour starts from St. Mark’s Basin and continues through the small canals in the old part of the city. It follows the Rio del Palazzo until it passes under the famous Ponte dei Sospiri. The tour continues towards the Rio di Santa Maria Formosa and the Rio di San Severo and ends in the Basin of San Marco. The tour ends at the same boarding point.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.91
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$77.91
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this classic walking tour combines the blockbuster sights of history-packed Venice with a relaxing gondola ride. Listen to legends and stories from the city’s Renaissance heyday as you travel down cobblestoned streets and over picturesque footbridges. Tours cover Saint Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, and the legendary Calle Varisco.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.95
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$144.95
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Private Gondola ride and Photo Session in Venice.

Private Gondola ride and Photo Session in Venice.

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The private photo shoot includes 1 hour of shots in the most beautiful places in Venice. We will do a beautiful tour together using different spots + 30 min gondola ride with photos, between the small canals of Venice is included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$483.18
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$483.18
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Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's After Hours Small Group Tour

Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's After Hours Small Group Tour

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Avoid the crowds that fill Venice by joining this small-group tour. In the company of your guide and no more than six guests, explore the city after dark when it is at its least crowded. Visit the Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs before enjoying exclusive access to the Saint Mark's Basilica: you'll enjoy a VIP experience after it has closed to all other visitors.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$240.38
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$240.38
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Venice Boat Tour + Exclusive Murano Glass Show

Venice Boat Tour + Exclusive Murano Glass Show

Are you looking for the most unique tour ever? Start the experience discovering the Grand Canal by boat, with its majestic palaces and treasures rich of history and legends. You will get the most exclusive view of the city, immersed in a colorful paradise. Directly by boat we will then arrive to Murano Island to meet and enjoy a fresh aperitif with a famous Master Glassblower, who will surprise you with an exclusive glassblowing show at his private studio. A unique opportunity to meet and talk with a real Murano Artist famous for his glass operas all over the world!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$295.95
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$295.95
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A must have City Portrait Session

A must have City Portrait Session

I will guide you in the best places to take unique picture of the most beautiful tourist landmarks. I know the best timing to avoid the crowd and the best hidden spots that only a local could know. It's a PRIVATE (couple, family, solo) photoshoot experience in Venice, I'll guide you through these iconic attractions: St. Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. No more relying on strangers or friends to take pictures. I capture you at your best! It's my pleasure to help you with good posing tips. You can also customize your shooting experience and ask me for special requests. The same day you will receive a preview of three pictures, and within 5 days I will send you the very best images from your shoot (40+ images), I’ll deliver your photos beautifully edited at no additional or hidden charge. You can see my work on Instagram and my website
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$193.59
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$193.59
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Venice in one day, Hop-on Hop-off with audio guides on a panoramic eco-boat

Venice in one day, Hop-on Hop-off with audio guides on a panoramic eco-boat

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Discover the most famous places in Venice aboard a panoramic eco boat with a hop-on hop-off ticket to get on and off wherever you want, valid for 24 hours. Accompanied by four free audio guides to listen to on boat or ashore, enjoy the best of the lagoon, from the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace, to the wonderful islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. - Travel around Venice with ease on a panoramic hop-on hop-off eco boat tour - Visit 120 points of interest with author audio guides for adults and children - Explore the classic itinerary, the one for children and those signed by the storyteller Toso Fei, a Venetian since 1351 - Enjoy Venice aboard a panoramic eco boat in total safety. Among the images you will find the timetables of the Venetiana boats. You can get on and off at any stop and at the time you prefer.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.16
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$24.16
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Small-Group The Secrets of Venice: introduction to the city & gondola ride

Small-Group The Secrets of Venice: introduction to the city & gondola ride

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Come with me to discover the secrets of Venice with a different kind of tour that will make you feel like a true Venetian citizen and will help you to get the best of the city during your entire stay. In addition to the most famous places in Venice (such as San Marco Square and the Rialto Bridge) I will guide you through the most hidden and non-touristic parts of the city where we can analyse its history and its construction. I will focus on architecture and its culture with amusing anecdotes and legendary discoveries. We will take a walk through alleys, bridges and small squares-like observing a part of the city that you probably would not see without getting lost in it. During the excursion we will also try a short ride with the gondola often used by Venetians to facilitate movements and I will share my experiences and curiosities to make you feel like home. You will be able to solve all the curiosities that you have in mind and do not let you sleep at night, I will take care of answering all your questions myself! *FOR PRIVATE TOURS PLEASE CONTACT ME*
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.19
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$59.19
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Saint Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Private Tour

Saint Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Private Tour

Step inside the center stage of Venetian history by visiting the two most prestigious buildings in the city. Equipped with skip-the-line tickets and your own historian guide you’ll admire some of Europe’s most unique architecture and the stunning artworks that embellish them. You will start at Saint Mark’s Basilica, a symbol of Venice’s religious importance. Then Doge’s Palace, the political heart of the old Republic. Learn curious details about unforgettable feasts, bloody feuds, legendary prisoners & behind the scenes secrets!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.74
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$218.74
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Venice Private Tour for Families with Gondola Ride

Venice Private Tour for Families with Gondola Ride

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Visiting Venice with kids in tow? This private sightseeing tour is specially designed for families, with a focus on child-friendly activities and commentary that’s as entertaining as it is educational. Avoid the queues with skip-the-line entrance to St Mark’s Basilica and Doge's Palace; enjoy a walking tour of St Mark's Square and the Bridge of Sighs; and discover the Byzantine treasures of St Mark's Museum. Stop along the way to tuck into a complimentary ice cream, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a 30-minute ride along the Venetian canals.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$512.17
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$512.17
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride

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Get exclusive, skip-the-line access to the very best of Venice on a private, 6-hour walking and gondola tour of the city. Learn about Venetian art and culture as you trace a route from Piazza San Marco to the elaborate Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Discover the remarkable architecture and history of the Basilica San Marco, and continue through a series of churches, landmarks and picture-perfect highlights. Finish the day in true Venice style with a private gondola ride through the iconic canals of Venice.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,102.86
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$1,102.86
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Doge's Palace Privileged Entrance and Guided Tour

Doge's Palace Privileged Entrance and Guided Tour

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Skip the line and leave the modern world behind on a 2-hour guided tour of the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Discover layers of rich history, from 14th-century foundations to a gilded staircase and the picturesque Bridge of Sighs. Step into the world of powerful doges, merchants and explorers, and learn about Venetian culture and traditions through one of the city’s most dramatic landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.83
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$60.83
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Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice

Skip the line Doge's Palace Guided Walking Tour in Venice

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If it’s your first time in Venice, the Doges Palace is probably top of your must-see list, and this tour ensures you make the most of your time. Avoid the queues with skip-the-line entrance, walk across the iconic Bridge of Sighs, marvel at the Golden Staircase, and admire art masterpieces by Tintoretto and Titian.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.44
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$66.44
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Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

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See the sights of the surreal canal city in style with a luxury motorboat tour of the Grand Canal. Marvel at the unforgettable beauty of the famous canal as you ride past sights like the Doge's Palace and Rialto Bridge with a professional driver guiding the way. Arrive at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore to climb up into the bell tower for exceptional views over the city. Small-group tour size limited to four people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.38
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$118.38
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Venice Highlights : City tour 2 hours and Murano boat tour

Venice Highlights : City tour 2 hours and Murano boat tour

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Feel like a VIP as a private guide shows you Venice’s must-see attractions, starting with a personalized tour of the monuments of St. Mark’s Square. Learn the long, illustrious history of the Venetian Republic inside the Doge’s Palace and glittering St. Mark’s Basilica, and then cruise across the lagoon for a look at the glass-making heritage of Murano island. All water taxi service is arranged for a seamless half-day adventure.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$422.78
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$422.78
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Venice: walking tour, Doge's Palace and the Golden Basilica – Guided tour

Venice: walking tour, Doge's Palace and the Golden Basilica – Guided tour

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Tick off two of Venice’s most popular attractions without having to wait in line on this half-day tour. Marvel at the monuments of St. Mark’s Square, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the magnificent Doge’s Palace, then visit St. Mark’s Basilica, the Golden Basilica. Also included is an optional cruise to visit a glass factory on Murano Island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.59
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$119.59
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Venice Full Day tour with Murano or Burano

Venice Full Day tour with Murano or Burano

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Discover the hidden gems of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Venice on this action-packed walking tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.19
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$181.19
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Private City Kickstart Tour: Venice

Private City Kickstart Tour: Venice

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Discover the best of Venice in just two hours with a private guide who shares the highlights of the popular Italian city. Visit destinations such as Campo San Polo, the Grand Canal, and Rialto Bridge, and learn about the architecture and culture of Venice from your guide. End your tour at St.Mark’s Square where your guide provides you with a skip-the-line admission ticket for St. Mark's Basilica.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.33
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$141.33
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Accessible Venice Tour With Wheelchair Including Doge Palace & St Mark Basilica

Accessible Venice Tour With Wheelchair Including Doge Palace & St Mark Basilica

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With such architectural obstacles as many bridges, small streets, and steps that plummet into water, Venice appears to be near-inaccessible to people with disabilities. This private tour shows you that this is not the case by taking you around the city by steamboat and through accessible passages.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$439.19
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$439.19
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What are Bridge of Sighs hours of operation?
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Bridge of Sighs hours of operation: Open Summer 9am - 7pm (until 6pm in Winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Bridge of Sighs tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bridge of Sighs can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 50 Bridge of Sighs tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Bridge of Sighs 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bridge of Sighs costs USD 12.08. Guided Bridge of Sighs tours start around USD 12.08 per person. See all 50 Bridge of Sighs tickets and tours on Viator.
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