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VELTRA Venice Top 10 Things to Do
There's no city quite like Venice, and this Italian gem has so much to offer. Experience Venice to the fullest with these must-do activities! Step into architectural masterpieces like St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, which have remained as elegant as they were centuries ago. Cross the famous waterways on a gondola. Get a taste of local life at the Rialto market or at a visit to a local cicchetteria. Explore nearby islands or take a trip to the Alps.
Make sure to include these things to do on your next trip to Venice!
1. Step into the majestic Basilica San Marco to find out why this cathedral is known as the Church of Gold and head up the St Mark's Bell Tower
2. Get a captivating panoramic view of Venice from the Bell Tower of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore
3. Travel on the canals on an iconic Venetian gondola
4. Marvel at the artistry of the Doge's Palace and get the chance to cross the Bridge of Sighs
5. Discover an unparalleled collection of Renaissance art at the Venice Accademia Gallery
6. Visit the artisans of Murano and Burano and see the famous sights of Torcello on a three islands tour
7. Savor a variety of Venetian cicchetti and sip on local wine on a food tour
8. Get a taste of the Italian Alps on a trip from Venice to the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
9. See another side of Venice on a ghost and legends tour
10. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Rialto Market

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Escape the crowds and chaos of Venice! Visit the islands of Murano and Burano, centers of traditional Venetian craftsmanship. While there, have the opportunity to watch traditional glass blowing and lacemaking workshops.
    English Available


    5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Gondola ride is a must-do experience when you visit Venice! Enjoy a 30-minute ride through the city’s secluded waterways passing under small bridges and along quaint parts of the Grand Canal.


    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. Enjoy a guided tour of the Doge's Palace, the century-old seat of Venetian political power. This is followed by a visit to one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world, St. Mark's Basilica.
    English Available


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Venice Legends and Ghosts Walking Tour
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    Enjoy a unique walking tour of Venice at night! Follow the paths and canals along Rialto area, Cannaregio and Castello while listening to mysterious stories of ghosts and legends from an expert guide.
    English Available


    Tue, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  5. Discover the best of Venice on a 2-hour walking tour and a 30-minute gondola ride–a perfect combination to see the highlights of the city including St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and a lot more!
    English Available


    5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Indulge in unique Ventian cuisine on this guided gastronomic tour of the floating city. Try dishes from Venice's popular spots and get tips on which restaurants to visit on your own.
    English Available


    Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (morning)
  7. See the rich collection of Venetian paintings from the 14th century to the artists of the Renaissance, up to the 18th century — all with skip the line access!

    From USD21.08

    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. Discover the fascinating stories behind Venice's past on a guided walking tour. Explore the halls and corridors of the Doge’s Palace and marvel at St. Mark's Basilica with your skip-the-line entry tickets.
    English Available


    Sun, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Venice Ghost and Legends Night Walking Tour
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    Participate in an exciting stroll through the mysterious alleyways of Venice at night! Hear ghost stories from an expert guide as you walk through the city's hidden streets and cemeteries.
    English Available


    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  10. See Venice's most captivating sites like the Doge's Palace, St. Mark’s Square and more in a luxury boat tour of Venice's renowned Grand Canal. Climb San Giorgio Maggiore's bell tower for a superb view of the city.
    English Available


    Sun, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. Avoid the long lines when you visit the historic Doge's Palace, the former residence of the "Doge of Venice", with a local guide. Explore the Museo Correr and Venice National Archaeological Museum!
    English Available


    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Discover the Dolomites, Europe's most beautiful range of mountains! Travel from Venice with an expert guide to the Dolomites, Cortina and an alpine village before returning to Venice in just 9 hours.
    English Available


    10 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. Immerse yourself in the Venetian culture as you taste some of the local food delights and the country's regional wines. Get the chance to experience a traghetto ride across the Grand Canal of Venice.
    English Available


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  14. Cruise along the famous Grand Canal on a romantic Gondola ride with live serenade. Pass through secret waterways as the sweet melody of Italian songs accompany you in an authentic Venetian experience.
    Meal Provided

    From USD48.03

    1 - 6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. Embark on a Gran Turismo motor boat tour and sail through the Venetian Lagoon. Admire the beautiful views and visit three of the best islands around Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello!


    5 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Discover an open-air market and fascinating sights as you walk through the historic Jewish Quarter of Venice. Visit Venetian wine bars near the market and get to taste traditional Italian snacks and sample authentic Venetian wine.
    English Available


    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
    3 hour(s) (evening)