Despite its small size, Venice is packed with history, culture and art. But you probably didn’t need me to tell you this because Venice is one of the world’s most iconic cities with its amazing museums, winding canals and beautiful architecture. Venice is one of Italy’s most visited cities where tourists from all over the world come to congregate and marvel. If you’re one of those hundreds of thousands of visitors who are planning to visit Venice, why not check out these great tours being offered by Viator and leave it to the professionals.
Italy is known for lots of things and food is certainly one of them. Beyond pasta and pizza, this tour will bring you and a small group around town to experience the tastiest of Venetian cuisine. Get an inside scoop on where to buy the freshest food, indulge in some drink and food and sample some of the freshest seafood, creamiest gelato and traditional Venetian cookies.
Venice Small-Group Food-Tasting Walking Tour
Duration: 150 to 210 minutes
See the most of Venice on this tour throughout the islands around the lagoon. This trip is a half-day tour of sightseeing around the three islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello via motorboat with a guide that will point out some local points of interest along the ride. Watch glassmakers in Murano, admire the cathedrals in Torcello or indulge in some handmade lace in Burano.
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
What can be more iconically Venetian than a gondola ride? Venice is made of a wide array of canals, paths and winding walkways all throughout the city and this tour will help you get intimate with all of Venice’s paths. Walk through the secret backstreets and mazes with a guide and discover some of Venice’s lesser-known gems and spots. Afterwards, head on a gondola and take in the view of the city from one of the most iconic vantage points.
Venice Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Guided Walking Tour
Duration: 129 to 147 minutes
Skip the line at not one but two of Venice’s most iconic buildings. Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica are two, two-hour tours where you’ll get to cross the bridge of sighs (another iconic Venice landmark) and explore the seat of power of Venice former kingdom in Doge’s Palace, and admire the largest painted canvas in the world. St Mark’s is a Byzantine-era church with spectacular mosaics so make sure to bring your camera.
Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Take in some sightseeing and some local history as well as getting some exercise. Discover the beaches around Venice on this four-hour cycling tour of the city, hosted by a guide who will indulge you with some information about the places you’re going to. Learn about some lesser known places around Venice like the Jewish cemetery and the Muzazzi fortifications. The small group tour allows for some intimate exploration and is a little different to your standard Venice tours.
Venice Lido Bike Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Although not located in Venice, this tour will bring you right outside the city into the mountains on the mainland and into the Dolomites. Make sure to bring your camera because the views here are amazing. The mountain range is a UNESCO protected site and with this tour, you’ll be guided by a driver through the mountains and to the crystal clear lakes of Santa Caterina and Lake Musurina. The tour is limited to eight people at a time making it an intimate experience while you learn about the local history, take in the fresh mountain air and even stop by the village of Renaissance painter Titian.
Dolomite Mountains and Cortina 1-Day Tour from Venice
Duration: 9 hours
Experience the theatrics of the fine art of Opera, and Italian art from centuries old. The two-hour event is hosted in the 15th-century Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto where you’ll watch an ensemble perform a selection of Italian operatic classics. The shows are performed in the various salon where you’ll be surrounded by 15th-century aesthetics and ornate furniture and architecture. Refreshments are offered during the intermissions where you can have a refreshing prosecco and admire this historic building.
Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Spend the day making an authentic Venice carnival mask. Guests can learn the art and history of these iconic masks by either taking a mask production class or mask decoration class, or even both! The production class involves having the ancient technique explained to you providing information about the mask and its historical context. At the end of the course, guests can bring the mask home for a unique souvenir from their time in Venice. The decoration portion of the class involves having the master artisan mask maker teach you the art and aesthetics of mask making and providing information about mask making throughout the centuries. You’ll choose a mask that you can then decorate and keep.
Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class
Duration: 1 hour
Watch the sunrise over the canals in the morning and enjoy a morning espresso, but save that appetite for lunch. Head to the Rialto Market for lunch where you’ll get a tour of the market and discover the city’s gastronomic wonders. The four-hour food tour will show you some of Venice’s foodie hotspots and freshly caught fish in the market. Make a pit stop in a local inn where you can indulge in some cicchetti (Venetian tapas) and sample some regional wines and prosecco. Enjoy the city sights and its tasty food on this tour.
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
Duration: 4 hours
This two and half-hour tour brings you along to taste some of Venice’s finest culinary traditions. Cicchetti is Venice-style tapas, so expect some delectable bites and some of the regional wines to pair it with. The small tour is great for those who like an intimate experience with their tours. The journey starts at a nearby bar that was once the site of a charcoal store where you’ll sample some wine and have a few olives and polenta wedges. Afterwards, head over to the Cannaregio neighbourhood and head into the 18th-century bar, and have a couple of drinks and spicy fried meatballs. Finally, the open air market of Rialto is where the tour concludes.
Venice Guided Food Tour with Traditional Cicchetti and Wine
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Venice is a maze of winding streets, waterways and secret side streets that are just waiting for you to explore. Make that job easy with a great professional tour.
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