Top Things to do in Venice

If you’re thinking of taking a memorable trip, come on down to Venice, Italy! The famous city of canals is deemed one of the world’s most romantic and majestic cities for a reason. Whether you want to learn about Venice’s rich history, take part in their ancient traditions, enjoy their amazing culture, admire their magnificent buildings, water bodies and landscapes, or all of the above; Viator has procured a Venice tour just for you. Below are some of the top things you can do in Venice.

1. Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Board a comfortable motorboat and cruise through the Venetian Lagoon, stopping at 3 of the most interesting Venetian islands, as your expert guide provides jaw dropping tales of each destination. This tour first takes you to the island of Murano, where you will admire the artistic Murano tradition of glassblowing, as well as other intriguing sights like mosaics-decorated churches. Next, you’ll be brought to the island of Torcello, a place known for its ornate palaces and churches like the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Lastly, you’ll visit the island of Burano, where you’ll visit local shops and a museums to admire their famous high-end laces, as well as the brightly-colored fishermen’s houses in the island. From as low as from $24.07, you can enjoy this excursion for approximately 4 hours 30 minutes. In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel this tour, do so at least 24 hours prior to the date of the trip to receive a fund refund. Also, if the weather is not up to par, the tour may be canceled and you’ll be offered a new date or be refunded in full.

2. Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

This two-in-one tour allows you to admire and explore some of Venice’s most famous attractions, for approximately 3 awe-inspiring hours. Start your tour by visiting the St. Mark’s Square to view and hear stories of historic sites like the St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace prisons. You’ll continue on your guided walk to view many other famous attractions like the Campo Santa Maria Formosa to admire its ancient beauty. The second part of this 2 in 1 adventure takes you on a cruise along the Grand Canal in a comfy water taxi. Here you can admire the stunning palaces and churches that line the route, as well as listen to your guide’s fun chat about the celebrity residents. You can book this tour today from as low as $103.48; and if you wish to cancel in the future, do so at least 24 hours prior the start date for a full refund. Also, if this tour is canceled due to the minimum number of travelers’ requirement is not met, you may be offered a different date or a full refund.

3. Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

What better way to tour the city of canals, than on a traditional gondola with a traditionally dressed expert gondolier, and melodious tunes. For approximately 30 minutes, cruise through the city’s canals and view the famous landmarks, like the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Museum, the Grand Canal, the Palazzo Barberino and many centuries-old palaces. From as low as $45.72, you can book this romantic and exciting experience today. If for any reason you need to cancel, and sure you do so at least 24 hours before the date so you may receive a full refund. This tour also requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to bad weather, you’ll be offered a new date or be refunded in full. 

4. Dolomite Mountains and Cortina Semi Private Day Trip from Venice

For approximately 9 glorious hours, journey from Venice, to the famous mountain village of Cortina d’Ampezzo and the UNESCO-listed Dolomite Mountains. First, you’ll travel to the town of Cortina d’Ampezzo where you may explore, shop in chic boutiques and enjoy a coffee and dessert at one of the many cafes. If this tour is booked for summer, you’ll then arrive at the picturesque Lake Misurina, with the distinctive Tre Cime di Lavaredo creating a beautiful backdrop in the distance. If the tour is booked in the winter, you’ll arrive at the breathtaking Lake Braies instead. After admiring one of these vistas, you’ll visit a local trattoria where you may purchase a traditional Dolomite lunch. From as low as $199.74, go ahead and book this exciting adventure today. If for any reason you’d like to cancel, do so at least 24 hours before the date of the trip to receive a full refund. You will also be offered a full refund, or a new date if the tour is canceled due to an inadequate number of participants.

5. Venice Marco Polo Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Enter Venice in style with a private water taxi transfer from the Marco Polo Airport to your Venice hotel. With this tour, you can opt to choose the meet and greet service; this option allows a welcoming representative to greet you at the airport arrival terminal, then escort you to the pier where you’ll board the private motorboat. However, you can also choose the full-service option, where the representative will accompany you from the arrival terminal all the way to the door of your hotel. In the event that the hotel does not have a private water taxi stop, the driver will let you off at the closest available stop. From as low as $282.43, you can book this sensational 30 minutes ride for any time of the day, on any day of the week. For a full refund of this adventure, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date.