Things to do in Venice

If you have always wanted to spend a sojourn in one of the most entrancing spots in Italy, you should contact our offices here at Expedia to talk about the best ways to discover the City of Canals. Whether you are seeking a romantic vacation destination or looking for an ideal city to take the family on a cultural holiday, we can help you find the attractions in Venice to make your trip memorable.

Alilaguna Public Transport Card
Discover Venice at your own pace with the Alilaguna public transport card. You can take advantage of unlimited access to Venice's public transport system for either 24 or 72 hours. Read More

$32.96
per adult

Alone in St. Mark's Basilica by Walks of Italy
Enter St. Mark’s Basilica after closing time for an incredible experience rarely afforded to visitors. Meet the basilica's key-holder to gain exclusive after-hours access. During your special 1-hour outing, you can discover areas of the basilica that are not usually... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$86.81
per adult

City Discovery Tour & Gondola Ride
Discover the most romantic views of Venice from the comfortable seats of a gondola. Glide through the peaceful canals of the city, under bridges and past palaces, after a guided walking tour to see some of the less-known sights off... Read More
City Highlights Tour with St. Mark's Basilica
From the Rialto Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs, Marco Polo’s house, and St. Mark’s Basilica, discover the best that the floating city has to offer on a walking tour of its main attractions. Your skip-the-line access at the basilica... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$42.85
per adult

Collegium Ducale Orchestral Concert
With a repertoire ranging from Baroque to 20th-century music, the famous Collegium Ducale Orchestra is comprised of 7 of the best players from across the Veneto region. Taking place in either the Palace of Prisons or the Church of Santa... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Events & Shows, Sports, Tickets & Passes

1 hour 30 minutes

$27.47
per adult

Combo Saver: Doge's Palace, Walking Tour & Grand Canal Boat Tour
Experience the highlights of Venice with this combo of 3 top-selling tours. Start with skip-the-line entrance to the incredible Doge's Palace and then enjoy a tour of St. Mark's Basilica, a walking tour of the city, and a motorboat cruise... Read More

$121.31
per adult

Combo Saver: Walking Tour & Gondola Ride
Enjoy a combo of 2 special tours designed to give you a quintessential Venice experience. Start with a fascinating stroll through St. Mark's Square, including entrance to its incredible basilica. In the afternoon, take to the water in true Venetian... Read More

$53.84
per adult

Combo Saver: Walking Tour & Grand Canal Boat Cruise
Explore Venice's history and culture with a combination of 2 tours: a walking tour along beautiful canals, including skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica, and a relaxing boat tour on the Grand Canal. Read More

$70.21
per adult

Doge's Palace & City Highlights Tour
Your informative walking tour of Venice’s main highlights, including St. Mark’s Square, is followed by a tour of Doge's Palace—a Venetian cultural icon. This comprehensive introduction to Venice leaves you with enough history and information to satisfy without overwhelming you... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$58.24
per adult

Dolomites Full-Day Tour
Appreciate the fresh alpine air as you explore Italy's impressive Dolomites mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soak up the incredible beauty of charming villages and lush valleys, and take some free time to wander around the luxurious alpine... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$148.34
per adult

Florence Day Trip by High-Speed Train
Explore Florence at your leisure with this full-day trip from Venice via high-speed train. Plan your day however you want and explore the city's major attractions on a red, open-top, double-decker bus that gives you panoramic views of this Renaissance... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

13 hours

$104.39
per adult

Glassblowing Showroom & Foundry Tour
Discover the Venetian art of glassblowing and go behind the scenes to learn the secrets and traditions employed by expert Murano glassblowers. Watch as they create artisan-crafted pieces, ranging from small trinkets to huge chandeliers and lamps. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

40 minutes

$13.19
per adult

Gondola Ride & Serenade by Oltrex Viaggi
For a truly authentic Venetian experience, there are few things better than sitting back and relaxing from the comfort of a beautiful gondola while being serenaded with traditional Italian songs by an entertaining troupe of local musicians and singers. Read More

$45.05
per adult

Grand Canal Boat Tour
Discover the unique charm of Venice from the water on this 1-hour cruise along the Grand Canal. Marvel at elegant palaces, historic churches, and picturesque bridges as you glide through the city's beautiful canals and snap memorable pictures for your... Read More

$32.96
per adult

Hard Rock Cafe Dining with Priority Seating
Get your priority seating and move straight to the front of the line at the Hard Rock Cafe Venice. In a beautiful and historic building on the floating city, enjoy a meal surrounded by rock 'n' roll memorabilia from all... Read More

$24.24
per adult

Heart of Venice Walking Tour
Take a stroll among many of Venice's top attractions and learn interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s past and present. Explore the renowned St. Mark’s Square—home to the imposing Golden Basilica and the magnificent Doge’s Palace—before venturing deeper into... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$26.37
per adult

Hidden Venice Walking Tour
Wander around a labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways and discover off-the-beaten paths of this charming city. Learn about the history of the old Venetian Republic and be captivated by tales of powerful merchants as you walk through the Rialto,... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$27.47
per adult

Hill Towns of Veneto Tour
Leave Venice behind for a journey through the beautiful Venetian countryside. Visit the enchanting towns perched on the hillsides before exploring breathtaking Palladian villas designed by Andrea Palladio. Complete your experience by savoring regional delicacies and wine at a local... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$137.35
per adult

La Fenice Theater Tour
Discover the majestic architecture and redemptive history of the famous La Fenice Theater. Marvel at the luxurious décor of its interiors and feel the vast musical history that resonates through its auditorium and royal box. Read More

$21.98
per adult

Legends & Ghosts Walking Tour
As the sun sets, Venice loses its usual bustling atmosphere and takes on a much darker, more mysterious tone. With the streets deserted and the buildings casting shadows on the alleys, explore lesser-known pockets of the city as your guide... Read More

$25.27
per adult

Luxury Small-Group Boat Tour & Tower Climb by Walks of Italy
Traveling by luxury boat, tour the beautiful Grand Canal as an expert guide points out key sights and gives you a history of the city. Disembark at rarely visited San Giorgio Maggiore Island for a guided tour and a visit... Read More

$107.68
per adult

Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lace-Making Tour
The small islands of Murano and Burano live on as striking examples of what Venice used to be: a mix of ancient traditions passed down from generation to generation. Discover the age-old arts of glassblowing and lace-making as local artisans... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$38.46
per adult

Private Murano Island Excursion
Learn about the famous art of glassmaking on this personalized tour to the captivating islands of Murano. Go behind the scenes of factories to admire talented glassmakers in action. Get up close and personal to see stunning pieces created before... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$81.86
per adult

Scholar-Led Walking Tours
Learn more about the traditions and culture of Venice with the help of expert docents of art, history, and architecture. Choose from multiple tour options, from the daily life of people during the Italian Renaissance to the role of Venetian... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$95.55
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Venice Airport (VCE)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Venice Marco Polo Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Venice Marco Polo Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

$14.28
per adult

Shared Water Taxi: Venice Airport (VCE)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Marco Polo Airport and central Venice mooring points aboard a water taxi. For transfers to and from Marco Polo Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

$35.16
per adult

Skip-the-Line: Doge's Palace Tour & Secret Paths
Doge's Palace exhibits Venice's expansive history. Discover the secrets of the old Republic of Venice while wandering around stunning masterpieces by Tintoretto and Veronese. See Casanova's prison cell and hidden areas not normally available to the general public. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 25 minutes

$68.13
per adult

Skip-the-Line: Doge's Palace Tour by Oltrex Viaggi
Known locally as Palazzo Ducale, the imposing Doge’s Palace stands proudly in St. Mark’s Square overlooking the Venetian Lagoon, a symbol of the former Republic of Venice. Skip the long lines to experience the incredible rooms and collections housed within. Read More

$37.36
per adult

Skip-the-Line: St. Mark's Basilica & Murano Boat Trip by Oltrex Viaggi
This exciting tour gives you a comprehensive view into one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals. Learn why it earned the nickname "The Golden Basilica" as you wander around its vast open spaces and go behind the scenes to areas... Read More

$23.08
per adult

Small-Group Cicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice by Urban Adventures
Experience the real taste of Venice as you explore the city’s best _Bacari_ wine bars. Enjoy bite-size versions of local appetizers, called _cicchetti,_ and walk around Campo della Maddalena before taking a _traghetto_ ride along the world-renowned Grand Canal. Read More
Small-Group Grand Canal Boat Tour by Avventure Bellissime
Venice, along with its canals, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Glide through the floating city's network of canals and let your guide introduce you to the history of the buildings that stand on the banks. Hop aboard... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 10 minutes

$50.55
per adult

Small-Group Yoga, Beach & Brunch by Urban Adventures
Embark on a morning filled with relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation at the lush gardens and natural oasis of peaceful Lido Island. Perfect your yoga poses, and then indulge in a gourmet brunch of vegetarian Italian cuisine on the serene grounds.... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$120.87
per adult

The Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica Tour by Oltrex Viaggi
The 2 most prominent monuments in Venice are the majestic Doge’s Palace and the vast St. Mark’s Basilica. Get up-close and personal with both and access areas normally closed to the public. Skip past the notoriously long lines to ensure... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$54.94
per adult

The Romantic Waterways—Gondola Ride by Oltrex Viaggi
As the city passes around you, your authentic gondola slices the canal water in a quiet rush. Glide along the Grand Canal and venture into small, peaceful waterways. Planning your ride in advance is the most cost-effective way to enjoy... Read More

$35.16
per adult

The Spirit of Traditional Textiles Walking Tour
Venice boasts an incredible 1,000-year history of handcrafted textiles, which is often overlooked by its more famous craft of glassmaking. Step behind the scenes of this traditional art form and learn how Venice gained its reputation as Europe’s top producer... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

45 minutes

$21.98
per adult

Unusual Venetian Walking Tour
Step off the well-trodden path of usual tourist sites, and delve into the real atmosphere of Venice. This tour takes you to authentic local markets, historic neighborhoods, hidden attractions, and places where time has seemingly stood still for centuries. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$23.08
per adult

Venetian Craftsmen Workshop & Shopping Tour
Visit exclusive Venetian ateliers and learn all about how some of the city's most famous traditional products are created. Enjoy an informative and enlivening shopping tour of local workshops, and gain glimpses into centuries-old arts and crafts traditions. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$76.37
per adult

Venetian Islands Boat Tour
Cruise through the glorious Venetian Lagoon and visit 3 famous islands, each offering a unique ambience and style. With up to 5 departures per day, you’re free to hop on and off the boats and spend time on each island,... Read More

$21.98
per adult

Venetian Islands Tour: Murano, Burano & Torcello by Oltrex Viaggi
Venture into the Venetian Lagoon to explore 3 fascinating islands—Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Learn about Murano's historic glass-making factories, Burano's colorful, centuries-old lace-making houses, and Torcello's ancient Byzantine churches. Read More
Venezia – The Show
For an evening at the theater with a twist, step inside the beautiful Teatro San Gallo for a joyous romp through 1,500 years of Venetian history. As the longest-running show in Italy, _Venezia_ has been entertaining worldwide audiences with its... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Events & Shows, Sports, Tickets & Passes

1 hour 20 minutes

$42.85
per adult

Venice Art Card
Venice's historic art scene is at your fingertips with the Venice Art Card. Save money and time with skip-the-line admissions to some of the best-known sites of this charming city, including the museums of St. Mark's Square, the Jewish Museum,... Read More

$29.67
per adult

Venice Food Tour: Markets, Tastings & Cicchetti by Walks of Italy
When you know the right places to go and get away from the tourist traps, Venetian food is a surprising delight—based on fresh fish, local ingredients, and delicious Veneto wines. Learn what to eat and where to eat it on... Read More

$70.32
per adult

Venice in 1 Day Highlights Tour
From historic monuments and iconic palaces to bustling piazzas and intricate glass making, this full-day Venice tour gives you a comprehensive look into one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

$80.21
per adult

Venice Off-The-Beaten-Track Tour & Gondola Ride
Step away from the crowds and off the beaten track to explore Venice's less-seen, winding back streets. Past houses where laundry swings out over canals, hear stories of hauntings and interesting characters who called Venice home. Afterward take a gondola... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 15 minutes

$73.62
per adult

VIP Best of Venice Walking Tour & Grand Canal Private Boat Cruise
Embark on a water taxi for a scenic cruise along the Grand Canal before skipping the line at St. Mark’s Basilica. From the pigeon-filled piazza, take a walking tour of the city’s major landmarks and lesser-known gems, spotting the Rialto... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$101.09
per adult

VIP Full-Day Tour: Best of Venice with Doge’s Palace & Private Boat Cruise
Experience Venice’s major landmarks and lesser-known gems on foot and by boat on this full-day tour. Walk across the Bridge of Sighs and Piazza San Marco, see Marco Polo’s house, skip the line into Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica,... Read More

$156.03
per adult

Walking Tour & Gondola Ride by Night
Discover the mysterious side of Venice by night, away from the crowds, surrounded by the city's usual dreamy atmosphere. Walk through quiet streets and hear secrets and legends behind the floating city before enjoying a traditional gondola ride along scenic... Read More
Wine & Food Tasting Tour in the Jewish Ghetto
Explore the historic Jewish Quarter of Venice, and taste the local tradition of _cicchetti_ (appetizers) on this relaxing stroll through the neighborhood. Walk away from the more crowded sites and enjoy an authentic taste of Venice. Read More

$53.84
per adult

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