Venice Tours

Venice tours allow guests of this enchanted city in northern Italy the opportunity to learn firsthand many of the things that make it so unique and distinctive. There are a variety of tours that will strike the interest of just about anyone visiting Venice, the capital of the Veneto region. Art lovers will be awestruck at the sheer volume of historic pieces of art at such popular institutions as the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, the Academy Gallery, and the Correr Museum. History lovers may enjoy one of the Venice walking tours that stop off at some of the most historic and ancient sites. Venice canals boat tours are also extremely popular for just about any first-time visitor to the city that is still quite in amazement that there are no cars and no roads, just a series of waterways and hundreds of bridges.

Venice Tours
Venice Tours

The options for sightseeing tours in Venice are virtually limitless and there are a number of ways that you can go about booking them. Some people arrange for their Venice tours in advance of their trip by bundling them in with the price of their accommodations and travel. Some of the luxury hotels in the city offer packaged deals on travel, and many include reduced prices for certain tours and admission to various attractions. It is therefore advisable to check with your hotel to find out if they have any special offerings in advance of actually making the reservation. If you choose to wait until you get into the city to see what kinds of Venice tours appeal to you after getting a feel for the place for a bit, there are a variety of longstanding and reputable tour providers from whom you can purchase tickets for just about anything. From Venice walking tours of the Piazza San Marco and all of its manifold attractions, from the Doge's Palace to the legendary Basilica San Marco, to Venice canals boat tours that whisk you along the city’s waterways as you gaze upon one of the most ancient and beautiful cities in Europe. As you peacefully glide down the canals, you will have the option of stopping off at any one of the beautiful churches, including the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, and museums like the Academy Gallery.

Vaporetto Tour Venice
Vaporetto Tour Venice

For those people who will only be staying over in Venice for a day or two, there are Venice tours that essentially hit all of the hotspots in the course of one day. Of course, in this event, you will not get to spend as much time as you might like in many of the attractions, but at least you will have seen them. The Venice canals boat tours are also extremely popular for people only in Venice for a short period. You can reserve a gondola and even have a private dinner with serenade if you prefer.

Day Tours Venice
Day Tours Venice

Perhaps the best thing to do in a city that is renowned for having so many amazing attractions and places to see, is to simply create your own Venice walking tours, using a map and asking around to get to all of the places you are interested in seeing. You can move at your own pace, and this is one of the best ways to really get familiar with the city. You can also take tours of the surrounding islands. Tours of places such as Burano, Murano, and Padua are also a fantastic way to spend the day and become better acquainted with the Venetian Lagoon.

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