Best of Venice & Venice Islands 2 Day Tour

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Our Best of Venice & Venice Islands 2 Day Tour will whisk you off on a fascinating adventure of this enchanting city and islands. Begin your journey wandering the Floating City, from the Rialto Bridge – one of the oldest in Italy – to the remarkable Piazza San Marco. Explore the magnificent Basilica before taking an unforgettable gondola ride across the stunning canals. Doge’s Palace will amaze you with its fine architecture, royal past, and brilliant rooms filled with art from years past. In the quaint towns of Murano and Burano, see glorious craftsmanship, like creative glass products and colorful homes. Learn about the cultural secrets of these island towns and cruise the city by boat. Taste ‘Bussolai’, a Venetian biscuit – even shaped in the letter ‘V’ – to fully enhance your brilliant adventure. 

For a short and sweet journey across Venice, you can’t go wrong with our Best of Venice & Venice Islands 2 Day Tour. Unveil the hidden treasures of Venice as well as the island towns of Murano and Burano. See brilliant architecture, study amazing craftsmanship, taste delicious desserts, and ride across the canals to fully enjoy the cityscapes. This tour includes hotel accommodation, Basilica & Doge’s Palace entries, expert guides, and much more. Book your Venetian tour now!

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Best of Venice & Venice Islands 2 Day Tour Highlights

  1. Tour Venice’s incredible landmarks, from San Lorenzo Columns to Doge’s Palace – teeming with treasures
  2. Ride on a gondola for an immersive Venetian experience; glide across the beautiful canals and take memorable photos
  3. At every site you’ll visit, listen to captivating stories and tales of old from your experienced and local guides
  4. Choose your very own luxurious Venetian hotel from our list of hand-picked accommodations
  5. Visit Murano and see the captivating art of glassmaking featuring a skilled master honing his craft
  6. Explore Burano’s amazing town, admire the colorful houses, and enjoy Venetian biscuits
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Best of Venice & Venice Islands 2 Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Venice
  • Meet your guide at a centralized meeting point, and begin your walking tour of Venice's city center
  • Dust off the past and learn about the secrets of Venice's most famous monuments and attractions, beginning at the Rialto Bridge, the oldest of the four that connect to the Grand Canal
  • Wend your way past canals and ancient buildings, making your way to Piazza San Marco to explore every inch of the beautiful Basilica.
  • The next stop is a leisurely gondola ride along the Venetian canals
  • Enjoy some free time in Venice for lunch (not included)
  • Tour Doge's Palace, skipping the lines for a comprehensive tour of the building and grounds
  • Climb up to the terrace for views of Piazza San Marco below before returning inside to learn all about Venice's most famous painters
  • The tour finishes up with a visit to the prisons, concluding your day of exploration
  • Overnight in Venice
Day 2 - Murano & Burano
  • Meet your guide at a centralized meeting point
  • With a local guide, begin touring Murano to witness the incredible art of glassmaking by a skilled master. Buy some local goods if you’d like to
  • Discover the beauty of Burano, adorned with colorful homes and enchanting charm
  • Take a panoramic boat tour and glide across the cityscapes as you enjoy the view
  • Learn about these glorious towns and their rich history. Don’t forget your camera to capture unforgettable memories
  • The tour ends
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Gondola ride in Venice
Visit a glassblowing factory in Murano
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Essential Information
Each day of this tour package will be led by a local guide who opitimizes Tourist Italy's values: to provide you with an authentic, passion-filled tour.
Choose your own hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process.
During the booking process, it's possible to add extra nights of accommodation before or after the tour package
The order of the days is subject to change so that we can optimize your itinerary to provide the best experience.
St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are closed to the public in case of high tides. In this case, we will communicate it to the participants as soon as possible and we will arrange an alternative. In case of heavy rain or high tides, the gondola ride is not available and we will provide and alternative
The Murano & Burano tour will not take place in case of exceptionally bad weather, boats are completely covered; the tour operates regularly in case of rain or snow