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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $1337 USD
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Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $1478 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $1964 USD
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This private tour is designed for easygoing travelers who desire a general overview of Venice. You'll learn about the city's essential history and art, but also get a chance to peak around picturesque corners, taste some delicious food, and relax.

Your tour begins in San Marco Square, where you'll visit its most important monuments: the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace, the Bell tower, and St. Mark's Basilica. A visit to the interior of this incredible church and its treasuries is included.

Leaving the tourist crowds behind, you'll walk through narrow alleys and small tranquil squares, discovering curious and peculiar buildings and picturesque corners. Upon reaching the famous Rialto bridge, which links the two banks of the Grand Canal, you'll cross over to the other side of the city. Here, you'll explore the Rialto Market. This is the ideal place to stop at a couple of delicious eateries to taste genuine Venetian food and good wine.

By early afternoon you'll be ready to start the private boat excursion portion of your tour, which will take you to the Venetian Lagoon to visit the three important and famous islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. These islands feature excellent craftsmanship, the most picturesque fisherman villages, and the oldest sights in the Venetian Lagoon.

In Murano, famous for its glassmaking, you'll see how these treasures are made. In quaint Burano, you'll walk through the colorful alleys, admire the quayside porticoes, and browse the little lace- making workshops. Then, it's on to sparsely populated Torcello, where you can sit in the enchanted garden of the famous Cipriani restaurant and sip a coffee while admiring the oldest building preserved in the Venetian Lagoon. Lastly, you'll have the opportunity to gaze at the splendid byzantine mosaics of the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta before returning to Venice.

  • This private tour includes:
  • Services of an experienced guide
  • San Marco Square
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Rialto Market
  • Private boat excursion
  • Visit to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello
  • Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta (additional cost)
  • An amazing day of discovery!
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

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Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 10:00 AM (6 hrs) Departure time is flexible. Please contact ShoreTrips for a different departure time before booking

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Entrance fees, food, beverages, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.
• This is a private tour.
• Please note: If you are staying in a hotel, there will be an extra surcharge of 16€ for hotels located in the most inner canals of the city and all hotels on the Lido Island. You will pay this surcharge directly to the operator at the time of the transfer.
• Please note that some hotels in Venice do not have a canal where a taxi can get to directly. If this is the case with your hotel, your water taxi will pick you up at the closest possible landing stage.


• Please note that on the first Sunday of each month many tourist sites in Italy have free admission. This can often result in long lines. If you are staying at a hotel, it may be beneficial to avoid booking a tour involving inside visits to major attractions on these days. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
• A strict dress code is enforced in St. Mark’s Basilica, so please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tops, skirts above the knee, or revealing clothing. Also, large bags are not allowed into the basilica.
• The price of this tour does not include the per person entrance fee of 3€ to the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Torcello.