St Mark's, Doge's Palace, Murano & Burano Day Tour

Prepare for a day of sightseeing in Venice on a comprehensive day tour. Visit St. Mark's, and Doge's Palace, see glass-blowing on Murano, lace-making on Burano, and take a gondola ride on the canals.

You can do it all in Venice in a day on this action-packed tour with a local guide.

Get skip-the-line entry to St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, take a gondola ride, explore Murano and Burano, and see lace-making and glass-blowing demonstrations on this comprehensive tour of Venice.

Step back in time at St. Mark's Basilica where it’s clear to see how it got its nickname — Church of Gold. Dating back to the 11th century, marvel at this incredible basilica as your guide brings its history to life. There is plenty of time to explore thanks to your skip-the-line entry.

Up next is the Doge’s Palace where the rule of law was executed fully. The impressive palace sits next to the basilica and has its own incredible history filled with tyranny and tragedy. The Doges of the past ruled with an iron fist and helped create Venice as the center of trade at its peak.

No trip to Venice is complete without an iconic gondola ride. This 30-minute ride might become your most memorable activity in Venice as you sit in a historic old gondola powered by a true Venetian gondolier. They know each canal intimately and will ensure you get some great photos.

After free time for lunch, meet your guide to board a private water taxi to the island of Murano. This pre-arranged transportation saves time as you will get to the island in less than half an hour.

Murano is famed for its 1,200-year-old history of intricate glassblowing techniques. Visit an authentic glassblowing shop and learn about the tradition that’s been handed down for generations. Many claim to sell Murano glass, but after this trip, you’ll know how to spot authentic Murano glasswork.

You’ll have a little free time to explore this little island too. See how many glass sculptures you can find around the city.

Next is a trip over to the island of Burano on a fast, private water taxi. Burano is known for those Instagram-beloved, colorful houses that are almost too colorful to be real. It’s a fun little island that’s worth exploring to find the perfect homes and viewpoints for memorable photos.

Before free time in Burano, you’ll get to see a lacemaking demonstration by women who have been taught this historic craft for generations. Lacemaking is a lost art in the modern world, so this is a rare opportunity to see an intricately beautiful skill.

At the end of your time in Burano, head to your water taxi to return to Venice where you say goodbye to your guide and fellow travelers, having seen the very best of Venice in one day.

Important Info
• Skip-the-line access to St Mark's is offered during busier months; from November through March, St. Mark's Basilica does not offer skip-the-line entry to tour groups, since the lines are generally non-existent
• St. Mark's is a sacred place so all participants must cover their knees and shoulders
• There is a security check at the entrance to all sites. Depending on the volume of visitors, there may be a short wait time

What to bring:
• Passport or ID card

Not allowed
• Baby strollers
• Luggage or large bags
• Sleeveless shirts
• Short skirts

Not suitable for:
• People with mobility impairments
• Wheelchair users
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What is included in activity
Local guide
St. Mark’s Basilica skip-the-line entry
Doge’s Palace skip-the-line entry
30-minute gondola ride
Round-trip transportation to Murano/Burano
Glass blowing demonstration in Murano
Lace making demonstration in Murano
What is not included
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
9 hours
Mobile ticket
Meeting point
Morning Tour: Please arrive 10-minutes early. Your guide will meet you between the two big columns in St. Mark’s Square (columns of San Marco & San Teodoro) located on the south side of the square, near the canal. Your guide will be holding a sign with the name of the local partner on it. Afternoon Tour: Please arrive 15-minutes early: The meeting point is the same as the morning. Please confirm with your guide what time to meet for the second part of your tour.
What places you will see

• Murano
• Burano
• St. Mark’s Basilica

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