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Venice Deluxe Tour provided by Venice Deluxe Tour

Venice Deluxe Tour
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Last updated: Aug 4, 2021
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As of Aug.6 in Italy you will need a Green Pass for admission into museums and most other indoor facilities. Please refer to the info in the document at this link https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/06/normativa_covid_21_giugno_eng.pdf website of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
See highlights of Venice in just 3 hours, from hidden history to the opulent architecture of St. Mark's Square. It's easy to get lost in the city’s maze-like backstreets, but a guide leads you expertly to landmarks like Marco Polo’s house, Rialto Bridge, and Bovolo staircase. You’ll also access Venice’s two most popular landmarks without the wait on skip-the-line tours of the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore the most charming and historic part of Venice on a walking tour
See one of Venice's new star attractions, the luxury galleria T Fondaco dei Tedeschi
Learn the backstory behind the Renaissance art inside the Doge’s Palace
Save time with skip-the-line access to both the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica
What to expect
Travel back in time and learn how this island city became a crossroads of civilizations and Queen of the Seas. This exclusive 3-hour walking tour will take you through a maze of narrow streets and gently flowing canals from Riva degli Schiavoni in Venice to the Renaissance Church of Santa Maria Formosa, built on the site where the Holy Virgin allegedly appeared to St. Magnus, the church’s founder, as a magnificent matron. Just across the square from the church, you will also get a glimpse of the majestic foyer of an 18th century palace, resplendent with magnificent Murano glass chandeliers. Just a few steps from this lively Campo will take you to the medieval buildings of Marco Polo’s House,  one of the city’s most famous sons. The next stop will be at the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, the newest architectural renovation in Venice and latest addition to stylish shopping in the city. Once a palace-cum-warehouse that was the headquarters for German merchants starting from the 13th century, it has been metamorphosed into a luxury lifestyle department store and center of culture overlooking the Grand Canal. The hustle and bustle of the commercial district is epitomised  by the Rialto Bridge, the oldest  bridge over the Grand Canal, still lined with shops  as it was in the Middle Ages and affording a breathtaking view of the magnificent palaces lining the canal banks.   On the way back to St. Mark’s Square, pause for a minute to admire the spiral staircase of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and then reach the pulsating heart of the city – Piazza San Marco.   The only square in Venice called piazza and the hub of political power for centuries, it showcases the most iconic Venetian buildings – St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. With this skip-the-line tour, walk through the spectacular rooms of the Doge’s Palace literally lined with priceless masterpieces, and see the halls of power in which the government of the Most Serene Republic convened. After your guided exploration of the Doge’s Palace, your guide will walk you through St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world. The glittering mosaics of the interior tell the story of St. Mark and episodes from the Bible. Its most famous treasure stands in the sanctuary -- the Pala d'Oro, a golden altar screen encrusted with pearls and jewels (admittance ticket not included).     End your visit at an artistic glass furnace just off St. Mark’s Square where you will enjoy a spectacular glass blowing demonstration with a detailed explanation of this ancient handicraft. Stunning examples of blown glass pieces are on display in the adjoining showrooms.
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Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
Riva degli Schiavoni, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy Please be informed that the meeting point is in front of the Danieli Hotel just off St. Mark's Square. The hotel is the red Gothic building opposite the San Zaccaria waterbus stop.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Riva degli Schiavoni, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy Please be informed that the meeting point is in front of the Danieli Hotel just off St. Mark's Square. The hotel is the red Gothic building opposite the San Zaccaria waterbus stop.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Large bags and rucksacks are also not allowed inside St Mark's Basilica.
In case of high tides or religious ceremonies preventing access to the interior of the Basilica, an extended tour of the outside of the basilica will be given instead.
The Doge’s Palace may also occasionally be closed to the public due to strikes, exceptional closures, state visits, or other special occasions. In that event, a possible alternative may be the Correr Museum in St. Mark’s Square with the Imperial Rooms and Venetian Collection. Entrance included in the Doge’s Palace ticket.
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
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Micacodica
Roma2 contributions
The best guide in Venice!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Antonio guided us through the gems of the city with great experience. His knowledge of Venice and its unique story, are unique.
If you are looking for an expert guide to take you trough the city, Antonio is the perfect choice!
Written September 16, 2021
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April R
2 contributions
Amazing tour with Antonio
Sep 2021 • Friends
Our hotel recommended Antonio as they said he was the best and they got it right! Antonio greeted us at our hotel and shared with us his wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the sights of Venice. We skipped the lines to tour the doge palace and basilica of St Marks as Antonio provided comprehensive commentary throughout. We ended our tour visiting a local bar to complete the afternoon with a refreshing spritz and a toast to an amazing day!
Written September 15, 2021
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lisa
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touring Venice
Sep 2021
we have been to Venice twice and both times loved our tours with Antonio Barbini!!!! the only person you should have take you around Venice!
Written September 13, 2021
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JP L
3 contributions
Visiting the Doge Palace without having to read the item descriptions and without staying in line…
Aug 2021 • Friends
The Palazzo Ducale (Doge Palace) visit was truly a delight. Antonio’s shared his enthusiasm for the history, art and culture of Venise, yet focusing on the essential aspects. I now have a clear picture of the role played by the Doges across the centuries in this key geographical location between east and west.
Written August 17, 2021
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Q9534UJantoniob
Tomorrow I shall use your expression" a key geografical location " insted of " strategic position" as I normally say. Every day my clients give me new ideas and help me to enrich my explanation. They sometimes read books about Venice before coming and sometimes even correct me.I appriciate that and it stimulates me to go into depth about certain topics .Thank you all !
Written August 18, 2021
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Louisa D
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D. Ditto
Aug 2021 • Couples
Antonio was an expert guide. He spoke perfect English and easy to understand. He was extravagantly thorough and expressive of the history, art in each of the sites we visited as well as pointing out things along the way. He really makes Venice come alive! We highly recommend him!
Written August 15, 2021
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Q9534UJantoniob
An American attorney and his delightful lady, eager to learn Venetian history: what an experience and what a reward for me to read their unconditional admiration. I hope to meet again in the future to share more.
Written August 16, 2021
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Erik P
3 contributions
The best of the best
Aug 2021 • Family
Impossible to imagine a more entertaining and articulate guide. Antonio kept our attention (including our 13/11 year olds) for the entire time. You can clearly see that anyone who is around, listens, completely captivating. Antonio shares his personality and his story freely. Everything is down to a science, and as a professional its great to watch another professional at the top of their game! And he will deliver more than you expect.
Written August 8, 2021
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Q9534UJantoniob
Impossible to imagine more agreable, enthusiatic ,and generous clients .The ideal family to take around and feel like friends after a few hours .Thank you for the wonderful words !
Written August 11, 2021
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DJ J2J
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Outstanding Venice Tour Guide
Aug 2021 • Couples
Antonio was amazing! His knowledge, humor, and personal nature made for an outstanding tour of the Doge Palace!! I wish I knew about him earlier in our trip. I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Venice. THANK YOU ANTONIO!!
Written August 2, 2021
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Q9534UJantoniob
Hi Joanna , your advertising about my tour is masterful .I do hope thousands of travellers will read your lines.THANK YOU!
Written August 11, 2021
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Alexi D
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It was great 3 hours tour with Antoni .
Antony what great fellow. Very good English and have lots of passion about his Heritage and history about his home town Venice.
We really enjoy his company and his Knowledge
Written July 19, 2021
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My persian-american new friends !What a joy seeing your review .I was very tired when we started the tour , but the cheerfulness of your family gave me new vigour to continue my job. I am very happy that I persuaded you to visit the enchanting Doge's palace and that you stated at the end :it is much better than Versailles.So proud of it. Thank you and ....to our next encounter !
Written July 20, 2021
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Eva S
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Passionate, knowledgeable, and engaging guide!
Jul 2021 • Couples
We came upon Antonio’s services by chance. We were sweating away, standing in line to the Doge’s palace under the Venetian burning sun. Then, we heard that Antonio offered a guided tour with skip-the-line tickets. Not only did we get to bypass the line but we also happened to secure a very passionate and well-spoken guide. Upon entering the Doge’s palace, it was clear that Antonio is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about Venetian history, Latin and Ancient Greek history, as well as a plethora of languages. He makes great effort to speak in several different languages, takes care to tell about the history and art in an engaging manner, and answers all questions that one might have.
Written July 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Not everybody imagines that a visit to a place or to a museum with an experienced and professional guide can be unforgettable .Many people,in fact, think that a book will be enough ,or reading the information panels will be sufficient,or that they will rent earphones and they will learn.What a huge error !Human presence is indispensable if one really wants to go in to depth or...a synthesis will be needed perhaps to put what one is seeing in the right context .Somebody who knows the masterpieces of art more or less like the back of his hand and has spent his life studying the stories behind them will fulfill the duty. If you do not trust me ....ask these dear clients who have honored me with their lovely comment !!
Written July 19, 2021
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gvseostud
Houston, TX2 contributions
Very knowledgeable tour guide
We can highly recommend Antonio for any Venice tour. His extensive knowledge of Venice and its history will enhance any tour of the city.
Written July 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear clients, You are very kind manifesting your satisfaction about the tour . I promise next time I shall surpass myself to let you have an even more pregnant experience in Venice !
Written July 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great Tour with Antonio!
We just visited the Doge Palace with Antonio. He has so much knowledge and tells great stories about the history of
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A perfect guide
A perfect guide with plenty of interesting comments who kept us enthralled for 2 hours. He also helped us skip th
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Venetian Guide everyone is talking about!
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