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Venice Deluxe Tour

By Venice Deluxe Tour
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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.
from
RM 592.55
per adult
from
RM 592.55
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-90, max of 14 per group
Duration:
3h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

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
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59510P1

  • 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.
  • The number of admission tickets available for the interior of St. Mark's Basilica is limited and operates on a first-come first-served basis. In the event of no availability, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Venice Deluxe Tour?
Venice Deluxe Tour price starts from RM 620.84. Discover and book Venice Deluxe Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Venice Deluxe Tour cancellation policy?
Venice Deluxe Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Venice Deluxe Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Venice Deluxe Tour?
Venice Deluxe Tour is hosted by Venice Deluxe Tour. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Venice Deluxe Tour on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Venice Deluxe Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Venice Deluxe Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Venice Deluxe Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59510P1

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

rogermR4656EX
rogermR4656EX
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The tour of Doge's Palace
It started as a simple tour of the Doge's Palace impatient to meet the history of Venice. We met Antonio at the ent
Farhad74
Farhad74
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Fantastic Tour Guide!
We were so lucky to meet with Antonio by coincidence while queued for visiting Doge’s Palace. He was a great and ve
Eurosoccerfan
Eurosoccerfan
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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
438henriettal
438henriettal
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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
bezorito
bezorito
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Captivated by history and art
We have visited Palazzo Ducale with Antonio. It's been a trip in history and art we greatly enjoyed. Antonio is kin
ANDREAH36
ANDREAH36
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Venetian Guide everyone is talking about!
Truly an interesting, knowledgeable and engaging man whose passion for his home made our time with him very enjoyab
Tone747
Tone747
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Yo, yo Antonio! Unbeatable experience of Venice and worth every penny.
Many people poo-poo the idea of a guide. But until you've tried Antonio - don't knock it. Having booked the guide a
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Jennifer L
Oldsmar, FL43 contributions
Simply can’t say enough about Antonio Barbini and his remarkable tour experience. Put your walking shoes on and get ready for a journey you will not forget. Antonio was chock-full of knowledge, and he made you feel like you had a living encyclopedia to accompany you in the streets of Venice. He added historical information along with anecdotes throughout the tour. Our tour was approximately three hours long, but it went by in a flash. He also had shortcuts so that we didn’t spend a lot of time blocked by crowds. Our group was certainly impressed with his knack
for accommodating our individual needs and questions. I would highly recommend Antonio Barbini to anyone that wants to see the best of Venice with a top-notch tour guide.
Written 30 May 2022
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Q9534UJantoniob
You mentioned the shortcuts in Venice: how nice it is if one can find and use them ,in any situation of life.What counts is to use them without damaging other people or being dishonest .It is the same thing for privilege:.everybody likes them, but justice requires that all who deserve them must be put in the condition to gain them.Apart from jokes,yes,"Venice Deluxe tour"is vivacious,engaging,interactive,democratic but,at the same time,a little aristocratic by nature.It ranges from art to history, to anecdotes ,to folklore...and at the end we drink and toast in joy.....Thank you for your comment !
Written 9 June 2022
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Christa M
Cape Town Central, South Africa53 contributions
The Venice Deluxe Tour with Antonio was an excellent experience that we can highly recommend. As we had only a short stay in Venice this tour was a good way to enjoy all the important landmarks and learn about the history of Venice. We could see all the main attractions like the St Mark’s square, the Basilica and Rialto bridge and the best part was the skip-the-line as the were a long queue at the Basilica.
Antonio is a very knowledgeable guide and presented the tour with so much ease. The tour that was supposed to take 3 hour was almost four and a half hours long and Antonio even offered to take us to see glass blowing nearby.
Thanks Antonio for the very enjoyable tour
Written 7 September 2022
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Nadia
Unteraegeri, Switzerland11 contributions
Family
I was on a tour with twins, 11 years old. Antonio made the tour entertaining for both myself and the children, he answered all our questions and gave us a lot of interesting information about Venice. 3 hours time passed abs we didn’t even noticed it. The tour was fine in a very professional way taking into account all group members, which is very important. We skipped all the queue, very satisfied with this experience and would highly recommend this tour with Antonio to people who are limited in time, would like to have flexibility and personalised approach to their group needs and interests. Antonio, you are the best!
Наш тур был на английском, но Антонио хорошо говорит по-русски, профессионал своего дела, обладает глубокими знаниями об искусстве, истории Венеции и, я уверена, сделает Ваш визит в Венецию абсолютно незабываемым, очень рекомендуем.
Written 1 May 2022
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Q9534UJantoniob
This review should be entitled : " from Russia with love "like my favorite James Bond's moovie.Dear madam, I confess that for me also it was a marvellous day that I spent chatting with you about so many interesting subjects such as art ,history ,personal matters and even politics.Russia is such a charming world apart from the rest and so mysterious .You are so distant from Italy ,and at the same time so close, but we have a fatal attraction for each other,undeniably .In addition ,I could not tell you directly ,I thought that you are a beautiful and intelligent woman !I hug you all ( your children are very polite ,I must add as a last compilment ;you are doing a good job with them ) !
Written 5 May 2022
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Dan B
6 contributions
There is a reason this tour is on TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best 2021 and #7 in things to do in Italy!! Antonio is a true Venetian and his tour gives you an authentic account of Venice in well spoken English. Antonio provides just the right level of detail (while mixing in a few jokes) to make sure you have time to get to all the must do spots. Our tour lasted a little over three hours and afterwards Antonio arranged a boat to and from a Murano glass factory where we were given a tour and wandered the gallery. We easily made it back to Venice in time to have a meal and catch our evening train to Bologna! Grazie Antonio!! And shout out to Daniela who was very responsive to our inquires after booking before the tour!
Written 26 May 2022
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Q9534UJantoniob
Daniela is the hidden mechanism that runs the" Venice Deluxe tour "and the reason of its success.Her level of efficiency is hard to find .I perform on the stage everyday but she is my make up artist,my prompter,my playright,and my manager.We work in symbiosis to improve our product .A huge thank you to you for the magnificent review,and my regognition to my fabulous assistant for solving all my problems with alacrity !
Written 8 June 2022
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Jackie
Charlotte, NC15 contributions
Friends
Antonio was passionate, knowledgeable, entertaining, tour guide to take us around Venice, inside St. Marks Basilica, and Doge’s Palace. He points out things that one would not notice if just walking through on you own, plus you skip the long lines! He adds little surprises along the way & will customize at the end…we opted for the glass blowing! I only wish we had more time to do all the options! He doesn’t make you feel rushed & welcomes all questions! Most tour guides would just end the tour and leave, but since Venice is a little confusing to navigate & we were cutting it close to our gondola ride time, he walked us to where we needed to be & thank goodness he did! The gondola ride outfitters we’re giving us a hard time, he was able to communicate in Italian to make it happen. I definitely think they would have taken our money and still turned us away, if it wasn’t for him! He goes the extra mile to make sure your time in Venice is a memorabile one. If I’m ever back in Venice, I’m going on his tour. Definitely, note, it is fasted pace and lots of walking!
Written 3 September 2022
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Neilesh D
London, UK61 contributions
Antonio is a Venetian and passionate about his city and loves to share it’s great history with his clients. He describes every aspect of Venice’s history and its great attractions as though a poet had written his guide book.

Antonio also like to interact with his clients and you can tell he also takes in what he hears because he has an excellent knowledge of other nationalities and nuances.

The tour will take you around the streets of San Marco and includes skip the line tickets to Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. You will also finish the tour at the only authentic Murano glass blowing workshop in the City (Murano is a short boat trip away) and although they would love for you to buy something, it was not a hard sell.

You must book this tour to experience Antonio’s unique take on Venice as well as the sites. We didn’t have time to book a private tour of other parts of Venice but I would not hesitate to do that on my next visit.
Written 25 August 2022
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Q9534UJantoniob
Long, sinuous ( in its positive meaning "articulate ") ,flattering reviez for which I thank you very much ! Moreover I am obliged for your clarification about the visit to the glass factory and what you thought of it . Many of my clients will appreciate to know in advance the kind of experience they will have in that magical place of dreams !
Written 28 August 2022
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Mark S
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Family
When we planned our trip to Italy, we only planned for one full day in Venice and definitely wanted to make the most of it. Rather than wandering the streets ourselves we booked a tour with Antonio and had the most amazing day. His passion for the history of this beautiful city, mixed with his ability to tell the story in such an engaging and entertaining way, made this a day to remember! We brought our two teenaged sons along with us and he did an outstanding job keeping them interested throughout the entire tour. Very highly recommended….molto bene! Grazie Antonio!!
Written 2 August 2022
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Q9534UJantoniob
And what should I say about your ability to write nice reviews ? Joking aside ,I insist ,for the umpteenth time,on the issue that the most precious recompense, the most difficult task, and the highest achievement for a guide, is to gain the esteem of and to captivate the young people in a cultural tour .Thank you very much for making it public !
Written 6 August 2022
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ThePokerKnight
Buenos Aires, Argentina106 contributions
We found Antonio through a friend that was in Venice a few years ago. Even do it might look a little expensive, it really worths it. In almost 5 hours he took us through the city to places we have never found and answered all our questions with pleasure. He adapts the tour to you interest and saves you a lot of time avoiding long queues at the most visited sites.
Written 26 July 2022
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Q9534UJantoniob
Please,do not think that the tour always lasts five hours .It must have been a special situation with these kind friends that determined it .Anyway ,I repeat, I willingly add half an hour or more extra time to the tour .In riturn, I have,as you see, the gratitude and joy of my clients...and ...wonderful reviews !
Written 5 August 2022
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judi z
Irwin, PA5 contributions
Antonio Bartoli reminded me of a favorite professor you may have had in college. He eloquently articulated the history of St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Square, and the Doges Palace with enthusiasm and passion. In between these landmarks, Antonio took us through the area between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge describing the history of buildings and the Venetian culture past and present. We got far more than our money's worth on this tour. I highly recommend the Venice Deluxe Tour. Thank you, Antonio!
Written 16 September 2022
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John C
1 contribution
Couples
Antonio gave a fantastic guided tour of the Doge's palace and prison. His in-depth knowledge and excellent English added an extra dimension which made the tour a real learning experience.

As usual you need the tour in in shop were in exchange for a 'free.' Prosseco you were expected to purchase something, it would be nieve to think this was not standard.

Antonio also pointed out some other places of interest and also showed his honesty by coming to find us later to give us the tickets which also gave access to three other museums making the tour even better value for money.
Written 17 September 2020
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Dear clients, God sent you to me so that I could relax without having to concentrate on the choice of words which could or could not be anderstood by a non- mother tongue english speaker.Thank you for your compliments, sorry for the mistakes that I certainly made during the explanation and also sorry to read that you felt a little pressure in the glass factory .I wish you all the best and to come back in the future without Covid "pressure" .It was a pleasure to get to know you !
Written 18 September 2020
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