Top Venice Attractions

Piazza San Marco

The Grand Canal

Adriatic Sea

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Top Activities in Venice

Enjoying a Gondola ride on the Grand Canal

Visiting the Piazza di San Marco

Seeing Venice as a part of the "Big Three" - Venice, Florence, Rome

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Classic Venice Itineraries

Venice is typically explored in 2-4 days as a part of most classic Italy tours

However if you're looking for a quick Venice getaway, some Self Guided tours provide this option:

See Mutli-day Venice City Tours

One Week Venice tours

Tours including Venice that are between 6-8 days and above usually include other cities in Italy as well.  

Your time in Venice will almost certainly include the ubiquitous gondola ride through the magical canals, a stroll through the Piazza di San Marco, and time to explore the many glass and mask shops or simply enjoy a lingering coffee.

Make the most of your time in Venice. Read our Venice Destination Guide »

Read the Italy Desination Guide »

Reviews of Venice Tours
96% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 1,222 Great 419 Average 57 Disappointing 17 Terrible 7
4.6 Guide
4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals



Excellent Group Leader, accommodation exceeded expectations, September 2015


Berlin to Venice

Excellent Group Leader, accommodation exceeded expectations, itinerary was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed all activities offered.

Operator Intrepid Travel



Italian Holiday May 2017


Italian Holiday Summer 2018

The itinerary was very full. We covered a lot of territory in a short amount of time. As wonderful as it was, I have two comments. One of our hotels, Hotel Leopardi, was not acceptable at all. It was dirty and uncomfortable. My other comment is in regard to the transfers back to the hotel. The only options were 7:30 and 8:30 am. I don't understand why there isn't an afternoon shuttle. Muris was kind enough to get many of us a late checkout, but then we had to pay for a taxi to the airport. Read more

Operator Trafalgar



Absolutely amazing September 2016


Iconic Italy

Absolutely amazing! This was a bucket list trip for me and I came back dying to go back and with the best memories to share (and annoy everyone with). I can't wait to plan my next adventure with G!

Operator G Adventures


Generally good trip. Scenery worth cycling through and routes good. Distances easily achieved. We found towns and villages along the way, so coffee and food was not a problem. Routes often used good quality cycle paths. Previous comments about unclean hotels not experienced. Most hotels excellent, although a couple were a bit old and cramped.
We would recommend this trip.
Many other riders from several countries are doing this route with the same land agents and their company was great.
Finding our way with the directions provided was sometimes a challenge but it was great when it worked.

N/A as self led

We always buy maps of an area before any departure and mark up the route, even if guided. This helps to show what is happening and especially helps when self guided routes are not totally correct. The trip was stated on the Exodus website as 100% on tarmac which we found to be incorrect, although trip notes stated some off road. At least the route maps provided showed off road sections. As we were not on mountain bikes we then used our own maps to detour round one or two long off road sections.

We agree with previous comments that in spite of (or maybe because) the land agent is providing tours for several companies, they did not always meet our expectations. This is a tough commercial world and other land agents would surely be willing to replace them.
The website states some gentle ascents. On the last day there are some tough hills, which most people finished up walking.

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Operator Exodus Travels



Excellent Care and Concern June 2016


The Best of Italy

The Best of Italy Tour showed us what a travel company is made of. We had unforeseen weather delays just getting to the initial U.S. departure city which caused us to miss our flight to Venice, Italy. smarTours was aware of the delay and kept in constant contact with our flight, arranging (at no cost to us) a later connecting flight. The Airline lost our luggage and for 24 hours our smarTours tour guide communicated with the airline so that they could track the tour and bring us our long-delayed luggage. smarTours showed excellent care and concern. We are looking forward to booking our next trip (2017) with Smartours. Read more

Operator SmarTours



Some of the accomodation we're not acceptable September 2015


Highlights of Italy

Some of the accomodation we're not acceptable as we're a couple who payed for a room without having to share with another but had to.

Operator Intrepid Travel

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